Story by Melissa Blosser, Douglas County Community Relations Coordinator
To celebrate the completion of the Genoa Main Street Enhancement Project, the Town of Genoa along with the Douglas County Redevelopment Agency is hosting a Ribbon Cutting Dedication Ceremony, and Celebration on July 27 at 10 a.m.
The ceremony will be held on Nixon Street near the junction of Main Street and Genoa Lane, in Genoa Nevada and will be followed by festivities until 1 p.m. in the downtown area.
“The Genoa Destination Project has established an important milestone for our Town and its residents,” said Dave Whitgob, Town of Genoa Chair. “This project has enabled us to “showcase” our Crown Jewel, while at the same time being mindful of our desire to preserve our historic integrity.”
The $1.65 million dollar project known as, “The Genoa Main Street Project” provides a more pedestrian friendly downtown while still preserving Genoa’s history. It follows the completion of new 1.3 mile Genoa Vista Trail which was dedicated earlier this year. Both projects are part of “Genoa Destination”, one of Douglas County’s 12 Economic Vitality Projects.
The overall theme of the dedication is blending the history with the future and the program will include Dave Whitgob, Chair for the Town of Genoa,Willy Webb, President of Greater Genoa Business Association, and Steve Mokrohisky, Douglas County Manager.
Following the ceremony attendees will celebrate with refreshments and live entertainment from Lightin n’ Lace. Family entertainment and activities such as Face Painting, Balloon Twisters and a Moon Bounce will all be available for children to enjoy. Local businesses will also be offering special promotions.
To find out more information about the event please call Genoa Town Office at 775-782-8696 or visit www.genoanevada.org.