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Thursday, December 18, 2014
News Release

Contact: Erik Pappa 
Phone: (702) 455-3548 
Email: EPappa@ClarkCountyNV.gov 
Thursday, December 06, 2012 
Commissioners to Light Holiday Tree Thursday 

       Clark County commissioners and Santa will kick off the holidays with the lighting of a Christmas tree in the amphitheater of the Clark County Government Center in downtown Las Vegas Thursday, Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m.              

       The 35-foot-tall tree, last erected in 2008 before the economic recession, features 2,000 lights, scores of ornaments and will remain standing until early January. It and an 8-foot wreath feature prominently in the amphitheater behind a stage and can be seen from the Center grounds and from inside the rotunda.              

       “The holidays are a wonderful time when all people can reflect on what’s truly important in our lives and in our community,” said Commission Chair Susan Brager. “I hope lighting this tree brings joy to everyone who gazes upon it.”              

       On Thursday and Friday, local high school choirs will be performing for the public in the Government Center rotunda at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. The schedule:                

                       Thursday, Dec. 6
9 a.m.   -          Desert Oasis High School
10 a.m. -          Foothill High School
11 a.m.          Legacy High School 
Noon      -         Chaparral High School
                        
                       Friday, Dec. 7
10 a.m. -          Centennial High School                       
11 a.m. -          LV High School                    
Noon      -         Durango High School                       
                                     
       Their performances will air on Clark County Television (CCTV) starting Dec. 16 and will be posted on the County’s YouTube page at www.YouTube.com/ClarkCountyNV. CCTV is available in the Las Vegas area on Channel 4 on Cox cable (Channel 89.13 for those without converter boxes) and on CenturyLink, in Laughlin on Channel 14 CMA Access, and via the Internet at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov.

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       Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 42 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development