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Wild Nevada Hosts Honored to Serve as 
Grand Marshals of 2023 Nevada Day Parade

Chris Orr and Dave Santina, hosts of the PBS Reno series Wild Nevada 

RENO, NV (October 27, 2023) — PBS Reno is thrilled that the hosts of its popular local program Wild Nevada, Chris Orr and Dave Santina, will serve as Grand Marshals of the 2023 Nevada Day Parade in Carson City.

The parade kicks off at 10am on Saturday, October 28, 2023 with a military flyover and 200+ entries marching down Carson Street, starting at William Street (HWY 50) south toward Stewart Street, at the Carson Mall Shopping Center. Spectators are encouraged to line up early and find a perfect spot. More information about the parade and volunteer opportunities is available here.

“Being able to represent the PBS Reno and Wild Nevada in the Nevada Day Parade this year is such an honor,” said Orr. “The energy and enthusiasm of the parade crowds are so much fun. I've had the opportunity to attend and even be in the parade before, but getting to lead it this year is such a treat. I am excited to be part of the Home Means Nevada parade theme since the beautiful and amazing landscapes and locations that we visit during the making of the Wild Nevada series have truly become home to me.”

Since 2000, viewers in northern Nevada and across the nation have fallen in love with Wild Nevada, a program produced by PBS Reno that explores the history and geography of the Silver State; from the breathtaking Ruby Mountains and Red Rock Canyon, to Walker Lake and Great Basin National Park, and dozens more locations in-between.

“The parade is an annual highlight and this year it will be extra special because the parade’s theme, Home Means Nevada, is a perfect fit with the Wild Nevada series,” said Santina. “As Grand Marshals we have the pleasure of riding in cars provided by The Impalas Car Club. This passionate group of Impala lovers is a lot of fun and it will be a blast to represent PBS Reno and cruise the parade route as a Grand Marshal with my family in one of their extremely cool cars. I’m looking forward to a great day October 28th! "

A PBS Reno float with PBS Reno staff and PBS KIDS characters including Clifford, Curious George, and Whyatt Beanstalk from Super Why will be directly behind Chris and Dave in the Nevada Day Parade.

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