Enterprise Newsletter • Facade grant program is helping spruce up Douglas' storefronts
Facade grants encourage businesses to take a look at their storefronts, needed upgrades
Nearly a dozen businesses across the Douglas community have received a facelift in recent months. A grant program administered by The Enterprise encourages them to take a look at their storefronts and building in general, and make needed upgrades. Businesses invested over $3.75 of their own money for every dollar of grant money released.

"With funds generated by the sale of the Douglas Business Park," says Cindy Porter, Executive Director of The Enterprise, "my board wanted to re-invest in Douglas and our efforts to continually improve the community. We want to have a healthy and attractive business district and appealing storefronts and well-maintained buildings are an essential aspect of this goal."

From The Enterprise board's discussions, the Facade Grant was born. Solutions for Life, H&H Electric, Tegeler Insurance, Bella Nails, Amen Property, Pure Raine, the LaBonte, Ingberg-Miller, the College Inn, the Koss Agency and RGH Enterprise are among those entities that have participated.

"For every dollar The Enterprise invested in the Facade Grant program," says Porter, "local businesses invested nearly $3.75 of their own money. The program encouraged local businesses to take a look at how to make their buildings better and the grant made some improvement projects possible. Collectively, these efforts go far in making our community a more appealing and attractive place. A nice storefront really does make a difference for not only the business, but for the community as a whole."
Celebrate Christmas aboard a train!
Youngsters attending the first-ever "Christmas at the Depot" event are in for quite a surprise. There will be cookies, cocoa, a visit from Santa, limited edition golden tickets and silver bells. The conductor from The Polar Express will even be in attendance to punch the golden tickets as kids board the train! Douglas' Community Choir will be singing Christmas carols.The famous Christmas book, "The Polar Express" will be read by Terri from the Douglas Library to children seated on the historic Day Coach. It's sure to be a day of holiday magic!

Tickets are FREE, but limited in quantity. Get yours between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Douglas
Railroad Museum & Visitor Center at 121 Brownfield Road. For more information, click through to our Facebook event listing below.

As of press time all of the tickets for this year's event have been distributed. There is talk of making this an annual event so stay tuned during 2019!
Public invited to visit with their legislators, learn about the upcoming session
The 65th General Session of the Wyoming Legislature will convene on Jan. 8, 2019 in Cheyenne. The Enterprise, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, has organized an opportunity for local citizens to gather with their fellow community members and elected officials.

State senators and representatives from our area will be at the Moose Club, 120 N. 2nd in Douglas beginning at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to come enjoy good conversation and dessert.
If you have questions about the event, please call The Enterprise at 358-2000.

If you're not able to attend, but want to follow the session, many details are available online at WyoLeg.gov.
Thank you to our Corporate Members!
"Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see." — The Train Conductor in the Polar Express
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