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Candy Dance’s sweet success

This weekend Genoa continues its 93-year alternative to taxation with the Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Fair. Nevada’s first settlement has been putting on some sort of fundraiser for the town since 1919 when Lillian Virgin Finnegan cooked up the scheme of selling homemade candy at a dance to raise money for streetlights. It had been three years since the county seat left the town for Minden, and as anyone who’s visited around 4 p.m. in winter knows, it gets dark early. After the streetlights were purchased, the money raised went to pay the electric bill. Decades later, in the …

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 27, 2013 12:04PM Published Sep 27, 2013 12:04PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.