The Historic Sheridan Inn was the place to be Friday evening if you wanted to rub shoulders with Annie Oakley, Buffalo Bill, present and past mayors, the County Commissioners and other dignitaries of our community, and it was a celebration.
Governor Matt Mead even sent a letter of congratulations and regret that he couldn’t attend.
It was the public celebration for the community as the announcement was made that Sheridan has been chosen as one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Dozen Distinctive Destinations for 2011.
Diane Shober, the Director of Wyoming’s Office of Tourism in Cheyenne was at the celebration; she says that for Sheridan it's all about being relevant.
Sheridan is the first town in Wyoming to ever be picked to be part of the Dozen Distinctive Destinations. Penny Becker, Director of Sheridan Travel and Tourism, tells us how Sheridan made the cut.
Shober grew up in Gillette and made many visits to Sheridan. She experienced what Sheridan is all about.
The award takes Sheridan to a whole new level and Becker tells us what this means.
Now it's up to us to perhaps take Sheridan to the number one position, and all you have to do is vote. Go to www.sheridanwyoming.org and place your vote. Anyone age 18 and over can vote once a day every day until March 15.
Let’s put Sheridan in as the number one place to visit in the Dozen Distinctive Destinations for 2011. A link is on the righthand side of our homepage to get you to the ballot quickly.