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Out & About: Virginia City celebrates heroes

Kim Riggs
For the Nevada Appeal

Each year this parade reminds me of how much our veterans and the young men and women now in uniform have given to our country. Children stand with flags in hand. Mothers, fathers and family of military personnel with brave smiles upon their faces wishing their sons, daughters and family overseas could be standing with them. This event makes me proud to be here and so appreciative of my freedom. I am thankful, grateful and humble by all of our armed forces past and present so I’ll be headed up to V.C. to acknowledge there amazing service in the annual Celebration of Heroes Parade.

WHO: Virginia City

WHAT: Celebration of Heroes Parade

WHERE: Virginia City C Street

WHEN: Noon Saturday

COST: Free

WEB: http://www.visitvirginiacitynv.com

SEA TO SHINING SEA

Carson City welcomes disabled veterans during the amazing ride across America. Marilyn Lewis from State Farm Insurance is hosting the athletes during their stop in Carson City. A team of exceptional and extremely inspiring athletes, many of whom are injured Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, will travel from South Lake Tahoe to Carson City on Friday. They will have lunch at Spooner Lake and end their day’s journey in Carson City. Come wave your flags and listen to some patriotic music. Cheer them on as they ride across the county to inspire people to live active, enriched lives, disabled or not.

WHO: Ride Across America May 21-July 24

WHERE: Downtown at the Capitol Steps

WHEN: 4 p. m. Friday

CONTACT: Marilyn Lewis State Farm 775-882-4875 with questions or to volunteer

WEB: http://www.S2Sbikeride.org

Kiwanis/Battle Born Golf Tournament

Help keep the Nevada Day Parade in Carson City. Proceeds from this tournament can help fund this great, annual, family event. Each year, it’s an enormous undertaking to get everything ready, permits approved for the fun we all have enjoyed at one time or another in Carson City at the annual Nevada Day Parade. This year, to get some funding to assist the parade foundation, Kiwanis of Carson City is have a golf tournament to get the ball rolling. Come join the fun and keep the parade rolling.

WHO: Kiwanis/Battle Born Golf Tournament

WHEN: 9 a.m. shotgun start, Saturday, June 5

WHERE: Dayton Valley Golf Course

COST: $95/player (Includes continental breakfast, cart, range balls, lunch, goodie bag)

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Nevada Day Parade and the Kiwanis Scholarship Fund.

CONTACT: Steven Lyon at 224-5798

NEXT WEEK: Sertoma Golf Tourney and, that’s right, they made it grad info.

• To have your information included, contact Kim Riggs at kimriggs@att.net