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Living history train ride to raise funds for Soroptimists

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

Soroptimist International of the Comstock, Dayton will host “A Journey to Remember,” celebrating The National Day of the Cowboy, Saturday, July 24.

The evening of living history begins at the Virginia & Truckee train depot, 565 S. K St., in Virginia City at 5 p.m., with light appetizers, wine, beer and lemonade served before the 5:45 p.m. departure aboard newly refurbished train cars.

Dinner, dessert, and entertainment will all be delivered at various stops along the V&T route. Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased by Friday.

Participants can choose to dress in period costume. John Bennets, a third-generation Silver City native, will give a lecture about the Yellowjacket Mine, which is also where a barbecue dinner will be served.

After dinner, the ride will continue with narration to American Flat, where dessert and coffee will be served.

To honor the National Day of the Cowboy, Tony Argento of Reno, cowboy poet and musician, will provide entertainment on the return ride.

“This provides a unique, fun-filled experience people can enjoy and also fulfills Soroptimist’s commitment to educate people about our area while raising funds that support our local women and children,”said Lois Wallace, club parliamen-

tarian.

Soroptimists provide support to Carson Tahoe Regional Cancer Center, scholarships at three area high schools and assistance to women and children in the community who are facing financial challenges.

There also will be a raffle with an array of prizes and gift baskets. One alcoholic beverage is included in the $45 ticket price, with additional drinks available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased by visiting Dayton Valley Floral & Nursery, corner of Dayton Valley and Ricci roads or calling at 775-246-5296 ext. 102 or 775-742-0588.