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Henderson/Anthem Neighborhood News for June 4-10, 2013

HENDERSON ADDS
TWO electric VEHICLES TO ITS FLEET

The city of Henderson recently purchased two electric vehicles, which are expected to save $9,700 each in fuel costs in the next five years.

The two additions were a Ford Focus, powered on rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, and a Chevy Volt, which is also battery-powered.

Both cars recharge in about four hours.

The city has 95 percent of its non-emergency vehicles operating on alternative fuels.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com.

HIGH SCHOOL ROBOTICS TEAM
honored FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE

The Wolves robotics team at Basic High School won the Engineering Design Excellence Award in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Robotics Competition on April 4.

More than 4,000 teams competed.

Henderson company Tronox contributed donations to allow the team to compete.

COUNCILWOMAN march SCHEDULES NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTION MEETING

Henderson City Councilwoman Debra March is scheduled to speak at an upcoming Neighborhood Connection meeting at 6 p.m. June 12 at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway.

The gathering allows residents to ask questions and hear updates about the city.

Other city officials, including Mayor Andy Hafen, are expected to be at the event.

For more information, call 702-267-2085.

Liberty HIGH SCHOOL OFFERS
SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMP

Liberty High School is scheduled to offer three sessions for a summer basketball camp.

Sessions are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon June 10-14, 17-21 and 24-28 at the school, 3700 Liberty Heights Ave.

The camp is expected to include lessons on individual skills and chances to play as a team.

The camp costs $100 for one session, $150 for two sessions and $200 for all three.

For more information, call 702-799-2270, ext. 114046.

HENDERSON to host REGISTRATION
FOR SUMMER CAMPs

The city of Henderson has opened registration for summer camps, which run from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday June 10 through Aug. 23.

Summer Kids Zone offers drama, music, games, field trips, special events and arts and crafts for children 5 to 12. It costs $99 per week.

Teen Kamp, open to youths from 12 to 15, offers leadership opportunities and themed activities for $110 per week.

Five locations are expected to host the summer programs: the Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road; the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway; Bob Miller Middle School, 2400 Cozy Hill Circle; the Silver Springs Recreation Center, 1951 Silver Springs Parkway; and the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Drive.

For more information, call 702-267-4100 or visit cityofhenderson.com.

HENDERSON SLIDES INTO SUMMER
WITH EVENT at anthem hills park

Henderson is scheduled to host its “Slide Into Summer” event from 5 to 7 p.m. June 7 at Anthem Hills Park, 2256 Reunion Drive.

The event is expected to include a giant slip and slide for all ages, a mini slip and slide for children, bounce houses, lawn games and sun safety tips.

Entry costs $5 per person.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.

FOOTHILL OFFERS BASKETBALL camp

Foothill Falcon Basketball has scheduled its summer basketball camp from June 10-13.

The camp is open to boys and girls in third through ninth grade.

Registration costs $100.

For more information, visit betruetotheblue.com.

SOUTHERN HILLS REPUBLICAN WOMEN SPONSOR ESSAY CONTEST

The Southern Hills Republican Women organization recently sponsored its first essay contest with students from Del Webb Middle School.

Students were tasked with writing about the Bill of Rights in action.

The winners were announced May 13.

Rachel Marie Messina was given the Gold award.

HENDERSON PLANS LARGEST SWIM LESSON

The city of Henderson is planning to take part in the largest swim lesson at 8 a.m. June 18 at all city pools.

The event will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest swim lesson. The current record was set during the 2012 World’s Largest Swimming Lesson event with 24,873 participants representing 15 countries.

More than 25,000 children on five continents are expected to participate this year.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.

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