Issue for the week of November 26, 2021
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Weeks of November 27-December 12

The following articles are for the weeks of November 27-December 12. If you would like to be a part of this section, stop by Traders Shoppers Guide at 2021 Warren Avenue, E-mail: info@wyotraders or fax: (307)634-8530. Any questions, please call (307)634-8895.

Trader’s Office Closed November 26

Trader’s normal office hours are 8:00am-3:00pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We are open Wednesday from 8:00am-4:00pm. If you would like to place an ad outside these hours you may phone in your ad by calling (307)634-8895 and leaving your ad, contact name and phone number on our voicemail. You may also place your ad online at wyotraders.com. Our deadline is 4:00pm Wednesday.

Limited Edition Airport Fountain Ornaments

The Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board is excited to announce their limited edition Christmas ornaments! This year’s ornament depicts the Historic Airport Fountain. Please contact Cathie Tabor-Douglas at (307)632-4414 to purchase an ornament at 719 East 17th Street, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm or contact Gary Sims at (307)851-1911 and he will deliver the ornament to your door! For more information on the Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board, visit www.cheyenne city.org/chpb or check out the CHPB on Facebook.

Veterans’ Rock Christmas Sale

Veterans’ Rock will host a Christmas sale on Saturday, December 4, 10:00am-4:00pm, at AmVets Post 10, 3839 East Lincolnway. There will be lots of great Christmas decor with great low prices. Stop in, have a cup of something to warm you up and shop, shop, shop!

Arts Cheyenne

There is always something happening in Cheyenne! Fine and performing arts, culture and science. For details and calendar of events, please visit them online at ArtsCheyenne.com.

Vendors Sought for Cheyenne Elks Craft Show

The Cheyenne Elks Club is hosting its first annual Holiday Craft Sale on December 11. They are looking for vendors who wish to participate in this event. The sale will take place from 8:30am-3:30pm at the Cheyenne Elks Lodge #660, located at 100 East 17th Street in downtown Cheyenne. If you have questions or would like to participate, contact Denise Parrish at parrishzonta@gmail.com.

LCCC Board of Trustees December Meetings

The Laramie County Community College Board of Trustees will hold its regular business meeting on Wednesday, December 1, at 7:00pm, in the College Community Center, room 128, 1400 East College Drive. The meeting will include discussion and approval of the college’s annual audit and the lease revenue bonds for the renovation and expansion of the Recreation and Athletics Complex. Members of the public are welcome to attend in person. The meeting agenda and broadcast link can be found at lccc.wy.edu/BoardMeeting. The facilities and finance committee will meet at 11:00am on Wednesday, December 8, in the LCCC Administration Building’s Petersen Board Room. For information about how to attend this committee meeting, call (307)778-1287.

31st Annual Christmas Parade

The annual Christmas Parade will be on Saturday, November 27, festivities will start at 4:00pm with the Wreath Hanging Ceremony, followed by the Tree Lighting in Depot Plaza. Floats will begin traveling down Carey Avenue at 5:30pm. Please keep the community safe and stay in downtown until the parade has finished entirely! There will be food and drinks available around downtown, and Small Business Saturday will still be going strong with opportunities to find the perfect gift for your loved ones. Merry Christmas Cheyenne!

Toys For Tots Stuff a Sleigh

New toys can still be dropped off at collection sites around Cheyenne now through December 10. Go to https://cheyenne-wy-toysfortots.org for local collection site locations.

St. Mary’s Cathedral Guild Christmas Sale

St. Mary’s Cathedral Guild invites everyone to their Christmas, jewelry and bake sale on Saturday, December 4, from noon to 8:00pm and Sunday, December 5, from 8:00am to 2:00pm, at the Hartmann Hall, Cathedral of St. Mary, 2107 Capitol Avenue. Free admission. Raffles with lots of great gifts including a weekend stay in Steamboat Springs Grand Hotel. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Proceeds benefit St. Mary’s School, Funeral Ministries and Mary’s Fund. This year’s statewide WCCW Mary’s Fund Project supports impoverished young women and girls in a Catholic boarding school, Villa Mornese, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico providing education and health care needs. Call Jan at (307)631-3507 for more information.

Cheyenne Youth Baseball League 30 Gun Raffle

Cheyenne Youth Baseball League is a non-profit youth baseball league, ages 13-18. Funds are used for the league’s operation and player equipment. Tickets are being sold through December 20. All of the guns will be drawn the evening of December 20. Winner’s tickets will be put back into the drawings, only 500 tickets will be sold, $100 per ticket. Contact any board member or player for more information or Karla Heny, fundraiser board member, (307)660-7019. See their Facebook page for a list of the guns being raffled off.

