Nevada Day Governor's Banquet Tuesday Night in Reno
About 700 Nevadans were in attendance, from dignitaries to special guest speakers and talented young people, all coming together to celebrate Nevada's sesquicentennial. The sold-out banquet was held at the Summit Pavilion inside the Grand Sierra Resort.
Several Silver State artifacts was on display, courtesy of the Nevada State Museum and State Archives.
And, like every year, Governor Sandoval had the most important job of the night – to cut the cake, a three-and-a-half by six foot chocolate cake with buttercream filling. It took chefs nearly two days to create. “We had to put the first layer of cake, then the filling, then the cake, then we frost it and then we have to put all the little things on top like the Nevada letters and all that,” says sous chef Eddie Guzman.
On Wednesday's Channel 2 News at 5pm, you'll see the Emancipation Proclamation – signed by Abraham Lincoln unveiled right here in Reno.