The Carson Valley Days Carnival blew into town on Monday in preparation for the annual celebration’s triumphant return to its full form.
With the carnival comes the food and craft vendors, games for young and old and a bunch of fun at Lampe Park in Gardnerville.
With the lifting of coronavirus restrictions, we’ve witnessed a certain exuberance among our residents.
Friday’s “Block Party” has been dying back a little bit over the last few years, and we’re sure the operators of downtown Gardnerville’s establishments appreciate a little discretion on the part of their patrons.
There’s a reason that glass or metal containers are banned in public places between 9 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Saturday. That’s because people have thrown them at each other and deputies during the occasional melee that accompanies the party.
Some of the folks, who were causing trouble were coming from outside the county, and the locals didn’t need much help in that department.
There are alternatives to wandering downtown with a drink cup.
Jakota Wass will be performing at Lampe Park through most of the evening and if you want to see people throwing things, the Space Balls dodgeball tournament should scratch that itch.
Carson Valley days is a time to celebrate our inner agriculturalist and the true reopening of our communities after the long coronavirus lockdown.
But the virus didn’t just evaporate in the last month. As of Tuesday, there were 78 active cases and a Douglas resident succumbed to the virus just two weeks ago.
We don’t want to bring anyone down, but we urge folks to remember that whether it’s overindulgence in alcohol or breathing all over one another, it wouldn’t hurt to exercise a modicum of caution.
Enjoy the weekend, participate in the games, ride the rides. If you are impaired, find a sober driver, and if you’re sick, stay home.
Here’s wishing everyone a happy and safe Carson Valley Days.
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