Old-Time Reunion Holds 22nd Annual Event

Kevin Buckley

Written and photography by Nikki Artale

It all began in 1995 when Davey Pearl, Lou Pearl, Ken Johann, Jack Kogan and Paul Endy met for breakfast at the Bagelmania. They thought it would be a good idea to create an event for long time Las Vegans who had been living here in Las Vegas for 25 years or more to get together and relive the good old days and talk about the growth of the town. After six weeks of planning they put together the first event with over 1,000 attendees and that was the start of this wonderful reunion. Since that time many movers and shakers have attended to reminisce about the growth of our wonderful town.

From left: Dr. Lonnie Hammergren, Sandy Hammergren  and Dondino

On Oct. 10, the reunion was held in Las Vegas in the Mardi Gras Ballroom at The Orleans Hotel . A cocktail reception and dinner and entertainment was the high light of the get together with many celebrities. Frankie Scinta and the Vintage Vegas Tenors, Ben Litvinoff, Raphae Erardi and Larry Wayne Morbitt were the entertainment for the evening and everyone enjoyed the show.



Fred Doumani  and Cindy Doumani

We were honored by our Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske as one of many guests which included Kathleen Ray, Ms. Senior Nevada and John Katsilometes from the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper.

I am looking forward to next year’s reunion.









Nikki Artale

Nikki Artale, a woman of many professional backgrounds and experiences, is originally from a small town in North New Jersey. She moved here to Las Vegas back in 1995 to pursue the booming real estate market and is a contributing columnist for the Las Vegas Informer – interviewing the stars and entertainers for “Vegas Stars.” She has hosted a radio talk show, Celebrity News at All Talk Radio and has also been a part of a live internet webcast at “Live at the Studio.” Her numerous interviews with those responsible for the glamour behind Las Vegas can be found on www.ILoveLasVegasNV.net.

Nikki has also been active in the entertainment industry behind the camera – she belongs to the Screen Actors Guild and has been in numerous movies and has also judged screenplays for the Las Vegas Film Fest. Not only has she been behind the camera in the industry but also as a critic and has written many show reviews. You can usually find her at big entertainment events with her Nikon camera and smile, ready to review, interview, and capture the moments that make the night.

Aside from her lengthy experience in the entertainment industry she is also a successful Real Estate broker with 30 years of professional and dedicated services. She serves the greater Las Vegas area and has an in depth knowledge of the real estate housing market. She prides herself in giving excellent service to buyers and sellers with 100 percent of her time. You can contact her with the information below for any questions, comments or requests of services.



If you are Buying or Selling, go to her real estate site to search the MLS for listings: lasvegasnvhomes.net 


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