GOP women host pre-Nevada Day Parade breakfast |

GOP women host pre-Nevada Day Parade breakfast

The Carson City Republican Women’s Club will hold their annual Nevada Day Pancake Breakfast from 7-9:30 a.m. Oct. 30 in the Nevada Room of the Governor’s Mansion, 606 N. Mountain St.

The public is invited to attend this breakfast of pancakes, ham, scrambled eggs, orange juice and coffee.

The price is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 10. Tickets can be purchased at the door. No reservations necessary. The cost for the event has remained the same for more than 12 years.

This traditional event began more than 30 years ago as a group of young Republicans, headed by Marie Bensinger, were looking for a means of attracting interest in their newly formed organization. It was later taken over by the Carson City Republican Women in 1982.

“The breakfast is not intended as a fundraiser,” said Carson City Republican Women’s Club President, Janice Baldwin, but proceeds will be given in the form of $2,000 scholarships to two senior students, one from Carson High School and one from Dayton High School.

“This event has traditionally served as a pre-parade gathering point for the state of Nevada’s office holders and potential candidates, offering them an opportunity to visit with the many attendees on a personal basis,” Baldwin said. “Everyone is welcome. In fact, we even encourage Democrats to come and meet our Republican officials and residents.”

Baldwin noted it is an easy walk from the Governor’s Mansion to the parade route, offering everyone an opportunity to enjoy some of Carson’s older streets and historic homes on a beautiful fall morning.