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Walk/Run to Remember Planned for Wednesday

Walk/Run to Remember Planned for Wednesday

 

Students at UNLV will honor military members and veterans in their annual Walk/Run to Remember Wednesday.

The run is being hosted by the UNLV Office of Veterans Services and the UNLV Student Veterans Organization. The run kicks off at 6 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m.

A special wreath ceremony to honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice will be held at 9 a.m. at the UNLV Veterans Memorial, which is near the flashlight on the academic mall.

According to UNLV, an estimated 1,100 student veterans and active-duty military members attend the school. The university also says nearly 800 of those students are getting tuition benefits through Post 9/11 G.I. Bill.

 

 

Crystal Bookmark Awards Seek Nominees

Crystal Bookmark Awards Seek Nominees

Nominees are being accepted for awards honoring those who champion literature in southern Nevada.

Nominations are open for the 2012 Vegas Valley Book Festival Crystal Bookmark Awards Southern Nevada recognizing an individual and an organization advancing the cause of literature. The submission form can be accessed at www.vegasvalleybookfestival.org/crystal-bookmark/. You also can call 229-5431 for a nomination form.

Nominees must live in southern Nevada, and the call is open until 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. The two awards will be presented at the Vegas Valley Book Festival at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the auditorium of the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

Baby Shower Planned for Military Moms

Baby Shower Planned for Military Moms

It's one thing to be in the military and constantly moving around the country. It's something quite different to be pregnant while your spouse is overseas and you're left living in a community far away from family and friends.

That is how Operation Showers of Appreciation got started. It's a way to support those military families who need a good friend to throw them a baby shower when they need it most. 

Again this year Operation Showers of Appreciation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, will be assisting more than 100 military moms with all the things they need as a new parent, or soon-to-be parent.

"To have the opportunity to support and lift up these mothers is just fantastic. It helps ensure moms have what they need and reassures deployed dads that their loved ones are cared for so they can focus on their mission," said Kimberly Felshaw, President of Operation Showers of Appreciation.

Prom Dresses Being Distributed to Kids in Need

Prom Dresses Being Distributed to Kids in Need

After weeks of collecting dresses, Las Vegas Prom Closet will be open this weekend for high school girls looking for an outfit for prom.

The nonprofit group collected new and gently used prom dresses and accessories for kids who cannot afford them. The dresses were collected at several drop-off locations around southern Nevada. The prom closet will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the HELP of Southern Nevada offices, 1640 E. Flamingo Road, Suite 100. High school students interested in getting a dress from Las Vegas Prom Closet will need to show a valid student ID.  

 

Fire Station Open House Planned for Saturday

Fire Station Open House Planned for Saturday

Clark County firefighters will be opening the doors one of its fire stations Saturday.

The open house is from noon to 3 p.m., at Fire Station 18, 575 E. Flamingo between Paradise Road and Swenson Street. Fire Station 18 is the largest and busiest fire station in the county. At the open house, firefighters will give out fire and drowning prevention tips along other safety information for families.

Besides county firefighters, there will representatives from Nevada Child Seekers, UNLV Healthy Homes, Trauma Intervention Program of Southern Nevada and other health and safety agencies. The fire department will also have out its safety house where children can learn how to get out of a house that is on fire safely.