Plans are being finalized for this year's Frontier Days celebration with new events added to the traditional cribbage, horse shoe tournament and weight carrying contests and arm wrestling. Old fashioned kids' and family games will be going on throughout the three-day event, including a watermelon eating contest, water balloon toss, treat walks (trots), and kids and adults of all ages are invited to bring their hula hoops to compete.

Friday's activities will begin at 1 p.m. with kids' games, cribbage at 5 p.m., a dog show at 5:30 p.m. and free band concert from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., featuring Memphis Exchange. Throughout the event raffle tickets will be sold and an auction held with great prizes that have been donated by northern Nevada sponsors.

Saturday's festivities will kick off with the Lions Club pancake breakfast from 6 a.m. - 10 a.m., and parade registration from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. at the Community Center. Everyone is encouraged to dress or decorate in the "Sesquicentennial" theme and become a part of this great annual parade. Horseshoe and cribbage tournaments will follow with the always popular "Pool Quarter Dive" at noon and the weight carry, family games and the 30th Annual 4-H barbecue at 5 p.m. Live music by Vegas Road Show will follow the dinner.

The Lions Club will once again feed the masses with a pancake breakfast on Sunday; followed by games and the third annual Nile Valley FFA Tractor Pull (with the pedal tractor pull for kids 6 and under) at 11 a.m. Arm wrestling, family swim and an award presentation will top off the 37th year of Frontier Days.

Ideas and vendors for the event are still welcome; the next Frontier Days Committee meeting will be held at the Community Center Friday July 18 at 5:30 and everyone is invited.