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Chamber to celebrate the life of legendary entertainer
Published on Mon, Dec 3, 2012 (11:51 p.m.)The Las Vegas Ward 5 Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the life of legendary entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. during the Chamber’s Annual Board and Membership Meeting Dinner–Dance Gala, at the Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Boulevard, and Friday December 7th from 6:00 to 10:00 PM. The Dinner-Dance Gala will feature music from Las Vegas Blues band “Blue Storm”, dinner from A to Z Catering, and tributes to our U.S. Military Veterans and a special tribute to Commander Ron Whitehorn, Commander American Legion Post #55.
Sammy Davis JR would be turning 84 years old this weekend and few realize the impact he had on race relations in America and to those in the military. “Sammy is one of the best known entertainers to serve in the US Military during Viet Nam”, said Commander Whitehorn. Adding that, “he has never been given the recognition for the role he played in bringing about an end to segregation. We want to leave a legacy to him”. The Sammy Davis Jr. club at American Legion Post #55 is working with the Ward 5 Chamber of Commerce on the “green” renovation of the historic Harrison Boarding house. A Suite in the house will be named in his honor at the Harrison House, 1001 F Street, where he is reported to have used as a hideaway during the segregationist period of Las Vegas history.
An important segment of the evening’s program will be the induction of new board members and a warm public thank you to our board members, whose term have ended. The new board members for the Ward 5 Chamber of Commerce are: Nevada Assemblyman Harvey Munford, Decolights, president, Derek Duncan, VIP Bail Bonds, owner Naka Woodson, Five Star Cleaning, president, Rosemary Phillips, Max Care, owner and CEO Scott Fisher, Msgreenstore.com, owner Katherine Duncan, Power Flow Entertainment, CEO, James Dunn and Ward 5 City Councilman Ricki Barlow (advisory).
Those wishing to attend the Dinner-Dance Gala should make a contribution of $25.00(ea.) or $200.00 (Table of 10) for a
wonderful fun filled evening of dancing, entertainment by local entertainers and mouth-watering food.
For more information please contact Katherine Duncan at 702-490-2699 or [email protected]