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The Not So Silent Auction fundraiser originally scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled to Thursday, March 30, due to unstable weather and the likelihood of heavy snow fall.

Organizers will continue to solicit and receive new and antique donations for the auction from local businesses, concerned individuals and groups who wish to support the variety of recreational, educational, and health programs available to Nevada County residents of all ages, as well as the Meals on Wheels program for homebound seniors.

– The Union staff

$17,295 raised

for burn victims

Western Nevada County firefighters raised $17,295 in their recent Boot Drive, Grass Valley Fire Department spokeswoman Suzanne Brady said Wednesday.

People left pocket change and $100 bills in the drive Saturday at area intersections. Firefighters from Grass Valley, Nevada City, Nevada County Consolidated, Higgins, Ophir Hill, Peardale-Chicago Park, North San Juan and Rough and Ready fire departments participated.

“The fire agencies and the firefighters really want to thank the public for coming out and supporting us,” Brady said.

The money will be turned over to the Firefighters Burn Institute, based in Sacramento. The institute uses the money to help burn victims treated at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center and to support their families, Brady said.

Local burn victims are treated there, Brady said.

– Trina Kleist

Waffle sale nets 222 meals

The 90th annual Shrove Tuesday Waffle Sale sold 222 meals, according to Linda Schafer of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Grass Valley.

One of those meals was sold to Tom Osborne, who has attended the event for 65 years.

According to Schafer, Osborne attended the annual event for the first time when his grandmother took him to eat waffles there as a 2-year-old.

– The Union staff

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