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OV staff hosts drive-thru parade
Opportunity Village staff got to say hello to their clients during a drive-thru parade on Thursday.
About 30 staff members cheered and waved as cars rolled by in the parking lot of the Ralph and Betty Engelstad campus at 6050 S. Buffalo Drive. At the event, staffers wearing masks stood 6 feet apart and held signs reading “We Miss You” and “See You Soon.”
“It went extremely well,” said Marty Wood, director of marketing at Opportunity Village. “We are thinking of doing another one next week at our Oakey Campus.”
Wood estimates 50 cars participated in the parade, which also featured former Gov. Brian Sandoval and his wife Lauralyn, a foundation board member; Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, a board of directors member; and the Vegas Golden Knights mascot, Chance.
During the pandemic, Opportunity Village has expanded its online programs and adjusted its operations to include more in-home care for clients.
“We are still in need of funding as it costs even more to do in-home services,” Wood said.
To help support the nonprofit, visit opportunityvillage.org.