June 8 was a beautiful day in Minden Park. The sun shined brightly as neighbors and residents of the Town of Minden gathered to watch the Carson Valley Days parade. Hundreds of visitors enjoyed plates of bacon, sausage, eggs and pancakes as they waited anxiously for the procession to begin, increasing the number of complimentary Minden breakfasts served this year to 383. It is on that note that I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the Minden Board and the residents of the town, to express our sincerest thanks to the following individuals and organizations which helped to make the second annual Minden complimentary breakfast a huge success. To our event partner Model Dairy: your generous donation of dairy products including eggs, milk, butter and creamer made this event possible, not to mention delicious. The town looks forward to partnering with you on future events including our Fourth of July celebration in Minden Park featuring Model Dairy popsicles and ice cream.
The Carson Valley Inn was also an event sponsor, lending the town use of food warmers and serving utensils for the second consecutive year.
Special thanks go to the Carson Valley 20-30 Club for allowing Minden to be part of the Carson Valley Days tradition. The board members and I tip our hats to Todd Wilcks, Steve Wilcox, Bruce Scott, Les Armer, Bob Strauser, Michael Carey and Minden staff members who either helped with the breakfast, or proudly represented the town with members of their families on the Minden Chuck Wagon.
Finally, thank you to the fans of the breakfast. It was an honor serving this community and a joy to see your smiling faces as you came back for a second helping of Minden goodwill.
If you did not make it to breakfast this year, please consider joining the Minden Town Board next year in Minden Park. We’ll be here with our aprons ready to serve you from 7 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. or until the food runs out.
Minden Town Manager