Fall Family Festival coming to Lampe Park | RecordCourier.com

Fall Family Festival coming to Lampe Park

by Karen Brumhall

The real McCoy of all pumpkin patches held in the Carson Valley will place on Saturday, Oct. 14. The Fall Family Festival begins at 9 a.m. at the Lampe Park Pavilion.

This program is sponsored by the Douglas County 4-H Council and the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department.

This is an event for the entire family. Come stroll through the lush green grass as you and your children gaze upon 500 premium pumpkins for sale looking for your perfect jack-o-lantern.

The air will be scented with the heavenly smells of fresh baked goods, hot dogs and much more. The children will enjoy a variety of games and activities including a pumpkin run, face painting, pumpkin decorating, bean-bag throws through the pumpkin face, stick roping, ping pong toss, milk can toss, a fishing booth, duck pond, balloon pop, cupcake walk and much more.

The parks and recreation division will hold the annual Pumpkin Run beginning at 10:30 a.m. for ages pre-school to 6th grade with each age category winning a turkey for first place, a pumpkin pie for second place and a pumpkin for third place and ribbons for all participants. Pre-register at the recreation division by calling 782-9828.

There will be a picture booth brought to you by Ms. Barkley’s 6th grade class from C.C. Meneley. During the day, Douglas County 4-H project club members and teachers will be on hand to answer qeustions from parents and children regarding the youth programs available in Douglas County. October is 4-H enrollment month, so parents, your kids can start new with any of the 4-H project clubs.

There will also be a blood drive co-sponsored by the Gardnerville Carson Valley Kiwanis Club. We welcome those who wish to donate.

Reservations can be made now by call the Douglas County Extension Office at 782-9960.

Proceeds from this year’s Fall Family Festival will go toward 4-H youth educational programs and activities, including 4-H campscholarships, sending Douglas County 4-H members to state and national conferences and contests, sponsorship of family at Christmas and purchase of educational resource materials for 4-H project clubs.

For further information, call the Douglas County Cooperative Extension office at 782-9960 or the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department at 782-9828.