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Town Crier: Fundraisers

Town Crier: Fundraisers


Virtual walk, run, bike, hike for Casper Humane Society

The Casper Humane Society has teamed up with Pets 2 the Rescue to hold a 1-mile and 5K Virtual Walk, Run, Bike, Hike to raise funds for the animals in their shelter. Entry fees are only $10/person (plus a $3.25 transaction fee). You can make an even greater impact by making an additional donation when you register. They will receive 100 percent of all entry fees and additional donations.

Register now and walk, run, bike or hike anytime and anywhere you want until May 31. Then upload your results if you want and know that you helped the 100+ animals in our shelter. For more details – or to register just visit:

Participants who register by May 31 will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card.

The Casper Humane Society is a no-kill shelter supported entirely by local contributions and charitable donations. It receives no governmental support and is not affiliated with any national humane society, animal rights or rescue group.

Mission receives grant

Wyoming Rescue Mission received a $125,000 Daniels Fund grant to support its general operating fund. Wyoming Rescue Mission serves homeless and hungry individuals by providing them with the lifesaving services they need to get back on their feet. It provides a safe and stable environment, which is essential to its guests’ success as they re-enter the workforce and obtain permanent housing.

“We are so incredibly grateful for the expression of care and support the Daniels Fund has shown in these extraordinarily challenging times,” Brad Hopkins, Wyoming Rescue Mission executive director, said. “Many thanks for Daniels Fund’s help through a critical time of heightened need and expense, as Wyoming Rescue Mission battles to restore homeless Wyoming men, women and families.”

According to Dave Matthews, Men’s Services director, these funds will be used to continue supporting its 120 homeless guests, to include safe shelter, warm beds, nutritious meals, hygienic items, access to laundry and showers, rehabilitation programs and services and personal protective equipment to protect against COVID-19. This grant is especially critical given the 60 percent loss in revenue from the adjustments Rescued Treasures Thrift Store has made to combat the spread of the virus.

Register for True Care Walk

True Care Women’s Resource Center’s annual walk is planned for Saturday, June 6, at the North Casper Athletic Complex, across from the Boys and Girls Club. COVID-19 may change the plans, but regardless of whether people can gather in the park that day, they still need you to register now as a sponsored walker. You can create your own fundraising page, get sponsors and walk anytime between now and June 6. It’s just a two-mile walk, so folks of all ages and abilities can participate. To register, go to Don’t have access to the internet? Call True Care at 472-2810 and they’ll mail you a walk brochure.

Ski history project thanks donors

The Casper Mountain Ski History Project, a subcommittee of the Casper Mountain National Ski Patrol, would like to thank the many donors who have contributed to the project. They are producing a book and DVD documentary from over 25 videoed interviews. Thanks to Sam Weaver and Sean Ellis who began the project in 2008 and the many who have added to this project, the rich history and stories of friendship, camaraderie and volunteerism that made this mountain a local and regional winter recreation destination will be preserved.

The Natrona County School District Recreation Joint Powers Board gave the initial grant. Others who have given generously include the Wyoming Community Development Fund through the Bart Rea donor advised fund, the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation, the Warren Weaver Family, Arlene Rosin, Bob and Nancy Kidd, Bill and Jan Chambers, the Zimmerman Family Trust, the Hardesty Family, Barbara Scifers, the Leotta Family, the Wold Family Trust, Mike Huber, the Goodstein Foundation, Glenn and Pat Bochmann and Larry and Becky Steensland.

Anyone interested in contributing their stories of skiing on Casper Mountain, photos or other support are asked to please contact Sean Ellis at

Lemonade Day canceled

The group regrets to announce that due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 across the state and nation, Lemonade Day 2020 has been cancelled. The generosity of the sponsors is not taken lightly as they understand the immense amount of support and effort that has gone into making Lemonade Day a treasured and memorable part of the Casper community these last few years. They look forward to coming together for this event at a more suitable time, in a climate that will better serve both both participants and sponsors. Your health and safety is the primary concern on all fronts, therefore at this time they will redirect their efforts toward what the current environment truly needs: for everyone to look out for one another.

Registration open for Be Kind to Your Mind

Registration is now open for the 4th annual Be Kind to Your Mind 5K/10K/Family Fun Run and Obstacle Course at Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park Saturday, July 13, beginning at 7 a.m. This year’s theme is Dino Dash, and the t-shirts and medals promise to be treasured collector’s items. Registration can be completed at Early registration is encouraged and discounts are given for those who sign up before March 22. All proceeds from the event benefit the Iris Clubhouse.

The Be Kind to Your Mind 5K/10K/Family Fun Run and Obstacle Course is annually hosted by Wyoming Behavioral Institute. Sensational Kids co-sponsors the event and puts on an amazing obstacle course for kids at the conclusion of the run. Walkers, strollers and pets on leashes are welcome. Other sponsors include the Wyoming State Parks, McMurry Foundation, Wyoming Medical Center and Chad Lore.

The Iris Clubhouse is a working community for adults, 18 and over, who are diagnosed with a significant mental illness. It is a restorative environment for people who have had their lives drastically disrupted and need the support of others who believe that recovery from mental illness is possible.

The Iris Clubhouse was named after the flowers painted by Vincent Van Gogh, who suffered from bipolar disorder. Located at 615 S. David in Casper, the Clubhouse counts 28 members. This year the Clubhouse will move to a new, larger location on H Street and will soon be able to serve 150 adults each year with an active membership of approximately 75 people and an estimated daily attendance of 25 members.

For more information about the Iris Clubhouse, visit or call 307-333-2507.


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Community News Editor

Sally Ann Shurmur arrived at the Star-Tribune to cover sports two weeks after graduating from the University of Wyoming and now serves as community news editor. She was raised in Laramie and is a passionate fan of Cowboys football, food and family.

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