Carson City Community Recognition Night to honor local veteran


By Elisabeth Waldon • Last Updated 11:40 am on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

CARSON CITY — The Carson City Lions Club will be hosting the 21st annual Carson City Area Community Recognition Night on Tuesday night

The event will be held at St Mary’s Hall in Carson City. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments and socializing and the program will start at 7 p.m. The event usually lasts a little more than an hour and is open to the public. Admission is free and dress is casual.

Bob Reinsmith has been selected as this year’s Carson City Area Citizen of the Year.

Reinsmith is a Vietnam veteran and served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. After Reinsmith was done serving his country, he began serving his community. He retired several years ago as the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools bus mechanic and is now a substitute bus driver for the district. He is active with Carson City American Legion Post 380 and he has been a member of the Fish Creek Sportsman Club.

Reinsmith is a lifelong resident of the Carson City area and has served the community in many ways over the years. In addition to his activities with the American Legion, he has been a hunter safety instructor for hundreds of area youths. He has provided a helping hand in many community projects over the years and has been an important contributor to the Carson City area.

In addition to Reinsmith, the Lions Club will also be honoring other Citizen of the Year nominees, including Joanne Howard, Chuck Larkins, Trisha Sailor and Nancy Woodcock.

he area’s Top Academic Seniors will be recognized as well. To qualify as a Top Academic Senior, a student needs to maintain a grade point average of 3.75 or higher throughout their four years of high school. This year’s Top Academic Seniors are Tyler Craig, Adeline Hummel, Lindsay McClintic, Elizabeth McCrackin, Ellen McCrackin, Scott Postema, Rhett Pringle, and Michael Yeomans from Carson City-Crystal High School and Hannah Burtch, Kara Oding and John Kim from Fellowship Baptist Academy.

This year’s community group to be recognized is the Carson City Garden Club. The Lions Club will also be awarding Edward Herald Memorial Scholarships and recognizing new area businesses and business improvements.

Call Tom Wilcox, the event chairman, at (989) 584-3253 or (989) 235-5880 or (989) 506-5374 or email tom@tomewilcox.com for more information.

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