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Happy Halloween, Nevada Day

Members of the Leadership Class 2020 with the items for their time capsule, which is the barrel in the middle.
Frank Dressel/Special to The R-C

Future horror movies could do worse than an opening scene depicting the burial of a time capsule from 2020.

Members of the Leadership Douglas County Class combined Nevada Day and Halloween in the form of a time capsule that will be dedicated on Friday.

Once sealed, the capsule will be on display at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville until 2070.

Today, members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse will have their own celebration of Nevada’s 156th year in Minden.

Riders will be at the intersection of highways 395 and 88 around 10:45 a.m. today.

In any other year, the posse would be in the Nevada Day Parade, along with the Douglas High School Marching Band, the Douglas High Jr. ROTC and a whole passel of politicials.

Johnson Lane residents will combine elements of a parade and trick-or-treating in a drive-through craft fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Maps of where crafters are located will be at Stephanie Way and Vicky Lane.

Trick or Treat Safety Street is noon to 5 p.m. at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Entry is $4 per child and features prizes for best child, teen and family costume.

Fright at the Fairgrounds will wrap up with extended hours today.

Carson City will be conducting several side events traditionally associated with Nevada Day, including single-jack drilling, the beard contest and balloon launch.

A reverse parade is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. today at Western Nevada College in Carson City, with residents driving past the floats. For more information visit the Nevada Day Committee’s Facebook page.