Civic League Accepting Grant Applications

The General Federation of Women’s Club (GFWC) Women’s Civic League of Cheyenne is accepting grant applications. Nonprofit organizations that support community development and work to improve residents’ quality of life are invited to apply for grants from the GFWC Women’s Civic League of Cheyenne. Funding for these grants comes from the annual Christmas House project. For more information and applications, go online to www.womenscivicleaguecheyenne.org and click on the Community Grant Application tab, or contact Community Grant Committee Co-Chairwoman Barbara Kuzma, (307)630-1070 or Co-Chairwoman Kristin Riley (307)287-6848. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2022.

Toys for Tots to Lead Christmas Parade

Help bring magic and joy of the season to many children in Laramie County. Toys for Tots will again collect new, unwrapped toys at the 2021 Cheyenne Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 27, at 5:30pm, in downtown Cheyenne. New toys can also be dropped off at collection sites around Cheyenne through December 10. Go to https://cheyenne-wy-toysfortots.org for local collection site locations.

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Food Drive

Remember our Veterans on National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and help those who are experiencing food insecurity. Please drop off non-perishable food at Veterans’ Rock, 605 South Greeley, December 7, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Call (805)757-2125 or (307)421-6450 for information or to organize food pickup.

Nominate a Deserving Person

Nominate a deserving person and they could win a safe and reliable vehicle. The deadline for nominees will be Friday, December 10. The nominee needs to be someone who is deserving of a car and is in need. Submit a letter to Four Mile Garage about who and why they should be nominated. Submissions must be sent to 10500 East Four Mile Road or through Messenger on Facebook. The winner will be determined by the letters sent. Winner will be announced on Saturday, December 25.

Breakfast with Santa

Bring the whole family for a free breakfast and visit with Santa Claus on December 18 at the M&K Building at the Archer Complex. Don’t forget your camera to snap a photo with Santa. Admittance is free but registration is required for one of two breakfast seating times. Registration can be found online at www.laramiecountyevents.com.

DUI Victim Impact Panel

The Mission of the Laramie County DUI Impact Panel is to stop drunken and drugged driving and to create awareness regarding the tragic consequences of this event. Panel members share their life stories regarding the issue of impaired driving in the hope of preventing life altering tragedies from continuing to occur. The next DUI Panel held in Laramie County will be on Monday, November 29, at 6:30pm, at the Laramie County Community College Center for Conferences and Institutes in room 130. The panel is normally held on the last Monday of every other month and is open to the public. If you are also interested in speaking for or being a part of the Impact Panel, please call (307)214-5444 to confirm the schedule.

Coat and Pet Drive at Archer Event Center

Get in the spirit of giving back to local community with the Laramie County Annual Coat Drive benefitting Laramie County Schools and feeding the local pets with the Laramie County Pet Drive benefitting the Cheyenne Animal Shelter. The Coat and Pet Drives will kick off on Wednesday, December 1, with a collection bin in the lobby of the Event Center at Archer, 3801 Archer Parkway. The lobby will be open 8:00am to 8:00pm daily. Be sure to bring your items by December 19.

The Cheyenne Camera Club Bi-Monthly Meetings

The Cheyenne Camera Club meets bi-monthly on the first and third Thursday at 6:00pm at the RE/MAX Capitol Properties office, 4000 Central Avenue, parking is available on 7th Avenue. The public is invited to attend and learn more about the club. For more information you may call Judy at (307)634-0357.

Christmas Box Angel Candlelight Vigil

The annual candlelight vigil at the Cheyenne Christmas Box Angel is on Monday, December 6, at 7:00pm. This event is open to all who have lost children, siblings or are grieving a loss. Please bring a candle and a white flower to leave at the Angel’s base. Gather at the City of Cheyenne Cemetery Office located on Seymour at the Lakeview Cemetary.

Cheyenne Guitar Society Concert

Guitarists Martin Gilmore and Sean McGowan present a concert of jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues and other genres in the Surbrugg-Prentice Auditorium at LCCC, 1400 East College Drive, on Saturday, December 11, 7:00pm-9:00pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, and can be purchased in advance at WYO Music, or pay at the door on the day of the concert. For more information, contact Steve at (307)331-2420.

