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Lutheran child care center installing new playground

Trinity Lutheran Child Care Center and Kindergarten is using $31,847 in grants and donations to install safe outdoor play equipment. This spring the center is holding work days and acquiring donations to install the equipment over the summer months.

The largest contribution was through the Let’s Play grant. Dr. Pepper, Snapple and national nonprofit KaBOOM! awarded the center a $15,000 Let’s Play grant to purchase and install a playground equipment system called BCI Burke Voltage by September.

The center’s staff works with the nearly 100 children to encourage play. While being accredited in 2013 by the National Association of the Education of Young Children, it was recommended the playground equipment be updated to provide a safer system. Supporters and parents raised $16,847 to help match the grant funds and provide enough to purchase and install the equipment. The center needs to raise an additional $15,000 to ensure they can purchase and install the equipment.

Donations, which are being accepted at the center, 1174 Mill St., Gardnerville, are needed by June 1. For more information, go to or

First Baptist sets AWANA Grand Prix

First Baptist Church, 1750 Mountain St., Carson City, will hold its second annual AWANA Grand Prix in which those interested will be able to race miniature soap box pinewood derby model race cars.

The event will be held Saturday, March 12 at the church. Tentative schedule will be pit stop for minor tune ups and weight adjustments at 10 a.m. Final weigh in for AWANA Sparks/T&T divisions for AWANA cars that have never been raced is set for 10:30 a.m. Opening ceremonies and Pastor’s message is set for 11 a.m. followed by the Sparks and T&T races.

Everyone will then be welcome for lunch at 12:30 p.m. The weigh-in for the open category for adults will also be held at 12:30 p.m. and the adults race will be held at 1.

Race kits are available at the church office for $5. For more information, contact Randy or Shirley Moore, 841-3230 or

Lutheran women to host spring craft fair

Vendors selling bath and skin care products, jewelry, baked goods, educational children’s books, candles, quilts and other items will highlight a spring craft fair sponsored by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.

The sale is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 1, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1837 N. Mountain St.

For more information, call 775-882-5252.


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