Celebrate Candy Dance all month

Staff Reports

The 89th annual Genoa Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire featuring art and crafts, food and activity booths and 4,000 pounds of Genoa's homemade candy is Sept. 26 and 27. Admission is free. Parking in designated lots is $5.

David John and the Comstock Cowboys and Lacy J. Dalton provide music for the annual Candy Dance dinner dance, 4-10 p.m. Sept. 26, in Genoa Town Park.

Trimmer Ranch One caters the ranch-style barbecue dinner of roast beef and chicken, with Basque-style beans, salad, rolls and dessert by J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room. No-host bar opens at 4 p.m. Dinner at 5:30 p.m.

Purchase dinner dance tickets by Sept. 21 at $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and younger. Dance only tickets are $15, available in advance and at the door.

Tickets available 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Genoa Town Office or at the Dancing Deer, the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center. Information about purchasing by mail at www.genoanevada.org or 782-8696.

Besides the craft fair and the traditional Candy Dance dinner dance, the Town of Genoa will present several musical events in September.

The Trey Stone Band plays funk, blues and rock at the free Concert on the Green, 5-7 p.m. Sunday in Genoa Town Park.

Bring a picnic, family and friends. In the event of rain, the concert will be in the Genoa Town Hall. Sponsored by Genoa Bar, Orchard House, Chad Coons, Dancing Deer, Mane Street, Trimmer Outpost, Genoa House Inn, Wild Rose Inn, Pam and Dave Whitgob, Genoa Trading Co. and Rustic Romance. Information, 782-8696 or 782-5697.

The Wine, Chocolate & Old West Trio concert is 4-6 p.m. Sept. 13, at the free concert on the green in Genoa Town Park.

The Old West Trio plays western swing, classic songs from the Sons of the Pioneers, gunfighter ballads and yodeling tunes. Bring family, friends and a picnic. Sponsored by the Town of Genoa Recreation and Events Committee. Information, 782-8696.

Suds and Duds and free BBQ Boys concert is 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Genoa Bar.

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 are needed to help keep the tradition of making candy for the Genoa Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire. Candy making is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, in the kitchen of the Genoa Town Office building.

Veteran candy makers Marian Vassar and Betty Bourne will be on hand to share their methods for making fudge and peanut brittle. All are welcome and needed. Information, Marian Vassar, 782-4584.


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