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Kids Lead Flash Mob at Henderson Pool

 

Kids enjoying a summer day at Black Mountain Aquatic Complex recently took part in a fun celebration.

July is National Park and Recreation Month, so the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department hosted an impromptu flash mob at Black Mountain Aquatic Complex. People of all ages joined in the fun, according to city officials.

Thousands Attend Fourth of July Celebrations

The City of Henderson says more than 25,000 people attended their annual Fourth of July party. 

The celebration was held at the Basic High School football field from 6 to 9 p.m. This is the second year the party has been held at that location. The celebration included live local bands and food concessions that benefitted Basic High School. It ended with a 20 minute fireworks display by Lantis Fireworks.

Lakeside Fireworks Sunday at Lake Las Vegas

Lakeside Fireworks Sunday at Lake Las Vegas

 

The Village at Lake Las Vegas will hold a lakeside Independence Day celebration Sunday and Monday.

The Henderson Symphony Orchestra will be on-site to provide attendees with live, classically-inspired music. Comprised of 65 talented volunteer musicians, this orchestra has a two-decade tradition of performing in Nevada.

This year’s festivities are planned for the whole family with a live DJ throughout the day, face painting, a balloon artist and a fireworks display.  

The schedule of events is as follows:

SUNDAY, JULY 3

  • 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Live DJ
  • 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Face painting and balloon artists
  • 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Henderson Symphony Orchestra performs
  • 9 p.m. – Fireworks (the orchestra will perform along to the fireworks)

Additionally, Gothic Landscaping will be handing out U.S. flags to the first 3,000 guests.

MONDAY, JULY 4

Kids Raise Money for Miracle Flights

Kids Raise Money for Miracle Flights

Kids at one local charter school raised what they could to help an organization that provides medical flights for kids in need.

Three high school freshman at Explore Knowledge Academy Charter School organized and held a walk-a-thon for Miracle Flights for Kids. Altogether the students raised $430 for the non-profit based in Las Vegas. Miracle Flights for Kids provides free commercial airline flights for sick children to hospitals across the country.  

 “We are so moved to see the great effort these students made to help others. At a time when the economy is taking a toll on non-profits, it is inspiring to see young people reach out and help other kids," said Ann D. McGee, Founder of Miracle Flights for Kids.

Explore Knowledge Academy serves children kindergarten through 12th grade. 

Take Time to "Love Your Lifeguard"

Take Time to "Love Your Lifeguard"

 

Henderson’s lifeguards play an important role in keeping the community safe. The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is recognizing these unsung heroes July 9 with Love Your Lifeguard Day.

Residents are invited to stop by during open swim hours at all City of Henderson pools. Regular daily admission ($1-$3 per person) applies.

For all ages, the event includes lifesaving demonstrations, information about classes and lifeguard training, and question-and-answer sessions with the City’s lifeguard team. For kids, the event features relay races, safety swims, and the chance to dress up like a lifeguard for a photo opportunity. For lifeguards, it’s the chance to get a little “love” for a job well done.

Car Dealership Hosts Spirit of Liberty Tour

Car Dealership Hosts Spirit of Liberty Tour

A nationwide tour honoring members of the military who made the ultimate sacrifice stopped in Henderson Friday.

Money Pours in After School Gets National Attention

Money Pours in After School Gets National Attention

A local elementary school is looking at a much brighter future after a report about the school aired on the CBS Evening News.

For years, Whitney Elementary School's principal, teachers and students have done their own fundraising. Now with national exposure the donations are pouring in. The school's principal has dedicated her life to helping the kids in her school. Sherrie Gahn provides not just an education to her students but also basic needs like food and clothing. 

 "I started out feeding the kids, then clothing the kids, and then immunizing the kids, but the needs kept coming up. A different need kept coming up," said Gahn. "I was worried the children would continue growing up in a cycle of poverty instead of breaking it."