Town Crier: Fundraisers

Town Crier: Fundraisers

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Send Glenrock

teams to nationals

Glenrock High School won state championships in the management category as well as the baking category at the Wyoming ProStart Student Invitational in Cheyenne in early March.

The management team is Syler Fleck, Faith Rau, Kassandra Baker, Brooke Williams and Joshua Burrus, and the baking team is Briley James.

The teams now qualify to represent the state at the national competition April 26 to May 2 in South Carolina. The team is in need of donations and sponsors.

The top five monetary sponsors will have their name/business placed on the GHS Team shirts. All donations are tax-deductible. Checks and cash can be sent to Glenrock High School, Attention: Wyoming Culinary Management Team, P.O. Box 1300, Glenrock WY 82367. If you have any questions. email twilliams2707@gmail.com.

You can also show your support by attending the “Winner Winner Chicken-Fried Steak Dinner.” This dinner is organized by the teams as a fundraising benefit. It is scheduled for April 17 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Rock Bottom Restaurant at its new location, 400 W. Aspen (formerly The Glenrock Breakfast House). Tickets are $15, which includes chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, salad, roll and choice of coffee, soda, tea or water. One other meal option will be available for $7 which includes a chicken strips basket with french fries and a drink. Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated.

Team Up for Kids at BWW

Take the family to Buffalo Wild Wings for Team up for Kids Community Day on April 19.

The restaurant is hosting the nationwide event to encourage support of youth sports opportunities in our community.

Ten percent of all sales on this day goes to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming. There will be games, prizes, face painting and family fun.

Buffalo Wild Wings is a national corporate partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Support through this partnership provides necessary equipment, jerseys, and training for sports offered through the Club.

For more information, contact Shauna VanderLinden at 235-4079.

Glenrock chamber fundraiser

The Glenrock Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its third annual fundraiser, all-you-can-eat prime rib and snow crab, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 20 at Fort Diablo. Tickets are $50 each and includes all-you-can-eat prime rib and snow crab, salad and baked potato. There is limited seating, so call 436-5652 for tickets.

Boy Scout pancakes

Boy Scout Troop 94 will host an all-you-can-eat Pancake Day from 7 a.m. to noon on April 22 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 701 S. Wolcott St. Pancake Day is open to the public. Tickets are $5 in advance or $6 at the door. Children 5 and under eat for free. Proceeds will help pay for the Scouts’ summer camp and help pay for camping equipment. Donations are accepted. For more information, call Craig Dutcher at 258-9379.

CROP Walk April 30

First Christian Church and Church World Service invite walkers and runners of all ages to come out for a mile walk or a 5K walk/run on April 30, starting at the Tate Pumphouse.

The CROP Walk is raising funds to end hunger at home and around the world. Twenty-five percent of the funds raised from this event will benefit Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies.

Registration and collection of team packets will begin at 1 p.m. with the walk/run to begin at 2 p.m. The event is for individual walker/runners or you can create a team.

Contact Debbie Mestas at debmestas@gmail.com or go to www.crophungerwalk.org/ to register.

Pancake festival May 6

The Casper Mountain Lions Club is having a Pancake Festival from 7 a.m. to noon on May 6 at the Mills Community Center.

Enjoy all the pancakes, sausage, milk, juice, coffee, you can eat for only $4 per adult and $1 per child.

Proceeds go to benefit the many Casper Mountain Lions Club projects, such as Lions Braille Trail on Casper Mountain, Lions Club eyeglasses program, Casper Mountain Lions Club scholarship at Casper College and many other community projects.

For more information, call Bryon, 266-6933 or 315-7074.

Annual CARES art auction May 6

World renowned artist, Tom Mansanarez of Idaho, was chosen as the 2017 featured artist for the 17th annual Rocky Mountain Art Show and Auction, May 6 at the Parkway Plaza to benefit Wyoming CARES.

Each attendee will receive a signed, litho print of “Sky High,” created by Mansanarez. He and his wife Robin, will be in attendance to greet participants and personalize his prints.

Wyoming showcase artists participating in the show include Mike Beeman, Alicia Blevins, Jeff Castagna, Zach Even, John Finley, William Travis Hart, Jill Hartley, Cody Heinbaugh, Karen Henneck, Gary Keimig, Gary Krouse, Sally Labotrel, Mike McIntosh, Melanie Myron, Bob Notch, Aumi Kauffman Perry, James Reed, Robert Seabeck,, W. Allen Singleton, C.K. Swanson and Linda Wilson.

Out of state showcase artists include Manuel Franco, Morena Garcia, Virla Harel, Sheila Maynard, J.W. Jack Olson, Gene Sherman, and Bonnie Shield.

Tickets are $40 each or a table of 8 is $280 and may be obtained by calling the office of Wyoming CARES at 237-7035 or email wyomingcares@gmail.com.

The evening includes music, progressive dinner, a silent auction to include carvings, handmade pottery, one of a kind jewelry and the fun table cake auction.

To view or bid on “Sky High” or any of the beautiful art images in the 2017 show, go to: wyomingcares.org and click on Rocky Mountain Art Show and Auction.

