Las Vegas Sun: Pirate Fest Zappos Regatta
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Las Vegas Sun: Pirate Fest Zappos Regatta
Well the Henderson St. Patrick's Day Parade put on by the Sons of Erin is now HISTORY! 2016 was the 50th Anniversary of the
ST. Patrick's Day Parade!
Today they announced the WINNERS:
St Patrick's Choice - Super Summer Theatre
Luck of the Irish - Pirate Fest
Celtic Pride - Grape Expectations
Apple of my Eye - Pamela Ann School of Dance
(we'll post a picture of the award soon!)
BIG Thank you to everyone who came out to walk the parade!!
GREAT BIG THANKS to the Sons of Erin and the City of Henderson for a great parade! We'll see you NEXT year!!
BIG Thanks to everyone who came out to the Henderson St. Patrick's Day Parade! This is the FIFTH St. Patty's Day parade we have been in! It was beautiful day with NO wind!!!
Since the main purpose is to promote Pirate Fest we handed out coupons to parade goers. Jan just doesn't know when to stop!!! NO ONE promotes like Jan!!!
While searching for a video on Pirate Fest we ran across "Mason the How To Kid" and his video coverage of Pirate Fest 2015! Check it out!! Mason covers many of the tasks required on the Treasure Map to get his Letter of Marque to become a REAL Pirate!!
Big thumbs up to the videographer who covered Mason's quest! (sound like it's Mom) Good job!! Seems like Mason and we assume sister Hailey, had a great time at Pirate Fest! Mason... looks like a career is journalism is in your future!
Mason, you should come out and cover the Regatta this year!! Interview the contestants, ask them about their creations, how they built their boats!!
ZAPPOS.COM CELEBRATES LEAP DAY WITH COMPANY-WIDE PAID DAY OFF, INSPIRES EMPLOYEES AND CONSUMERS TO #TAKETHELEAP
Zappos petitions for national paid holiday to inspire adventure and achievement with extra 24 hours in the year
Las Vegas, NV (February 23, 2016) – In honor of Leap Day, Zappos.com – the online retailer known for customer service – is celebrating the extra day that occurs just once every four years in a big way. On February 29, 2016, Zappos is giving all employees a paid day off and launching a petition with Change.org with a goal of at least 100,000 online petition signers for Leap Day to be declared a national paid holiday. With one extra day in the year, Zappos hopes to encourage employees and customers to #TakeTheLeap by using the extra 24 hours to do something they’ve always wanted to do.
For the first time ever, the notoriously always-open Zappos call center will close for 24 hours, from 9 p.m. ET on February 28 through 9 p.m. ET on February 29, 2016 (midnight to midnight Pacific time), giving all employees an opportunity to make the most of this rare occasion and inspire spontaneity and adventure for all. Stories will be captured and shared across Zappos social channels showcasing how employees are using Leap Day to accomplish something they’ve always dreamed of or finally conquering a longtime goal.
“One of Zappos’ core values is to embrace and drive change,” said Tyler Williams of Zappos Brand Aura. “We believe this extra day will give employees the chance to live that value by doing something they’ve always wanted to do, and hope to inspire others to do the same.”
Inspired by the movement, two Zappos employees will fully embrace the sentiment of this extra day by taking the leap into marriage on February 29. Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh will be officiating the wedding.
To follow along with the Leap Day adventures, search #TakeTheLeap on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To learn more about Zappos and its Operation Leap Day campaign, please visit www.Zappos.com/Take-The-Leap. To sign the petition to make Leap Day a national paid holiday, visit www.change.org/p/make-leap-day-a-federal-holiday. To learn more about Zappos and shop this season’s latest trends, please visit www.Zappos.com.
Paradise Ranch provides much-needed mental health therapies for southern Nevadans in a unique way, but the non-profit is in danger of ending its mission, unless it can come up with thousands of dollars by the end of February.
Paradise Ranch is an AWESOME charity that has exhibited at Pirate Fest since the very beginning! We have personally seen what they do. Paul Rogers and his staff do WONDERFUL work. To have a facility like this in Las Vegas an asset. An asset that we CAN'T afford to loose!
Here is a news report from Channel 8:
There is a GO FUND ME account set up... PLEASE go there and donate what you can and SHARE it! Click on SAVE PARADISE RANCH below and donate...we did!
SAVE PARADISE RANCH!
STEAMANTHON returns to Las Vegas, BIGGER, BADDER, STEAMIER(??)....
If you missed it last year, DON'T be left out this year. They are pulling out all the stops.
Vendors, activities, music and just COOL STEAMPUNK STUFF!!!
Get your tickets NOW!!! CLICK HERE for STEAMATHON
(would you like to be part of Steamathon?? Volunteer today!)
BIG Thanks to everyone who came out the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade!
You know that we are a returning favorite, as soon as the kids see the ship they start yelling "Ahoy! Ahoy!" and then..."Shoot the cannon!!!"
It was a beautiful day, a great parade and a lot of fun!!
The NEXT parade is the St. Patrick's Day Parade, Sat. March 12th. We'll post our position as soon as we get it!!
The new Disneyland Shanghai will feature a new Pirates of the Caribbean Live action Stunt Show.This is the most anticipated show to be featured at the new Disney Park.
Here his the official synopsis:
"“Eye of the Storm: Captain Jack’s Stunt Spectacular” at Treasure Cove: At El Teatro Fandango, the theatre audience will be enthralled as Captain Jack Sparrow and his band of wily pirates romp through the theatre in search of a misplaced treasure chest. As Captain Jack is confronted first by the beautiful redheaded star and then the Royal Admiral and his men, the swashbuckling action takes off with swordfights, fantastic stunts and a raging storm. Making its global premiere at Shanghai Disneyland, the show presents pirate humor and a remarkable finale as Captain Jack fights off the Admiral in a whirlwind adventure."
See the animated Concept below:
To see the full synopsis you can click here on the DisneyandMore Blog Spot to see and read the full article!
PIRATES STILL have the staying power!!! Even in Shanghai!!
Capt. Rich is one of the Creators of this here Pirate Festival. Since he never shuts up, figured he should do the Blog!