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Spread the Word Nevada Hosted an Enchanting 10th Anniversary Storybook Gala

Spread the Word Nevada Hosted an Enchanting 10th Anniversary Storybook Gala

The 10th Anniversary Storybook Gala "One Enchanted Evening", hosted by local non-profit children's literacy group Spread the Word Nevada, was a celebration of community spirit and generous giving.

Held at The Venetian on September 17, proceeds from the event will sponsor literacy services and books, which will continue serving the low-income students and families within the Las Vegas valley. Spread the Word Nevada's goal is to encourage children to gain success through reading and literacy support.

Four-time Emmy award-winning anchor and President of 10e Public Relations Kendall Tenney along with renowned auctioneer Christian Kolberg entertained guests throughout the evening.

Madame Tussauds Free for First Responders

Madame Tussauds Free for First Responders

The Las Vegas branch of the famous Madame Tussauds will give free admission to firefighters, police and EMT's in honor of the 10th anniversary of September 11.

The wax museum is offering free admission on Sunday. Anyone interested needs to show proof of employment to get one complimentary adult admission. The museum, which inside the Venetian Hotel and Casino, wants to show appreciation to the brave men and women who work every day to keep our communities safe.

Spread the Word Nevada Receives Grant from MGM

Spread the Word Nevada Receives Grant from MGM

MGM Resorts Foundation selected Spread the Word Nevada to receive a $27,000 grant. 

The grant will fund the Breakfast with Books program. The program distributes books to children but it also works to spread the love of reading to the whole family. Last year, more than 21,500 books were distributed during these family literacy events. This year, the group plans each month to serve an average of 3,900 students and their families by adopting 26 elementary schools in Clark County. 

"This generous grant by MGM Resorts Foundation will ensure that the low-income families in the Las Vegas Valley have an opportunity to participate in a program that will bring them  together to share quality time, while receiving  literacy tips, books, and activities to use at home as a family," stated Lisa Habighorst, Executive Director of Spread the Word Nevada. 

Town Square Hosts National Night Out Event

Town Square Hosts National Night Out Event

 

A National Night Out celebration will be held Tuesday at Town Square.

The Las Vegas community is invited to join the South Central Area Command of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) on August 2 to celebrate National Night Out at Town Square from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. National Night Out will take place in Town Square Park and is free.

National Night Out is a nationwide effort to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for local anti crime programs and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.

Guests can enjoy free food, soda and water (while supplies last), as well as live music, vehicle tours, free child finger-printing & I.D., free vehicle VIN etching, watch your car program/neighborhood watch registration and more.

Girl Scouts Depart for 19-Day Journey to India

Girl Scouts Depart for 19-Day Journey to India

What will you do this summer? Seventeen Girl Scouts departed July 6 for a 19-day journey to India. Before taking off on their international adventure, the girls participated in some local Las Vegas fun with Comedy Magician Mac King and Sumita Beauty.

On Tuesday, July 5, the girls enjoyed some laughter and magic at the Mac King Comedy-Magic Show at Harrah's Las Vegas. King is partnering with the Girl Scouts to help spread his literacy initiative, Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour, overseas. During their visit, King presented the girls with plaid suitcases full of books.  On behalf of Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour, the girls will distribute the books to children in India during their journey and spread the love of reading overseas.

Hospice Volunteer Honored for Dedication

Hospice Volunteer Honored for Dedication

Joan Kaplan, a dedicated volunteer at Nathan Adelson Hospice, received a 2011 Volunteer Spotlight Award from the Volunteer Center of Southern Nevada.

The Volunteer Spotlight Awards focus on volunteers who go above and beyond typical volunteer expectations to improve lives and build a stronger, healthier and safer community. These volunteers share talent, leadership or service skills by getting involved in their communities to help effect lasting change. Each nominee demonstrates a serious personal commitment to the mission and goals of the organization they serve.