A Celebration For Women And Honoring One Very Special One! Congratulations Linda Smith From Opportunity Village!
Las Vegas– Observations of this special day began in the early 1900’s. As the age of industrialization swept the world it brought with it an awareness of woman’s rights and encouraged women to speak up and be the voice for change. Here in Las Vegas MJ Christensen has been celebrating this day for the past three years. Past honorees include famed international jewelry designer Judith Conway and Las Vegas’ Gina Robison Billups. This year MJ Christensen is proud to honor Opportunity Village’s Associate Executive Director Linda Smith. Opportunity Village is Nevada’s largest organization that assists people with intellectual disabilities. For more than 30 years Linda has infused OV with her humanitarian spirit and helped raise over $100 million dollars to build the OV campuses and employment resource center that has served thousands of disabled people. A strong believer in the community spirit, Linda also offers to mentor other non-profit organizations and help them thrive and grow.
As with the past celebrations live performances and refreshing beverages and delicious food will be a part of this special evening. Making a special appearance will be OV’s Roaring Thunder Percussion Team! Their last performance was for The King Elvis Presley’s Birthday and had Las Vegas locals enchanted.
A $20 entry will include one raffle ticket with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Opportunity Village. Attendees will sample tender succulent chicken satay sticks in peanut sauce, beef tenderloins with Basile Crème and heirloom tomatoes on herb crostini bread. A delicious assortment of fine cheeses along with refreshing orange, or cucumber or lemon water will be sure to please the palate! Making a grand appearance will be the unveiling of the “Opportunitini” made with World Spirits Gold Winner Tito’s Handmade Vodka. A fine assortment of white and red wine will also be available for sipping.
Everyone is a winner at MJ’s International Woman’s Day party! Gift bags will be passed out to the first 125 attendees to RSVP and will have Pink Papaya body butter, Kellie Davies MS, The Naked Executive, a leadership and communication book. Other fun items will be included in each bag. Raffle prizes include an MJ Signature Diamond Pendant valued at $2000, a “Staycation” at the World Famous Golden Nugget with a two night stay, dinner for two and show tickets! More raffle items will be announced.
Since the purpose of the night is not only to honor Linda’s contribution to our community but also to raise awareness for Opportunity Village, dessert will be the favorite OV cookies! These are baked by Cookie Crafters who joyfully bake them. The cookies make wonderful gifts and can be ordered online or delivered in town for orders of $35 or more. They also come in cookie tins which are adorned with delightful artwork created by the artists from OV’s Fine Arts Program. Also for dessert Pop Shoppe Gourmet Chocolate Covered Popcorn! This popcorn is popped and packaged with love by citizens with intellectual disabilities at Opportunity Village.
Where: MJ Christensen
10400 S. Eastern, Henderson NV 89052
When: Friday March 8, 2013
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
Cost: $20 (1st 125 Attendees receive goody bag valued at over $40) (100% of money benefits Opportunity Village)