Community Calendar

PINNACLE BANK HOSTING FOOD DRIVE FOR BACKPACK BLESSINGS

Pinnacle Bank knows all about helping people with their money. The family owned bank has been around for 8 decades, but for Pinnacle Bank they are lending a hand in a vastly different way.

A child's chance for a bright future starts with getting enough healthy food to eat. However, for many local children, school meals may be the only meals they eat. What happens when they go home over the weekend? The Backpack Blessings is helping fill this void. And Pinnacle Bank wants to again help stock their pantry in preparation for the upcoming school year by hosting their annual food drive.

Now through August 30th, Pinnacle Bank--Powell is hosting a food drive for Backpack Blessings. You can find a list of needed items on Pinnacle Bank--Wyoming's Facebook page or by contacting your local branch.

According to Dough Weedin, President and CEO of Pinnacle Bank--Wyoming, "We know education is the key to success and want all of our youth to have every opportunity to succeed. We encourage our community to join us in our efforts to help positively impact this extraordinary organization, which provides so many of our local children with a necessity and, in turn, greater opportunities for achievement."

ARCHITECTURE ASSISTANCE FOR HISTORIC PROPERTIES AVAILABLE THROUGH WYOMING MAIN STREET

Owners of historical, commercial buildings located in traditional downtown districts are invited to submit a pre-application to determine eligibility for the Historic Architecture Assistance Fund (HAAF) by Sept. 1st. The final application is due Oct 15th.

If awarded, an architect will be assigned to work with the applicant. Typical projects include a building assessment, structural analysis, analysis of building code and ADA requirements, and facade and signage schematic design.

The funding's intent is for the building owner's first step in their preservation project. HAAF does not provide funds for physical repairs, the purchase of building materials or work by contractors.

The fund is available through Wyoming Main Street, which is a program of the Wyoming Business Council, the state's economic development agency. Wyoming Main Street assists its member communities with downtown revitalization efforts through technical assistance and grant funding.

Applications can be found at http://www.wyomingbusiness.org/content/applications

For more information, call Historic Preservation Architect Linda Kiisk, historic preservation architect for the State Historic Preservation Office, at 307-777-7566, or Linda Klinck, program manager for Wyoming Main Street at 307-777-2934.

FRIENDS OF A LEGACY:

Grand unveiling of the Wild Horse Education Kiosk and Wild Horse Highway Designation, August 24th at 10AM. This will be at the FOAL property 27 miles east of Cody on Highway 14/16/20. Mustang Rendezvous, Sept 7th 5-8PM at the Boot and Bottle Club in Cody.

Music and community lovers sought for an event August 25th 5-8PM at the Basin Boat Dock! The town of Basin and the chamber are hosting a celebration of the boat dock that day. There will be music by Lacy Nelson, treats by Jack's Box, fishing tips by Sean Williamson, Midway Golf fun, free fishing poles, games and more! For more information, contact the Basin Chamber at 307-568-3055.