Hot Valley Nights coming Aug. 14
Who makes the best banana split – Jimmy’s Frosty Spot or Hickey’s Drive-In?
For new residents, these names are not familiar, but to residents of the 1950s and ’60s, these were the places to go if you were a teenager and wanted to hang out with friends.
On Friday, Aug. 14, former employees of these two famous summertime haunts will serve up ice cream sundaes, shakes, floats and banana splits in friendly rivalry, according to Carson Valley Historical Society spokesperson Liz Paul.
“Hot Valley Nights,” a celebration of teen-age hangouts of the ’50s and ’60s complete with music and classic cars is an annual event to raise funds for the society.
The Valley Cruisers Car Club will provide some of the classic automobiles. Sprint car racer Amy Barnes of Minden, a Douglas High School senior, will display her racer.
Barnes began racing seven years ago and hopes some day to be a NASCAR racer.
“Racing is so exciting,” Amy said in an interview just before her debut race at Carson City’s Silver State Raceway. She has a 3.4 grade point average at DHS, even though she spends much of her time racing and learning about cars.
She first became interested in racing after her father took her to an Outlaw Karts race at Fuji Park.
Also on display will be Valley businessman Rick Frock’s race car.
the celebration will be held on the lawn and in the parking lot at the Carson vAlley Museum and Cultural Center on Highway 395 in Gardnerville 6 to 9 p.m.
Guests are encouraged to war the proper attire – that is to say, 1950s and ’60s garb – to this enjoyable, family event, Paul said.
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