Sunday, April 20, 2014

4th Annual Springs Preserve Black History Month Festival

Nicole Lise is a public information officer for the SNWA, which host the annual event.

On Feb. 16, the Springs Preserve (located at 333 S. Valley View Blvd., across from the Meadows Mall) will host its 4th Annual Black History Month Festival.

Featuring an array of activities for adults and children, the celebration will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $5 for adults, and free for children ages 12 and under.

Along with entertainment, carnival games, face-painting and great food, the festival will include an exhibit featuring art created by students at Agassi College Preparatory Academy. In addition, Dr. My Haley, the widow of famed “Roots” author Alex Haley and one of his closest collaborators, will give a presentation and sign copies of her new book, “The Treason of Mary Louvestre.”

According to Southern Nevada Water Authority Public Information Officer Nicole Lise, “We are thrilled to host this year’s Springs Preserve Black History Month Festival, which gives us an opportunity to celebrate the many contributions of African-Americans. There will be great music, food and activities for the entire family. Also, children will have the opportunity to explore their creative side in art, where they can create peace prizes in honor of African-American Nobel Peace Prize winners President Barack Obama, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Dr. Ralph Bunche.”

Said Lise: “We encourage the entire community to join us for a day filled with fun, food, and learning about the powerful influence African-Americans have had on our society.”

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