Wyoming CARES is a statewide not for profit charitable agency with a mission to provide assistance to Wyoming residents in need.

Shoot trap for CAP

Join the Children’s Advocacy Project for the 12th annual Shoot Trap for CAP on May 20 at the Rocky Mountain Gun Club. Put together your five-person shooting team and choose between Rec League (25 pigeons, $150), Youth & Law Enforcement (99 pigeons, $250), & Heavy Hitters League (99 pigeons, $500). Be sure to register your team at http://childrensadvocacyproject.org/shoot_trap.htm. CAP, Cabernet & Calcutta will be held the night before for happy hour, appetizers, and bidding on your favorite shooting team.

CAP, Cabernet & Calcutta

The Children’s Advocacy Project is hosting a weekend of events, starting with CAP, Cabernet & Calcutta on May 19 at the Hangar in Bar Nunn. The evening will be filled with a happy hour, heavy appetizers, auction items, entertainment and bidding on trap shoot teams for the next day’s event. Tickets are $40 and all proceeds benefit the Children’s Advocacy Project.

Fund with a bison license

An interesting source of funding will be available to Wyoming nonprofit organizations through April 3. The Wyoming Governor’s Big Game License Coalition Wild Bison License Drawing is a raffle that gives nonprofits the chance to sell a bison license and keep a portion of the proceeds.

In 2016, five Wyoming nonprofits’ names were drawn. The same number of applications will be drawn at random this year.

To apply for the drawing, potential sellers must be a 501©3 nonprofit organization in good standing with the IRS and must guarantee a minimum sale of $3,500. Sellers will be permitted to keep 30 percent of the sale proceeds.

Please visit www.wyomingwildlifefoundation.org to download the application.

Applications must be received no later than end of business on April 3. Applicants will be drawn the first weekend of May.

For more information, please call Crystal at 432-9453 or visit www.wyomingwildlifefoundation.org.

Community impact at Pizza Ranch

Pizza Ranch, 5011 E. Second St., hosts Community Impact nights from 5 to 9 p.m. normally on Mondays and Wednesdays. Members of nonprofit groups bus tables for tips, and 20 percent of meal tickets from diners who mention the group are donated as well. Dine-in, delivery or pickup orders qualify.

Fundraisers in April include:

April 19, Casper Crush Baseball; April 20, Shepherd of the Hills Child Development Center (replacing preschool furniture); April 24, CY Middle School DI; April 26, Willard Elementary; April 27, Prince of Peace Church.

Baskets for love April 29

Meals on Wheels Foundation presents its second annual Baskets for Love fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. April 29 at the Shriner’s Club, 1501 W. 39th Street. There will be silent auction baskets, as well as a live auction and live music.

Hairball Ball April 29

The Casper Humane Society is seeking donated items for its Hairball Ball on April 29. Items sought include antiques, framed art or any items (new or used) to auction during the event. For more information or to donate an item, please contact the shelter at 265-5439 or call Trish McDaniel, event coordinator, at 277-0314 for pickup.

The Humane Society is a “no kill” shelter” that currently houses more than 100 surrendered and abandoned pets from Casper and the surrounding communities.

Wild sheep license raffle

The Wyoming Wild Sheep Foundation 2017 Game & Fish Commissioners License Raffle is underway. Tickets are $100 each, and 300 will be sold. Enter to win one of 10 items to be given away at the annual Wyoming Wild Sheep Banquet on June 3 in Casper. Winners need not be present to win. First prize is a Wyoming Game and Fish Commissioners 2017 license; second prize, seven-day Caribbean cruise or $2,000; third prize, Kimber Classic .338 Win. Mag. rifle; fourth prize, Nikon 13-30 x 50mm rifle scope; fifth prize, Ruger Precision 6.5 Creedmore rifle; sixth prize, Ruger Redhawk .44 Mag. revolver; seventh prize, Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 camera; eighth prize, Nikon Monarch 7, 10x42 binoculars; ninth prize, Bushnell 14 megapixel trophy cam HD; 10th place, Ruger American .45 ACP pistol. Tickets are available online at http://wyomingwildsheep.org.

Country Golf Classic set for June 2

The 13th annual Foss Motors Country Golf Classic to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming will be held June 2. Register your five-person team before April 30 and pay $860 per team or $175 for individuals. After April 30, the fee increases to $990 per team or $200 for individuals. Register online at www.bgccw.org/golf2017 or call 307-235-4079.

Save the date for I-Reach fundraiser

I-REACH 2 Inc is pleased to announce that its sixth annual fundraiser, I-Reach for Art, is scheduled for July 29 at The Hangar in Bar Nunn. The evening will include friends, live auction, silent auction, raffles, The Powder River Percherons, local entertainers and much more. Premium and standard tickets and tables are available by calling 265-8086, on the web at www.ireach2.com, or by emailing tina@ireach2.com.

Standard tickets/tables: $50 single, $300 table of 8; Premium tickets/tables: $75 single $500 table of 8. Premium includes plated dinner, wine/beer at table, cocktail services at the table, complimentary raffle tickets.

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