Monday milestone for 2008 Candy Dance

Monday is CD-Day for organizers of Genoa's annual fundraiser, which takes place Sept. 27 and 28.

Monday is the deadline to purchase tickets to the event that gives the Candy Dance its name. It is also the day when volunteers will gather at 10 a.m. to pack two tons of candy.

Event publicity chairwoman Barb Wilson reported that 150 tickets have been sold so far.

She said sales of tickets have been brisk.

"Last year 500 tickets were sold in advance and that's the number of tickets that the Town of Genoa expects to sell this year, especially since there will be dance-only tickets sold at the door," she said.

It's not unusual for people to wait until the deadline approaches to purchase tickets to the dinner dance, which is 4-10 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Orchard House in Genoa.

Doors and no-host bar will open at 4 p.m., dinner will be served at 5 p.m. and live music for "Candy Dancin'" performed by Gardnerville's Dealer's Choice Band will begin at 6 p.m.

All dinner dance tickets will be sold in advance. Dance-only tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for children age 12 and under. Dance only tickets are $15. All tickets are non-refundable. Tickets can be purchased at the Genoa Town Office, the Dancing Deer and Tahoe Ridge Winery in Genoa, and the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville.

On Monday, 16 varieties of candy will be packed for sale in front of the Genoa Country Store during Candy Dance weekend.

Candy varieties include fudge without nuts, fudge with nuts, Genoa truffles, rocky road, haystacks, peanut clusters, peanut butter cups, almond bark, pecan bark, Genoa twists, peanut brittle, divinity, turtles, dragon eyes, krispie treats and chocolate mints. Candy prices will range from $1 for krispie treats to $12 for a one pound assortment box.

The craft fair is full, according to Town Manager Cheryl Gonzales who reported the number of booths is up five from last year at 279. Sales of booth spaces accounts for most of the money raised.

Candy Dance is the primary fundraiser for Genoa, Nevada's first settlement. For more information, or to purchase tickets by phone, call the Genoa Town Office, 782-8696.


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