Magical Forest set to host second annual Pumpkin Paws!

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 Paws, claws, winged or webbed, we invite spirited creatures – and their mortals – for a monstrously good time in the Magical Forest for Pumpkin Paws.

LAS VEGAS – Pumpkin Paws, now in its second year, aims to scare up some fun for even the furriest members of the family. The event, scheduled for October 28th from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM, will have professional fur-tography, pet-friendly rides, costume contests scheduled for 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM, special guests including Bark-Andre Furry and Cosmo of the 51s, and more. Admission for humans (ages 3+) is just $10 and includes access to the Magical Forest and both the Forest Express Ghost Train and Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel. Pets are free.

“This event was such a hit last year,” said Bob Brown, President and CEO of Opportunity Village. “Pets are members of the family and who wouldn’t want to have theirs join them for a day of fun at HallOVeen? Last year we saw a lot of dogs, but also cats, rabbits and even a pig – I can’t wait to see who shows up this year.”

Tickets are available for purchase at the gate or online at All funds raised at this event help support programs and services for adults with intellectual disabilities in Southern Nevada at Opportunity Village. If you or your business are interested in sponsorship opportunities at Pumpkin Paws, please contact Lindsey Hibbard at

About Opportunity Village

Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.

Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves nearly 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.

Opportunity Village citizens – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.7 million in 2016.  They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.

Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts and fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, saving Nevada taxpayers more than $37 million annually.


Kristin Hoxie
Opportunity Village

Jenna Greene
R&R Partners

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