Bubbles, Baubles n’ Beans
An upcoming fundraising event for Casper’s Meals on Wheels program is “super important,” according to the program director Jamie Loveall. The event is Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Parkway Plaza. Money raised goes to supplying groceries to feed homebound seniors. The organization is also always in need of volunteers to drive and deliver the meals. “Even if you can’t commit to the same route every day or the same day of the week ... We have nurses who drive on their days off, swing shift guys who call and say they can take a route that day,” Loveall said. So if you have some extra time in your week and are looking for a chance to give back to the community, this might be the perfect opportunity.
Domestic violence prevention
Facilitators with the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault gave trainings on Tuesday to high school and college coaches from throughout the state on how to teach student athletes about building healthy relationships and preventing domestic and sexual assault. The trainings are aimed at helping girls to have the self-confidence to stand up for themselves, and teaching boys to dispel myths about masculinity. It’s great to see that the national conversation about domestic and sexual violence has spurred so many in our state to act.
Casper’s Stage III Community Theatre was chosen to premiere a finalist in a national playwriting competition. “Eternity” by Michael Cochran will premiere on Jan. 26, following a reception with the playwright. Stage III received a grant from the American Association of Community Theatres for production of the play. It’s exciting for Casper to be given the opportunity to showcase a brand new play. “I know that outsiders sometimes dismiss our endeavors just because we are rural,” said Pat Greiner, a Stage III board member and veteran actor. The Stage III community is making Casper proud.