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Five former Nevada first ladies to gather for signature Nevada 150 event



first-ladies-first-image-300x214-5379119-4485877CARSON CITY — A Nevada 150 signature event of the sesquicentennial year, “First Ladies First: An Afternoon with Five Former First Ladies of Nevada,” will take place Saturday, Jan. 11, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. With introductions by current first lady Kathleen Sandoval, five former first ladies of Nevada will gather to have a conversation with the public sharing their special projects, challenges and lives while residing in the governor’s mansion.

The historic event, sponsored by Women of Diversity Productions, will feature first ladies Kathryn Sue List (1979 – 1983), Bonnie Bryan (1983 – 1989), Sandy Miller (1989 – 1999), Dema Lee Guinn (1999 – 2006) and Dawn Gibbons (2006 – 2010).

“We are so excited to kick off the new year with this momentous signature event,” said Kara J. Kelley, executive director of Nevada 150. “This event will provide great insight into what it was like residing in the spotlight of the governor’s mansion, as well as the importance of women’s roles in Nevada’s history.”

Emceed by Paula Francis, news anchor at KLAS-TV Ch. 8, the ladies will share conversations about the roles, challenges, special projects and lives of the women who have lived in the governor’s mansion. Guests can enjoy their stories, ask questions and learn more about what Nevada’s first ladies have done.

Tickets to the event are complimentary and can be reserved by visiting www.eventbrite.com and searching “First Ladies First.” For details regarding the event, call Dr. Marlene Adrian at (702) 655-2146. Registration is required for the event and closes Jan. 11 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

This is the premier event of the Nevada Women’s Legacy – 150 Years of Excellence, a Nevada Sesquicentennial project sponsored by Women of Diversity Productions, a statewide non-profit organization that promotes awareness of and documents women’s contributions to the state of Nevada. For more details on this project and other events, visit www.nevadawomensvirtualcenter.org.

The event will take place inside the Augusta Ballroom at Caesar’s Palace.

To view all the upcoming events for the Nevada 150 celebration, please visit www.nevada150.org.

About Nevada 150

Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union, will provide opportunities for celebration and reflection as we come together statewide to commemorate our shared history and build a foundation of cultural appreciation for generations to come. Nevada’s one of a kind and diverse history will be celebrated throughout the state for an entire year in order to promote pride in the shared heritage of all Nevadans. Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration will commence on Nevada Day 2013 and conclude with an expanded Nevada Day celebration October 2014. For more information, please visit www.nevada150.org.

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