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Enchilada time - Dinner raises money for Mustard Seed grants

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Submitted to the Optic

If it’s October, it’s time for the annual enchilada dinner to support Mustard Seed grants in the community. This is the fifteenth year for the dinner, which has raised nearly $125,000 for nonprofit organizations in the Las Vegas Area.

Dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Flamingo Room of the Hillcrest Restaurant. Service will be provided by members of the First Presbyterian Church of Las Vegas, which sponsors the yearly event.  

Last year’s dinner resulted in more than $5,000 in Mustard Seed grants, including $1,200 to First Born of Northern New Mexico for office flooring, $600 to the Sheridan Volunteer Fire Department for Self-Contained Breathing equipment, and $500 to Comedor de San Pascual for a floor buffer.

Other grants included $200 to the Silver Threads Quilt Guild to buy fabric for charity quilts, $750 to the Highlands University chorus program for the Las Vegas Summer Choir, $800 to the Old Town Mission Church to purchase tables for community use, and $1,000 to the Las Vegas City Schools for an empowerment symposium.

Tickets for the dinner may be purchased from any member of the First United Presbyterian church, at the church office (1000 Douglas Ave.), from Em Krall or at the door.   

For more information, contact the church office at 425-7763.