Dayton Chamber donates to WNC Veterans Program
Earlier this month, the Dayton community came together to treat 120 veterans and their guests to dinner, music, a raffle and loot in recognition of their service to our country.
Presented at the Dayton Valley Golf Club and hosted by the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, Nevada Higher Education System Vice Chancellor Caleb Cage was the keynote speaker. Cage, a Nevada native, has held a variety of public service positions for nearly 20 years.
Immediately after graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point, he was commissioned as an artillery officer in the United States Army, serving in Germany and Iraq for more than five years. Attending the event with Vice Chancellor Cage was his family and Western Nevada College President Dr. Vincent Solis.
As a thank you to Cage, the Chamber presented a check for $1,000 to Dr. Solis for the WNC Veterans program. Other organizations that received $500 each were the Dayton VFW Post 8660 and the Northern Nevada All Veterans Honor Guard.
John Cassinelli, chamber president and dinner emcee, noted that it was thanks to the generosity of 16 table sponsors and title sponsor Dayton Valley Golf that donations were possible.
— Provided by Helaine Jesse Morres, former WNC Vice President of Development and External Affairs.