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CHURCHILL COUNTY

New Year's Eve Bonfire: City of Fallon and the Churchill County Parks and Recreation is bringing you another year of fireworks and fun at the annual bonfire on Dec. 31 at 6 p.m.

Bring out a lawn chair and loved ones to enjoy this fun family event. The fireworks show starts the night off with the fairgrounds grandstands providing the best view in town!

Individuals may begin dropping off pallets, old wood and/or old Christmas trees beginning Dec. 21 at the Churchill County Fairgrounds parking lot; look for the pile.

New Year's 5K Run/Walk: Churchill County Parks and Recreation invites you to run for fun or walk at your own pace on Dec. 31. Get the New Year started off on the right foot by challenging yourself both physically and mentally in a 5k race around the city of Fallon. Registration is now open. Cost is $15 per individual, $50 for a family of four. Prices will go up for day of event registration. Sign-up by Dec. 13 to guarantee yourself a T-shirt.

2017 Youth Ski Program: With all the snow falling in the mountains this winter, why not take advantage of it and go skiing or snowboarding. Churchill County Parks and Recreation's annual ski program is always ready to give the youth of the community a chance to hit the slopes. The trips for this year are on Jan. 7, 21, 28 and Feb. 4. So come on out and enjoy the snow. Full package trips are available as well as ticket-only trips for children ages 8-17. Remember, adult chaperones (21+) are needed to volunteer to go on trips with us to help watch children.

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Fitness Bootcamp Classes: Churchill County Parks and Recreation brings you morning fitness bootcamp classes. These classes are designed for all levels of fitness. Join Marianne Woller Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings each week at The Gym at Venturacci Park for 5 a.m. classes. The drop-in rate for each class is $5 or you can purchase a 10-class punch pass for $40. Pre-registration is preferred. All equipment will be provided by the class.

For questions on any event or program, contact the parks and recreation office at 775-423-7733.

ELKS CLUB: Fallon youth will get to show off their basketball skills at the Elks Foundation Hoop Shoot free throw contest on Dec. 10.

The Fallon Elks Hoop Shoot is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 13. The contest will take place at the Venturacci Park Gym at noon.

Contestants will be split into age groups to compete with boys and girls competing in brackets of 8-9, 10-11, and 12-13 years old. Age groups are determined by how old the player will be on April 1.

One boy and one girl from each group will have the opportunity to move on to the District competition; the winners there advance to State and then to the Regional competitions to decide who goes to the National Finals in Chicago on April 22.

For information on the Elks Hoop Shoot, contact Teresa Smith by calling 775-217-8536 or go to elks.org/hoopshoot.

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