The honorees can be from any field, not just show business, such as literary art, politics, sports, humanitarians and the "pioneer and civic" field. Wayne Newton was the first person to get a star and recently, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin got their own stars near The Flamingo. Later this month, Gloria Estefan is to get her own star.
That said, anyone with a little bit of money and influence can get a Las Vegas Walk of Stars. Check out their payment policy here:
A donation of $20,000 is required for each star. Check should be made payable to Las Vegas Walk of Stars, (Tax ID #71-0946230), reported as such to the IRS, and is not refundable. A $10,000 deposit is due at confirmation date, the remaining balance of $10,000, is due 30 days prior to star dedication day. This cost includes all expenses related to the shipping, manufacturing and imbedding of the Star, a County Proclamation, a Walk of Stars Plaque, the sound needed for the dedication ceremony, flowers for lady honorees, publicity, press releases, radio/TV interviews, liability insurance and applicable fees.
Additionally, if you want to throw a little party to celebrate your star on the Walk of Stars, you will be required to pay for any celebrations and any special security and street closures this may need. Star treatment indeed!
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