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Home Holiday Decorating Contest Almost Here

Home Holiday Decorating Contest Almost Here


Time to tap into your inner Clark Griswold: Henderson’s holiday decorating contest is just around the corner.

City officials will accept entries for their 2012 Holiday Decorating Contest through 5 p.m. on November 28, but entry is limited to the first 50 received. Printable entry forms are available at cityofhenderson.com (type ‘decorate’ in the search box). The annual contest is sponsored by the Henderson Commemorative Beautification Commission (HCBC) and there is no cost to take part.

The outdoor decorating contest is open to any residential single-family home within the city. Participants can choose from several categories: children’s theme; Griswold, which includes homes with extravagant decorations such as those seen in the movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation;” 500 to 1,000 lights; street/neighborhood (minimum of three homes); best holiday theme; and most innovative.

Battle of the Bands Part of Henderson Fourth of July Celebration

Battle of the Bands Part of Henderson Fourth of July Celebration


A battle of the bands will be part of Henderson’s Fourth of July celebration this year.

High school bands from around southern Nevada signed up for the competition. Five of them were selected to play in front of the Independence Day crowd.

The battle will be from 6 p.m. to 7:35 p.m., at Mission Hills Park, 551 East Mission Drive. The winner of the competition will get a $1,000 gift card to Guitar Center.

For a schedule of other events in Henderson on the Fourth of July, go to hendersonlive.com.

Firefighters Rebuild Home for Family in Need

Firefighters Rebuild Home for Family in Need


Henderson Firefighters proved they don’t just stop fires. They can also build houses.

Fire crews gathered Friday to help a Henderson family repair and rebuild their home. The firefighters chose the Brimhall family. Donna Brimhall is a breast cancer survivor who remains disabled. Harold Brimhall works at a local service station. They have a 22-year-old son with Down syndrome.

"It gives us peace of mind that nothing is going to happen. Nothing is going to totally break down and there's a big bill to have to pay," the Brimhalls said.

This is the second time the Henderson Professional Fire Fighters and Henderson Fire Fighters Benevolent Association have joined forces to help a Henderson family in need. They cleaned up the outside of the house and worked on items inside as well like the electrical system. The family received all new appliances, toilets and roof work.

Parade, Festival Celebrate History and Heritage

Parade, Festival Celebrate History and Heritage


Nearly six decades of Henderson will be celebrated next month in the city’s downtown district with a parade and festival.

The city’s 59th anniversary will be honored during the Heritage Parade & Festival. The tribute, which features traditions like breakfast with the city council, a parade, live entertainment and a classic car show, will be held from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday, April 21 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water Street, in the Water Street District. Admission is free.

Below is a schedule of events for the Heritage Parade & Festival. All activities, times, locations are subject to change.

City Council Breakfast

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Henderson Convention Center Lawn

Mayor Andy Hafen and fellow council members will kick off the day’s festivities, serving up breakfast to residents.


10 a.m.

Water Street District

Party for Troops at Fiesta Henderson

Party for Troops at Fiesta Henderson


A party for locals involved in the Afghanistan conflict will take place this weekend in Henderson.

Fiesta Henderson, 777 W. Lake Mead Blvd., will host hundreds of Army Reservists on Saturday in the hotel’s Cancun Rooms. Many of the approximately 400 troops, who are either returning from or heading to Afghanistan, will gather in meeting space donated by the property. Local lawmakers and entertainers are expected to be on hand with well-wishes.

The event runs from 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.