Bulletin Board: Fourth of July parade, events

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Entries for all categories for the July 4 parade are being accepted online through June 24.

Following the parade, stay for the block party on Maine Street between Williams and Stillwater avenues. Maine Street will be blocked off until 2 p.m. for pedestrians and families to enjoy bed races, water games, a children’s bike parade and the fire truck sprinklers. Have lunch at food trucks and shop at vendor booths.

Many downtown businesses will be open and the Fallon Theatre will be showing cartoon “shorts” for those needing a break from the heat.

Hosted by the City of Fallon, Fallon Chamber of Commerce and Churchill County Parks  & Recreation, this annual celebration is a community-wide event with plenty of activities for families.

The parade, which begins at 10 a.m., starts on Taylor Street at the middle school, north on Taylor to A Street, east on A Street to Ada Street, south on Ada Street to Williams Avenue, east on Williams Avenue to Maine Street, south on Maine Street to the middle school.

Parade and block party sponsors include Fitness for $10, Big R, New Millennium, JOIN, Banner Churchill Community Hospital, Financial Horizons Credit Union, American Legion, Walker Lake Disposal, Edward Jones, Fallon Glass and Sign, Tedford Tire & Auto, Kent’s Supply Center, K.D. Automotive, The Depot and Class One Motorsports.

A pie-making contest will be held as part of the celebrations, so bake those pies and bring them to His Inspirations, 200 S. Maine St., on July 2 by 2 p.m. for judging. Winners will be announced at the block party.

To enter a float, sign up for a bed race team or be a vendor at the block party, please sign-up online at www.churchillcountyrecreation.org under “Announcements” or contact Lucy at the Fallon Chamber of Commerce at 775-423-2544.


Library activities

Stop by the Churchill County Library in June to take advantage of its activities for all ages.


Kick-off the summer reading program with a carnival with games, prizes, food and fun on June 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the empty lot on the north side of the library. The summer reading program runs June 6 to July 29.

“1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” encourages youngsters to read age-appropriate books before entering school. Book titles are suggested and offered by library staff. Sign-ups accepted at any time.

In-person “Storytime with Ms. Jes” offered Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Children’s Librarian Jeslyn MacDiarmid reads picture books to children and offers a craft to accompany most stories. Each session is recorded and posted to the library’s YouTube account for on-demand viewing at your convenience.

Reading with Rover takes place on June 9 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Children read books to dogs to improve their reading skills and confidence in reading to a decidedly captive audience.


Learn about 3D printing at drop-in participatory workshops on June 8 and 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. Using the library’s 3D printer, make objects, both useful and pretty, and see about this popular technology.

Virtual Reality drop-in sessions takes place on June 3 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. throughout the month. All welcome to stop by!

Knitting Club meets on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 4 p.m. All are welcome from the beginner to advanced skilled folks.

Have a problem with your computer or smartphone? Head over the William N. Pennington Life Center on Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. and get answers from Technical Services Librarian Joe Salsman, an expert in all things technology!


Writer’s Group meets Tuesdays at 5 p.m. Discover what area writers are inspired by and working on and bring your own manuscript for inspiration.

Check out the Hidden Cave Virtual Reality experience by making an appointment to don the headset and see Churchill County’s Hidden Cave from a whole new perspective. Bonus: no guano smell!

Drop-in for a VR session on Tuesdays from 3:15 to 5 p.m.


“Flying Artists,” a group of Fallon and Fernley artists working in watercolor, oil, pen-and-ink, acrylic and pastels will have their paintings on display throughout the library throughout the month.

Hours of operation

Library hours of operation are Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Sundays and major holidays.

Call 775-423-7581 for more information on any of the activities above. The Churchill County Library is located at 553 South Maine Street in Fallon. 

Summer 4-H camps

In addition to the many ongoing local 4-H club and youth activities that are happening across the state, the Nevada 4-H Youth Development Program also is offering residential camps for youth this summer, following a Nevada tradition that goes back 80 years.

The overnight camps will all be held at the Nevada State 4-H Camp in Stateline, Nevada. The 32-acre camp sits on the south shore of Lake Tahoe and is owned and operated by the University of Nevada, Reno.

Central Nevada 4-H Camp
  • July 17–21
  • For youth ages 9–13, from Churchill, Pershing, Lyon, Eureka, Elko and Humboldt counties
  • Cost is $250
  • For more information, call 775-423-5121 or email bogdanowiczk@unce.unr.edu
Mineral County / Native American Reservations 4-H Camp
  • Aug. 2–6
  • For youth ages 9–13, with first priority given to youth from Mineral County and Nevada’s Native American reservations
  • Cost is yet to be determined
  • For more information, call 775-945-3444, ext. 1039, or email emms@unr.edu.

Fallon Rotary

• Rotary Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 25: Changed from June 7

• Daily Bread on the fourth Thursday of the month. June 23

Upcoming Speakers:

• June 28: Rotary Discussions, Leadership

Become a chamber member

Would you or someone you know in the business community like to become more involved?
          Fallon Chamber of Commerce would like to extend its invitation to you to become a board member.
            The chamber provides resources, support and education to help businesses be successful. The chamber is currently working on job training, internships and scholarship programs for up and coming youth looking to get into the business world.              The chamber understands it’s made up of small businesses wants to provide all the resources you need to run a successful business on a local, state and federal level
          The chamber works hard to represent the local business community, but as a non-profit 501(c)6 organization, the chamber relies on members and board of directors to partner with us to serve businesses and our community as a whole! Many people wonder what it is the Chamber of Commerce is exactly.
       By definition, a chamber of commerce is a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses. Business owners in towns and cities form these local societies to advocate on behalf of the business community. Local Chambers work on the local level to bring the business community together to develop strong local networks, which can result in a business-to-business exchange. 

In most cases, local Chambers work with their local government, such as their mayor, their city council and local representatives to develop pro-business initiatives.
        If interested please nominate yourself or someone that you think would be vital to aiding our business community.

For information, contact The Chamber 775-423-2544 or email info@fallonchamber.com.


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