A variety of fun events are scheduled this weekend in Caliente for the 65th Annual Homecoming Celebration.
The Homecoming Parade will start at 10 a.m. at Denton Heights and continue through town to the Caliente Rodeo Grounds. There will be a special parade tribute to local veteran Milo Miller, who passed away late April.
The Car show will immediately follow the parade at Vic’s Auto Repair. “There will be a ‘sound off’ for the first time, and trophies will be awarded,” said Homecoming Committee member Trudy Faulkner. It is a non-entry event. Contact Trudy Faulkner for more information on the Car Show or to purchase Homecoming t-shirts at (775) 962-1706.
Don’t miss the “Amazing Clown Train Ride,” which will start in the parade. After the parade tickets for rides around the park system can be purchased until 2 p.m. at the flagpole. Tickets are $2 per adult or child. Plans are being made to take Grover C. Dils residents for a ride, said Keith Larson, conductor of the train.
Don’t forget to register for the Ladies Skillet Toss Contest at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Caliente Rodeo Grounds. Registration will be from 10:30 to 11. There will be three age division groups, 8 to 14, 14 to 44, and 45 to 90. Three $50 awards will go to the winners. There is a $4 entry fee. All proceeds will be donated to the Shop with a Cop Program.
The softball tournament begins Friday night at 8:30 pm at Dixie Memorial Park, The tournament will continue Saturday morning at 8 a.m., then again on Sunday at 8 a.m.
The Heritage Box Car Museum will be open immediately following the parade until 1 p.m.
The Homecoming BBQ is at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Rose Memorial Park. They are still looking for cupcake donations, said Homecoming Committee member Millie Fitzsimons. She can be reached at 775-962-1174.
The Homecoming button prizes will be awarded Sunday May 29 at 2 p.m. at the Rose Memorial Park.
Please check out the Homecoming Schedule by visiting this web page, http://lincolncountynevada.com/playing/spring-events/caliente-memorial-day/homecoming-2016-caliente-nevada/, for all the events, fun and prizes happening this weekend.