After many months of planning and 150 years of statehood, the City of Fallon is now in the middle of a summer of celebrating 150 years of Silver State heritage.
A lineup of upcoming community events will celebrate Nevada’s 150th anniversary with free concerts, community gatherings, a time capsule ceremony and a fireman’s dance. We hope you join us for the upcoming opportunities to celebrate a century and a half of Silver State history.
Thanks to Valerie Serpa and Michon Mackedon for co-chairing the Mayoral Commission on Nevada’s 150th Anniversary and planning all of the community events.
Live Local Fallon will also reward one of our dedicated Fallon business supporters with a brand new 2013 Toyota Corolla. Learn more about the Aug. 16 drawing below. Thanks to all the local residents and visitors who support our vibrant local business community.
I encourage you to go to our City of Fallon website and click on the Nevada 150th Anniversary logo to see an entire schedule of upcoming events and come out and celebrate our great state and community. I hope to see you at these fantastic events.
~ Ken Tedford
Mayor, City of Fallon
See a Full Listing of Celebration Events
Fallon will be in the national spotlight on Aug. 8 as Fallon Fights get top televised billing on ESPN2 as part of the network’s “Friday Night Fights” series.
The nationally broadcast boxing event will be put on by a partnership of Terry and Tommy Lane’s new promotions company Dynasty Boxing and DiBella Entertainment.
Fallon Fights will feature two main events and four or five undercard bouts. Cleveland middleweight Willie Nelson is scheduled to fight in the main 10-round bout. Heavyweight Zhang Zhilei, an Olympic silver medalist, will fight a four-round bout against a to-be-announced opponent.
Fighters will trade blows in an outdoor boxing ring at the Churchill County Fairgrounds Rodeo Arena, making for a spectacular spectator setting under the stars.
Tickets will remain affordable for local residents, with $15 grandstand tickets offering prime seats for up-close boxing viewing.
Event organizers say that an energetic crowd of Fallon fight fans and good boxing bouts could convince the national sports network to return to Fallon and put the boxing event on national television in upcoming years.
“I think ESPN goes into these venues looking for the right recipe of good boxing and great crowd response,” said Rick Gray, executive director of the Fallon Convention and Tourism Authority.
Fallon Fights kicks off at 6 p.m. on Aug. 8.
Learn more at: www.visitfallonnevada.com/fallonfights/
For the second quarter of 2014 the City of Fallon has selected Jenna Cole as employee of the quarter.
Jenna is an account clerk in the City of Fallon Clerk’s Office. She handles utility billing and accounting for the office. Jenna’s excellent work ethic, attention to detail and professional customer service earned her this recognition.
Jenna is a graduate of Churchill County High School. She interned at the City of Fallon as a student, and become a full-time employee in 2006 working as a cashier.
In 2010 Jenna was promoted to an account clerk handling utility billing.
Jenna works with four other employees in the clerk’s office, and always brings a positive attitude, professional demeanor and reliability to her position.
Jenna’s hard work and professional excellence led to her selection as the City of Fallon’s employee of the quarter. The City of Fallon congratulates Jenna on her recognition.