Monday deadline for Candy Dance activities

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Candy packers wanted

Volunteers are needed to pack two tons of candy that will be sold at the Candy Dance Faire on Sept. 27 and 28. Candy packing begins at 10 a.m. Monday at the Genoa Town Office building.

The 16 varieties of candy made this year include fudge with and without 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 range from $1 for krispie treats to $12 for a one-pound assortment box. The candy booth will be located in front of the Genoa Country Store at the corner of Main Street and Genoa Lane.

Candy is the key ingredient to the continued success of the Candy Dance tradition. The Candy Dance was founded in 1919 by Lillian Virgin Finnegan who served homemade candy at a community fall dance to raise money for the town's streetlights.

Volunteers continue to donate their time and talents to make candy to sell at the Candy Dance Faire, and the money raised at the fair continues to support the Town of Genoa.

To volunteer to be a candy packer, contact the Genoa Town Office at 782-8696, or Marian Vassar, 782-4584.

Purchase advance dinner dance tickets by Monday

Monday is the last day to purchase tickets for the 2008 Genoa Candy Dance dinner dance, 4-10 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Orchard House in Genoa. Doors and no-host bar open at 4 p.m., dinner served at 5 p.m. Live music performed by Dealer's Choice at 6 p.m.

Dinner is by Mom & Pop's Catering of Carson City. The menu includes barbecued tri-tip, barbecued or honey-glazed chicken, coleslaw, potatoes au gratin, rolls and dessert. Wine, beer and soft drinks available for purchase.

Dinner dance tickets on sale at the Genoa Town Office, the Dancing Deer and Tahoe Ridge Winery in Genoa, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Authority and the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for children 12 and younger. Dance-only tickets are $15 sold in advance and at the door. All tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are available by mail at the Genoa Town Office, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 782-8696. Information at

Genoa's 88th Annual Candy Dance Arts and Crafts Faire is Sept. 27-28. Information at or 782-8696.


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