Genoa Main Street ribbon-cutting Saturday

Posted By on July 26, 2013

Story by Melissa Blosser, Douglas County Community Relations Coordinator

To celebrate  the completion of the Genoa Main Street Enhancement Project, the Town of  Genoa along with the Douglas County Redevelopment Agency is hosting a Ribbon  Cutting Dedication Ceremony, and Celebration on July 27  at 10 a.m.

Photo provided by Douglas County

Photo provided by Douglas County

The ceremony will be held  on Nixon Street near the junction of Main Street and Genoa Lane, in Genoa  Nevada and will be followed by festivities until 1 p.m. in the downtown area.

“The Genoa Destination  Project has established an important milestone for our Town and its residents,”  said Dave Whitgob, Town of Genoa Chair.   “This project has enabled us to “showcase” our Crown Jewel, while at  the same time being mindful of our desire to preserve our historic  integrity.”

The $1.65 million dollar project known as, “The  Genoa Main Street Project” provides a more pedestrian friendly downtown while  still preserving Genoa’s history. It follows the completion of new 1.3  mile  Genoa Vista Trail which was  dedicated earlier this year. Both projects are part of “Genoa Destination”,  one of Douglas County’s 12 Economic Vitality Projects.

The overall  theme of the dedication is blending the history with the future and the  program will include Dave Whitgob, Chair for the Town of Genoa,Willy  Webb, President of Greater Genoa Business Association, and Steve Mokrohisky,  Douglas County Manager.

Following the  ceremony attendees will celebrate with refreshments and live entertainment  from Lightin n’ Lace.  Family  entertainment and activities such as Face Painting, Balloon Twisters and a  Moon Bounce will all be available for children to enjoy.  Local businesses will also be offering  special promotions.

To find out  more information about the event please call Genoa  Town Office at 775-782-8696 or visit  www.genoanevada.org.