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Volunteers Recognized During “Thanks-A-Lot” Dinner


Patricia Miller and Ashley Vanderhoof pose with ‘Mookie’.

Winder Farms and Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada hosted the “Thanks-A-Lot” Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The dinner, with food provided by Winder Farms, was prepared by chefs from Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower. Prior to serving the volunteers, Ambassador Girl Scouts (grades 11-12) worked to earn their “Dinner Party” badge by learning how to properly set tables, plate food and serve dinner for the party. Volunteers were presented with certificates of appreciation for their hard work and dedication to the organization.

“The Girl Scouts are an important part of the Las Vegas community and the volunteers deserve to be recognized for the hours they dedicate to this organization,” said Ashley Vanderhoof, marketing manager at Winder Farms. “We were glad to be part of this wonderful evening.”


Girl Scouts Ashley Smith, Ginny Denheyer, and Lara Shugert work together.

Cindy Werth, pastry chef at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower led the kitchen and prepared a three course meal of a spring mix salad with apples, cucumbers and carrots; all-natural boneless and skinless chicken breast with mashed potatoes, vegetables and dinner rolls; as well as a chocolate raspberry biscotti for dessert.

“Our deepest thanks go out to Winder Farms, the culinary team at the Stratosphere, the amazing Girl Scouts who helped put this on and of course our wonderful volunteers. Volunteers are vital to our organization and I am so pleased that we were able to show our thanks in such a meaningful way,” said Patricia Miller, CEO at Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada.