Work ongoing at Johnson Lane Park

Work on a shelter at Johnson Lane Park for parks staff to store their mowers and other gear is underway.

Work on a shelter at Johnson Lane Park for parks staff to store their mowers and other gear is underway.

Good morning Johnson Laners.

It has been a bit, but it has been rather quiet in our Banana Flats. Painted Rock is still grinding along although AJ has been sending regular updates. There hasn’t been anything significant to report on that controversy.

Social media has been a buzz about what is being built at the Johnson Lane Park. I was at the community center a few weeks ago and an unnamed employee at the counter caught the Parks Superintendent at the desk and posed the question. He stated they were building a shop for the parks staff to park their mowers and other equipment. Great idea as it will reduce them from having to load and unload the equipment every week. The location is directly east of the second driveway if you haven’t been by the park lately.

The annual Boy Scout show will continue this year with a change in sponsorship. It will now be sponsored by the Northern Nevada Inliners club. Al and Vicki Jewell are the coordinators and have asked me to pass the following information to you.

It’s that time of year where we are in the middle of car show season. And with that, the 9th Annual “Send a Scout to Camp Car Show” will be occurring on July 22, at its new location, Lampe Park in Gardnerville. It will be hosted by the Northern Nevada Inliners Chapter.

Registration is at 8 a.m. and the show is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Awards are 3 p.m.

The cost is $35; participants will get a T-shirt and dash plaque in their package.

Awards are as follows: Club Participation, Longest Distance Award, Cars Only: 1900 – 1939: 1st place- 3rd place, 1940-1954: 1st place – 3rd place, 1955 - 1969: 1st place-3rd place, 1970 - Present: 1st place – 3rd place, All Trucks: 1st place to 3rd place, Best Rat Rod, and President’s Awards: Best Car and Best Truck.

We are a Hot August Nights Event Series Promoter. If you are interested in purchasing your HAN sticker, they will be available for $10/sticker/vehicle. For more information regarding the HAN Event Series, please go to

This year, there will be coffee and donuts for sale in the morning plus Nevada Nosh Food Truck, Pancho’s Tacos Food Truck, and Kona Ice will be available for lunch.

There will be music, live auctions, vendors, and a 50/50 raffle.

If you are interested in sitting as a group please come together and enter together, no saving spaces. Bring your canopies/chairs.

All profits go to local Scouting.

You can obtain a registration form or sign up online at Same day registrations are accepted, but it is best to register early. Or if you have any questions, you can contact Al and Vicki Jewell at (775) 781-1747 or or

We have had one heck of a winter. I lost all our moon brooms and our large evergreen due to snow damage. Guess that gives us an excuse to redesign our landscaping. I finally get to see the boulders I paid for 20 years ago! We will be putting in a nice dogwood, some snowball and burning bushes along with some Lilacs to replace the moon brooms. Everything has grown so much this season.

Enjoy the heat while you can Christmas is just six months away.

Thank you for sharing a few moments with me. 

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