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Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada to Honor Governor Lombardo during 35th Annual Festival of Trees and Lights

Two-day holiday event brings Las Vegas community together in support of individuals with Down syndrome and other Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (IDD)

Governor Joe Lombardo (Photo credit: Office of Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo)

Las Vegas, NV - Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada, a 501c3 nonprofit that support families impacted by Down syndrome, will honor Governor Joe Lombardo at the 35th Annual Festival of Trees & Lights gala at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, with a free family viewing event open to the public on November 25 and a formal gala on November 26. 

Governor Lombardo is being honored for his support of the disability community with the recent signings of Assembly Bill 116, the Down Syndrome Information Act, and Assembly Bill 259 which prohibits paying people with disabilities sub-minimum wages. 

Over 30 decorated trees, wreaths, and holiday gifts - donated by various community members, groups and organizations - will decorate the Westgate’s ballrooms and will be available for bidding through an online auction. 

Proceeds raised from the festival will directly support the organization’s new facility and programming, which includes visual and preforming arts, job training and placement, reading and public speaking, American Sign Language classes, a computer lab, music therapy, sports and recreation, social events, and more. 

To learn more, please visit Those interested in becoming a tree designer can contact Shelley Rhodes, the Festival’s tree and wreath committee chair, at