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Water and Rails Pond and Garden Railroad Tour to benefit ALS of Nevada



Visit more than 25 of Northern Nevada’s most spectacular ponds and garden railroads during the unique, two-day Water and Rails Pond and Garden Railroad Tour June 30 and July 1 and help a good cause.

Organized by MacLean Financial Group and Rail City Garden Center, the tour is now in its seventh year. Tickets are $25 for two people (children age 12 and younger are free).

The family-oriented Water and Rails Pond and Garden Railroad Tour event presents self-guided tours of serene gardens, koi-filled ponds and model trains that travel more than 1,000 feet of track, under tunnels and through miniature towns. It’s a fun day for all ages.

The self-paced tour allows you to visit as many of the ponds and gardens as you like. Pick up tips from the homeowners on the tour for your own garden.

Proceeds from the event benefit ALS of Nevada, an independent nonprofit organization serving ALS patients and their families in the Silver State.

ALS is a motor neuron disease and is often called Lou Gehrig’s disease after the New York Yankees baseball icon that was diagnosed with it in 1939 and died two years later.

ALS Nevada provides programs that offer emotional, physical and financial assistance to ALS patients and their families. Programs include home visits, medical equipment loans, counseling, a resource library, support meetings and more. ALS is progressive and always fatal. It affects the cells in the central nervous system that control voluntary muscle movement.

Tickets are available at the MacLean Financial Group, 1325 Airmotive Way, Suite 390 in Reno and at Rail City Garden Center, 1720 Brierley Way in Sparks.

For more information and a full list of additional Water and Rails Tour ticket outlets, visit www.waterandrails.org or call 775-329-3041, extension 125, or 775-355-1551.

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