A Las Vegas councilman plans to use the reopening of a city park to help supply children for the upcoming school year.
According to the city, Ward 5 Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow will host a back-to-school fair on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 8 a.m. at Sammy Davis Festival Plaza at the reopened Lorenzi Park, near West Washington Avenue and Twin Lakes Drive.
The fair precedes a park reopening dedication and celebration set to start at 11 a.m.
City officials say free school supplies and backpacks will be offered to students. The city urged anyone who wants to obtain the free supplies to arrive at the park by 7 a.m. to get a wristband. The wristbands are available while supplies last.
In addition, people attending the back-to-school fair are being encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for donation.
The fair will also provide free immunizations for children with shot records from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The dedication event for the reopened Lorenzi Park will also include games, face painting, music and food venders.
The park, which was originally built in 1926, was renovated to include play areas, picnic and shade structures and twin lakes on the property. The 60-acre renovation was valued at $30 million and was funded through the Bureau of Land Management's Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act.
Copyright 2013 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.
A crash about 90 minutes northwest of the Las Vegas Valley has left five people dead, authorities said.More >
Las Vegas Metro police released the statistics of the third and final day of the Electric Daisy Carnival Monday morning.More >
Neighbors in the Northwest part of the Valley said a group of teens have been terrorizing their community near Elkhorn and Fort Apache.More >
A teen girl was struck by a vehicle as she crossed a street in a marked crosswalk Sunday night in east Las Vegas.More >
A man was shot multiple times and later died at a hospital early Monday morning west of the Las Vegas Strip.More >
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released several official photographs taken on their wedding day.More >
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released the statistics from day two of the Electric Daisy Carnival early Sunday morning.More >
Police are investigating after a deaf woman who is 5 months pregnant claimed an airline passenger punched her and her service dog.More >
If you’re whipping up your morning smoothie and adding a spoon of your favorite protein powder, here’s something to think about.More >
A small dog that was doused with gasoline and intentionally set on fire almost two weeks ago in Tucson has died.More >