The Town of Gardnerville and Main Street Gardnerville will host a “Freedom 5K Fun Run-Walk and Yankee Doodle Chalk Artfest” 7 a.m. to noon July 4 at Heritage Park.
Residents are asked to wear their patriotic colors and participate a run-walk around Heritage Park, Martin Slough Nature Trail and Carson Valley Middle School cross country and running track.
Cost to register for the Fun Run-Walk is $25 in advance and $30 the day of event. Advance registration will guarantee participants a Freedom 5K T-shirt. Deadline for advanced registration is June 21. A limited number of T-shirts will be available the day of the event. Registration forms available for download at www.MainStreetGardnerville and www.gardnerville-nv.gov, and at the Town of Gardnerville office at 1407 Highway 395 in Gardnerville. Submit the forms, with payment, to the Town of Gardnerville or Main Street Gardnerville at this same address.
The “Yankee Doodle Chalk Artfest” is hosted by the Carson Valley Arts Council and East Fork Gallery. Registration fee is $20 in advance and includes the chalk. Applications are due by June 20. Registration forms available from the Carson Valley Arts Council at 1572 Highway 395 in Minden or on their website at www.cvartscouncil.com. Registration forms also available at the East Fork Gallery, 1503 Main Street, Suite K in Gardnerville. Mail to CVAC, Attn: Chalk Artfest, 1572 Highway 395, Minden, NV 89423 or drop off at the East Fork Art Gallery or Gardnerville Town Office.
During the event, families with children under 12 can visit the “Family Chalk Doodle Fun Zone” from 8 am-noon for free (no preregistration needed).
The Carson Valley Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast 7-11 a.m. The $6 breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausage and beverage.
Vendors are being sought (limited space available). To participate, contact the Town of Gardnerville/Main Street Gardnerville offices at 782-8027 or 782-7134.