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Cheers & Kudos

Friends To All is great organization

Saturday morning I was reading my Appeal when the door bell rang. I opened the door and Santa Claus and two beautiful helpers were there to wish me a Merry Christmas and give me gifts.

At first I thought It was a prank but it turned out they are members of Friends To All, a wonderful organization in our community. I want to thank them for the lovely gifts and their thoughtfulness. They made this a nicer holiday for me and many other seniors in town.

Again, thank you and Merry Christmas to all.

Robert Rhodes

Carson City

Gifts for provided for homebound seniors

The Young At Heart Senior Citizens Club and Douglas County Senior Center would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all of those who helped with and made contributions toward providing Christmas presents to our county’s meals-on-wheels recipients and homebound seniors. The outpouring of presents and money to buy gifts by individuals, schools, casinos, retailers, businesses, churches and service organizations was outstanding and too numerous to list here.

These gifts were delivered to the homes of 134 seniors with the help of the Douglas High School Key Club students, Young At Heart volunteers and Douglas County meals-on wheels drivers and homemakers. The gifts were supplemented by handmade colorful greeting cards provided by students from Gardnerville Elementary School. Some of the most outstanding gifts were handmade by Senior Center volunteers.

Each senior received a bag full of presents and there is no doubt by their reactions that they really appreciated both the gifts and the holiday cheer. In some instances these were the only Christmas presents which these seniors received. At a time when charities have declined, it was wonderful to see that the citizens of Douglas County responded so generously to this cause.

Paul Lockwood

president, Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club