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Nevadaween - A Celebration of the Nevada 150th Anniversary of Statehood

Published on Sat, Oct 5, 2013 (3:09 p.m.)

Friends of the Fort and Nevada State Parks will be hosting a community event called Nevadaween at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort Historical State Park on Saturday, October 26, 2013. The event will be held from 9:00am to 2:00pm. The Old Fort is located at 500 East Washington Avenue (Washington Avenue & Las Vegas Blvd). Admission is only $1, and children ages 12 and under are free.

Nevadaween will be one of the official kick-off events in Las Vegas to celebrate the Nevada 150th Anniversary of Statehood. Join us for family activities, including pumpkin painting and games, participate in a scavenger hunt and decorating Nevada-shaped cookies provided by the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas. Music and Halloween movies. Taste homemade soups and vote for your favorite in our annual Soup Cook-off at 11:00am. Enjoy a slice of Birthday Cake too.

Children ages 12 and under are invited to join us for our Historical Costume Contest! Dress as someone from Nevada’s past (Abraham Lincoln, Cowboy, Rancher, Native American, Pioneer, Miner or another person from history) and sign up for the contest from 9am until Noon. The Costume Contest will be held at 1:00pm for four age groups: 3 years old and younger; 4 years old to six years old; 7 years old to 9 years old; and 10 years old to 12 years old. The winner from each age group will receive a $25 gift card, and all participants will receive a treat bag.

There will be Raffle Prizes. Raffle tickets will be $1 each or $5 for 6 tickets.

Friends of the Fort is a Nevada non-profit 501©3 organization that is dedicated to the preservation of the site of the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort Historic State Park, where “Las Vegas Began”. We are grateful for the support from Nevada State Parks, Daughters of Utah Pioneers and the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas.

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