Out & About with Kim Riggs: Fundraisers feed pets, kids and help hospital | NevadaAppeal.com

Out & About with Kim Riggs: Fundraisers feed pets, kids and help hospital

Kim Riggs
for the Nevada Appeal

Food drive

The Western Nevada College nursing students 2010, along with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and the Carson SPCA will host a food drive for people and pets through March 26. I really like that the nurses are not only thinking about people, but the pets of people barely making it. SPCA provides pet food to families that could no longer afford them but did not want to give up their pets. So come out at 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today at Petsmart and drop off some food (people and pets), meet some wonderful pets from the SPCA that need a home, and meet some future nurses.

WHO: WNC nursing students

WHAT: Food for people and pets. Special request for kitten food but all pet foods will be collected

WHEN: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today

WHERE: Pet Food drop off locations: Petsmart, off Fairview in Carson City, Bensons feed Store, Sierra Veterinary Hospital, V&T Pet Clinic, Jan’s Tropics and S&W Feed & Supply

CONTACT: 445-3295

Rummage Sale

Come and support Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare Auxiliary by checking out all the goodies for sale at the annual Auxiliary Rummage Sale. It’s a fun time at a great location with lots of room to look through the many treasures for very reasonable prices. All the proceeds continue to help out all the great programs that CTRHA has started. If you want to help with this fundraiser, do some spring cleaning and donate that stuff in your closets and garages.

WHO: Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare Auxiliary

WHAT: Rummage Sale

WHEN: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 9 and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 10

WHERE: Eagles Lodge, 1380 E. 5th St ,(between Roop St. and Saliman Rd).

DONATION DROPOFF: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 7, 8. No computers, TVs, or large appliances

CONTACT: 445-5142


I have always thought Peter Starren was a wild and crazy guy. This next event might be worth the price of the ticket to see Rebecca Rund make him dress up in a grass skirt and coconuts. Only Rebecca could pull that one off and throw in a fantastic luau at the Governor’s Mansion. The Coconuts for Kids Luau includes a tasty Hawaiian BBQ, music, and terrific live and silent auctions (including a car donated by Capitol City Loans).

WHO: Food For Thought

WHAT: Hawaiian BBQ, music, terrific live and silent auction items

WHEN: 4-7 p.m. May 22

WHERE: Governor’s Mansion

COST: $50 per ticket, tickets on sale at FFT Warehouse (3579 Highway 50 East, Suite 221) or Carson City Chamber of Commerce

CONTACT: Peter Starren, 775-883-1011

WEB: http://www.nvfoodforthought.org

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: food to homeless and in-need children

• To have your information included, contact Kim Riggs at kimriggs@att.net

Next week: Taste of Downtown needs volunteers and Community Counsel Annual Golf Tournament.