Foundation Founder Lights-up Ucross

Ucross Foundation founder, Raymond Plank
Ucross Foundation founder, Raymond Plank

When you think of Ucross, Wyoming, for most people, the first thing that comes to mind is fireworks, but the Christmas celebration that took place there Saturday, might just change those perceptions. Sheridan Media's Judy Hagerott was there and brings us this story.

Saturday was the first-ever community Christmas celebration held at the Raymond Plank Creative Center at Ucross, some 25 miles east of Sheridan.

It was a full house as hundreds of people gathered to greet old friends, meet new ones, and celebrate together during this holiday season.

The event was opened by the Ucross Foundation founder Ray Plank. He reminded people that the first six letters of Christmas is what the season is about.

It was a night of music, hot cocoa and cider, plus crafts and gifts for the kids. Plank is a firm believer that kids are our future.

Plank says we need to empower our youth.

The community celebration was a highlight of the weekend as people throughout the area came out to Ucross. Listen to Kim Harvey.

Mary Jo Newton came over from Buffalo and says the celebration envelopes the Christmas spirit.

The night was capped off with a fireworks show and the lighting of over 23-thousand Christmas lights on trees throughout the park.

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