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Press Release

2nd Annual Novel Event and Champagne Brunch

Published on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 (3:46 p.m.)

Kiwanis Club of Neon Lights today announced Early Bird registration will be closed at the end of business today PST. Registration will be open until March 7th, 2017. Registration for the upcoming event can be completed here:;=&c;=&ch;

On Saturday, March 11 2017, Kiwanis of Neon Lights will hold the 2nd Annual Novel Event and Champagne Brunch at Las Vegas Country Club in partnership with Vegas PBS Ready to Learn. The goal is focused on supporting the distribution of 75,000 new books per year to kids in town. Kiwanis Neon Lights President Marcy Farris said “I’m excited for my Giving Back Club - Kiwanis of Neon Lights. We are blessed with 3 local Authors; Oscar Goodman "Being Oscar: From Mob Lawyer to Mayor of Las Vegas", Sean Hoade "Tesla Trilogy", Willi Baer "The Corksuckers". Of course we are honored to have our event Emcee by Sherry Swensk from "8 News Now".

Along with local celebrity authors the event will feature opportunity drawings, silent auctions and raffle drawings geared to raising additional funds for Vegas PBS Ready to Learn project. “This has grown into a wonderful event filled with great fundraising and we’re excited this project has become our signature event for years to come” – said Chairperson Michelle Dawson. This is Dawson’s 2nd year heading this fundraising project and planning for next year event is already in progress.

Seats and tables are still available to purchase through Las Vegas PBS or by using the link noted above.

About Kiwanis International
Founded in 1915, Kiwanis International is a global organization of members dedicated to serving the children of the world. Kiwanis and its family of clubs, including Circle K International for university students, Key Club for students age 14-18, Builders Club for students age 11- 14, Kiwanis Kids for students age 6-12 and Aktion Club for adults living with disabilities, dedicate annually more than 18 million service hours to strengthen communities and serve children. The Kiwanis International family comprises nearly 600,000 adult and youth members in 80 countries and geographic areas. For more information about Kiwanis International, please visit
About Vegas PBS Ready To Learn (RTL)
Ready to Learn program, builds on award-winning PBS KIDS television programs and characters to provide high-quality, research-based educational content for kids ages 2-8. We collaborate with local schools and community partners to deliver RTL resources designed to meet the needs of the whole child: cognitive, social, emotional, and physical. For more information about RTL, please visit: