Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft and Department of Parks and Recreation staff are bringing an “In It Together SNV” mobile dance party to the Jaycee’s Senior Community Park at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 8. The mobile home park is located at 5805 W. Harmon Ave., near Tropicana Avenue.
The Driveway Dance Party Program is part of the “In It Together Southern Nevada” initiative created by Clark County and partnering jurisdictions and agencies to highlight local efforts to support each other in response to the COVID-19 pandemic using the website www.InItTogetherSNV.com. During the visits, a DJ plays music from a van as accompanying staff encourage residents to wave to their neighbors and show off their dance moves all while staying home and maintaining a safe distance apart. Residents can step outside their front doors to their porches, patios or front yards, or stay inside and join in by demonstrating support through their living room windows.
“I am looking forward to hosting this mobile dance party at Jaycee’s Park. This socially distanced program, organized by Cark County Parks and Recreation, is an excellent way for our residents to stay active and interact with their neighbors,” said Commissioner Naft, whose Commission District A includes the community. “It is so important that all southern Nevadans know that they are not alone during this difficult time.”
About 700 residents live in the Jaycee’s community. Commissioner Naft will be joined by Dallas Harris, who serves on the community’s advisory board and is the Nevada State Senator representing the area. County staff are adding some Oldies But Goodies songs to the dance mobile’s playlist in preparation for the visit including The Twist, Locomotion and Viva Las Vegas.
The dance mobile program operates on weekdays, Mondays through Fridays. Visits are scheduled in a morning shift and evening shift to avoid operating in the hottest part of the day. More information about the program is on the dance mobile page of the In It Together SNV website. Staff is working through a backlog of requests for dance mobile visits and expects to be able to take more requests soon via an online form posted on the website.
The In It Together SNV website also offers online community resources related to COVID-19 and is used by agencies coordinating the response to the outbreak to match volunteer opportunities and donation offers with organizations in need. Residents wishing to volunteer in the community’s response or to donate PPE, cleaning items and other supplies are encouraged to visit the Donations and Volunteer sections of the website. Online forms are posted on those pages to help manage requests and match people to needs and opportunities.