The 4th Annual Christmas Tree Silent Auction benefiting Westcare, helping children and families in crisis, will begin on Sunday, Dec. 4 and close at noon on Tuesday, Dec 13. Fourteen beautifully decorated trees will be entered in the silent auction.
The seven-and-a-half foot artificial trees each have a theme and include lights, ornaments, tree toppers, and tree skirt. The themes are: lace and pearls; southwest; red hat; traditional red and gold; crystal blue persuasion; white doves; gingerbread men and candy canes; bears, bells, and bows; snowman, burgundy and cream; Santa Claus and reindeers; angels; snowflakes, stars, and icicles; and trains.
The trees will be displayed at the Ramada Express in the Hotel Front Registration area. Pick your favorite and place your bid at the Distinguished Players Booth. Starting bid for each tree is $75. For complete information log onto their website.
Santa Claus is set to appear in his sleigh on level two of the Horizon Outlet Center every weekend through Dec. 24 from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be instamatic photos with a souvenir folder for a $5 donation to benefit Pop Warner. There will also be artificial snow displays. For information, call 702-298-3650.
This year, Colorado Belle employees will be decorating Christmas wreaths that will be on display throughout the casino, and One Club Members will be able to cast their vote for their favorite choice. Wreaths will be numbered and ready for judging from Dec. 9-17.
The second "Rockin' Around the Tree" holiday concert will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11 at the Laughlin Branch Library. Susan Hanson will play piano and musicians from the high school will perform. For information, call 702-507-4063.
The Ramada Express International Rally featuring the sport of rally racing takes place Dec. 8-11. The event features the top drivers from around the world in three stages of driving.
The River Palms has an ongoing promotion - "Jackpot Free Room Stay." It is a promotion for Players' Club members. Players can receive a free hotel stay with every hand paid jackpot of $500 or higher every Sunday through Thursday. There's one free room coupon per player per day.
A program commemorating the attack on Pearl Harbor will take place at the Ramada Express in the Pavilion Theater at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, the anniversary of the attack. The program is presented free to the public and features Pearl Harbor Survivor Leo Stewart as guest speaker.
Stewart was stationed in Hawaii at Wheeler Field and assigned to the Base Aircraft Instrument Shop. Dec. 7, 1941, was just a normal day of work for Stewart, who was on duty at Wheeler Field when the Japanese suddenly attacked Pearl Harbor. Because the attack was unexpected, Stewart and several others had to break the locks off storage buildings to get to the ammunition so the airfield could be defended.
After being discharged in September 1945 as Staff Sergeant, he lived in South Milwaukee for 39 years. In October1993, Stewart and his wife moved to Bullhead City, Ariz. He is past president of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Chapter No. 4 in Arizona.
Also in conjunction with Pearl Harbor Day, Richard Saunders, Bullhead City artist-illustrator will display works from his "Ships of Pearl Harbor" series. The 16x20 acrylic paintings show ships including the USS West Virginia and the USS Arizona at sea prior to the attack. The free display will be open Monday, Dec. 5-Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Pavilion Theater.
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