Thanksgiving Holiday News and Special Hours:
Fernley Turkey Trot: The annual community Turkey Trot 5k is happening this Saturday, Nov. 19th at 8:30am at Fernley High. You can register ($10) the day of the event (senior parking lot). Proceeds benefit the Fernley Student Assistance Program and the annual Healthy Communities Coalition Stand Tall scholarship. There are great prizes, including dinner and a show for 2 at the Eldorado Casino, dinner for 2 at the Nugget, and much more. Contact: Lindsey Kreller, Healthy Communities Fernley School-Resource Coordinator, email@example.com
Dayton Pantry Food Distribution and Hours: Saturday, Nov. 19th at Sutro Elementary, Healthy Communities’ Dayton Food Pantry will distribute turkeys or chickens for those in need who have already signed up. Thank you to all the generous individuals, groups and businesses who donated! If you have not already signed up, you can still get USDA Commodities and food boxes as are normally distributed on the 3rd Saturday of each month from noon to 3pm. For more information, please call 246-7834. The Pantry will be closed on Wed and Thursday this week, and also on Fri, Sat and Sun. Normal hours resume on Monday, Nov. 28.
Silver Stage Pantry Food Distribution and Hours: Healthy Communities’ food pantry in Silver Springs will distribute turkeys or chickens (guest’s choice) on Monday, Nov. 21st starting at 10am on a first come, first served basis. The Pantry will also have baking pans donated by the local Family Dollar store. The Pantry will be closed Weds. Thursday and Friday (Nov. 23-25). Pantry manager Kathy McIntosh thanked the local teens from Stand Tall and S Club who have been helping to collect donations from the generous community. The Pantry is located at 3595 Ramsey Weeks Cut-Off. Phone 577-9161 for more info.
Free Cooking Demo and Dinner: Join dietitian Kim Mason and Dayton Food Pantry director Alie Trier for a free healthy cooking demonstration, followed by dinner, on Monday November 21st, 2016 at 5:30pm at the Dayton Valley Community Center at 170 Pike Street. The menu this month includes pumpkin soup, holiday stuffed peppers, and Chocolate Toasted Peppered Walnut Bark. Participants will also learn about how to add more Vitamin C and B Vitamins to meals, with tips about how to soak grains and blanch greens. Cooking begins at 5:30pm and participants will sit down together to eat at around 6:15pm. It’s free, no need to register, and everyone is welcome. Questions? Call Healthy Communities Coalition at 246-7550.