Lisa Dittman presented certificates of appreciation to five students from Elko High School at the California Trail Interpretive Center on Thursday March 12th. Wayne Meisner, Ariana Ruiz, Everardo Cortes, Spencer Santti, and Wyatt Plumlee received the certificates for creating a new donation box for the California Trail Center. There were also two teachers that also helped make this happen, Dave McCabe who teaches a furniture and cabinet making at Elko High and art teacher Pat Long served as faculty advisors on the project.
The students distressed the wood used to build the box to make it look old-fashioned and designed the box to look like a stagecoach strongbox. The donation box has two padlocks that lock into the cabinet. This was Ariana’s idea to secure the cash. This donation box, which falls in theme with the trail center, replaces the previous glass donation box.
Former County Commissioner, Jeff Williams, who currently sits as a board member for the California Trail Interpretive Center, also attended the ceremony. Mr. Williams showed his appreciation for what the students and the teachers put together and emphasized the positive impact they have made on the community.
So, go on down to the California Trail Interpretive Center and check out the new donation box. The California Trail Interpretive Center is located at Hunter exit 292, 8 miles west of Elko on I-80.
The Center is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. For more information about the California Trail Interpretive Center call (775) 738-1849. Visit the Trail Center online at www.californiatrailcenter.org, or on Facebook-California Trail Interpretive Center Association.
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