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Snake Valley Festival fun’raising slated for June 15-17 in Baker



BAKER — Friends and fans of Snake Valley will gather in Baker, Nevada, the weekend of June 15-17 for the Snake Valley Festival, to celebrate and raise funds to support community preservation. The public is invited to join the fun’raising. All proceeds from the three days of events will benefit Great Basin Water Network (www.greatbasinwater.net) to help protect the water and environment in eastern Nevada.

The Festival will overlap with the Great Basin National Park’s Astronomy Festival, June 14-16.

A wine tasting at T&D’s Restaurant and an ice cream social at the community center will kick off events on Friday night. Saturday’s activities include a giant name-your-price yard sale in the center of town, the smallest parade near the Loneliest Highway (it’s so small they go around twice), and booths and vendors flanking the main street. Of note is the book booth which features the best of big bookstore browsing in downtown Baker. Food will be available at the community center, T&D’s, and Lectrolux, with free entertainment at T&D’s in the afternoon. Other activities include a silent auction, children’s games, and a massive water fight.

Saturday night features a BBQ dinner and live auction at the Border Inn.

For runners and walkers, Sunday’s Snake Valley Slither, a 5 or 10K run or walk begins at 8 a.m.

Organizers are especially interested in letting northern and eastern Nevada area residents know about the wine tasting, yard sale, book and craft booths and live and silent auctions. Last year some people missed the chance to sip, browse, and bid, all for a good cause.

For more information and for a list of events, go to www.protectsnakevalley.org or call 775/234-7265.

Learn more about the astronomy festival at http://www.nps.gov/grba/planyourvisit/great-basin-night-sky.htm.

For more information on the Las Vegas Water Grab, please visit www.greatbasinwater.net.

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