Community Day, shindig highlight Saturday events
The annual Fallon Community Day invites residents to join the fun on Saturday morning at Oats Park with a variety of activities for adults and children.
The event, which runs from 8 a.m. until noon, is being presented in partnership with the Fallon Elks Lodge, Churchill County Social Services and Churchill Community Coalition.
Holly Meader, project coordinator with Churchill County Social Services, said is Fallon Community Day is a resource event centered on “back to school” where families are able to receive clothing, backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, and important community resource information, all for free.
One of the hallmark activities of the morning is the free clothing give-away at the Oats Park Gym from 8 a.m. to noon. For the past two months, people donated clothing by the bags.
“It went well,” said Meader, of the donations. “We have a super-abundance of clothes, and the ladies (volunteers) are getting them set up.”
Meader said the clothes will be organized by size and gender for the distribution.
In addition to the clothing give away, a free swim is planned for the morning as is a free barbecue sponsored by the Fallon Elks Lodge.
Meader said last year’s event showed that 450 children received school supplies and backpacks. She said more than 550 individuals received free clothing and were fed by the Elks barbecue.
Volunteers will conduct a car seat safety/install demonstration, and local law enforcement will show off the K-9 unit.
Other information includes medical information for children, women’s health, registration for free youth dental checkups, parenting information, low income/housing rehabilitation, food stamp/welfare applications, emergency preparedness and library card signups.
Social Services will kick off the Wishing Tree Program in conjunction with Fallon Community Day by having applications available at their booth. This is the fourth year the Fallon Community Day has been held. Meader said attendance was good for the past three years.
The fourth annual Redneck Shindig hosted by Cancer Warriors for Central Nevada is Saturday at the Churchill County Fairgrounds starting at 8 a.m.
The 5K run starts at 7 a.m. followed by watermelon eating contest, redneck car show, human foosball and much more to entertain individuals of all ages.
The Cancer Warrior organization gives 90 percent of the funds to the two recipients that were chosen to be sponsored.