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WHEREAS, the Willow Reindeer Project began in 1998, with a class project in a Nevada school that captivated the imagination of students and teachers; and

WHEREAS, more than 50,000 students in the Silver State have participated and benefited from this creative initiative that allows young learners to explore geometry, geography, and American history through the arts; and

WHEREAS, the Willow Reindeer Project has become a part of the holiday season, with the Capitol, Legislative building, Supreme Court and more than 350 businesses and organizations participating each year by displaying the one-of-a-kind Willow Reindeer created by students in the Silver State; and

WHEREAS, the project’s creator and director, Willow Bill, continues to work passionately toward inspiring and engaging Nevada’s students, promoting creativity, and cultivating an enthusiasm for education, art and history in Nevada’s communities; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada applauds programs and initiatives, such as the Willow Reindeer Project, which promote education and artistic expression, and commends the students, community members, sponsors and volunteers whose support has helped to establish the Willow Reindeer Project as a Nevada tradition;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of December 6 – 13, 2019 as

WILLOW REINDEER PROJECT WEEK IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 18th day of October 2019

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