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25th annual Lights of Love campaign under way
CARSON CITY — The holiday is rapid- y approaching, leading to the Carson City ospital Auxiliary’s (CCHA) 25th annualights of Love campaign.Lights of Love offers a wonderful way o remember special people who haveassed away and to honor those whoouch our lives every day. Through dona-ion, the name of each person honored wille placed on a keepsake ornament andisplayed throughout the holiday season.he special holiday ornament is our gift toou. Donation amounts begin at $10.“Lights of Love truly holds a specialplace in my heart. This is a fundraiserand event that our entire hospital com-munity looks forward to every year,” saidMarie Lynn Watts, a Carson City Hos-pital employee and President of CCHA. Watts added, “All donations to auxiliary fundraisers are given directly back to thehospital to help fund various projects and
fulﬁll patient needs. Contributions from
previous Lights of Love campaigns totalmore than $60,000.”The culminating event in the Lightsof Love project is the popular family-oriented Christmas with the Auxiliary, which will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday,Dec. 15, in the hospital main lobby. Thishas always been a great event with many holiday activities to offer to all ages along with our dedication service. A new addi-tion to Christmas with the Auxiliary will be a release of lit lanterns in recognitionof cancer patients, survivors and victims.For information on purchasing a lantern,please contact Marcie Martin at (989)584-3971, ext. 239.If you are interested in recognizingsomeone special, donation envelopesare available at the surrounding CarsonHealth Network clinics and at the hospi-tal. If you have any questions regardingLights of Love or CCHA, contact MarieLynn Watts at (989) 584-3971, ext. 163.Donations are also accepted by mail at Attn: Lights of Love, 406 E. Elm St., Car-son City, MI 48811.To learn more about Carson City Hos-pital, visit www.CarsonCityHospital.comonline. When my son Noah Smith of Kent City, returned from a tour of duty in Iraq with the U.S. Army inthe summer of 2010, I asked him what kind of hunt would he be in-terested in.“I’d like to ride horses and huntin the mountains,” he said. Well, an elk hunt out west wasin order. We attended the “HuntinTime Expo” at the Delta Plex inGrand Rapids in January 2011 withthe intention of having an elk hunt booked before we left that night. After talking with about 20
elk outﬁtters we settled on “Back
country Outﬁtters” out of Pagosa
Springs, Colo. As it turned out a very goodchoice. We liked the idea that they owned all there own horses andmules and we would be packing inabout eight miles to a tent campand hunting everyday starting with a horseback ride further intothe mountains.On Nov. 4, after a 1,650 mileroad trip to Colorado with our
friend Brian Braun of Ann Arbor,
we packed in on horseback to ourtent camp for the week.The second day of the hunt,Nov. 6, Noah and I rode out aboutthree miles from camp and spottedelk on the far side of a huge valley.Jumping off the horses we pulledour guns out of the scabbards.Noah was about to take this trophy 6X6 and 20 seconds later I took a5X5 elk.Our guide, Monty, stated laterthat in all the years he has beenguiding he never had a father-sonteam shoot two elk standing nextto each other in a span of 20 sec-onds.If you would like to see Noah’selk, I think we will have it on dis-
play at the Backcountry Outﬁtters
booth this January at the “HuntinTime Expo” in Grand Rapids.
Returning Iraq veteran scores on monstrous elk
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