After a summer of events celebrating Nevada’s 150th Anniversary, the biggest day of celebration is nearing. On Oct. 31 (Nevada Day) the City of Fallon will mark 150 years of statehood with two celebrations – the Fireman’s Dance and Cake Cutting Soiree, and the Time Capsule Ceremony.
Please join us this Nevada Day for an afternoon and evening of music and dancing and a celebration of the history of our beloved Silver State. I would also like to congratulate the two chairs of the committee that planned all of the City of Fallon’s 150th events, Valerie Serpa and Michon Mackedon, who will release the historical book “Fallon” published by Arcadia Publications at the Time Capsule Ceremony.
Finally, the holidays are just around the corner and I want to remind everyone of the upcoming opportunities to gather and celebrate as a Fallon community, including two of my favorite events, the annual Christmas tree lighting and the tour of The Douglass house.
I hope to see you all at both the 150th Anniversary events and our upcoming holiday celebrations.
~ Ken Tedford, Mayor, City of Fallon
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Photo: Cover of the historical book “Fallon” published by Arcadia Publications. From Fallon’s earliest days, Maine Street has been the social and economic heart of the community. In the center of this vintage photograph, the theatre marquee proudly announces “Fallon.” On either side are the kinds of businesses that prospered in small towns of this era. Image Courtesy of the Churchill County Museum & Archives.
The Mayor’s Cup golf tournament was once again a success thanks to the participants and volunteers who turned out for this annual fundraiser. The tournament contributed more than $5,000 to the Mayor’s Youth Fund, which funds youth programs around the City of Fallon.
Walmart, a perennial supporter of the Mayor’s Youth Fund, won the tournament. Lahontan Valley Meats placed second and Initech took third. Churchill County won the “Governmental Grudge Match” trophy from Mackedon/Erquiaga who represented the City of Fallon. AJ Lister shot closest to the hole. Andy Hicks and Rebecca Chachas hit the men’s and women’s longest drives.
All teams donated their winnings back to the Mayor’s Youth Fund. Those donations, combined with the more than $3,000 worth of raffle tickets, Mulligans, and “Super String” that was sold set a Mayor’s Cup tournament record for donations.
Photo: The winning Walmart team: Troy Tweedy, Mayor Ken Tedford, (Breanna Sauer), Bryce Sau-er, and Mike Ball. Not pictured: Chris Rueda
For the third quarter of 2014 the City of Fallon has selected Dee Allsop as employee of the quarter. Dee is the street sweeper with the City of Fallon’s sanitation department, a job he has held for just over a year.
“Dee is an outstanding employee who works overtime whenever asked and consistently goes beyond the scope of work,” said Ryan Swirczek, the public works superintendent for the City of Fallon. “He performs work of the highest quality and always wants to improve and learn more.”
Dee is a native of Fallon and a graduate of Churchill County High School. He is married to Dawn Allsop and is the father of two daughters, Angel and Destiny, and two sons, Devon and Colton. In his free time, Dee builds hot rod cars.
Dee’s hard work and professional excellence led to his selection as the City of Fallon’s employee of the quarter. The City of Fallon congratulates Dee on this recognition.