Participation growing for SS Founders Day event
Participation is increasing steadily for the Silver Springs Founders Day celebration, featuring a parade, set for Saturday, May 10.
After not being held last year, the one-day event celebrating the founding of the community returns this year, sponsored again by the Silver Springs Chamber of Commerce, returns with a parade down Fort Chruchill Street starting at 10 a.m. and continuing with activities and booths in Penny Park, reported Chamber of Commerce President Ron Bell.
Applications for the parade and for vendors at the park are available on the Chamber of Commerce website (silverspringsnevada.org, click on 'Members Area' drop down menu near top, and choose forms). The parade takes off from the Lake Street intersection (near Napa auto parts store) and heads north before finishing at Penny Park, where activities continue most of the rest of the day.
Also going on that day will be free Mason Child ID program (parents create a kit to ID missing kids) and Shriners Hospital for Children Screening Clinic activities from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Silver Springs Senior Center (2945 Fort Churchill).
At the park, there will be several activities, quite a few vendors and other booths (booth fee is $10), including multiple bounce houses for kids, gunfighters group giving demonstrations and gun safety classes, Karaoke and other musical entertainment and more. Bell said the involvement is growing.
He also said they are hoping to have around 100 entries in the parade, including the Shriners clowns, several horse groups, Pony Express, equipment and entries from McFarland Cascade wood treatment plant and Bell said politicians are certainly invited.
For more information, call Bell at 220-0007.
SILVER SPRINGS FOUNDERS DAY
The celebration kicks off with a parade down Fort Churchill Street starting at 10 a.m. and contines with activities and booths in Penny Park. For more information, call Chamber of Commerce President Ron Bell at 775-220-0007.