Kickin’ it Carson Valley Days style |

Kickin’ it Carson Valley Days style

Northwest Martial Arts' Nathaniel Demer, 9, demonstrates a kick along with his fellow students on Esmeralda Ave. during the parade.
Brad Coman |

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Citizen of the Year

Deputy Teresa Duffy



Service Club

Welcome All Veterans Everywhere

NonService Club

Sierra Stompers


Northwest Martial Arts


Carson Valley Swim Center

Native American

Wa She Shu Casino

Antique Vehicle

High Rock Advisors


Grand Marshal Mashelle Begovich


Amacker Ranch

With more than 80 entries, and an enthusiastic crowd of spectators, the 2016 Carson Valley Days Parade rolled into the history books.

Participants embraced the pirate theme this year, with many organizations going all out for scurviest float.

Parade Chairman Tim Provost said the parade drew a good crowd.

“I think the cooler weather brought people out,” he said.

Citizen of the Year was Deputy Teresa Deputy, youth services officer at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

2015 Citizen of the Year Mashelle Begovich won the miscellaneous category in the parade.

Taylor Lambert and Eamon Webb were assembling the Boys & Girls Club entry in the parking lot of Douglas High School in preparation for Saturday’s Carson Valley Days Parade.

It was Lambert’s fourth time in the Carson Valley Days Parade.

Lambert said they expected as many as 20 children to ride on the float this year.

When asked how many Carson Valley Days this was for them, Webb, a Carson Valley native, replied “In the parade or watching it?”

That’s because he has been to the parade all 19 years since he was born in 1997.

Mark W. Jackson said he’s just the driver of Helping Hands Thrift Store entry, using his green 1953 GMC truck.

Some parts of the truck are older than other parts, with the ammo bed dating back to 1943, while other pieces were from 1949.

Jackson said he bought the truck for $500 at a Fish Springs ranch.

He said he’s put in about $7,000 worth of work into the vehicle, which made its debut in this year’s Carson Valley Days Parade.

Jackson, no relation to the district attorney, said he plans to install an air horn and a heater in the truck for the Parade of Lights in December.

“Next year, I’ll have the sides and the canopy on it,” he said.

Carson Valley Active 20-30 Club member Tommy Lovell and his crew checked in more than 80 entries on Saturday morning.

He said there are only a dozen members in the club, which is just enough to cover the eight chairmanships.

“We have a good time,” he said. “We say that the parade will happen no matter what we do.”

The Active 20-30 Club has been involved in the Carson Valley Days celebration since 1938.

Randall Sherbon enjoyed the parade from in front of the Sierra Motel, which he manages.

“There are a lot of people having a good time here,” he said. “This is great.”

At Minden, town board members and employees were cooking breakfast for 500.

Town Board member and Tumblewinds owner Roxanne Stangle said Carson Valley Days and the Fourth of July were her two favorite events.

Carson Valley Days wraps up today with the Duck Derby, games and live music. The carnival at Lampe Park is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Schedule for today’s Carson Valley Day

Grass Volleyball Tournament 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

Craft Show & Food Vendors 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Carnival 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Kid’s Grease Pole 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Live Music by Peck Ann Crow Band noon–2 p.m.

Carson Valley Duck Derby 1 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Community Derby 1 p.m.

Business Class Derby 2 p.m.

Service Clubs/Churches 3 p.m.

Live Music by Scarlet Stain 3–4:30 p.m.

Carson Valley Days Raffle 5 p.m.