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Fountain City Days begin Saturday

July 29, 2012
By JOE SUTTER, , Messenger News

GOLDFIELD - The annual community celebration, Fountain City Days, will be Saturday and Aug. 5 at the Goldfield City Park. New this year are inflatable games throughout the day.

Traditional events will be included such as the tractor rodeo and duck races. However, this year's drought conditions have altered the race.

"Normally they dump the ducks in the river and the first one over the dam wins, but there's no water," said Melanie Clay, who works with committee president Sandi Gangstead. "So this year they're going to use the fireman's tank, and stir the ducks up, and someone will grab a duck."

Fact Box

If you go:


7 a.m. - pancake breakfast, legion building; 5k registration in front of the Malloy office

7:30 a.m. - 5k walk/run

9 a.m. - duck races

10:30 a.m. - Kids' games in north shelter of the park, sponsored by Women's Club; United Methodist Church Crossroads food stand serving walking tacos and drinks; Liberty Pathfinders lunch wagon, Presbyterian Women's pie stand

Noon - Car show, town park

Noon to 3 p.m. - Tractor rodeo, east side of the park

1 to 2 p.m. - Water balloon games, west side of the park

4 p.m. - Parade

5:30 p.m. -Commercial Club supper

5:30 to 7 p.m. - Verle Tate Band

8 p.m. - DJ at the Well

Throughout the day - Smiley train and inflatables

Aug. 5:

10 a.m. - Service in the park.

Following the service - Lunch at the bus barn, freewill offering.



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