Kangaroo Night Court is hilarious event
Soroptimist International of Carson Valley members will railroad a few public officials through their annual Kangaroo Court – much to the delight of the audience.
Court will be convened June 12, 6:30 p.m., at the French Bar on Highway 395 in Gardnerville.
Lynch mobs are encouraged and class action suits will be brought against the more nefarious groups of people in the county, from commissioners to sheriff’s deputies.
Subpoenas have been served on various individuals for the past week, including Carson Valley Radio’s Lloyd Higuera, Sheriff’s Sgt. Lance Modispacher and Sheriff’s Lt. Ross Chichester. Diane McCoy served the following charges:
“During recent Valley events, a covert operation was executed by Lloyd Higuera, Lance Modispacher and Ross Chichester to take over the airwaves of the Carson Valley, Northern Nevada and, perhaps, the world, with the objective of ousting CNN, TNN, ABC, NBC, FOX, HGTV and even ESPN.
“This trio poses a real (or imagined) threat to the professional careers of major media personalities.
“Although the reading of your rights is not a requirement when serving these papers, it is suggested that you mount a defense. If you cannot obtain legal council, counsel will be provided (not a good idea if you intend to beat these charges).”
“Hanging Judge” Jerry Bing doesn’t let rogues like these get away with it. They’ll do their time and pay their fine.
It’s all in fun – and everyone at Kangaroo Court has fun, says Soroptimist member Didi Chaney.
Fines are donations to the club’s treasury, all of which goes back to the community in the form of scholarships, support for community activities, playground equipment, funds for women returning to school, recognition of high achievement by young people and support for national and international programs for women, children and families.
Individuals who have been subpoenaed for the third time can expect the imposition of the “three strikes and you’re out rule:” No little fine and no easy jail time, Chaney said.
The Soroptimist “jail” is the famous paddy wagon seen each year in the Carson Valley Days parade, which this year will begin at 9:30 a.m., June 14.
Carson Valley Days will be June 13-15 in and around Minden-Gardnerville. Soroptimists have sold their Carson Valley Days buttons for the event for over a decade, and during that time the pre-event cost has not risen from $1.
On Saturday, however, the cost goes up to $2, and if you don’t have our button, you may be “jailed” along the parade route.