On Monday September 1, a group of Northern Nevada IBEW 1245 members and retirees marched in the Annual Virginia City Labor Day Parade. It was mentioned by the old timers that it was the largest crowd and participation in Virginia City’s history.
The Nevada IBEW participants might have missed this year’s event if it were not for Pat Waite, the IBEW 1245 Business Rep who made it happen. Retiree Rita Weisshaar filled out the application, and the team was able to not only participate but enjoy a wonderful barbeque served by leaders of Labor at the Virginia City Senior Center. The day also included civil war re-enactments with people dressed in period apparel who performed a mock shoot-out to boot.
Our group consisted of Ron Borst, Frank Istrice, David Thiem, Vicki Borst, Steve Urrutia, Shirley Skroch, Jeff Turk, Kirstin, Kelly Thiem, Executive Board member Tom Cornell, and myself. A great time was had by all who participated and we can’t wait until next year to do it again; bigger and better than ever. Mark it on your calendar!
— Tom “T” Bird, President of the Yerington IBEW 1245 Retiree Chapter