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Gardnerville church brings out the big toys

by Leslie Pearson
A small sampling of what will be on display and in some cases for sale at the Big Boy Toy Show 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 5 at Lampe Park. The event is free. For more information visit
Brad Coman | The Record-Courier

Valley Christian Fellowship is planning its first annual Big Boy Toy Show on July 5 and wants to see what Carson Valley residents have in their garages — as long as it isn’t a car.

Outreach Pastor Dennis Nau said the show will feature and award the best motorcycles, dirt bikes, jet skis, rock crawlers, snow machines and other recreational and off-road vehicles.

“There’s nothing like it in the Valley,” Nau said. “We’re hoping to get some off-road vehicles that are full of mud so we can have an award for dirtiest vehicle.”

Registered vehicles and toys will be judged by the public, he said.

The church’s men’s group, Band of Brothers, is the “driving force” behind the event, Nau said.

“There’s a lot of excitement,” he said. “Registration was slow at first, but now people are coming in pretty steady.”

The show will feature merchandise, food vendors and RC car and toy helicopter demonstrations. Activities for kids will include a bounce house and obstacle course and adults can compete in horseshoe and volleyball tournaments.

Food vendors will include Taco Oasis, Philly Cheese Steak Shop, Pizza Hut, Jamba Juice and a root beer float booth hosted by the church, Nau said.

“We’re still looking for more vendors and trophy sponsors,” he said.

The Big Boy Toy Show is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Lampe Park. The early registration deadline is Monday, and costs $30. Late registration after Monday is $40.

Nau said that the event will be alcohol free and “family accessible.”

“Some motorcycles have graphic art on them, and we just want to keep it clean,” Nau said.

For information, call 265-4100. To register, visit