Readers’ Corner: Aug. 29, 2008 |

Readers’ Corner: Aug. 29, 2008

Adopt-a-thon at Incredible pets

Worried about what could happen if your pet were to get lost?

Scooter’s Pals and Chows Plus, both local dog rescue groups, are hosting a free microchipping clinic 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Incredible Pets.

They also will hold a dog adopt-a-thon, where you can meet potential new family members.

For more information, call Scooter’s Pals at 350-2099, or visit

Teenagers donate their money to the friendship club

We have so many great kids here in Nevada County!

Maddie Fournier and Quinlan Grim recently turned 13 and have the same birthday. They had their party together, too, and instead of waiting for the gifts to roll in, they asked people to bring donations for The Friendship Club.

They recently sent the club a packet of checks totaling $260, Shawn Ryley, development director of The Friendship Club, says.

Breast Cancer fundraiser in San Francisco

Kim Franchi of Penn Valley is participating in the San Francisco Breast Cancer three-day fundraiser from Sept. 5 through Sept. 7.

Franchi will walk 60 miles during three days with thousands of other participants.

“My mother died of breast cancer 20 years ago, so it’s something I’m really passionate about,” Kim says. “Last year, I participated in the (Barbara Schmidt Millar) triathlon at Scotts Flat Lake.”

The Breast Cancer 3-Day is taking place in 14 cities around the nation, Kim adds. Proceeds from the event are used for breast cancer research, education and community outreach programs.

AIDS foundation seeks volunteers

The Sierra Foothills AIDS Foundation is looking for volunteers to do miscellaneous jobs, including working at the food bank, making food deliveries, providing rides to patients for their medical appointments and answering telephones.

The Sierra Foothills AIDS Foundation is an Auburn-based nonprofit serving low-income HIV-positive people and families in Nevada, Placer and El Dorado counties.

For more information, call 889-2437.

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