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 Post subject: A Vegas Star For Elvis?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:00 pm 
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Elvis Presley will be honored with a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. At least, that’s the goal of the Nevada based “Viva Las Vegas!” fan club The formal announcement and kick-off for "A Star for Elvis" campaign takes place Thursday, February 28, 2008 in Las Vegas

The star will be located at the corner of Riviera and Las Vegas Blvd. This spot provides a direct view to the Hilton (on Paradise Rd.), where Elvis performed his record-breaking shows. It also seems fitting to have his star placed near Liberace’s on the sidewalk, since the both of them were friends and shared the affinity of spectacular entertainment.

The goal is to have the ceremony and star installation in September 2008. This will be during a classic movie festival featuring films that were produced in Las Vegas. Of course, “Viva Las Vegas” will be among them.

The Las Vegas Walk of Stars is a non-profit organization that hopes to honor well over 3000 individuals who have achieved a level of prominence while living and or working in Las Vegas. These honorees receive personalized granite stars, to be installed along designated portions of Las Vegas Boulevard. More information about the Viva Las Vegas! Fan Club and the fundraising campaign for "A Star for Elvis" on The Las Vegas Walk of Stars is available by clicking the link below.

Source: Elvisnews



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What a great honor for Elvis to receive since he and his wonderful shows helped to make Las Vegas what it is today!!! :D :D :D Thanks so much for posting this for us dear Laurie!! :D :D


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:D YIP YEE FOR ELVIS! THIS IS JUST FANTASTIC! :bouncy: :bouncy: :bouncy: :bouncy: Most defintly Elvis should have a Star there in Las Vegas! He Put that Town on the MAP! I hadn't heard this Thanks for letting me know. FairyTale!


  
 
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It seems the money (a $15,000 sponsership fee) has to be raised first for this to happen. Here is the fundraising link:

http://www.astarforelvis.com/



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Thank so much for posting this link for us dear Laurie! :wink: :D Here's hoping that the money will be raised by the intended deadline and that Elvis will receive this honor that he so richly and most definitely deserves!! :D :D :D


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Wow!! :o That certainly is strange that Cilla and Lisa didn't want to know about this when they were approached for a donation???? :o :?: :? :? Why on earth would they choose to not donate anything to help further a cause that would give Elvis an honor that he so very much deserves???? :? :? Unless maybe they are going to donate but they don't want anybody to know about it and they want it kept private?? :? :?


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That is a very good Idea Mari, it shouldn't be surprised if Lisa keeps it private thats what her Daddy did. FairyTale!


  
 
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You're most welcome dear Sue and I thank you and sweet FairyTale for your feedback on what I said!! :D :D You also made a good point too FairyTale--Lisa acting much in the same way as her "little daddy" and possibly donating but keeping it private. :wink: :D :D


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:D :D :wink:


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A Star For Elvis Campaign Ends: Goal Reached!
The “Viva Las Vegas!” Elvis Presley Fan Club is happy to announce that the fund raising goal has been met for its “A Star for Elvis” Campaign – to install a star honoring Elvis Presley on the “Las Vegas Walk of Stars”. How appropriate an announcement for the 39th anniversary of the day Elvis returned to the stage at the International Hotel in Las Vegas.

Since February 28, in only 5 months, donations have been collected totaling over $15,000. The $15,000 total has been verified by Mr Robert Alexander, the President of the LVWOS. Any overage will be donated to the club’s designated charity, St Jude’s Ranch for Abused Children, in Boulder City NV. (This is no relation to the hospital in Memphis.)

The star will be unveiled during a ceremony on Friday, Sept 26. The invitee list is limited to donors and VIPs. The star itself will be installed a few days later, in front of the Riviera, next to Liberace’s star. The Riviera is the closest casino on Las Vegas Blvd to the Hilton, concert home to Elvis Presley.

We thank all the friends, fans, and tribute artists who have donated their funds, energy, and time to this endeavor. These fans should certainly feel proud of themselves! We also would like to specifically acknowledge the following Elvis friends for their donations and support: Sonny West, Kathy Westmoreland, Sandi Miller, Jon Patino, and Darlene Tompkins. We appreciate every dollar that has been given.

The campaign would not have been as wonderful and successful without the following: We give special thanks to Sandi Pichon for spreading the word to her many friends and contacts in the Elvis world, to Sue McCasland for providing the Star pins for donors, and to Artie Dadyan for providing Elvis-style sunglasses as a donor incentive. Immense gratitude goes out to local Elvis Tribute Artist Peter Vallee and his staff, and his manager Lucille Star, for promoting and representing the Elvis Star Campaign.

All the funds donated were by fans and friends of Elvis Presley. There was no assistance by any corporation. Once again, Elvis fans have demonstrated their love and support for “The King of Rock and Roll.”

Personally, I have many to thank. Once again I want to state my appreciation for the inspiration of the Bobby Darin Star Fund Project and his fans. I thank my star advisors, the club board of directors, and the members of the Viva Las Vegas Club for their incredible and unwavering support. And, I dedicate my effort to the memory of Janelle McComb and her work to build the Elvis Presley Memorial Chapel in Tupelo. Her spirit was a great influence and encouragement to me during this campaign.

Elvis is our 'Flaming Star' !
Source: A Star For Elvis / Updated: Jul 31, 2008



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