Enterprise Newsletter • It's nearly State Fair time! Join in the Wyoming State Fair Parade!
Final First Thursday of the season planned
The final First Thursday event of the summer season will be held Thursday, August 2 in downtown Douglas. Attendance at the earlier events in the season 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.

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 Parade, and the very fair, are a Douglas tradition dating back over 100 years. As the 2018 Wyoming State Fair rolls around, parade organizers are hopeful that they'll see more participation than ever before.
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.

"The parade is a long-held Douglas and Wyoming tradition," says Cindy Porter, Executive Director of The Enterprise. "It's a tradition we're committed to keeping alive and strong. Doing that, however, requires the community to join us in this effort by entering floats and attending the festivities." 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.

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.

Please join in making 2018 a Wyoming State Fair Parade to remember!
Enterprise executive nominated for award
Congratulations to  Cindy Porter , Executive Director of The Enterprise on being nominated for the Wyoming Business Report's "Women Of Influence - Business and Business Services" award. Cindy has lived in Wyoming for 20 years, and has been in Douglas the past 15 years.

In 2016 she combined CANDO, the Douglas Chamber, Main Street
Douglas, Converse County Tourism & Visitor Center, and local economic and community development efforts under one umbrella organization called The Enterprise. This year she has created a Railroad Museum at the current Visitor Center to feature both the history of the railroad in Converse County and the amazing collection of locomotive and rail cars which date back to the 1880s.

Cindy has one daughter, Stephanie, and one very special granddaughter, Bella, who was adopted from the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2014.

Congratulations Cindy!
Jackalope Square Farmers Markets begin soon
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.
Thank you to our Corporate Members!
"Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community." — Anthony J. D'Angelo
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