The Hackensaw Boys come to Fallon this Father’s Day weekend for a Concert in the Park on Saturday.
The Churchill Entrepreneur Development Association Business Council, the community outreach and membership leg to CEDA, annually puts on the “Please Don’t Make Me Attend Another Event” fundraiser to help its mission.
The CEDA Business Council, in partnership with the Churchill Arts Council, the city of Fallon, Mayor Ken Tedford, Councilman James Richardson and Councilwomen Kelly Frost and Karla Kent, is hosting the fundraiser.
The raffle includes many prizes ranging from Toby Keith tickets, a one-night stay at the Atlantis Resort Casino in Reno and a $2,500 grand prize sponsored by Greg Koenig for Assembly.
CEDA will be selling raffle tickets on June 18 for the various prizes during the season’s first free concert in the park that begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Centennial Stage.
The Father’s Day weekend concert features the Hackensaw Boys, a hard-touring force of nature in the American roots music world, who bring a punk ferocity to their string band base and a powerful sensitivity to their ballad roots. The Hackensaw Boys existed before the O Brother craze kickstarted Americana, back in the old alt-country days.
Since forming their band in 1999, they have had shared the stage with many amazing and diverse artists such as the Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Trampled by Turtles, Rambling Jack Elliot, Cake, Cheap Trick, De La Soul, and many more. Once, they even served as legendary country singer Charlie Louvin’s backing band for a tour.
This performance is presented in cooperation with the mayor, Fallon City Council and city of Fallon
CEDA will be selling raffle tickets before the concert.
This year, however, is probably the most important for this fundraiser. In September 2021, the CEDA Business Council, working in collaboration with the Churchill County School District and Oasis Academy, created a workforce development program to give students a chance to experience career opportunities in the Churchill County business community.
Students enrolled in the “Building Fallon’s Future — Churchill County Work-Based Learning Program” — earned school credit while working in a paid internship with a local business. Internships align with educational programs and career pathways offered by Churchill County High School and Oasis Academy. Fifteen local businesses created profiles within the program that will be matched to enroll students.
Students enrolled in the Building Fallon’s Future program are now eligible to apply for a new $1,000 scholarship funded by the CEDA Business Council. This scholarship will assist students further their career aspirations by helping to fund enrollment in a trade school, certification or degree program after graduation.
This fundraiser also will allow the Business Council to fund the new scholarship program for the next year.
Contact Sara Beebe at sara@cedaattracts or 775-423-8587 to purchase a ticket.