Veteran’s Treatment Court Children’s Christmas Parties


By Rich Houghtelling

The Veteran’s Treatment Court Christmas Parties for the Children of the Veteran’s in the Treatment Court were Held December 14th in Judge Mark Stevens Courtroom in Henderson and December 20th in Judge Melissa Saragossa’s Courtroom at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas.

This event for the Veterans is all about the Children and their Families, Christmas, and this special time of year.

The Judge gets the Child’s wish list from the parents to Santa. We then purchase the gifts from the wish list. A professional Santa Kris Kringle calls each child up by name, talks to them and presents a gift from their wish list with their name on it from Santa.

There is a luncheon hosted by the Judge and each family leaves with a Christmas Dinner Basket.

All of this is designed to give the Child a positive experience in the courtroom that they have may never have had before.

Once you see the look on the child’s face you know it’s all been worth it.

Our very generous donors this year have been:

Santa Kris Kringle, Nevada Republican Men’s Club, Siena Conservatives, Siena Veterans, Nevada Senator Michael Roberson, Amy Groves, Republican Women of Las Vegas, Clark County Republican Party, Bob Soucy, Satay Restaurant, Jan-Le Low, Derek Uehara, Carmen Lipparelli, Dave and Francine Clark, Richard Bunce.

Patty Pennise, our very reliable, wonderful elf for the last three years of parties passed away suddenly November 24th. She is missed.