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Santa’s Workshop N Toys 4 Smiles Founded by Rex Doty, Toys 4 Smiles came to to witness toy makers in action. For fruition when Rex was inspired by a 2005 reality TV more than ten years, a local group of show that featured “The Happy Factory,” a Cedar dedicated volunteers have been churning out City, Utah based wooden toy factory that provides beautifully crafted, handmade wooden toys to children with handcrafted toy vehicles. Knowing he be given free to kids in the Las Vegas Valley. and a few of his friends from Faith Lutheran Church Located at 4315 Dean Martin Drive, Suite 200, enjoyed woodworking as a hobby, Rex opened and the Toys 4 Smiles workshop recently held an managed “The Happy Factory Las Vegas.” Four open house in honor of their 300,000th wooden years later and after acquiring more volunteers, toy rolling off the assembly line. The festivities the project was reformed and renamed. The Toys 4 included tours of the warehouse, raffles, a silent Smiles mission is simple: “To provide a toy to chil- auction and plenty of snacks. Several of our dren of all ages in need of a smile, while providing local First Responders were there, too, (a great a sense of purpose, caring and community to the sight to see after the recent tragedy on the volunteers of To 2B6֖W2( BvR&W( 2v7G&vFVRW&W76rFV"( F&R6RRN( 2FVfFVǒ7&VFrW>( FW"fW( 2fW7B'&vB7BW"6VGVVBFFRG&FFR'FP