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Elks host annual Summerfest carnival

by Amy Roby

The Tahoe-Douglas Elks Lodge 2670 hosts their 19th annual Summerfest Carnival July 11-15 at Lampe Park in Gardnerville. The event is scheduled from 5-11 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, and noon-9 p.m. on Sunday.

Carnival-goers will experience a vast array of rides, midway games and fair-style delicacies. The Elks will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, sodas and ice cream.

Pre-sale tickets are available for $15 and may be exchanged for all-day wrist bands, good for any day of the carnival. Pre-sale tickets are available until 3 p.m. on July 11 and may be purchased at: Accolades Trophies, the Chamber of Commerce, C.V. Garden & Ranch Center, Especially for You, Full Belly Deli, Les Schwab Tires and Main Street Barbers.

The Elks are committed to providing programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, honoring the service and sacrifices of our veterans, and fulfilling various unmet needs within our community. Proceeds from the carnival directly benefit our local community through scholarships, youth activities, and programs that serve seniors and veterans.

For additional information about the Summerfest carnival, contact Chairman Gary Wendt at 265-6136.

Douglas County Library welcomes campers

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Having trouble assembling your tent? Not too comfortable spending an entire night on the ground? Never fear – the Douglas County Library is here to save the day. They’ve planned a special imaginary campout for children ages 5-12 on Tuesday.

Campers will gather in the library at 3 p.m. to sing campfire songs with local recording artist Nancy Raven. Raven learned the value of music while working as a co-op nursery mother more than 40 years ago, and has been singing children’s songs ever since. She performs in school assemblies, summer camps, concerts and library programs throughout the West. She worked as an artist in residence through the California Arts Council, produced Saturday morning children’s programs at the La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley, Calif., and has been featured on a number of radio programs. You can learn more about her at http://www.lizardsrockmusic.com.

Following the music, Miss Carol will gather the children around an imaginary campfire and delight them with spooky ghost stories. Participants will then construct a nature-themed craft and enjoy a yummy treat.

Please reserve a space for your child no later than Monday by calling the library at 782-9841.

Amy Roby can be reached at ranchosroundup@hotmail.com.