Freedom 5K, Sidewalk Artfest highlight Gardnerville Fourth of July celebration
by Paula Lochridge, Main Street Gardnerville
The Town of Gardnerville and Main Street Gardnerville will host their 2nd annual “Gardnerville Freedom 5K Fun Run/Walk and Yankee Doodle Chalk Artfest” on July 4th, 7 am – 12 noon at Heritage Park. Come dressed in your best patriotic colors and enjoy a run/walk around Heritage Park, Martin Slough Nature Trail and Carson Valley Middle School cross country and running track.
Registration forms available for download at http://www.MainStreetGardnerville.org and http://www.gardnerville-nv.gov and at the Town of Gardnerville office at 1407 Hwy 395 in Gardnerville. Submit the forms, with payment, to the Town of Gardnerville or Main Street Gardnerville at this same address.
We’ve also partnered with American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. They’ve set up an on-line registration for the Fun Run/Walk. You can sign up soon via their link found on the events page at http://www.MainStreetGardnerville.org. The American Cancer Society will also be sponsoring a “KidZone” area during the morning’s activities. Town of Gardnerville & Main Street Gardnerville Ph: 775.782.8027 1407 Main Street (Hwy 395 N), Gardnerville, NV 89410 Fax: 775.782.7135
The “Yankee Doodle Chalk Artfest” is hosted by the Carson Valley Arts Council & East Fork Gallery. Registration fee is $10 in advance and includes the chalk. Applications are due by June 27th. Registration forms available from the Carson Valley Arts Council, at 1572 Hwy 395 in Minden or on their website at http://www.cvartscouncil.com. Registration forms also available at the East Fork Gallery, 1503 Main Street, Suite K and at the Park & Recreation Office, 1325 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville. Mail to CVAC, Attn: Chalk Artfest, 1572 Highway 395, Minden, NV 89423 or drop off at the East Fork Art Gallery or Gardnerville Town Office.
During the event, families with children under 12 can visit the “Family Chalk Doodle Fun Zone” from 8 am – 12 noon free (no preregistration needed).
The Carson Valley Lions Club will host a “Pancake Breakfast” from 8-11am. The $6 breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausage and beverage.
Shop Small Northern Nevada is looking for vendors to participate in this year’s event. Contact them directly at http://www.ShopSmallNN.com or 775.782.5187.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the non-profit partners involved.
Please visit the Town of Gardnerville’s website at http://www.gardnerville-nv.gov or Main Street Gardnerville’s website at http://www.MainStreetGardnerville.org for registration forms and more information.
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