Be sure to visit festivities before summer’s end
Date posted: August 23, 2013
The sun is coming up later and going down earlier. Summer in Wyoming seems to fly by at a rate of speed that amazes me. Each year it seems to go faster, but I believe it is because we try to pack so much into four months.
Our community amazes me daily with the amount of energy and effort put back into Sheridan for the good of everyone.
We had a very successful Goose Creek Cup Polo Fundraiser this summer. It is the fourth time we have been fortunate enough to use the Flying H Polo Club for this fundraiser. We have raised more than $32,000 for stream enhancement. The DSA wants to give a huge thank you to Skey Johnston, The Flying H Polo Club and everyone that attended, supported and donated to the event.
The farmers markets are in full swing and are running each Thursday in our new location on Grinnell Plaza. Bonnie Gregory is our market manager and has worked tirelessly at making these events so successful. Come enjoy the smells of burgers cooking and popcorn popping while you are shopping for locally grown produce, organic beef and arts and crafts. These will run until Sept. 5. There will be a farmers market finale on Sept. 14 at the fairgrounds to celebrate the harvest and the upcoming fall.
Thank you to all of our volunteers that run the Third Thursday Street Festival. There is one more festival in September on the 19th. We will have a great time with The Teka Brock Band and will celebrate our local school’s students and athletes. So, come downtown on Sept. 19 from 5-9 p.m. and enjoy the last street festival of the year.
Be on the lookout for Downtown Sheridan’s Cash Mobs! We will be starting them up again in October. The general idea is to encourage people to go into small, local businesses and spend their money, en masse, to give the business owner a little bit of economic stimulus. During a Cash Mob there are three rules: spend $20, meet people you don’t know and have fun.
The Historic District Business Committee, a joint committee of the Downtown Sheridan Association and The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, will meet again on Sept. 19 at 8 a.m. at the Sheridan College downtown. We have moved these meetings to a quarterly schedule. HDBC is an open forum for anyone in the community to have a say in what happens downtown, volunteer, give advice, criticism, praise or just get involved. If you own a business, a property, or just want to be involved come to these meetings!
I look forward to seeing you at farmers market, Third Thursday Street Festival or just downtown enjoying the beautiful place we call home.
The Downtown Sheridan Association is a nonprofit and a nationally certified Main Street Program. For more information on any of these events call DSA at 672-8881 or go online to our website at www.downtownsheridan.org.
Stacie Coe is the executive director of the Downtown Sheridan Association.
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