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    Elvis Presley will be honored with a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. At least, that’s the goal of the Nevada based “Viva Las Vegas!” fan club The formal announcement and kick-off for "A Star for...

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    Thumbs up Tcb ..las Vegas

    MY FAMILY HAVE ALREADY MADE
    OUR DONATION!!!
    IM PLANNING TO GO DOWN WHEN ITS PLACED... VIVA LAS VEGAS --WTG!!!!
    TCB W/TLC (((HUGS))...

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    Yeah, that's what you call a no-brainer...getting the star, I mean.
    ...you won't forget me when I go.

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    Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Lonniebealestreet View Post
    Yeah, that's what you call a no-brainer...getting the star, I mean.
    LONG OVER DO FOR THIS STAR AN RESPECT!! HE MADE ALOT OF $$$$$ FOR THIS TOWN AND MADE ALOT OF PEOPLE RICH, I WONDER IF THE BIG SHOTS IN THE VEGAS HOTELS ARE GIVING UP ANY BUCKS TO THIS? OR THE FAMILY,--LOL*
    TCB W/TLC (((HUGS))...

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    yep elvis was one of the biggest stars to perform in las vegas so its only right they give him a star of his own it recognises elvis and there appreciation for him and what he acheived

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    Thumbs up a star for elvis - las vegas walk of stars project

    hello everyone,
    i m new here.
    i m the president of the viva las vegas epfc
    and my club is the sponsor for the star.

    since feb 28, we have raised almost $10,000, just with fan donations. isn't that a beautiful thing?

    the walk of stars is a non profit organization. the stars need funding by donations and a sponsor.

    in 2004, the walk committee approached EPE etc to offer them the opportunity to sponsor elvis' star. no reply was ever received.

    then my club came along and contacted the LVWOS. the president of the walk of stars called me. he was very happy to hear that this elvis fan club was stepping up to sponsor elvis.

    the club members and other star supporters have been working hard to get the word out and to collect donations. it's been a terrific grassroots effort.

    we have donations from all over the states, plus canada, england, and sweden.

    we are now on the downhill run, that last $5000!!!

    the dedication ceremony is friday, sept 26. donors are automatically invited, but seating is limited.

    wouldn't you like to contribute?
    www.astarforelvis.com

    any questions that you can't find the answers to at the site (there is a questions page), you can email me at [email protected]

    thanks!
    Last edited by vivalasvegas; 05-29-2008 at 02:14 PM.
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    I think he should be automatically given a star.
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    how could he automatically be given a star? they cost $15,000.

    the money isn't going to come from government money or vegas casinos or taxes (we have enough state funding problems) or epe or anyone else. so, it's only logical that it come from the fans.

    the nomination list was approved in 2004. you betcha, elvis was on it. so, i guess you could call that automatic.

    no star in any city, is paid for by the walk of stars or walk of fame. someone has to sponsor it. in hollywood, it's mostly the movie studios, for example.

    in vegas, there is no one to sponsor these stars except those people, not a corporation, who want to put the work into it.

    that's what the viva las vegas club is doing.

    why wasn't elvis "automatic"? i ll explain again. and if you have an idea i can use to make this 'automatic' , i'm interested!

    the walk of stars is a non- profit business. the funding for each star is from donations and sponsorship.

    back in 2004 when the walk was started, the walk of stars contacted EPE, Priscilla, Sillerman, and there was no response in sponsoring elvis,
    so the committee said, well, let's carry on with these other star applicants and hope someone comes along to sponsor elvis.
    were they happy when they heard from me!

    since feb 28, we have raised almost $10,000. from FANS. isn't that something? our philosophy is: if every fan gave $1 we would be done.

    what do we get besides faith and donations? negativity about who should have done this, who is or is not involved, what should have happened, who should donate , and statements based on ignorance ; every kind of lame excuse to not support this. that is not productive, i think. i 'm trying my best to explain & respond to all of your objections. may i suggest that you really do need to visit the star site to learn more. maybe i'll never make sense to some of you. oh well....

    we are now on the down hill slide of our campaign. yippee! if you believe in this project, we would welcome your contribution.

    to read more about the star, to donate, or to answer ALL of your questions, please visit the website. a few minutes of your time will certainly be worth it. and if you choose to not donate, that's fine. i hope it's an informed decision. i just hope you understand how the star program works and what the viva club is trying to do.

    www.astarforelvis.com

    this campaign is a great fan driven project. maybe some of you out there would like to be a part of it. it certainly is something to be proud of-- to be a part of something like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vivalasvegas View Post
    hello everyone,
    i m new here.
    i m the president of the viva las vegas epfc
    and my club is the sponsor for the star.

    since feb 28, we have raised almost $10,000, just with fan donations. isn't that a beautiful thing?

