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Las Vegas’ World Record Hug-Off

Need a hug?  Then big-hearted Jeff Ondash is your man. 

The 51-year-old Ohio man embraced the Valentine’s Day spirit faster than anyone before — passionately embracing 7,777 hugs in 24 hours for a new world record. Jeff Ondash, who sought the squeezes under the costumed alter ego Teddy McHuggin, broke the record Saturday night outside the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. 

In his quest, Ondash also broke another record:  1,205 hugs in one hour- another world record. 

Ondash did it all to raise money for the American Heart Association. He said that all of his hugs helped raise awareness of America’s Heart Month, a cause especially important to him because his father and brother died of heart problems. 

Ondash’s Las Vegas feat smashed the record 5,000 hugs in one day previously set by Siobhan O’Connor in Dublin Ireland.

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St Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Henderson, Nevada

The 43rd Annual Sons of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival will be held March 12-15 in Henderson, Nevada.  The daily carnival at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 Water Street, will have rides and games with a portion of the stpatricksproceeds going to Positively Kids.  Positively Kids offers services and programs to assist medically fragile children in the Las Vegas valley and is the charity benefiting from this year Sons of Erin St. Patrick Day celebration.

So whether you’re interested in a free concert sponsored by Phil Flowers Productions, want to spend an evening at the Irish Pub, enjoy carnival rides, or simply enjoy the spectacle and spectacular of the annual St. Patricks Day parade (scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, March 14), come on down and help turn Water Street green!

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