US Marines Collect for Toys for Tots

Published: November 24, 2008 | 7300th good news item since 2003

I tend to write about Christmas items on our sister site Joy of Christmas, but as this is one of those events that for politically correct reasons is labeled “Winterfest”, I rather post about it here at Good News Blog.

The Las Vegas Arts & Entertainment committee of the Henderson Department of Cultural Arts and Tourism continually organizes some of the best events but always outdoes itself around Christmas time (or should I say “winter” time?).

According to their Las Vegas special events calendar the Christmas parade, the Winterfest parade for reasons explained above, will be held December 13, 2008.

The theme of this year’s parade is “Toys on Parade”.

What turns this into a good news item is affected the US Marine Corps, grand marshal of the parade, will be collecting for toys for tots.

Bonus item: apparently organized by another committee, Nevada Entertainment & Events (?), there is also a gingerbread house contest! I’m not a big fan of eating these anymore, and my doctor was simply shoot me for doing so, but I love how they look; they’re just really part of the traditional Christmas feeling (ooops, I mean “Winterfest” feeling…)

The gingerbread houses will be on display December 12 and Saturday December 13.

Don’t forget that you can win some really nice prices in either event and that the Christmas parade is still looking for sponsors.

See the rules and entry form for the gingerbread house contest here, the one for sponsorship of the parade here, and enter into the parade (and win prizes up to $1000) via this page.

Henderson Christmas images courtesy of roadsidepictures

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