Southeast Wyoming Estate Planners Council

The Southeast Wyoming Estate Planning Council invites professionals in the area to consider becoming a member. The SEWEPC is made up of dedicated professionals in the legal, accounting, financial services, trust and foundation professions working with clients to help them with their estate planning needs. Estate planning is not just for the wealthy. Everyone has an estate, and they want to be able to dispose of their “things” according to their wishes. The Council helps bring different disciplines together for the common good of the client. Meetings are held monthly September-May, the last Tuesday of the month, at noon at the Metropolitan, 1701 Carey Avenue, unless otherwise announced at hosted location. Each meeting features a top speaker and membership provides more exposure. Learn more about both estate planning services and membership at sewepc.org.

Registration for Co-Rec Adult Volleyball League

Get out of the cold this winter with the City of Cheyenne Winter Co-Rec Adult Volleyball League. The league will consist of numerous co-rec divisions, catering to all skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner or volleyball veteran, there is plenty of fun and excitement to be had this season! Registration is open now until December 16, late registration will run from December 17 to 30, where a $50 late fee will be added. After December 30 registration will be closed so make sure to sign your team up today! The cost of the league is $420 per team. The volleyball season will span 13 weeks with 10 games guaranteed plus a double elimination tournament seeded based on regular season standings. The regular season starts on January 18, 2022. Games will be played Monday through Thursday evenings at the Eastridge Facility, 1780 East Pershing Boulevard and Meadowlark Elementary, 6325 Washakie Avenue. Registration forms and more information can be found online at www.cheyennerec.org or in person at the Kiwanis Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive. Contact David Mullet at 307-773-1039 or dmullen@cheyennecity.org should you have any questions.

Youth Alternatives 50 for 500 Campaign

The Butler Family Foundation and Youth Alternatives are partnering to commemorate the office of Youth Alternatives 50th Anniversary by launching a 50 for 50 campaign. Effective through the end of the calender year. The goal is to raise $50,000 for Youth Alternatives’ 50 years of service. Proceeds from this campaign will be applied to The Friends of Youth Alternatives Endowment which aids with program related costs and provides sustainability of the much-needed services to youth and families at no charge. The Butler Family Foundation would like to challenge Cheyenne to donate to this worthy cause and will match donations up to $25,000. The Butler Family Foundation is confident that the community and local businesses will make the Friends of Youth Alternatives’ goal a reality and continue to support the Office of Youth Alternatives in building a stronger and healthier community through youth and families. Individuals or businesses wishing to contribute may do so through www.youthalternatives.net by clicking the donate tab located on the menu bar, contributions may also be sent to The Friends of Youth Alternatives, 1328 Talbot Court, Cheyenne, WY 82001.

Pull Tab Donations Benefit Shrine Club

The Cheyenne Shrine Club, in the Memory of Tom Tammen, is asking for donations of pull tabs from aluminum cans. After being recycled, the funds generated will go to the Cheyenne Shrine Club Travel Fund which is used solely to send Shrine Kids and parents to either Salt Lake City or to one of 21 other Shrine Hospitals that perform orthopedic, burn or cleft palate care. For more information, contact Diane Tammen at (307)638-3341, or drop off your tabs at Underwood Flowers, 2121 Central Avenue.

CFD Hall of Fame Nomination

The nomination forms for the 2022 Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame are currently available. Don’t miss your opportunity to nominate the person or entity that you believe has helped Cheyenne Frontier Days into the “Daddy of ‘Em All”. All nominations must be postmarked by January 19, 2022. Nominations are open to the public, You don’t have to be a member of the CFD Old West Museum to nominate and are limited to past and present Cheyenne Frontier Days contestants, contract personnels, entertainers, livestock, families, organizations and volunteers. Cheyenne Frontier Days plays an important role in the community and it’s time to honor those that have helped make it what it is today. Nomination forms can be found at https://www.cfdrodeo.com/event/hall-of-fame-nomination-forms/.

2021 Gingerbread House Competition

The University of Wyoming Laramie County Extension is please to announce the 2021 Gingerbread House Competition to be held at the Pathfinder Building Room 108/109 at LCCC, 1400 East College Drive. There is no registration fee to enter this competition, please go to https://tinyurl.com/2021GingerbreadHouse for a lot more information on categories and rules for the contest. Deadline for registration is December 14. This competition is open to all with categories for adults and youth. The youth categories are separated based on age groups. There is also a category for adults with kids. Judging will take place in person on Thursday, December 16, starting at 7:00pm. The Gingerbread structure can be house, church, barn, birdhouse or any other imaginative dwelling. Judging will be base on overall appearance, originality, creativity, difficulty, precision and consistency of them. Prizes will be awarded to the first place winners in each category.