March 2018 • Enterprise Newsletter • Featuring Converse County Wyoming's business community
Summer plans taking shape across Douglas
Summer plans are taking shape across our community
There are a lot of reasons to look forward to Summer 2018 in Douglas. Beyond our area's natural summertime beauty, numerous plans are developing to bring summer fun to the community.

First Thursdays, a downtown festival that happens on the first evening of the month along 2nd Street in downtown Douglas, begins on May 3. Whether you're an enterprising youngster with a lemonade stand (see photo at right), a business owner, or a local resident looking to gather with your community, these events have been very popular. Those looking to participate Summer 2018 are encouraged to contact Megan Tillard at Allure Boutique in downtown Douglas, 358-8075.

June's First Thursday event, along with Railroad Day at the Converse County Tourism and Visitor Center, will kick off what's to be a four-day Jackalope Days celebration. The event will also include the downtown car show, the annual rainbow run, a street dance and more. Citizens and groups from across the community have been stepping forward to participate in the growing event.
Railroad Day, to be held at the Converse County Tourism and Visitor Center on June 7, is going to be bigger and better than ever before. The occasion will mark the grand opening of the train museum in the visitors center. Visitor Center staff has devoted their winter and spring to cleaning, sorting and adding railroad themed exhibits. Community members who have train-themed relics that might be displayed in the new train museum are encouraged to contact The Enterprise.

Groups, or individuals, who would like to add to the Jackalope Days celebration in some way are encouraged to phone The Enterprise at 358-2000 and talk to Cindy Porter. The occasion, with people gathering across the community, is a great opportunity for both businesses and non-profit groups. Stay tuned to this newsletter for additional news as Jackalope Days and other events approach.

Local historians plan downtown event
Sat., March 24 • 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Downtown Douglas
The Converse County Historical Society is planning its 2nd Annual Prohibition Party. For complete details on the event that includes live music, 1920s era costumes and tons of fun, see their event page on Facebook.
Museum, Pioneer Association to host sale
A limited number of booths are available for the community to rent
Proceeds benefit the Pioneer Museum
The Wyoming Pioneer Museum and the Wyoming Pioneer Association have teamed up to host a spring cleaning community sale at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Community members who would like to reserve a booth space at the event are encouraged to visit the Wyoming Pioneer Museum to complete the required form and submit payment. Proceeds from the booth rentals will support renovation of the museum library.

Early consignments to the sale include glassware, dishes, flatware, light fixtures, theater seats and more.
Paquette Construction offers Easter egg hunt
Event March 24 • 1-2 p.m.
Wyoming State Fairgrounds
On March 24 from 1-2 p.m. at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds, Paquette Family Construction will host the community's annual Easter egg hunt. This marks the 14th year the family has held the event.
The little things truly do matter in your downtown area....
Public washrooms are the number one reason passers-by stop in a town
—Destination Development International
"Restrooms should be in the heart of spending districts," recommends Destination Development International (DDI). "Once visitors get out of the car, you have a four-times greater chance of getting them to spend money."

DDI further recommends, "Make sure they are open 24 hours a day."
Join The Enterprise, support your community
By joining The Enterprise you'll be supporting those working to improve, enhance and beautify the Douglas community. 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 Jackalope Days. 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 Members!
QUOTE-WORTHY...
"Without a sense of caring, there can be
no sense of community." — Anthony J. D'Angelo
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