RSVP Spring Carnival begins Thursday | NevadaAppeal.com

RSVP Spring Carnival begins Thursday

Nevada Appeal staff report
A pair of young ladies enjoy a ride at the RSVP Carnival Thursday evening.
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The public is invited to attend the 34th annual RSVP Spring Celebration and Carnival hosted by the Nevada Rural Counties RSVP Program. This year’s event will be held beginning Thursday and will run through Sunday at Mills Park in Carson City.

Hours will be: Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Friday, Family Night, all rides only $1 sponsored by Carson City Toyota/Campagni Auto Group, 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 10 p.m., live DJ from 2 to 7; Sunday, 1 to 8 p.m., live DJ from 2 to 7.

“RSVP’s mission is to provide lifesaving volunteer programs that help seniors maintain their dignity, self-respect and independence. All proceeds go toward services for seniors, veterans and adults living with a disability, to assist them to remain independent and in their own homes with dignity. RSVP Independent Living Programs include lifesaving services such as escorted transportation, respite care for family caregivers, companionship, resistance exercise training, ‘Friends Day Out’ — featuring the Java Music Club, homemaker cleaning services, pro-bono legal services, personal emergency response systems, veteran’s resources, free Farmer’s Market coupons, and much more,” said Susan Haas, executive director and C.E.O. of RSVP.

Discount carnival ride tickets are available onsite at the RSVP beer booth. Parking for the event is available on all sides of the park and additional handicapped parking will be on Oxoby Loop.

Admission is free. Enjoy carnival rides, music and shopping. On Mother’s Day treat mom to lunch or dinner at one of the food venders featuring all of your favorite carnival foods including pizza, spaghetti, funnel cakes, Mexican fare, hot dogs, corn dogs and kettle corn. A variety of vendors will be showing jewelry, purses and clothing, home decorations, plus handcrafted pottery, airbrush art and face tattoos. The Wheelhouse will be hosting a skate expo throughout the weekend.

For information visit http://www.nevadaruralrsvp.org, or contact Anita Moreno, RSVP fair manager, at 775-687-4680 x7 or via email at amoreno@nvrsvp.com.