    the walk of stars is a non profit organization. the stars need funding by donations and a sponsor.

    in 2004, the walk committee approached EPE etc to offer them the opportunity to sponsor elvis' star. no reply was ever received.

    then my club came along and contacted the LVWOS. the president of the walk of stars called me. he was very happy to hear that this elvis fan club was stepping up to sponsor elvis.

    the club members and other star supporters have been working hard to get the word out and to collect donations. it's been a terrific grassroots effort.

    we have donations from all over the states, plus canada, england, and sweden.

    we are now on the downhill run, that last $5000!!!

    the dedication ceremony is friday, sept 26. donors are automatically invited, but seating is limited.

    wouldn't you like to contribute?
    www.astarforelvis.com

    any questions that you can't find the answers to at the site (there is a questions page), you can email me at [email protected]

    thanks!
    Well, thank you for all your efforts on Elvis' behalf. I'll pass this on.
    Nice to meet you !
    "I have learned never to ridicule any man's opinion, however strange it may seem."

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    thanks cameron,
    glad to be here.
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    Let's have a swingin' time!

    www.astarforelvis.com

    Elvis Presley on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars

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    oh, i forgot to say... we have a nice incentive for just a $25 donation. you can see it at the website. please visit, you'll be glad you did!
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    www.astarforelvis.com

    Elvis Presley on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars

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    If i had my way there would be a statue of Elvis in New York city instead of The statue of Liberty. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivalasvegas View Post

    back in 2004 when the walk was started, the walk of stars contacted EPE, Priscilla, Sillerman, and there was no response in sponsoring elvis,
    so the committee said, well, let's carry on with these other star applicants and hope someone comes along to sponsor elvis.
    were they happy when they heard from me!
    Since the "obvious" candidates had no interest in helping with Elvis' star, I for one am VERY glad that you came along.
    Welcome to TCB...we are glad you are here!!

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    yup its good to see people coming together and raising money to get him the star very well done to them for all there hard work i wonder why epe did not sponsor the star

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    john carpenter, i love the way you think! let's call it statue of rock n roll!

    everyone,

    i m glad you see the way it didn't happen and the way it's happening now. i know there is a lot of wondering why, but i don't think we'll ever get the answer.

    my club is concentrating on the positive, what makes this get DONE.
    and the love we've seen for elvis has been awesome!

    we just got a donation from Germany today. way cool!
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    Be sure and keep us up to speed..this sounds really great!!!

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    one thing that is really cool about this walk is that las vegas has this chance to honor its history by naming entertainers, producers, hotel moguls, politicians, sports, military, & humanitarians.

    the stars will be permanent. thank goodness, because the other thing we do with our history is blow it up!

    so yes, having elvis honored, like the 25 stars before him, is the best thing this town can do. and i am grateful to the walk of stars organization for this.
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    Arrow new grand total june 2nd 2008

    ****GRAND ANNOUNCEMENT****

    The donations received since Feb 28, 2008 for "A Star for Elvis"
    Campaign now totals to: ***over $10,000!***

    $10,003 to be exact. Over 2/3 of the way!

    This is something for the "Viva Las Vegas" Club to be proud of (thank
    you, members!) and gratitude goes out to all the promoters, donors,
    fans, fan clubs, & ETAs who have contributed so much. What a beautiful
    joint effort... We appreciate you! Thank you for your belief in this
    project to honor Elvis Presley in Las Vegas.

    We are now on the downhill run!

    If you have made a pledge, even if you currently have only a portion
    of it, I suggest you go ahead and send it in. That would continue the
    momentum! You can always send in the difference at a later time.

    If you have been waiting 'until the end', well, here we are!

    We offer a Star Pin as an incentive for a minimum donation. The pins
    are $5 if you donate at least $25. Stock is limited. For more
    information: www.astarforelvis.com
    The end is in sight, there is no doubt, Elvis' star is ON THE WAY.

    All donors are invited to the dedication ceremony on Sept 26, but
    seating is limited. If you are a donor and would like to attend,
    please email: [email protected]
    Final details to be determined.

    ELVIS PRESLEY IS OUR "FLAMING STAR"! Thank you for your support.

    Sue L
    President, 'Viva Las Vegas' club
    Coordinator, 'A Star for Elvis' campaign
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    Let's have a swingin' time!

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    Elvis Presley on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars

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    i ve received great reviews on these pins. and yes, they have certainly motivated more donations.

    still available!

    and, if you donate $50 or more, TCB jewelry will send you a pair of sunglasses! (thanks to Artie, the owner)


    time for the weekly update:

    $10,848!!
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    Elvis Presley on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars

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    waw you sure are making way with the funds now good luck keep us updated

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