Memorial Day weekend events

There are some things you can always count on in Carson City. When you drive past Lone Mountain Cemetery on Memorial Day, you will see American flags placed on gravesites of veterans honoring the fallen soldiers that gave the supreme sacrifice for our freedom. Tradition sometimes is so comforting. In honoring our veterans, you shouldn't miss Virginia City's Celebration of Heroes Parade, which is a true reflection of pride. It's also a reflection of the men and women who have always fought for what they know is so precious - freedom. So come join the annual Memorial Day parade, and show your pride.

traditional Celebration of Heroes parade

What: Celebration of Heroes Parade

Where: C Street, Virginia City

When and time: Friday - Sunday; Parade Day is Saturday at noon

Cost: Free

Contact: 775-772-9974

Web site: visitvirginiacitynv.com

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As you leave Virginia City and hear the whistle blow from train station at Virginia City and Gold Hill Depot, think about heading down to Carson City and check out the Nevada State Railroad Museum for the Memorial Day weekend steam train ride. All veterans and active armed forces ride for free, so come enjoy a relaxing train ride and go back in time.

Nevada State Railroad Museum

What: Ride the Rails Ð Steam Train for Memorial Day

Where: Nevada State Railroad Museum

When and time: 10 a.m. Ð 4 p.m., Saturday through Monday, May 26

Cost: Veterans and active armed forces ride for free.

Contact: 775-687-6953

Web site: Summer schedule - The museum's motor car or steam train will run weekends through September. For a full schedule and museum hours visit www.nsrm-friends.org.

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Carson Sertoma members are a dedicated group with a common goal of helping children through local charities and organizations, with a focus on the areas of speech and the hearing impaired and assisting local children with cancer and diabetes problems. Over the years, Sertoma of Carson City has raised money to help improve the lives of so many children, thanks to all of you wonderful sponsors and golfers who participated in helping them raise money and awareness to help serve children with special needs. It is the reason each year when the weather is perfect and the clubs are ready that Sertoma asks you once again to come enjoy some great golf and raise some more funds.

Carson Sertoma Club Annual Charity Golf Tournament

What: Beat-the-pro contest, Hole-in-one wins car, long drive, closest to pin, many raffle prizes.

Where: Eagle Valley Golf Course (East Course)

When and Time: June 22, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start

Cost: $85 includes golf, cart, BBQ, tee prizes, team prizes

Contact: Registration call Frank at 885-7579, John at 882-2603 or pickup at Pip Printing or Q's restaurant.

Proceeds Benefit: local children with hearing/speech, cancer, diabetes problems.

Update on little Lindsay Davidson

Seven-year-old Lindsay Davidson is awake after getting hugs and kisses from mom and dad. What did she want? Ice cream! Keep your eyes open on this column. Lindsay, her family and friends want to make her homecoming a big one. With the help of the community, they hope to surprise little Lindsay with a bedroom make-over fit for a princess!

• If you would like your information included, please e-mail Kim Riggs at kimriggs@att.net

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