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Las Vegas City Council To Recognize Local Students Bringing Awareness To Missing Children

Councilwoman Michele Fiore will present the ceremonial item for National Missing Children’s Day

May 14, 2019 - 2:08 pm

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - The Las Vegas City Council will recognize the Nevada winners of the National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest at the Wednesday, May 15, City Council meeting beginning at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers on the second floor of Las Vegas City Hall, located at 495 S. Main St.

Ward 6 Councilwoman Michele Fiore will present the ceremonial item for National Missing Children’s Day. Nevada Child Seekers is the local sponsor of the event that asks local students to create a poster highlighting the issue of missing children.

In addition, Councilman Stavros S. Anthony will recognize local students who have earned the Great American Pride Award. This program requires fifth-grade students to memorize and recite the Gettysburg Address, the names of all the U.S. Presidents in order, all the stanzas of the national anthem, the states and capitals, the Preamble to the Constitution and the Pledge of Allegiance.

In addition, a short preview of a new documentary chronicling the formative years of the city of Las Vegas will be shown during the ceremonial agenda items. “The City of Las Vegas, The Early Years,” will officially premiere at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, located at 800 S. Brush St. This day was chosen because May 15 is the date Las Vegas was founded in 1905. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m., with the documentary being shown at 7 p.m.

The documentary will also be broadcast at 7 p.m. on May 15 on KCLV Channel 2 on Cox Cable and CenturyLink, in addition to being streamed via the GoVegas app and on the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms. Funded by the Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial, the film focuses on the founding and first 20 years of the community. The documentary was produced by Boyd Productions LLC.  

Finally, Mayor Goodman will recognize the city’s Employee of the Month.