Richard C. Priest Elementary School is Recipient of LVHA’s Operation “Bags of Cheer”

Richard C. Priest Elementary School is Recipient of LVHA's Operation "Bags of Cheer"
This is the sixth year for the Las Vegas Hospitality Association (LVHA) “Fill A Bag With Cheer” operation that required months of preparation and hundreds of volunteers adopting children-in-need (Pictured: Young girl opening gifts)

Student shows her new toy to fellow classmates
Student shows her new toy to fellow classmates

This year 300 kindergarten through fifth graders at Richard C. Priest Elementary School were adopted and and received jumbo bags filled with shoes and socks, a winter coat, a sweater or shirt, blanket, toys, books and other items. The New Tropicana Las Vegas employees adopted 100 of the kids.

Priest Elementary students open bags
Priest Elementary students opening bags

Richard C. Priest Elementary School is 86 percent free at-risk lunch and Title 1 status. It was recently selected as a ZOOM school with estimates that 83 percent of these children are homeless.

Student showing his new coat
Student showing his new coat
LVHA Board Member helping young girl
LVHA Board Member helping young girl
LVHA Board Member helping student open bag
LVHA Board Member helping student open bag

The Las Vegas Hospitality Association (LVHA) is a nonprofit state association made up of more than 593 working professionals and 294 businesses in the hospitality industry. Founded in 1962, LVHA encompasses a broad spectrum of companies supporting the tourism, convention and hospitality fields in Southern NevadaWebsite: www.MyLVHA.org and Twitter: @LVHospitality.