A cash mob will return to downtown Gardnerville on Saturday with sights set on the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center.
Cash mobbers join together and commit to spending $10-20 at a predetermined business. Locals are asked to join the Facebook group “Main Street Gardnerville Cash Mob” then invite their friends to do the same.
Businesses are selected via random drawing of Main Street Gardnerville business members.
According to the American independent Business Alliance, when a consumer spends $100 in a locally owned business, $45 of it stays in the community. When that same $100 is spent in a national chain store, only $13 stays local.
Saturday’s cash mob is scheduled for regular business hours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Suite B.
The Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center is operated by the Douglas County Historical Society, a nonprofit organization.
The main gallery on the second floor has exhibits on the Emigrant Trail, Basque culture, wild horses, the Washoe Tribe and ranching, among others.
The museum’s bookstore offers a variety of books on local and state history, local legends, Basque heritage, Native Americans, mining, hiking trails, The Pony Express, Lake Tahoe, pioneers and children’s books.
For more information, call 782-8027 or visit www.mainstreetgardnerville.org.