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Hometown Heroes Leif Erikson Award Honors Nine for Contributions to the Las Vegas Community
Nine Las Vegans were honored with the Hometown Heroes Leif Erikson Award, recognizing unique individuals with Viking spirit who serve the community.
These modern day Vikings include: Patrick C Burke, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department; Gina Greisen, Animal Activist; Barbara Kenig, Founder of E Bunny;
Manda Kristof, CCSD Teacher- Ferron Elementary School; Karen Layne, Animal Activist & brought 911 to Las Vegas; Julie Murray, Founder of Three Square; Fred Shultz, Founder of Positively Kids; Linda Smith, Opportunity Village; and Mary Vail, Philanthropic Publicist.
In addition, a special Leif Erikson “Viking of Honor” Lifetime Award was presented to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Lt. John Pelletier accepted the award on behalf of Metro.
The inaugural awards event took place on October 8th, at the South Point Hotel Casino & Spa as part of the official Leif Erikson Day activities in coordination with the Vegas Viking Lodge of the Sons of Norway (http://www.vegasviking.com)
Each of the honorees who exemplify the four core traits of Vikings - Imagination, Vision, Collaboration and Fearlessness have been featured on the "Hometown Heroes" television show appearing on Las Vegas KCLV Channel 2. To learn more about the honorees go to: http://www.hometown-
Mary Vail, Publicist