Monday, July 4, 2011

Cannery Resort Group is collecting OSOA Las Vegas donations from now up until July 23rd.

Operation Showers of Appreciation – Throws A Huge Military Baby Shower
For Expecting Servicewomen and Spouses in Nevada

Las Vegas, NV – Operation Showers of Appreciation along with Fox 5 and Cannery Casino Resorts, have joined forces to provide the largest military baby shower in Nevada.  The shower will be held on Saturday July 30, 2011 at the Eastside Cannery Casino Hotel at 1pm in the spectalular One Six Sky Lounge, that features panoramic views of the entire valley in Las Vegas for approximately 100 new and expecting mothers who have deployed partners or are active-duty servicewomen.  All military branches of services will be invited (Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines) to participate.  The event will include gifts from the local community and flowers from expectant fathers.  

FOX5 and Cannery Casino Resorts are excited to be partnering with Operation Showers of Appreciation.  This shower will help military expecting mothers and their families receive the items needed when caring for their newborns.

“This giant baby shower is a new endeavor for our organization here in the Las Vegas valley,” said Kimberly Felshaw, President of Operation Showers of Appreciation.  "New motherhood is challenging enough under ideal circumstances, so being able to support and lift up these mothers while their partners are deployed is just fantastic. It helps ensure moms have what they need, and reassures deployed dads that their loved ones are cared for so that they can focus on their mission."

Members of the community are encouraged to drop off their new unwrapped baby items to the valets of the Cannery Casino & Hotel in North Las Vegas, Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel on Boulder Highway or Rampart Casino in Summerlin from June 23-July 23.

“This is a wonderful event and our entire organization is excited for the chance to get involved and help,” said Marty Gross, Vice President and General Manager of Eastsdie Cannery.  “Since our properties are located throughout the Las Vegas Valley we offer convenient drop off points for donations and we hope that everyone gets involved so that these families who are sacrificing for us get everything they need.”

Any military expecting mothers who are active duty service women, spouses of active duty, Reserve or National Guard who are expecting between May 1st and December 31, 2011 can register now for the July 30, 2011 shower at

Individuals or companies wishing to donate items or volunteer please contact Jody Shervanick, Las Vegas baby shower coordinator at 702.862.6064 or email


About Operation Showers of Appreciation Operation Showers of Appreciation is a 501 c non-profit tax-exempt organization, whose mission is to honor our military families in a unique way by showering them with gifts for their newborn babies, providing support during difficult times, and letting them know the many sacrifices both the families and service members make are appreciated. For more information about Operation Showers of Appreciation, please visit

About Cannery Casino Resorts:  Cannery Casino Resorts, LLC, owns and operates the Cannery Casino & Hotel in North Las Vegas; the Rampart Casino within the Resort in Summerlin, also home of the J.W. Marriott Resort; and Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel on Boulder Highway.  The company also owns and operates the Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington County, PA.  Cannery Casino Resorts can be reached at (702) 856-5300.  The specific property websites are as follows:  Cannery Casino & Hotel and Eastide Cannery Casino & Hotel,; Rampart Casino,  The Meadows Racetrack & Casino can be reached at (724) 503-1200, (877) 824-5050, or by visiting

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