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Posse Roundup is Saturday at fairgrounds

Staff reports

This weekend, Carson Valley residents can help Douglas County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse by attending the group’s third annual Roundup on Saturday at the fairgrounds.

Roundup 2000’s day begins with a Horseman’s Flea Market, where you can buy horses, tack, trailers and assorted horse-related items beginning at noon.

The event helps raise funds for the community service organization’s expenses and the $1,000 scholarship the group awards to a high school student.

According to Jennifer Yturbide Wotman, a member of the posse, members help with crowd control for such events as the Genoa Candy Dance, football games and rodeos for Douglas High and the Sertoma Truck Pull and provide opportunities for children with MS and others to meet horses at camp. Member Bob Moore said the posse also helps the search and rescue team with when asked.

At 6 p.m., the annual barbecue will take place, and after dinner there will be dancing to Comstock Cowboys at 7 p.m. Dress is “Western elegance,” and contests for best dressed will be held.

Dinner tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for ages 10 to 16, and under 10, it’s free.

A live auction for a slot machine, tack and other items will be held, and among the raffle prizes are a saddle, tickets to the national finals rodeo, tack, hay and more.

For tickets, contact any posse member of call 782-4931. New members are welcome; call Ed Abrams at the sheriff’s office, 782-9937.