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Mounted posse sets dinner and dance

by Heidi Alder

The Carson Valley is in for a real treat this summer.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse will hold the second annual Roundup 1999 Dinner and Dance July 31 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds

“The first one was great, but this one is even bigger,” Robert Moore said, alluding to last year’s dinner and dance.

Moore is a member of the Mounted Posse, which is a community service organization.

“We do crowd control and assist in search and rescue when asked,” Moore said.

The event is a fund-raiser for the Posse and helps to raise the $1,000 scholarship the group awards to a high school student.

This year, in addition to the dinner and dance, there will be free all-day demonstrations and exhibits, and a barbeque, Moore said.

Demonstrations include how to pack a horse or mule for backpacking excursions.

The dinner starts at 6 p.m. Children under 10 are free, and the cost for those 10-16 years old is $10, and adults over 16 are $12.50. The dance starts at 7 p.m.

The dress for the dinner and dance is “cowboy elegance,” which Moore emphasized is more than just Levi’s and boots.

“We’re having a contest for the best dressed cowboy,” Moore said.

There will also be raffle prizes including a saddle and art by Jan Rollen Hagen.

The Posse is anticipating a lot of support from the community.

“We’re expecting a bigger attendance than last year,” Moore said.

Dinner and dance tickets are available at Uniformity and 8Q Ranch and Supply Tack Shop in Minden, and Carson Valley Garden and Ranch and Eastern Sierra Feed in Gardnerville.

The event will be held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Pinenut Road in Gardnerville.

For more information, call 782-4402.