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Independence Day Party Scheduled at Basic

Independence Day Party Scheduled at Basic

 

For the second consecutive year, the City of Henderson will host its Independence Day Celebration at the Basic High School football field, 400 N. Palo Verde Drive, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Monday, July 4.

The event will feature live entertainment and an 18-minute fireworks show by Lantis, which begins at 9 p.m. Admission is complimentary.

In exchange for utilizing the school’s stadium, the City of Henderson created a unique alternative for generating revenue for several of Basic’s student clubs, organizations and sports teams. During the holiday’s festivities, groups such as the Marine Corps JROTC, student council and volleyball squads will be selling a variety of concessions from hot dogs to hamburgers and ice cream. All proceeds will benefit each individual program to assist with funding extra-curricular activities, tournament fees and new equipment.

Registration Open for Classic Car Show

Registration Open for Classic Car Show

Registration is now open for the Super Run Classic Car Show.

The show is in September in the historic Water Street District in downtown Henderson. There are only 1,000 positions open, so organizers are asking classic car enthusiasts to register now. The event is open to all makes, models and years of  classic cars.  

Besides getting a chance to show off a classic ride, participants will also get a chance to win cash. There will be awards given out in 250 categories, everything from People's Choice to Best Engine. There will also be contests for slow-drag and a roaring engines. 

“I look forward to attending this event every year. It is wonderful to see the camaraderie between the participants and community as they share a common passion for classic cars,” said Mark Calhoun, Henderson City Manager.

Teacher Sky Dives into Carnival

Teacher Sky Dives into Carnival

A teacher from Harmon Elementary School will make a daring entrance into Friday night's PTA carnival.

Jim Dolan and three other friends will jump from a plane and land in a space just behind the school during the party. The carnival benefits the school and the Parent-Teacher Association. Dolan is the school's physical education teacher and a professional skydiver with more than 4,000 jumps under his belt. This is not the first time he's jumped at the event, he's been jumping and landing at the carnival for more than 10 years.

The carnival is from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. but the jump is set for 6 p.m. 

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada honored 34 Girl Scouts during its recent 2011 Young Women of Distinction ceremony at The Orleans Hotel & Casino.

The Gold Award is Girl Scouts highest earned honor, and is an opportunity for a girl to put her leadership skills, career interests, and personal values together to serve her community. Gold Award recipients:

CAI Nevada Accepting Nominations for Annual Heroes Awards

CAI Nevada Accepting Nominations for Annual Heroes Awards

The Nevada chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), a national membership organization for HOA management companies, volunteer board members, professional service providers and business partners, is hosting its annual Heroes Awards to honor everyday individuals who have displayed acts of bravery and community mindedness in the spirit of 9/11.

The Heroes Awards originated in 2002 from an overwhelming desire to remember those lost and to recognize those involved in the relief efforts of 9/11. It is now an annual commemorative event for CAI Nevada.

High Schoolers Win Laptops for Green Essays

High Schoolers Win Laptops for Green Essays

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) in partnership with Coca-Cola awarded laptop computers to the 40 winners of an essay contest that asked local high school seniors to write a 500-word essay on how they can reduce their carbon footprint by using the services offered by the RTC.

"The level of participation was remarkable. We received hundreds of essays from students on how they use our growing transit system, bicycling amenities and other environmentally friendly services to reduce our carbon footprint," RTC General Manager Jacob Snow said.

The essay contest was open to all high school seniors graduating in 2011. Each essay was judged equally on its content and the quality of the writing.

Graffiti Cleanup Helps Whitney Neighborhood

Graffiti Cleanup Helps Whitney Neighborhood

Volunteers joined County Commissioner Mary Beth Scow on Saturday morning for a graffiti cleanup in a neighborhood near the Whitney Recreation Center, not far from Boulder Highway and Tropicana. The cleanup attracted about 30 volunteers, including some firefighters from nearby Station 17 until they were called away. The project included painting over graffiti and picking up trash and debris.

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