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Sparks Hometowne Christmas postponed one week
by Tribune Staff
Nov 29, 2012 | 6719 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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SPARKS -- The City of Sparks has postponed the Sparks Hometowne Christmas tree lighting ceremony and Christmas Parade until Dec. 8 due to foreseeable severe weather conditions including high winds and flooding.

City of Sparks Public Information Officer Adam Mayberry said the National Weather Service is predicting a possible flood on Sunday morning and that all medical personnel will need to be available.

"We are going to need ample medical personnel on stand by and the parade tends to take away from that," Mayberry said. "We will be setting 11 sandbag stations in the industrial area of Sparks in preparation for any flooding. The industrial area in Sparks is generally that area south of Interstate 80, north of the Truckee River, between Vista Boulevard on the east and US 395 on the west."

Mayberry said three sandbag stations will be operable this evening and that businesses will need to prepare for flooding according to their location. The three initial sandbag stations will be at 1) Gateway Park: South of the intersection of 21st Street and Greg Street; 2) Cottonwood Park: Spice Island Drive and Truckee River; 3) Southeast corner of Deming Way and Kleppe Lane.

Mayberry said the original times of the tree lighting ceremony and the parade will remain though the events will now take place on Dec. 7 and Dec. 8 respectively.

The IndieReno Craft Faire in the Sparks Heritage Museum at 814 Victorian Avenue is still scheduled for Friday, Nov. 30 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A full map of the sandbag stations will be available as soon as possible at or you may call 353-5555 for more information.
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