Main Street Minden to pick manager Monday |

Main Street Minden to pick manager Monday

Nevada’s second Main Street Program got a boost on Wednesday when Minden provided the $90,000 it promised last spring.

Town Board members approved transferring the money, with the exception of $16,000 already spent in putting the program together.

Under an agreement, Chris Bently will match the town’s $90,000 to get the program up and running.

Members of the Main Street Board were introduced on Wednesday.

On Monday, the program will reach another milestone when it picks an executive director.

Board President Bobbi Thompson said they planned to select an executive director to take over for interim director Sheila Kendrick, who is one of the four candidates.

Main Street Minden’s first big event, a Fall Fling, is 3-9 p.m. Saturday on Esmeralda Avenue. Admission is $5.

The event will include balloon animals, pumpkin decorating, and music by The Connor Party and All Hat, No Cattle. Kids will be able to watch Frankenweenie in the CVIC Hall with free popcorn.

Various businesses will participate in the event, including Saletti’s, Minden Meat and Deli, and Coffee on Main, and they will have food and drinks available for purchase.

The event has a $5 entry fee, and includes entry for one adult and one child under 12.

The Gardnerville Main Street program began in 2008 with the help of $100,000, which the county granted to each of the three Carson Valley towns.

A bill proposed by the Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities that would establish a program in the Silver State died in the Nevada Legislature earlier this year.