Enterprise Newsletter • August 2018 is a month full of family fun across Converse County!
Glenrock community celebrating Deer Creek Days 2018, rodeo action included, this weekend
Rodeo is a Glenrock tradition dating back to the days when Frank "Wild Horse" Robbins would invite cowboys to ride the roughest broncs around at his arena near the town park. Deer Creek Days 2018 includes a ranch rodeo, barrel racing and a team roping.
Glenrock residents are gearing up for their annual Deer Creek Days celebration. The festivities begin on Friday, Aug. 3 and span through Sunday, Aug. 5. Those seeking more information, or event entry details, are encouraged to contact the Glenrock Area Chamber of Commerce at 307-436-5652.

Following is a schedule, as compiled by the Glenrock Chamber, providing some highlights.

Friday, Aug. 3
9 a.m. • Library Book Sale,
506 S. Fourth
5 p.m. • Craft Fair, Town Park
Saturday, Aug. 4
7:30 a.m. 5k Run/Walk Registration
8-10 a.m. Pancake Breakfast, High School
9 a.m. Barrel Racing Jackpot, South Rec Complex
Saturday, Aug. 4 Continued..
9-6 Art Show, Independent Building
9-6 Library Book Sale, 506 S. Fourth
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Craft Fair, Town Park
10:30-2 p.m. Lions Club Cookout, 217 W. Birch
11 a.m. Deer Creek Days Parade, Birch Street
After the parade, head to
Kimball Park for family fun!
2 p.m. Duck Race, Town Park
6 p.m. Ranch Rodeo, South Rec Complex
8-10 p.m. Street Dance, Birch Street
8 p.m. Family Movie Night, Rec Center
Sunday, Aug. 5
9 a.m. Co-Ed Mud Volleyball, Glenrock Town Park
Jackpot saddle/buckle roping, South Rec Complex
Craft Fair, Car Show, Town Park
Horseshoe Tournament, Town Park
10 a.m. Art Show, Independent Building
Final First Thursday of the season TONIGHT!
The final First Thursday event of the summer season will be held Thursday, August 2 in downtown Douglas. Attendance at the earlier events has been strong and event organizers are hoping for a big turnout in August as they wrap-up the 2018 event series.

Vendors who are interested in participating are encouraged to visit Allure, located at 130 N. 2nd Street in downtown Douglas. Vendors are also encouraged to chime in as part of the Facebook discussions leading up to the gatherings. Sharing items and offerings can help build excitement for the gatherings.

The August theme is "Wyoming Made." Wear your brown and gold and show your Wyoming pride.
Enter the 2018 Wyoming State Fair Parade
The Wyoming State Fair wagon recently appeared in the Cheyenne Frontier Days parade. Watch for it and other great entries in the 2018 Wyoming State Fair Parade. Photo courtesy of State Fair
The Enterprise has teamed up with a group of local entities and volunteers to host the 2018 Wyoming State Fair Parade on Saturday, Aug. 18.

Entries are due on Aug. 3 and can be dowloaded at the below link or by visiting the Railroad Museum and Visitors Center at 121 Brownfield Road in Douglas. Prizes will be given in a variety of divisions including collector cars, non-profits, floats, entertainment and equestrian. Details appear on the entry form. Entries from political candidates and marching bands will not be judged, but registration by those groups is requested.
Volunteers are also being sought to help on parade morning, carrying out the various tasks to ensure the event is a success. Please call Cindy if interested.

The 2018 parade theme, much like the State Fair theme, is "That's WY." Via their parade entries participants are encouraged to show off their Wyoming pride.
Kidde Parade entries encouraged
Past participants in the Wyoming State Fair Kiddie Parade have arrived driving space ships, leading goats and even pulling a cage holding Jimmy the Rabbit. We can't wait to see what 2018 brings to the event!

The 2018 Kiddie Parade is schedule for Saturday, Aug. 11. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Brownfield entrance to the Wyoming State Fairgrounds. The parade, sure to be full of community fun and laughters, begins at 10 a.m.
Parade participants will wind their way through the grounds, ending at the sheep wagon show. The Wyoming Pioneer Association will be waiting at the parade's end, ready to serve up cool drinks and hot dog picnic. Each parade participant will receive a prize and a ribbon.

This year's parade theme is "That's WY." Entries can match the theme, but that isn't required.
Jackalope Square Farmers Markets start Aug. 11
It's nearly time for the first Jackalope Square Farmers Market of the season! The first of five events is Aug. 11 in Jackalope Square, downtown Douglas, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Four other Saturday markets are planned for the 2018 season. Mark your calendar for Aug. 25, Sept. 1, Sept. 8, and Sept. 15.
Participation in the events by both vendors and shoppers is encouraged. A registration form can be found at the following link or by visiting The Enterprise office as 130 S. 3rd in Douglas.
Visit the Railroad Museum while you're in town!
Coming to Douglas for the 2018 Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo, or other events? Be sure to stop by and see the new Railroad Museum in Douglas' historic train depot. The depot is also home to Douglas' visitor center.

Staff at The Enterprise and the Visitor Center have been hard at work updating exhibits in an effort to preserve and protect Douglas' railroad history and heritage.
If you have a story relating to Douglas' railroad history, the staff at the Museum would appreciate hearing it. Stop by for a visit and share what you know about the historic building!

Don't miss the collection of historic rail cars surrounding the Depot. They're open to visitors and the Railroad Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday during the summer months.
Thank you to our Corporate Members!
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