Fall festival to be held in Gardnerville
Volunteers are hard at work, preparing for the Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch, to be held Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lampe Park Pavilion in Gardnerville. This annual event is in its 12th year, and is sponsored by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program, Douglas County Parks and Recreation, and Joe Benigno’s Tree Service of South Lake Tahoe.
This year’s event will feature a costume contest at noon, a fun run, food, a raffle, a silent auction, face painting, a petting zoo, a cakewalk, and carnival games. Smokey Bear will also be on hand. Martial artists and gymnastics groups will perform demonstrations throughout the day.
Joe Benigno’s is providing prizes for the costume contest and has arranged for members of the fire department to judge it.
All are welcome, and admission is free. There are nominal fees for food, pumpkins and some activities.
The 4-H Club is also accepting project leaders who want to volunteer,Lake Tahoe residents are encouraged to get involved. Anyone with a special skill or profession that could give their time and knowledge to the kids is welcome.
For more information, contact Shannon Montana at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, (775) 782-9960.