This time of year feels both hectic and quiet at the same time. That contradiction comes from a couple of ideas. First, everyone seems to rush around the community for holiday gatherings and shopping. At the same time, community events dwindle as children take a break from school and everyone seems to focus internally on family.
As more snow falls in the region, too, things seem to move in slow motion. The snow muffles the sounds of Sheridan, creating a sense of hushed activity.
It’s one of my favorite times of year. But, it is also one of the most challenging. There are fewer events and activities to feature in the briefs and photographs of The Sheridan Press. So, if you know of any goings-on these next several weeks, don’t be shy. Send me a note and let me know.
If you’ve already finished your holiday shopping, I hope you saved some room in your budget for a gift to the Goodfellow Fund. Our goal this year was to raise $10,000 for the local Salvation Army, which uses the funding to provide food for families this holiday season and toys for children.
As of Monday, we had raised $4,335, a long way from our goal. I hope you’ll consider helping local families in need through the program. We, and they, would certainly appreciate your help.
Mail donations to:
The Goodfellows Fund
c/o The Sheridan Press
P.O. Box 2006
Sheridan, WY 82801
While I don’t have kids (other than the four-legged breed), I love Facebook this time of year. Children dressed in their holiday best grace many friends’ pages. Holiday concerts abound this time of year and the clumsy, sweet voices of local youth can make even the Grinchiest Grinch smile.
Holiday breaks begin next week, so most concerts will be wrapped up before then. But, TubaChristmas will revisit the Holiday Inn Saturday. The annual event brings musicians from the community — and even some from around the region — to perform holiday favorites. The concert is free and will be in the hotel atrium. It’s the perfect break from last-minute holiday madness. Take visiting family and enjoy a little Christmas cheer. The show starts at 1:30 p.m.
The new year brings with it many new ideas and activities. As The Sheridan Press staff settle into new roles, look for changes in our products — both print and digital. You may have already noticed some new design elements. We’ll continue working hard to improve the already brag-worthy product. Send us your feedback. Tell us what you’d like to hear more about. We strive to serve the community in which we all live, work and play.