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Springs Preserve holds Black History Month Festival

February 4, 2011 by  
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The Las Vegas Springs Preserve will host its second annual Black History Month Festival, celebrating African-American heritage in the Las Vegas community. The one-day festival will take place Feb. 19 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Springs Preserve, located at 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

“We are so excited to once again celebrate black history at the Springs Preserve, with educational presentations from film historian Stan Armstrong, as he focuses his attention on black-oriented historical events in West Las Vegas during the civil rights era,” said Springs Preserve representative Nicole Lise. “There will be fun for the whole family. Along with vendors, carnival games and entertainment from such performers as the Visual Arts Center, the festival will also showcase the Disney film ‘The Princess & The Frog.’ With an exhibit dedicated to historic Las Vegas, which was also presented last year courtesy of CDA/Black Image Magazine, there will be an addition that includes African-American leaders in Las Vegas who are making history with their positive contributions.”

Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 12 under. For additional information call (702) 822-7705.

“The Springs Preserve offers so much for the entire valley,” said Lise, “and we are excited about the event and celebrating black history.”

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