The Wyoming Congressional Award Council will hold its annual retreat this Thursday through Sunday in Sheridan. Executive Director of the Wyoming Congressional Award Council, Janice Peterson, said that the event will give youth from around the state a chance to volunteer in the Sheridan area.
The Wyoming Congressional Award Council was founded through a bill which was co-sponsored by US Sen. Malcom Wallop, of Big Horn, in 1979. Wallop wanted to give youth a chance to volunteer. Sheridan was chosen for the retreat this year in order to honor Wallop at a ceremony at the airport during the weekend. Peterson said this weekend's activities will line right up with the mission of the non-profit organization and
Seventeen youth volunteers from around the state will attend the event this weekend. Peterson added that any youth interested in the Wyoming Congressional Award Council are welcome to join the non-competitive volunteer effort.