Nevada’s 150th anniversary celebration is underway, as the state launches a year-long calendar of events that will culminate in the Silver State’s Oct. 31, 2014 Sesquicentennial. Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford has created the NV 150th Commission to plan local events for this landmark anniversary.
Co-chairs Valerie Serpa and Michon Mackedon, who also helped plan Fallon’s Centennial Anniversary celebrations, have already put in some hard work organizing the commission and making sure that celebrations go off without a hitch.
The inaugural event of the 150th Anniversary celebration was the “Light the Lariat,” the illumination of the historic Lariat Motel sign that has been restored by the Churchill Arts Council. The Oct. 31 ceremony at Oats Park Art Center celebrated the renowned sign’s reinstallation at the Oats Park Art Center, where it will be lit whenever an event is taking place at the center. Check this newsletter and the City of Fallon website for upcoming 150th Anniversary events, and come out and celebrate our Nevada heritage with fellow Fallon residents.
In The News:
Here is some great media coverage from the kick off to the Nevada 150 celebration in Fallon on Oct. 31 when we hosted the official re-lighting of the Lariat sign.
Channel 4 News
Northern Nevada Business Weekly
The Sign Syndicate
The 12th Annual Mayor’s Cup Golf Tournament raised $4,000 for the Mayor’s Youth Fund on Oct. 5, with 12 teams vying for the cup.
A&K Earth Movers, a team anchored by homegrown favorite Scott Smith, who qualified for and played in the 2012 U.S. Open, won the tournament. Wal-Mart and Duncan Golf Management placed second and third. All the winning teams donated $875 in prize money back to the youth fund.
The governmental grudge match between Churchill County and the City of Fallon represented by the law firm Mackedon/Erquiaga was won by the county, winners of the grudge match trophy the last two years.
Troy Tweedy, playing for Wal-Mart, won closest to the hole. Bryce Sauer, also playing for Wal-Mart, won male longest drive. Brenda Mahan, playing for the county, won female longest drive.
The holiday season is when the Fallon community really shines. College students return home to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. Aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends gather over food and drink. And events like the Christmas tree lighting and the New Year’s Eve bonfire and fireworks are yearly traditions that bring our city together. It’s the perfect way to cap off 2013, celebrating with family, friends and community members, and taking a moment to reflect on, and be thankful for, another year.
As always, we wish all Fallon residents a safe and joyful holiday season. We encourage you to celebrate the season responsibly. And we hope to see you at one of the many holiday events that will fill the calendar in the coming months. Stay warm, stay safe, and take the time to celebrate the season with loved ones this year.