Community reunion draws multiple honorees

the third annual Fallon Community Reunion is this weekend and everyone is welcome to the free gatherings and entertainment.

Two class of 1946 honorees and one from the class of 1944 will be attending. Susan McCormick, who’s on the reunion’s organization committee, said they’re excited about their honored guests who graduated 70 to 72 years ago.

“They’re 89 to 90 years old and I appreciate them making the effort,” McCormick said. “Last year, it was so fun because so many people were glad to see them. They greeted their old friends and made new friends. That’s a nice addition to the event.”

Reunion-goers don’t have to be Churchill County High School graduates or staff; anyone is welcome.

On Friday from 5-7 p.m., there will be an opening social at Fallon Theatres where various individuals and classes will entertain on stage. Brett McGinness, class of 1996, will be the opening act and provide some comic relief. A featured movie will follow the show and ticket sales will serve as a reunion fundraiser.

Saturday at 8 a.m. starts with a large $6 breakfast at the Churchill County Senior Center as well as a purse sale to benefit the Meals on Wheels program. Afterward, there will be a “show-n-shine” car show in the center’s parking lot and a free swim day at the city pool.

Complimentary registration to help connect with other attendees begins at 4 p.m. in Oats Park. Transportation to and from the park festivities will be available from the E.C. Best Elementary School parking lot.

Attendees can bring chairs and food or buy the concessions provided by Stockman’s Casino and there will be a dozen class tents for people visit. Fallon Elks Lodge will also have beer and wine for sale.

The Churchill County Museum has been readying their display, featuring panoramic pictures of classes as well as yearbook photos and a poster of the old high school with room for graduates to sign. Yearbooks on disc will be available for purchase.

“Maybe you lost yours or want the one your mother was in,” McCormick said. “They can make you a copy of that yearbook.”

At 7:30 p.m., multi-Grammy nominated Cajun band BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet will perform. The group has played in every U.S. state and overseas. They cover James Brown’s “I’ll Go Crazy” and have made many TV and film appearances including the movie “The Big Easy.” Their performance is part of kicking off Fallon’s free in-the-park concert series.

The celebration will continue in the Art Bar at the Oats Park Art Center, where the center’s galleries will be open to view the latest shows.

Tours throughout Saturday include The Old High School, the Oats Park School and Art Center, Fallon Theatres, Churchill County Library, Churchill County Museum, Douglass House and the Old Post Office and the Frey Ranch Estate Distillery

On Sunday, from 7:30-10:30 a.m., there will be an $8 breakfast at the Fraternal Order of Eagles hall

“They’re coming back in full force,” McCormick said of past attendees. “They have room reservations already. This is bringing people into the community.

Learn more at and call 775-423-5465 with questions.


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