4-H pumpkin patch at Lampe Park

The 12th annual Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch sponsored by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension's 4-H program, Douglas County Parks & Recreation and Joe Benigno's Tree Service is 10 a.m. Ð 2 p.m., Oct. 6 at Lampe Park Pavilion in Gardnerville.

This year's event will feature a costume contest at noon, a fun run, food, a raffle, a silent auction, face painting, a petting zoo, a cakewalk and carnival games. Smokey Bear will also be on hand. Martial artists and gymnastics groups will perform demonstrations throughout the day.

An 18-week-old English point hunter puppy will be offered at the silent auction. Bidding is 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Oct. 6. The bird dog is of Miller's Silver Bullet bloodline and Elhew bloodline and FDSB registered. This line has 13 hall of fame inductees in five generations and is bred to hunt. The puppy has shots and dew claws removed. Owner and puppy will be on hand at the event. Approximate value of the puppy is $500 and minimum bidding will be set at $150 with $25 increments of bids allowed. Proceeds benefit 4-H programs.

There is a raffle for a youth mountain bike and among the auction items for bid are auto detailing, gift certificates for tools, tanning, salon services, wine and gourmet gift baskets, a full window tinting for a vehicle valued at $200, spa package for two at David Walley's Hot Springs Resort and dinners at J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room, Wasabis Sushi and Japanese Bistro.

"We always enjoy partnering with Douglas County Parks & Recreation to put this on. This year, Joe Benigno's Tree Service is generously donating the pumpkins that will be sold for our 4-H fundraiser and hosting a costume contest," Montana said. "Benigno is providing prizes for the costume contest and has arranged for members of the fire department to judge it.

"The Fall Festival has become a tradition here in Douglas. It's a perfect way to enjoy the gorgeous fall weather and get together with your family and neighbors," Montana said.

Admission is free although there are nominal fees for food, pumpkins and some activities. Information, contact Montana at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, 782-9960.


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