I know you thought you wouldn’t have to read any more about the 2019 FAB Women’s Conference, but I have to share this story.

“Big Magic” truly occurred at this year’s event. Yes, Elizabeth Gilbert was fantastic, but that’s not what I mean.

At the conference, Antonia Armenta-Miller shared her tips and knowledge about starting a business from scratch. She runs Bonafide Food Truck and Catering Co. with her husband, but she does so much more than that. She’s an advocate for Sheridan and she’s taking on a big project to help businesses in Sheridan collaborate more.

Also at the conference, a couple of Armenta-Miller’s friends worked their magic by finding 25 women willing to donate $200 toward the project. Once the money was gathered, they stopped into the new world headquarters for the company and surprised her with not only the $5,000 raised by the women of FAB, but with an additional $7,000 raised by others in Sheridan County.

Wow! Now that’s big magic.

In this space, I often talk about how giving this community continues to be each and every day. Whether it’s meals for families struggling through tough times, dollars raised or time given, things like this just don’t happen everywhere.

We’re blessed.

 

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Just as April was full of big happenings, May will be too. On Wednesday, The Press hosted its third annual all-schools Sports Awards ceremony at the WYO Performing Arts and Education Center.

Each year we honor athletes from across the county for the accomplishments they had throughout the school year. In addition to recognizing the top athlete in each sport, we announce awards for sportsmanship, coach of the year, team of the year and the Katie Malin French Be Fierce Award for Perseverance.

The award in Katie’s name will forever be near and dear to us here at The Press. We got to know Katie for such a brief time while she was an employee here, but she made a lasting impact. We love that we can continue honoring her memory by recognizing young people who have faced adversity. As part of the recognition, too, the Malin family has established funds to be given as scholarships to each of the athletes recognized.

If you couldn’t make it to Wednesday’s event, you missed out. But, stay tuned for next year.

 

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Later this month, we’ll partner with Bonafide to celebrate National Doughnut Day. We’ll celebrate on Friday, May 31, which is technically one day early, but it coincides with the last day of school for Sheridan, Big Horn and Tongue River students.

We can all use extra reasons to celebrate, so join us at The Press March 31 for some fun.