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Pond and garden railroad tour to benefit ALS of Nevada

By ThisIsReno

Water & Rails Pond & Garden Railroad Tour

Visit more than 25 of Northern Nevada’s most ponds and garden railroads during a two-day Water & Rails Pond and Garden Railroad Tour on July 12-13.

Organized by MacLean Financial Group and Rail City Garden Center, the tour is in its ninth year. Tickets are $20 for one person, $30 for two people, $30 for one person plus BBQ and $50 for two people plus BBQ (children age 12 and younger are free).

The family oriented ‘Water & Rails Pond & 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.

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

Visit www.waterandrails.org for more information and a list of Water & Rails Tour ticket outlets. Additional information is also available by phone. Call 775-329-3041, extension 125.

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.

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