Winder Farms & Mac King “Delivering Magic” in Las Vegas
Winder Farms Partners with Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour
to Provide Books and Money for Local Schools
Winder Farms, Las Vegas’ “Farmers Market on Wheels,” is partnering with Comedy-Magician Mac King and Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour to provide local public elementary schools with much needed funds and books. The “Delivering Magic” Book Drive will collect new or gently used books for local elementary schools for Clark County READS, an initiative of The Public Education Foundation. Additionally, book donors will have a chance to win free groceries for a year and the opportunity to direct money to the public elementary school of their choice. The “Delivering Magic” Book Drive will take place Oct. 3 – Oct. 22.
“We wanted to find a way to say thank you to the Las Vegas community for welcoming us into their homes for the past five years,” said Mike Dutton, chief executive officer for Winder Farms. “Giving kids a chance early on is so important and by partnering with Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour and The Public Education Foundation for the ‘Delivering Magic’ Book Drive we hope to give more children the tools they need to achieve success.”
“Every child should have the opportunity to discover the magic of reading,” said Mac King, Harrah’s Las Vegas Headliner. “With the help of Winder Farms and the Las Vegas community we will be able to further the goals of the Magical Literacy Tour and provide even more reading opportunities to local school children.”
How it Works
It is simple, during the weeks of Oct. 3 – Oct. 22 Winder Farms’ customers just leave the book donations in the coolers on the front porch and the Winder Farms deliveryman will pick them up on the regularly scheduled visit. As a bonus, for a donation of three new or gently used books each household will receive two free tickets to see The Mac King Comedy Magic Show at Harrah’s Las Vegas (limit two tickets per household).
Additionally, for every three books donated, an entry into a Grand Prize drawing will be generated. Each household can donate as many books as they would like to generate multiple Grand Prize entries. Three winners will be selected at random on Monday, Oct. 24.
“In light of recent budget cuts, allowing those directly affected to determine where the fund are needed most is a great way to empower the community,” Dutton added.
· Free Winder Farms groceries for one year (up to $25 per week)
· $2,000 donated to public elementary school of their choice
· Free Winder Farms groceries for six months (up to $25 per week)
· $1,000 donated to public elementary school of their choice
· Free Winder Farms groceries for three months (up to $25 per week)
· $500 donated to public elementary school of their choice
Not a Winder Farms customer? Not a problem. Either sign up to become a new customer by logging on to www.winderfarms.com <http://www.winderfarms.com> or stop by any of the events listed below to make your donation and enter into the contest. Winder Farms Sales Reps will collect children’s books at the event locations and times as follows:
Garden Park Farmers Market
10401 Gardens Park Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89135
(Near Town Center and Desert Inn)
· Tuesday, October 4, 2011 (4 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
· Tuesday, October 11, 2011 (4 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
· Tuesday, October 18, 2011 (4 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
Henderson Pavilion Farmers Market
200 S Green Valley Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89012
(Near Green Valley Parkway and Paseo Verde)
· Friday, October 7, 2011 (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
· Friday, October 14, 2011 (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
· Friday, October 21, 2011 (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Assembly at the Grand Prize Winning School
Mac King and Winder Farms will visit the grand prize winning school to present the check during a special assembly that will also include a performance from Mac King and food and drinks catered by Winder Farms.
About Winder Farms
Winder Farms delivers more than 175,000 farm-fresh products to its homes in Utah and Las Vegas every week. As a “farmers market on wheels” product choices includes all natural dairy items, fruits and vegetables, salads, meats, freshly made pasta, dinner entrees and much more. It is easy to get started — customers simply place a standard order for delivery each week, and can make changes online by 8 p.m. the night before the scheduled delivery date. The items are then delivered in a cooler outside the customers’ home before 8 a.m. Learn more by visiting winderfarms.com
Customers can order by calling 1-800 winder1 (946-3371) or log on to winderfarms.com.
About Mac King
Now in his 12th year of headlining afternoons at Harrah’s Las Vegas, Mac King has been consistently lauded throughout his impressive run, including recently being named “Best Strip headliner” in the Las Vegas Weekly’s 2011 annual Vegas’ best awards. Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” readers’ poll named his show the “Best Bargain Show” for eight straight years (2003-2011) and deemed him “Favorite Male Las Vegan” in 2008. King has also been honored as Magic Magazine’s “Funniest Act in Magic,” the World Magic Awards’ “Best Comedy Magician” and the Magic Castle’s “Magician of the Year.”
Sought after worldwide, King has made television appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” and all five of NBC’s “The World’s Greatest Magic” TV specials. King has also made several appearances at the “Just For Laughs” comedy festival in Montreal, and was a featured performer in the “Masters of Magic” series at the Luminato Festival in Toronto, Canada.
King, one of today’s brightest and most talented magicians, takes the stage twice daily, Tuesday through Saturday, at Harrah’s Las Vegas at 1 and 3 p.m. in the Showroom Theatre. Tickets are $29.95 plus tax. Additional information on The Mac King Comedy Magic Show can be found by visiting www.mackingshow.com <http://www.mackingshow.com> .
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About Clark County READS
Clark County READS is the literacy initiative of The Public Education Foundation, in partnership with Clark County and the Clark County School District. Clark County READS was launched in 2001 to improve student achievement by recruiting volunteer reading partners and providing books to schools and their students. Clark County READS’ programs include Reading Is Fundamental, Reach Out and Read, Reading Partner Program, Library Enhancement, Book Re-Use and Reading Buddy Book Club. For more information about Clark County READS, call 799-KIDS (5437).
About The Public Education Foundation
The Public Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing community and global resources to meet the challenges of educating a growing and diverse Southern Nevada population. The Foundation’s programs and initiatives are designed to improve student performance and advance quality educational opportunities for all children. Since 1991, the Foundation has raised more than $75 million to improve teaching and learning in Southern Nevada’s public schools. For more information about the Foundation, go to www.thepef.org <http://www.thepef.org> .