Colonial Dames honor Reno philanthropist |

Colonial Dames honor Reno philanthropist

Provided to the TribuneThomas Holcomb Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century members, Joanne Byerly, left, and Hale Thornton, right, present the Community Service Award to Evelyn Mount.

The Thomas Holcomb Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century, selected Evelyn Mount of Reno to receive the chapter’s first Community Service Award. Mount, a well known Reno philanthropist, is known for providing Thanksgiving dinners for local residents.

Chapter members, President Joanne Byerly and Hale thornton, presented a framed certificate and a cash donation to help purchase turkeys for the Thanksgiving baskets. Mount’s name has also been submitted for consideration as the recipient of the Community Service Award authorized by the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century.

In the spirit of goodwill, the chapter also presented donations to the Committee to Aid Abused Women, the Spouse House and to the Veteran’s Hospital in Reno.

“It is our desire to spread cheer to those in need during the holidays,” said Byerly.

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