$15 per person to be donated to Henderson Libraries Foundation; money to go toward purchasing materials for collections at all Henderson libraries

HENDERSON, Nev.  – Local restaurant group District Tavern Group will host a special Wine All You Want tasting event at its newest restaurant, Presidio, Thursday, June 30, to benefit the Henderson Libraries Foundation.

The Foundation has made it its mission to raise $1 million by April 2012. The money raised through its $1 for a Million campaign will go directly to fund the purchasing of materials for the collections at all six Henderson Library branches.

“In a down economy, library use naturally goes up,” said Tom Fay, executive director for Henderson Libraries. “Unfortunately, in a down economy, library funding significantly decreases, since it is so dependent upon sales and property taxes. We are grateful to the District Tavern Group for hosting this event to help us reach our goal of $1 million raised by April 2012.”

The Wine All You Want event, which costs $30 per person, will take place from 6-8 p.m. For $30, patrons will enjoy four wines from around the world. Presidio will donate $15 from every entry fee to the Foundation. Attendees who decide to stay for dinner will receive 15 percent off their food order.

“It’s the community’s support that keeps our restaurants successful,” said Pete Kaufman, president and partner of District Tavern Group. “Henderson Libraries does much for the community, so we felt it was our duty to support them and their efforts to raise extra funds.”

Presidio is a part of The District at Green Valley Ranch, which is located at 2235 Village Walk Drive near Green Valley Parkway and the 215 Beltway.

The $1 for a Million campaign encourages library users to donate at least a dollar to the foundation every time they visit the library. Statistics show 60 percent of users visit the library at least twice per week. In addition to giving at any of the library locations, patrons can give online and via text.

In 2005, Las Vegas native Kaufman, while still working at the Bellagio as a senior executive of casino marketing, opened Balboa Pizza with childhood friends Frank Toti, Jr. and Jeff and Jonathan Fine. The quartet built on their initial investment with Al’s Garage and eventually established District Tavern Group to serve as the restaurants’ umbrella organization. In 2010 District Tavern Group opened Presidio. District Tavern Group’s three locations within The District all offer 24-hour food, fun, drinks and fair gaming and cater to local players and industry workers.

Those interested in District Tavern Group can call 702-586-4089. For additional information on Presidio, or Wine All You Want, call 702-320-8100.

The Henderson Libraries Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization funded by donations of gifts, grants and bequests, helps Henderson Libraries in its mission to create a literate community by providing financial support over and above the annual operating fund. Henderson Libraries relies on the support of the Foundation to continue to provide funds for the following areas: library collections; outreach services; innovative technology; capital projects; and scholarships.

The Henderson Libraries Foundation has been financially and publicly supporting the programs and collections of Henderson Libraries through charitable and educational activities since 1999.

For additional information about the Henderson Libraries Foundation, visit www.hendersonlibrariesfoundation.org or call 702-492-6581.

Established in 1943 as a single library in Downtown Henderson, Henderson Libraries operates six locations throughout Henderson. Henderson Libraries cooperates with other public libraries in Southern Nevada, the Nevada System of Higher Education, the Clark County School District and all other libraries around the state to provide quality service for Nevada’s residents.

For additional information on this event or Henderson Libraries and its many services and resources, visit www.mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-492-6581.