Santa Claus will be at South Lake Tahoe Fire Station No. 2, 2951 Lake Tahoe Blvd., across from South Tahoe Middle School, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. through Saturday. Children are welcome to visit Santa and tell him their Christmas wishes.
In addition, a decorated Santa Christmas fire engine will cruise through South Lake Tahoe neighborhoods with candy for children through Dec. 24. The fire engine will depart Fire Station No. 2 each evening.
The schedule is as follows:
Today, Keys Boulevard/state streets; Tuesday, Tahoe Island; Wednesday, Stateline/Pioneer Trail; Thursday, Gardner Mountain; Friday, Springwood/Bijou Pines; Saturday, Glenwood; Sunday, Heavenly Valley; Dec. 20, Ski Run; Dec. 21, Sierra; Dec. 22, Al Tahoe; Dec. 23, Stateline/hotels; Dec. 24, Highway 50/shopping centers.
Nursing facility seeks donations
The Skilled Nursing Facility at Barton Memorial Hospital is requesting the community to donate gifts to residents of the facility for Christmas. Gifts will help make Christmas a little happier for the 46 residents, both men and women, who are mostly seniors.
Among the items needed are clothing such as sweaters, robes, pajamas and slippers, and beauty and grooming aids including shampoo, shaving cream, hand and body lotion and special soaps. Other suggestions are books, magazines, games, arts and crafts materials and room decorations. The unwrapped gifts should be delivered to Melinda or Karen at the facility by Dec. 21.
In addition, the Skilled Nursing Facility is seeking people who enjoy working with the elderly to volunteer. People are needed to visit with the residents and help with activities such as exercise, bingo, Bible class, music, nails, baking and cooking and socials. Children are especially welcome to come visit, sing and interact with the residents.
“Our goal is to make Barton Skilled Nursing Facility more of a home and not an institution,” said Melinda Brogna, director of nursing.
To volunteer or for more information contact Brogna at (530) 542-3000, Ext. 3358.
Soroptimists seek nominees
Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra and S.I. of South Lake Tahoe are still accepting applications for two awards. The deadline to return applications is Wednesday.
The Violet Richardson Award recognizes and honors young women who make the community and world a better place. The clubs are identifying young women between the ages of 14 to 17 who are actively involved in volunteer action within their communities or schools. The winning young lady will receive a $600 award locally, and will become eligible for a region-level cash prize of $1,000 to the honoree and an additional $1,000 given in her honor to the organization where she is most active as a volunteer. One finalist will be chosen from among the regional winners for additional awards, including $2,500 given in her honor to the organization where she is most active as a volunteer.
The second award is the Women’s Opportunity Award given to women who are seeking to improve their economic status by gaining additional skills, training or education. These awards are not scholarships, but rather cash awards to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, including tuition, books, supplies, childcare or transportation costs. The program starts on a local level with a cash award of $750. It then goes on to regional and international competitions where the award money reaches $15,000.
Applications are available at Whittell and South Tahoe high schools, Lake Tahoe Community College, the Boys and Girls Club, Barton Hospital and by contacting Diane Imbach at (775) 586-1666.
Senior Center Christmas party
The Tahoe Douglas Senior Center will conduct its Christmas party Wednesday. The event will start at noon in the Horizon Casino Resort Convention Center.
For more information call the senior center at (775) 588-5140.
– Provided to the Tribune