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Henderson Neighborhood News for June 5-11, 2012

WALKER FURNITURE LAUNCHES HELP FOR HEROES PROGRAM

Walker Furniture announced a Help for Heroes program designed to provide 10 military individuals and families with necessary items that may include lift chairs, adjustable beds, new mattresses and dining sets, among other possibilities. Recipients will be selected from letters written on behalf of prospective recipients and submitted through June 27.

According to company CEO, Larry Alterwitz, Walker Furniture created the program to help make day-to-day living a little easier for a segment of the community that is often overlooked. He said each delivery will be specific to the needs of each recipient.

“We must remember what these men and women have done for us”, Alterwitz said in a press release. “The VA helps them, but is limited in what they can do beyond their medical needs.”

Letters will be reviewed by an independent panel headed by Cmdr. John Rupe of the American Legion Paradise Post No. 149. Rupe plans to visit each prospective recipient to evaluate their needs.

Letters can be sent to: Larry Alterwitz, CEO Walker Furniture, 301 S. Martin Luther King Blvd., Las Vegas, NV, 89106. Letters can also be faxed to 702-384-7772, hand delivered to Walker Furniture or e-mailed to cnelson@walkerfurniture.com. Letters can also be submitted online at walkerhelpforheroes.com.

Alterwitz said others have joined the effort to offer assistance including the Las Vegas Rescue Mission and Famous Dave’s, which plans food drives at all valley locations.

Walker Furniture is also asking the community to drop off nonperishable food items and toiletries for the American Legion Paradise Post No. 149 food pantry to the company’s main showroom at 301 S. Martin Luther King Blvd. or the warehouse outlet at 4150 E. Cheyenne Ave.

CITY TO CELEBRATE OPENING OF TWO NEW PARKS

The city of Henderson is scheduled to celebrate the grand opening of two new parks from 8 to 10 a.m. June 14 at Mountain Lake Park, 1020 Golda Way.

Along with Mountain Lake Park, the city is set to celebrate the opening of Terrazza Park, 1992 Galleria Drive.

The event is expected to include remarks from Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen and City Councilwoman Gerri Schroder.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.

HENDERSON LIBRARIES KICKS OFF SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

Henderson Libraries Summer Reading program is slated to kick off June 7.

This year’s theme is expected to be science fiction.

The program is planning to have events and activities throughout the summer for the reading challenge.

For more information, visit mypubliclibrary.com.

CITY COUNCIL RECOGNIZES DESTINATION CHAMPION RECIPIENT

The Henderson City Council presented Lauren Davis, the assistant director of sales at Sunset Station, with the Destination Champion Award at its May 20 meeting.

Each year, the Henderson Commission on Cultural Arts and Tourism selects one hotel sales professional who has proved their commitment to promoting the city.

This is the sixth time the city has given the honor.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com.

SEMINAR GIVES TIPS ON JOB HUNTING

A seminar on job hunting is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. June 14 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway.

The free workshop is slated to give people tips and resources in searching.

To register, call 702-207-4261.

HENDERSON OFFERS WORLD’S LARGEST SWIM LESSON

The city of Henderson is preparing for the world’s largest swimming lesson scheduled at 8 a.m. June 20.

Henderson is joining the international event that is designated to raise awareness about child safety in and around the water.

The free event is slated to offer free lessons at the Black Mountain Aquatic Complex, 599 Greenway Road; the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway; and the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Drive.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.

PARENTS NIGHT OUT TO OFFER GAMES AND ACTIVITIES

The city of Henderson is scheduled to host a Parents Night Out from 6 to 8 p.m. June 20 at the Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool, 1575 Galleria Drive.

The event is slated to include pizza, dessert, swimming activities and games.

Children must be able to swim at least one length of the pool comfortably to participate.

The event is open to children 8 to 12 and costs $10.

For more information, visit hendersonlive.com.

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