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Miracle on Spring Mountain Donating January Proceeds to Defray Medical Costs for MGM Exec Ashley Farkas

Miracle on Spring Mountain Donating January Proceeds to Defray Medical Costs for MGM Exec Ashley Farkas

The Sand Dollar Lounge owners Anthony Jamison, Benito Martinez, and Nathan Grates have announced an additional charity component for the extension of Miracle on Spring Mountain into 2021. While all charitable donations through Dec 31st, 2020 will go to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission as previously stated, during the extended dates Jan 2-10, 2021, charitable donations will be directed to defray medical costs for Ashley Farkas, Executive Director of Public Relations for MGM Resorts International. Farkas is currently undergoing treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

As part of this brief fundraising drive, during the two final special pizza pop-ups, chefs Nick Dugan (Bardot Brasserie) and Adam Sobel (MINA Group) will auction off special luxury pies with exclusive ingredients such as duck fat poached snails and black truffles to boost fundraising–with bids starting at $50. Dugan will be making pizzas on Sunday, Jan 3; Sobel on Jan 10, both from 7-10 p.m.

Photo credit: Melissa Hom

“The Sand Dollar Lounge has always maintained a strong connection to the hospitality industry on the Las Vegas Strip,” said co-owner Anthony Jamison, “So we’re very happy to help out Ms. Farkas in her time of need. Thanks to Chef Dugan for bringing this opportunity to us.”

Las Vegas’ most popular holiday pop-up bar will continue in festive mode through January 10, 2021. Since Nov. 23, the live music, craft cocktail and pizza bar has been transformed into the exclusive Las Vegas location of the renowned Miracle Bar Popup, a unique Winter Wonderland pop-up bar for the holiday season, while following and exceeding all safety protocols mandated by the state of Nevada. 

If you missed it last year, Miracle on Spring Mountain comes to life as a fantastical Christmas & holiday-themed hot spot resplendent in all the trimmings (think: elves, candy canes, stockings, and Santa! Santa! Santa!). The entire drink menu will be switched over to an extensive holiday-themed Miracle Bar menu, served in special mugs and glassware (available for purchase). Decor by the Bright Lights Holiday Co. & team is highlighted by the “Santa’s Twerk Shop” donation booth, North Pole stage backdrop, and the Hanukkah corner. Ambient musical performances by solo and small combo artists will be offered on most nights. 

During the Miracle on Spring Mountain pop up, The Sand Dollar Lounge management will continue to follow all existing and newly mandated covid-safe protocols, including 25% capacity, required reservations via the Sand Dollar Lounge website (thesanddollarlv.com) limited to parties of 4 seated together, sanitization between all guest visits, masks required at all times (unless physically eating) and more.

Miracle on Spring Mountain will be open daily 2 p.m. – 4 a.m. through January 10, 2021, with the exception of New Years Day, when it will be closed.