Elks volunteer Gary Beadle working with several students to code a robot to navigate a particular path while avoiding obstacles. Photo special to The R-C
By Amy Roby
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Through the generosity of member donations and a Beacon Grant from the Elks National Foundation in Chicago (elks.org), the Tahoe-Douglas Elks are showing their support for students and staff at Meneley Elementary school.
Beacon Grants provide an opportunity for Elks Lodges around the nation to establish ongoing charitable projects in their communities. Locally, this funding has helped purchase school supplies, books, winter clothing, Walk-a-Thon prizes, and various items to enrich Meneley’s STEM programming.
Scientific, Technology, Engineering and Math purchases included robotics items, batteries, tools, and general supplies. A group of Elks volunteers also gave their time and expertise to provide assistance to Meneley’s teachers and students during the school’s recent activities that focused on STEM-based learning.
The Tahoe/Douglas Elks host their annual Hoop Shoot Contest on Saturday, November 5 at the Douglas County Community Center gym in Gardnerville. Boys and girls between the ages 8-13 as of April 1, 2023, are eligible to compete.
Registration opens at 9 a.m., and the contest gets underway at 10 a.m. Boys’ and girls’ competitions are separated by age divisions of 8-9, 10-11, and 12-13 years old.
First place winners from the local contest will participate in the district tournament on January 14, 2023, at Boys & Girls Club in Reno. State Hoop Shoot finals are scheduled in Hawthorne, NV on February 11, followed by regional finals in Las Vegas on February 25. National finals take place in Chicago on April 23, 2023.
All expenses are paid for contestants (and their families) who participate in the regional finals and National finals.
Questions about the Hoop Shoot can be directed to Gary Wendt at (775) 265-6136.
Carson Valley Community Food Closet (thefoodcloset.org) and Family Support Council (family-support.org) co-host a Costume Patch at CVCFC, 1251 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 19.
Families are invited to stop by and peruse the selection of free costumes in the boutique and enjoy some spooky treats. Pumpkins will be offered while supplies last.
Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
Registration for the 2022 Carson Valley Turkey Trot is open, with proceeds from the race benefitting CVCFC and the Douglas Animal Welfare Group (dawgrescue.com).
This year offers participants of all ages the option of a virtual event (November 1-24) or an in-person race on Thanksgiving Day, November 24. There’s also a special Turkey Dash for kids on race day.
Registration is $30 for either option, and the Turkey Dash is $15 per child. Racers will receive a swag bag, commemorative t-shirt and bib, and a medal. Turkey Dash registrants will receive a race bib and trophy.
For more information or a link to registration, visit thefoodcloset.org and click “Events.” You can also direct questions to CVCFC at 775-782-3711 or send an email inquiry to [email protected]
Douglas Disposal’s autumn clean up
Douglas Disposal’s fall clean-up week takes place the week of October 24-28. Active weekly residential customers in Nevada can place up to six 32-gallon cans (max weight 50 lbs.) and/or bags (max weight 35 lbs.) roadside on their regular refuse day for no extra charge. One-foot by three-foot tied bundles will also be accepted.
Appliances, computers, furniture, hazardous materials, tires, or TVs are not included in this offer and will not be picked up.
Douglas Disposal requests all garbage totes, cans, and/or bags be placed “roadside,” meaning in the gutter or at the drivable road’s edge. Due to recent bear activity in our area, customers are advised to take trash to the curb the morning of their regular pickup day instead of the night before.
Call Douglas Disposal at 775-782-5713 with any questions about the fall clean-up week.
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