Trash cans and portable toilets sprang up like mushrooms overnight in Genoa in preparation for Candy Dance this weekend. A little reminder, traffic through the town stops at 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Which will be good because it will be a mess all day Friday as the crafters pull in and set up for the big weekend. There are already a few of the tell-tale trailers and recreational vehicles parked along the side of the road and Nixon Street is sporting a new paint job to show crafters their booth spaces.
While Saturday and Sunday are going to be within parameters weatherwise, we may have an interesting Friday to greet all the folks coming into the Valley early. The National Weather Service is predicting a chance of thundershowers throughout the day. The high on Friday is forecast to reach 66 and on Saturday it will hit 65. The wind is supposed to pick back up today blowing 5-15 mph with gusts going to 25 mph.
The Partnership of Community Resources is hosting a family night at Carson Valley United Methodist Church in Gardnerville at 5:30 p.m. The guest of honor is a former researcher for big tobacco Victor DeNoble, who will be sharing his brains with participants.
Tonight is Taco Night at the Minden-Douglas Elks Lodge in the Gardnerville Ranchos. They'll be serving 5-7 p.m. and the tacos are a buck each. Money raised goes to support the Elks' many causes. The lodge is located at 1276 Pit Road.