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The South Lake Tahoe Optimist Club still has Christmas trees for sale at its lot on the corner of Lake Tahoe Boulevard and Lakeview Avenue. The lot will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily or until all trees are sold.

The Optimists have free popcorn and hot chocolate for the kids. Club members volunteer their time and energy to sell trees and keep the popcorn and hot chocolate coming. The net proceeds are given back to the community for youth organizations and programs.

Some of the volunteers are members of youth organizations that the Optimist Club has supported during the years. Youth groups are encouraged to participate in the fundraising from which they benefit.

Hepatitis C group gathers

The El Dorado County Hepatitis C Task Force & Advisory Council will conduct a Hepatitis C orientation class from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at the Barton Memorial Hospital board room, 2170 South Ave. The speaker will be Ken Morgan.

The organization is dedicated to the education of hepatitis C patients and those at risk of infection. If you have recently been diagnosed, are considering treatment, have questions, or just want information, please join us. Everyone is welcome. This will be the last class of the year.

For more information call Ken Morgan at (530) 577-3111.

Gift option for the holidays

The South Lake Tahoe Cancer League continues to offer See’s candy for purchase during the holiday season. The store is located at the South “Y” Shopping Center next to Starbucks on Emerald Bay Road. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week until Christmas.

The Cancer League’s candy sales help provide funding for a variety of services without cost to local cancer patients. Join the holiday merriment of caring, sharing and helping cancer patients. All funds go to the Cancer League, a nonprofit organization staffed by volunteers serving South Shore cancer patients.

For more information call (530) 542-4649.

Vote for your favorite tree

The Douglas County Historical Society announces that 18 decorated Christmas Trees are on display for the ninth annual Gallery of Trees at the Museum and Cultural Center in Gardnerville. Individuals, organizations and businesses of the community have decorated an individual tree, each with a titled theme.

Patrons visiting the museum are invited to vote for their favorite tree at 25 cents per vote. Proceeds from the voting will benefit the Historical Society. The Gallery of Trees will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday until Dec. 30. The favorite tree will be announced in January.

Individuals participating are Adele James and Donnis Thran. Others entries are from the Gourmet Sewing Company, A Wildflower, Joyce’s, Heritage Tours and Laura Springs Antiques. The Town of Minden, the Partnership of Community Resources, Trinity Lutheran Preschool and Douglas County Sheriff Department also have an entry. Organizations participating include The Hip Hatters of Carson Valley, Carson Valley-Gardnerville Kiwanis Club, Douglas County 4-H, Carson Doll Club, Scarlet Ladies Red Hat Society, Douglas County Republican Women and The Western Nevada Cattlewomen.

The decorated trees with their unique themes are displayed on both the upper and lower levels of the museum. They will delight young and old alike. The whole family will be inspired and enthused to see the many kinds of decorations each tree displays.


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