December 21, 2017 Enterprise Newsletter • Featuring Converse County Wyoming's business community
MERRY CHRISTMAS from The Enterprise!
Historic model train on display at visitors center
Lionel Train dates back to 1950s
Most area residents know about the historic train exhibit surrounding the Converse County Visitors Center. Housed in the historic FE&MV Railroad Depot, the Center is also home to a 63-year-old model train.

"Tom Johnson, who has family in this area" says Visitor Center Director Helga Bull, "donated the train to the Visitor Center in 2014." Upon donation it took Tom about two weeks to get the train all set up. Since that time, he frequently visits the Center to make sure everything is in working order.

Young and old alike appreciate seeing the train in action. If you have family in town for the holidays, it's a great time to visit the Center to see the model train. Also take in the historic steam locomotive and rail cars surrounding the Depot.

The Visitors Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. most days over the holidays. They will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 for Christmas, and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for the New Year's holiday.

The Converse County Visitors Center is a division of The Enterprise.
Remember our local merchants!
Santa is shopping Douglas this Christmas should you!
As you're making your list, and checking it twice, on the final days before Christmas 2017, we would like to remind you to shop locally. Dollars spent in Douglas and Glenrock help build our local economy and create jobs.

If you're not sure what to buy that special someone on your Christmas list, we have Jackalope Bucks. Featuring Douglas' infamous jackalope, the "bucks" can be spent at participating local retailers! The unique currency is available at The Enterprise offices, or by calling 358-2000.
Soccer Ball planned for New Year's Eve
Dress in black and white and enjoy a fun-filled evening!
Event benefits Douglas Soccer
Douglas Soccer is hosting the "New Years Soccer Ball" on Dec. 31, 2017. The event will be held in Fort Reno, located on the Wyoming State Fairgrounds.

The evening includes an endless champagne bar, appetizers, craps, black jack, roulette, a cash bar and dancing to a DJ. Tickets are $50 per person and available by calling, or texting, Macy Moore at 307-359-0099.

Attendees are encouraged to wear black and white attire, although it's not required.
Photo Show deadline is January 12th
Entry deadline Jan. 12, 2018
SNAP, snap! Get your entries ready for the Platte River Photography Show. An entry form, including complete details, can be downloaded HERE.
Leadership Institute kicks off Jan. 19 in Douglas
Leadership Institute begins meeting in January
If you've been thinking about joining the Leadership Institute of Converse County, it's time to sign up! The first class meets on Jan. 19 at the library in Douglas. The class is designed to help local citizens grow their leadership skills and their positive impact on the community.

A registration form, including all class dates, can be found online HERE. If you have any questions, please contact The Enterprise at 307-358-2000.
Local legislators to meet with public
Mark your calendar for Jan. 23
On January 23 from 6-9 p.m. at the Moose Lodge in downtown Douglas, local legislators will be enjoying dessert and good conversation with local constituents. This is a great opportunity to have your questions answered and learn about the upcoming legislative session. Visit our event listing on Facebook for more information.
Now is a great time to join The Enterprise!
Douglas is OPEN for business and The Enterprise is here to help!
By joining The Enterprise you'll be supporting those working to improve, enhance and beautify the downtown area. You'll be supporting efforts to bring new business to Converse County. You'll be supporting those who are hosting events, like the farmers markets and Cowboy Christmas. You'll also be supporting local entrepreneurs, those who look to The Enterprise to vet an idea or develop a business plan. You'll be investing in your own community's future. Join today!
Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors!
"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud and clear for all to hear!" — Elf
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