The Comstock Residents Association will host its third annual Community Barbecue and Meet ‘n’ Greet at Maynard Station in Gold Hill from 4 to 8 pm on June 26. Information updates will be presented on various topics related to the activities of Comstock Mining Inc., Storey County and the state and federal regulators. The event is a benefit for the preservation of the Virginia City National Historic Landmark which is being threatened by open pit surface mining.
“We all have something in common here on the Comstock,” said CRA Board president Robin Cobbey. “This is an opportunity for supporters of ethical mining to meet and talk with neighbors, catch up on the news, and share a good time together.”
In addition to the food and fellowship, there will be a concert by the Wabuska Yachting Club, an eclectic group of veteran players with a wide range of rock, folk, country and blues influences. The group renders classics from artists such as Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Lucinda Williams, The Pretenders and many others with current sounds from John Mayer, Mumford & Sons, Black Keys and more. The group is donating its time and talents in support of the CRA.
“We’ll be celebrating our recent successful lawsuit and giving a big ‘thank you’ to our fund-raisers,” added board member Joe McCarthy of Silver City. “We’ve raised the money it takes to advocate for sustainable development within the Landmark,” he said, “and CRA provides balance to a well-funded corporate PR campaign for open pit mining.”
Maynard Station, across Main Street from the brick Bank of California building, is open for weddings, special events and by arrangement with the proprietors (775-847-9469).
The Comstock Residents Association is a community focused public interest group representing the residents of Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City and Dayton, with a common interest in preserving the integrity and sustainability of the Virginia City National Historic Landmark and the quality of life in the Comstock communities it embraces.