Lady Bug Ball Fundraiser

Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation Annual Charity Event

Bellagio Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

The month of May is Blind Children’s Awareness month and what better time to host the Lady Bug Ball. Kim and Dana Wagner from My Channel 3 news hosted the Nevada Blind Children Foundations fourth annual fundraiser held at Bellagio Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas strip.
The benefits theme focused on

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gourmet food prepared by three of Las Vegas’ top chefs. Martin Heirling from Sensi restaurant at Bellagio created the first course of gnocchi Piedmontese with a spring garlic reduction, italian sausage and foraged wild mushrooms paired with an organic mache and dandelion salad.
Between courses guests were entertained with the music of Kellie Wright and her All-Swing Band. The 2011 Adopt-A-Ladbug campaign will raise money to sustain and grow current programs for Nevada Blind Childrens’ Foundation lay the foundation for creating the first-ever school for the blind in Nevada.
Next up, Chef Rick Moonen of RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay served up a tasty Tandoori spicy Char, onion caraway soubise, fava beans, purple fingerling, ramp riata and crispy char skin.

Decadent Dessert

A video presentation was followed by the dessert course prepared by Megan Romano from Aureole at Mandalay Bay. Dark chocolate honey caramel tart with salted caramel ice cream sesame brittle and apricot coulis completed the multi-course meal.
Some of the night’s silent auction featured gift certificates from Brio Tuscan Grille, Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, MGM Grand, Pink Jeep Tours, Ravell Hotel and Sky Zone.

“The Rat Pack” Live

‘Frank Sinatra’, ‘Dean Martin’ and ‘Sammy Davis, Jr.’ from the Las Vegas stage show “The Rat Pack” performed and closed out the evening of gourment dining and fund raising.
Visit to discover simple ways you can make a positive impact on Nevada’s blind and visually impaired children and their families. For more information call (702)735-NBCF (6223).