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‘Pirate’s Life’ theme for 2016 Carson Valley Days Parade

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Crowd favorite Sierra Stompers participate in the 2015 Carson Valley Days Parade.
Kurt Hildebrand |

The parade theme for 2016 is “A Pirate’s Life,” members of the Carson Valley Active 20-30 Club announced on Thursday.

The 2016 Carson Valley Days Parade is scheduled for June 11, 106 years to the day after the first celebration.

The annual Carson Valley Days festival is the second weekend of June, starting June 9.

The club will have parade applications as well as applications for sponsors and vendor spaces online soon at http://www.carsonvalley2030.com/carson-valley-days/.

Carson Valley Days dates back to June 11, 1910, when residents of the Valley went all out to bring visitors from around Western Nevada.

An estimated 700 Reno and Carson City residents took two early Virginia & Truckee trains to participate. Residents met the visitors in cars and buggies to take them to Minden Park for the festivities.

Reno Auto Club members made an excursion to the Valley with 50 vehicles.

That first Carson Valley Day wouldn’t be equaled for a long time, but when it was, it was due to the efforts of 20-30 Club members.

The event’s present form including the parade, has been an annual event since 1946. It expanded to two days in 1954, and has been growing ever since, now including a carnival.