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(LAS VEGAS - NV) - Armed Forces and Military Veterans Appreciation Inc., a local nonprofit announced today that Las Vegas Paving will serve as title sponsor of the 2016 Nellis/Creech and Military Veterans Appreciation Day celebration. Set for September 10th, at the beautiful Craig Ranch Regional Park, the event will recognize all of the sacrifices and dedication of the men and women who serve our country and will pay tribute to all active and retired military personnel, first responders and their immediate families. As part of its“Thank You Celebration,” free lunches will be provided for all current and past military members, first responders and their families. All guests must bring their valid first responder identification, military identification or veteran’s card.

There will be an array of vendors from throughout the community to lend their support. Hosted by Joy La Shawn, the celebration will feature Entertainment Ambassador and veteran performer Tony Sacca, live music with performances by Swing City Dolls, West Coast Anthem, Stone Paxton, Sy Neilson Bluegrass Band, Rainbow Dreams Academy, Elvis Monroe Country Band and Mama's Wranglers. The joy of theater with a performance of music from classic animated films will be brought to life by Huntsman Entertainment, North Las Vegas Ballet Theatre, Stormy Davis, plus more entertainers will join the line-up. There will be children’s zone with interactive games for the entire community, a food truck village will also be set up for the public.

The fun kicks off from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Nellis/Creech and Military Veterans Appreciation Day celebration is provided by generous sponsors including: Poker Palace Casino, Signature Real Estate, Aliante Casino, Boyd Gaming, Station Casinos, City of North Las Vegas, Medic West/EMS Management, Republic Services, Dotty’s, International Association of Firefighters Local 1607, Nathan Adelson Hospice, Carrington Mortgage , Puliz Moving and Storage, North Las Vegas Police Officers Association, North Vista Hospital, Nova Home Loans, Broadacres Marketplace, Murphy Oil and Pardee Homes. In-kind donation: Huntsman Entertainment, Win-Win Entertainment, Coca Cola, USO, Dean Foods, San Gennaro Feast, Helping Hands of Vegas Valley, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Post 51, Commissioner Lawrence Weekly, Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson, Senator Kelvin Atkinson, Krispy Kreme Donuts, Storage One, Veterans Village, CPR, Kshop Radio, Fifth Avenue Restaurant Group, Road Kill Grill, and numerous volunteers. Media partners, Periwinkle Media Group, Veterans Reporter, Metro Chamber of Commerce and Base Blast are also sponsors of this event, along with the its Entertainment Director, Jamerson Holloway.

The fun kicks off from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Craig Ranch Regional Park, located at 628 W Craig Road, North Las Vegas, NV 89032.

This event is FREE and open to the public. To sign up to volunteer, or for more information, please visit or send an email to

Sponsorship packages and Vendor Booths are also still available.

About Armed Forces and Military Veterans Appreciation Inc.

Armed Forces and Military Veterans Appreciation Inc. (AFMVA) was established in 2014 to carry out its mission of support and assistance. Our goal is to provide help in the areas of job connection, education, relocation, and transition from active duty to civilian life alongside our North Las Vegas Veterans Community Commission. On June 15, 2016, North Las Vegas mayor and council adopted a resolution that will now honor those who have lost their lives, along with our active military who have and continue to serve our country. They will be honored every second Saturday throughout the month of September.


Media Contact:

Jo Cato/Winnie Brissett

702 743-7087

For Vendor/Sponsorship Information:

Laura Coleman/Co-chair

702 349-3948

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