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First Thursdays to kick off summer season in the Jackalope City....join in the FAMILY FUN!
BRING ON SUMMER seems to be a wide-felt sentiment across the community following a long, cold winter. The First Thursdays event for May, to be held May 3 with a theme of Cinco de Mayo, is the perfect opportunity to shake off the winter doldrums. The event's core is along 2nd Street in downtown Douglas, but activities are planned throughout the downtown area.

Beginning in 2017, local businesswomen Megan Tillard and Anne Saunders launched the event. It grew in popularity over the course of the summer, drawing residents and out-of-town guests into the downtown area for the celebration.

All indications are that the 2018 gatherings will be equally popular. Health products, smoked meats, jewelry and manicures are just a few of the vendors items being mentioned on the Facebook event discussion leading up to the gathering.
The May 3 celebration, like the others planned for later in the summer, begins at 5 p.m. Participating businesses and vendors plan to stay open until 8 p.m.

Mark your calendar for the other First Thursday gatherings to be held Summer 2018.

June 7 • 5-8 p.m. • Jackalope Days kick-off event
July 5 • 5-8 p.m.
August 2 • 5-8 p.m.

Vendors who would like to participate in First Thursdays can register by visiting Allure Boutique at 130 N. 2nd in downtown Douglas.

SUMMER FUN awaits the Jackalope City!
Douglas campus of Eastern Wyoming College to offer gunsmithing program
Douglas community's educational opportunities continue to grow
Eastern Wyoming College recently received approval to add a gunsmithing program to its list of available degree programs.

According to Margaret Farley, Eastern Wyoming College Association Vice President for Converse County, the program will be in place beginning Fall 2019. It's a two-year program for students who attend full time.

"Congratulations to EWC for its ongoing efforts to increase educational opportunities in the Douglas community," says Cindy Porter, Executive Director of The Enterprise.

A recent article in the Douglas Budget, accessible at the below link, provides more information on the developing gunsmithing program.
Railroad relics sought for Railroad Museum
Building upgrades to be
unveiled June 7 as part of Railroad Day celebrations and kick-off to Jackalope Days
Douglas' historic train depot is taking shape as a Railroad Museum. The building will continue to serve as the local visitors center, but exhibits are being added. The Enterprise is seeking relics from Douglas' railroad history. If you have an item or story that may be of interest, please call Cindy Porter at 358-2000. Douglas' history is intertwined with the rail and The Enterprise has a goal of including local stories.
Douglas' historic depot was built in 1886.
Jackalope Days plans gaining momentum
A vendor fair is one aspect of the larger Jackalope Days celebration. Interested parties are encouraged to contact Robin at 358-2000 to secure a booth space
Mark your calendar for June 7-10
Douglas residents and non-profits have truly stepped to the plate when it comes to Jackalope Days 2018. A growing list of events and activities are being planned. Visit our calendar for more information and event details.

Stay tuned for information on registration forms. As they become available, we'll be making them available online.
Jackalope Square Farmers Markets slated
Markets begin in early August...plant a little extra!
If you're planting a garden this spring, or creating a marketable item, you may want to know that the Jackalope Square Farmers Markets will again be held in 2018. The market will run on five separate Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, please visit our Facebook page or contact The Enterprise at 358-2000.
Thank you to our Corporate Members!
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