Joe Cain Day never meant to be family affair |

Joe Cain Day never meant to be family affair

Ask any longtime local. The Joe Cain Day parade was never intended to be a family affair for the kids. It was intended to be a Mardi Gras in Nevada City. The very expression “Raising Cain” expresses the temperament of the event. Tourists come because of the craziness. When that’s gone, so will the tourists.

Move the whole event to Washington or North San Juan, where the fire departments can have water fights again, and where adults can dance in the street and have some good old crazy fun, like the old days.

Chuck Carlson

Grass Valley

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User