Cheers & Kudos: Thanks for making jog event a success

Thanks for making jog event a success

On behalf of the Bordewich-Bray Elementary School staff, we would like to give a special thank you to all the students, parents and other friends who recently supported our jog-a-thon. The generosity of our community helps us to support and enhance our children’s education through various enrichment activities throughout the year.

Thanks also to the parents who helped with our event, from counting the money to handing out snacks, taking pictures, monitoring the track, and to Gracie, our school mascot. We would also like to thank Kristen, Sherry, Nick, Clyde and John of the Governor’s Mansion for hosting the luncheon which was prepared by Grandma Hattie’s.

Linda Hurzel

Jog-a-thon chairperson

Young at Heart makes donation to Douglas Senior Center

The Young At Heart Senior Citizens Club recently contributed $43,500 to purchase a walk-in freezer and walk-in cooler from Buffo’s Refrigeration for the new Douglas County Senior Center currently being constructed in Gardnerville’s Herbig Park. Due to their large size, these units must be installed while the building is in the construction phase. This donation by Young At Heart is just a part of the club’s continuing effort to help complete and furnish the new senior center. The funds for this payment resulted from many local contributions and fund raising activities by Young At Heart and other Douglas County service organizations.

Paul Lockwood

YAH Secretary

Soroptimist golf tournament a success

Soroptimist International of Carson City and our associates American Society of Civil Engineers extend thanks to the sponsors, contributors and all of the golfers who played in the tournament, making this event once again a success.

A particular thanks goes to our generous community-minded corporate sponsors: Carson Tahoe Health and Tahoe Carson Radiology. Again this year our hole-in-one sponsors, Dick Campagni’s Automotive Group and Michael Hohl Motor Company, supported the fight against breast cancer.

Thanks goes to Atkins House of Carpets; Allison, MacKenzie, Russell, Pavlakis, Wright & Fagan Ltd.; Steele & Associates; CGI, Inc.; Slotworld; Belmont and Joan Reid; Marilyn Lewis-State Farm Insurance; International Game Technology; Nevada State Bank; Richard and Loretta Roche; Valley Staffing Services; KBCA, LLC; First Independent Bank; Vidler Water Company; Discount Tire; Big O Tires; Nevada Insurance Agency Company; Lumos Engineering; Meridian FH Nevada; Strong and McPherson and Co. as well as Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill; Silver Oak Golf Club; Thunder Canyon Country Club; Eagle Valley Golf; Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada; Carson Valley Golf Course; Sunridge Golf Club; Costco; Red’s Old 395 Grill; Jessie Keller; Joan Andreas; Empire Ranch Golf Course; Genoa Lakes Golf Club; Barbara Gurney’s Bob Ross Art Studio; Carson City Car Wash; The Purple Avocado; Empire Ranch Golf Course; Papa Murphy’s; Adele’s; Thunder Lodge; Pat Riggs; Southwest Gas; Nevada State Museum; Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival; Raley’s food course; Charley’s Grilled Subs; Sorenson’s Resort; Shear Heaven Salon Dá Spa; Jimmy John’s gourmet course; Aurora Salon; Dixie Busch; Sen. Harry Reid; Carson Valley Inn; Bully’s Bar & Grill; The Wing Shop; Greenhouse Garden Center; Tito’s Restaurant; Bed Bath & Beyond; In-N-Out Burger; Massage Envy Spa; The Hairline Salon; Sherry Griffin Grundy.

A special thanks to all of the wonderful golfers who played in the tournament, many of which have played each year. Without the generous help of all of the above, this program would not be possible. We look forward to seeing everyone next year for the 13th annual Stroke to Help tournament to fight breast cancer. It will be held on Sept. 27, 2014 — mark your calendars and join us again.

Dixie Busch and Pat Riggs

Tournament directors

Support for Northern Nevada Fire Wives humbling

A few months ago, a few women got together looking for a way to help our firefighter family. Little did we know that a sincere desire to help would develop into a full-blown organization. It has been a journey, both personal and as a team. We all have our own stories and motivation, but together we have a goal to help our community.

We held our first fundraiser on Oct. 12, and we were humbled by the contributions of local Northern Nevada businesses and our wonderful community, from anonymous donors who just believe we are doing the right thing, to the people who worked side by side with us. We would like to take this opportunity to thank those who made this happen for us: Warren Engine Company No. 1; Kaia F.I.T. and Tumbleweeds Gymnastics; Carson City Fire Department chiefs, administrators and crew; Northern Nevada Fire Chiefs Association; Steve Frady and Walmart. We also received many donations for our raffle prizes from businesses all around our generous community.

I would like to extend a personal thank you to the ones who make up Northern Nevada Fire Wives. Since the beginning, you have all shown dedication and enthusiasm in wanting to make this a success. Together we have had the opportunity to start helping those who need it, and with that drew motivation to keep going. Thank you, Northern Nevada. We look forward to the next event and are excited to see what the future brings.

Renee Pedrini

Carson City


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