LAS VEGAS (AP) — Singer Wayne Newton is accepting a $20,000 donation on behalf of a Las Vegas USO group.

The Las Vegas resident is scheduled to accept the donation from General Cigar Company and the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association on Monday during a ceremony at the Sands Expo Convention Center.

The money will go toward a USO lounge used by troops and their families at McCarran International Airport.

Newton has been an active advocate for the USO, the private organization that provides morale and recreational activities for troops and military families.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.


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