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Story Days will return to Story Aug. 28-30 with a variety of activities for the community in “Wild About Story”. The Story Days Parade will be held Aug. 29 beginning at 11 a.m. A historical tour with guide George Lunbeck about the Sheridan Trolley will be offered Aug. 30. The Story Historical Society will also offer a trolley tour of Story just prior to the parade. Anyone interested in this tour should be at the Story Woman’s Club clubhouse located at 28 N. Piney Road, Story, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. Vendors interested in selling wares, participating in the parade, entering the Dutch over chili cook off or seeking more information should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the times and locations of specific events can be found at www.facebook.com/annualstorydays.
Clients of the Easter Seals will host three fundraising car washes in Sheridan next week. On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. all members of the community are invited to get a wash in the Walgreen’s parking lot. All funds raised will support the clients participating in activities throughout the community. For more information, contact the Easter Seals at 672-2816. Walgreens is located at 1766 Coffeen Ave.
The third annual “Best of the West BBQ Fest” will return to Sheridan Friday. The competition is a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event drawing entries from all over the region who will compete for over $7,000 in cash and prizes in four BBQ categories. Friday night includes a public festival from 6-10 p.m., featuring live music by Doug Andrews and the People’s Choice competition for BBQ wings. The event is free and open to the public. Beer and food vendors will be available. The winners of the competition will be announced Saturday. For more information, call Tye Bach at 751-1600, see www.bestofthewestbbqfest.com or email email@example.com. The Fest will be held in Whitney Plaza, located at 362 W. Whitney St.
Wagon rides, living history exhibitions and special programs are all part of the Bozeman Trail Days events at Fort Phil Kearny all day Saturday, and until noon on Sunday. The site opens at 8 a.m. with a flag raising ceremony at 8:15 a.m. Saturday. At 9 a.m. the program features the uniforms, equipments and weapons of the Frontier Foot Soldiers from 1865 to 1876. At 10 a.m. the same program for the cavalry soldiers includes a model of a 6-mule army wagon used for transportation at the time. Included will be an artillery demonstration with canons, featuring the equipment, and the moving of the artillery on the plains. At 1 p.m., there will be a program on the Native American Culture, Shelter, Dress and Weapons. An Indian encampment will include two teepees, a liner, elk and buffalo hides, backrests with tripods, a warrior shirt with leggings and accouterments, shield, bow and arrow and spear. Also set up on-site will be a soldier’s camp with tents and accouterments, canons and horses for cavalry and Indian use demonstration plus for wagon rides around the land. Children’s games are available throughout the day. A barbecue dinner will be served at 6 p.m. at the Officers’ Gate Entrance at the Fort. An after dinner program recognizing the 150th Anniversary of the Connor Battle and Powder River Expedition will include Arapaho Tribe members as speakers. Most Saturday events will repeat from 8:30 to noon on Sunday. Gate fees for Bozeman Trail Days are $7 per carload or $3 per person with children free. Fort Phil Kearny is located off exit 44 from I-90 between Sheridan and Buffalo. For more information contact Fort Phil Kearny at 684-7629.
The 2nd annual “Swing for Smiles” golf tournament, to benefit the Give Kids The World Village, an annual project of the Perkins Family Restaurant chain, will be held at the Powder Horn Golf Club on Saturday. Dinner and a calcutta will be hosted Friday night preceding the tournament. On Saturday, shotgun start is at 10 a.m. with rounds going for approximately 4.5 hours. The derby will begin at 3 p.m. and awards will follow at 6 p.m. The tournament is a two person best ball. The cost to participate is $125 for club members and $200 for non-members. For more information and to register, call The Powder Horn pro shop at 673-4800. The deadline to register is Thursday. For more information about Give Kids The World Village, see www.gktw.org. The Powder Horn Golf Club is located at 23 Country Club Lane.
The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host their annual “Suds ‘N Spurs” Brewfest on Aug. 29. From 3-8 p.m., beer sampling, live music and a variety of food vendors will be available. The event features unlimited beer sampling from different craft brewers from all over the region for $30 for those 21 and older. All ages are invited to join in the fun without a ticket, if not drinking. The event will be held in the Whitney Commons area between the Sheridan Senior Center and the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Parking will be available in either the Senior Center parking lot or the library parking lot. Tickets are available now at the Chamber office at 171 N. Main St. or at the gate. Dogs are not allowed at the event. For more information, call the Chamber at 672-2485.