Arturo Cambeiro Elementary Students Receive Bags of Cheer From Las Vegas Hospitality Association

LVHA Fill A Bag of Cheer Operation-001Arturo Cambeiro’s daughter Deanna Cambeiro Remark and family members visits the school while 300 Kindergarten to second grade students receive holiday gift bags

For the fifth year for Las Vegas Hospitality Association members  participated in the Bags of Cheer  operation. LVHA members delivered 337 big holiday bags filled with shoes and socks, a coat, a sweater or shirt, toys, books and other items to kindergarten, first and second graders students at Arturo Cambeiro Elementary School. The New Tropicana Las Vegas employees adopted 134 of the kids.

Arturo Cambeiro Elementary School is a Title 1 School and Provision 2 School providing every student with breakfast and lunch. Seven percent of the children are homeless and the majority of low economic status. Cambeiro Elementary was also recently selected  as a Zoom School for the 2013-2014 school year.

Cambeiro Family with LVHA pres. Julie Pazina-001Arturo Cambeiro was a successful architect in Cuba, who was forced to flee his country  in 1962 with his wife, small child and nothing but the clothes on their backs when Fidel Castro took over the country. By December 1962, he moved to Las Vegas for work with the city’s largest developer at that time. Soon he was the first Latin architect licensed in the Silver State after passing the professional exam given in English. A few years later, he opened his own architectural firm and worked night and day to become one of Las Vegas’ most productive and respected professional citizens. Several elementary schools were among his design work and rightfully an elementary school carries his name.

The Las Vegas Hospitality Association, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, is a nonprofit state association made up of more than 487 working professionals and 257 businesses in the hospitality industry. Founded in 1962, the LVHA encompasses a broad spectrum of companies supporting the tourism, convention and hospitality fields in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit www.MyLVHA.org

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