The 2016 Live Local Fallon grand prize drawing and barbecue will be Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. along Maine Street between Williams Avenue and Center Street.
The grand finale drawing for those who have participated in the third annual Live Local Fallon passport program will take place at 3 p.m., and there’s still time to receive more passport stamps.
Shop and eat on Maine Street, or anywhere in Fallon, and complete your Live Local Fallon passport entries. You’ll have until the drawing time on Saturday to enter to win the grand prize and others.
“It has been a very positive, morale-boosting program for our local economy,” said Jane Moon, director of the city’s Tourism and Visitor Events. “It has given Fallon residents, especially those participating, a sense of ownership and pride for what’s available here in Fallon.”
This year’s grand prize is a 25-foot, fully loaded T250-SLC Sandstorm Toy Hauler. The first prize is a Bassham Furniture gift certificate, a Jeff’s Copy Express prize package and a Family Pet Connection gift certificate. The second prize is a $25 Depot Diner card.
The street party will also be brimming with free hamburgers and hot dogs, entertainment and family activities. There will be a farmers’ market, crafters, dancing, balloons, face painting, bounce houses, games, a fire truck spraying water to cool the kids and plenty of downtown deals and discounts including double Live Local Fallon stamps.
If you want to pick up a passport, it’s still possible — albeit tight — to enter to win. You must submit a passport page requiring 10 shop stamps and five restaurant stamps, valued at $250. Passports are available at Fallon City Hall, the Fallon Convention Center and the Fallon Chamber of Commerce.
“The staff that’s here (at Fallon Convention and Tourism Authority) and the prior director have really built this program quite nicely, and that’s why we’ve gone into a third year,” Moon said. “It’s been a very engaging and fun experience. Every year, it seems like we do attract more merchants into the program just by that alone, that it’s made such a positive impact for both merchants and residents.”
Moon said FCTA has received applications for 12 vendors. She said the city and vendors will be setting up their booths on Saturday morning.
Plus, the authority is looking for donations which may be used as raffle prizes for event attendees.
Visit www.livelocalfallonnv.com to learn more, including a complete list of participating businesses. Call 775-423-4556 with questions.
FCTA’s Live Local Fallon program has been featuring the 2016 passport game since November 2015. Only those who have participated in the Live Local Fallon passport process have a stake in winning the prize drawings. However, anyone is welcome to enjoy the street party and its offerings.