by Ellen Caywood

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October 11, 2012
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Sunday pig races benefit historical society

There is an old Nevada saying, “If you don’t like the weather, wait 20 minutes.” Our fall weather proved that true once again as we went from summer temps to frost overnight. However, that won’t stop us. We are all heading out to Corley Ranch on Sunday for the pig races. Charlotte, Wilbur, Pumpkin I and Bacon will be racing at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. There will be prizes for the one whose name is drawn from the winning pig’s bucket for adults and for 14 years and under. Furnishing the prizes are Full Belly Deli, Hamdogs, 88 Cups and More and the gift shops at our two local museums. Come on out, bet on a piggy and win a great prize. DCHS’s Haunted Weekend is Thursday through Oct. 21. The ghost walks include the Minden ghost walk on Thursday night. The haunted Genoa Cemetery tour is Oct. 20, with the Genoa town ghost walk on Oct. 21. Tickets for each event are $5 per person. In addition, there are three investigations this year. Friday night, Oct. 19, there will be a real ghost investigation at The New Rancho Grande Restaurant which is housed in the historic Ritchford Hotel. There will be a ghost hunting workshop on Oct. 20 at the Courthouse Museum in Genoa. Another real ghost investigation will be held Saturday night at the Courthouse Museum. Tickets for all events are only $5 per person. Visit our sponsors for this year’s Haunted Weekend. Historian Inn and Holiday Inn Express are offering Haunted Weekend room packages. The New Rancho Grande and Tombstone Tap & Grill are providing Haunted Weekend lunch and dinner specials. Contact DCHS at 782-2555 for more information and to buy your tickets. Many of these events will sell out early, so contact us soon. Our annual Holiday Gala will be Dec.1, at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center. As usual we offer a cookie walk, photos with Santa, gingerbread houses and decorated Christmas trees. If you or your organization or club would be interested in entering our decorated tree contest, call 782-2555 for an entry form as soon as possible. Tree decorating will start right after Thanksgiving, which will be here before we know it. In addition, Dec. 1 is also the date for the Parade of Lights which will start at Heritage Park. Young Chautauqua starts up again right after the first of the year. The first meeting will be held at the Gardnerville Museum on Jan. 8. All students between third and eighth grades are invited to participate. If your youngster has an interest in history, drama or speech, look for flyers at your school or contact Iris Blaisdell at 392-1772.All monies donated to DCHS are 100 percent tax deductible and go to keep our doors open. The Douglas County Historical Society receives only occasional financial assistance from our county and state governments. We are here solely to preserve the history of this wonderful valley and to make sure you have the opportunity to enjoy it. If you have any questions about anything mentioned here, please call the Douglas County Historical Society at 782-2555 or visit our website at Contact Ellen Caywood by email at

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