“Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure” unknown
Do you have your fair parade entry forms in yet? They are due Wednesday. Forms are on the Basin Post Office Bulletin Board, at the fair office, on the fair web site and at the Basin Chamber, or download it here. The parade is August 1 at 10 a.m.
The last Entertainment in the Park is this Thursday. It will be be the lovely Lori Thon and Jim Rannells. We have been averaging over 25 people each week. Appreciate all that came, those that performed and our sponsors Tom Newman/State Farm and The Overland Express Mart. Also appreciate the Big Horn Basin Adolescent Program for helping with the set up and take down of the chairs.
Of course it is county fair week and that means a lot to do for the entire family including free stages acts, animal events shows, quilt show, pig wrestling, rodeo, demo derby, etc. Look for a complete schedule on the fair web page www.bighornfair.com or their Facebook page. Basin as been the home to the Big Horn County Fair for over 100 years.
Congratulations to the Town of Burlington for such a successful Pioneer Days. Watch for photos from the event in the Basin Republican Rustler this week.
The Basin Area Chamber and the American Cancer Society is hosting an event Oct. 3 in Basin at Lions Field. “Lighting up the night to finish the fight”. Events include a run/walk, dance, breakfast (dinner) and music. We are looking for sponsors, runners/walkers, a band/DJ and volunteers. All the money raised will go to Big Horn County’s Relay for Life. More information is available on the Facebook page entitled Big Horn County Special Event. Contact the chamber 568-3055 or Andi Buckley 40-6-373-8491. If your life has been touched by cancer please plan on attending and/or sponsoring.
Our next chamber meeting will be August 6 at noon. Any one up for sponsoring lunch?
Chamber member news:
Mama Z’s Boy Pizza: Tonight’s special is the Antipasto-salami, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, black olives on a white sauce. They will be at the fairgrounds behind the grand stand tonight instead of their regular location. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday find them back at the fairgrounds where they will be selling whole pizza’s and by the slice.
Gottsche: Monday night walk club, 5:30 p.m. No aqua zumbia this week as the pool is closed for repair.
The Cone Zone: Check out their booth at the fairgrounds AND/OR at their regular store in Basin. Two places to enjoy take care of your ice cream cravings.
The Burlington Place: Monday nights at TBP join them at 7:30 p.m and enjoy Monday night trivia, five rounds of ten questions each, prizes awarded weekly, categories change weekly.Thursday's at TBP, receive a discount on any TAKE-OUT pizza with three or fewer toppings.This weeks Pizza Special is the Pig Wrestler: Sausage, Bacon, Canadian Bacon, and Beer-Battered Jalapenos on a Country Gravy. ADVANCE NOTICE: The Burlington Place will be closed Monday, August 3 - Thursday August 6 Be sure to like The Burlington Place on Facebook for current updates! Remember, The Burlington Place pizza kitchen is open daily from 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. closed on Tuesdays. TBP recommends groups of 6 or more to call in advance.
Big Horn County School District #4: Aug 3-7: K-12 Kids4Broadway STEM/Arts Camp "The Inventor's Inn" M-F 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at LIE (bring your own lunch).Auditions Mon 8/3 at 8 a.m. at LIE. Performance Fri 8/7 at 6 p.m. @ Basin Arts Center
Wyoming Entrepreneur/SBDC: Bookkeeping Basics Webinar: August 6, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. The fee is $15. Register at http://wyen.biz
By Barbara Anne Greene
“Be somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody.” Not sure if this is an original quote or one heard years of go. Spending last week with pre-schoolers at vacation Bible school brought this thought to mind. It is so important that each of us make people around us feel special...even if it just a hello as we pass them on the street. Why don’t you make it a goal this week to go out of your way to touch a life.
Entertainment in the Park this week is JR Gonzales. He is a very talented one man band who does traditional county. You don’t want to miss him, 7 p.m. Thursday in Washington Park in Basin. Thanks State Farm/Tom Newman and The Overland for making this possible. July 30 will be Lori Thon and Jim Rannells. That will be our last one for the summer.
Thank you for your chamber renewal Ranch Soup GUEST HOUSE in Otto area. Great place for family reunions, business retreats and couple getaways. www.ranchsoup.com. No one I have ever sent there has been disappointed.
Thank you as well to everyone who responded to the need for convertibles for the Lilac Queens. We may need just one more. The parade is August 1, 10 a.m. Be sure you register your float before July 29 at 5 p.m. The forms are at the Basin Area Chamber, the fair office and the fair book. Now who would like to announce the parade?
Chamber member news:
Mama Z’s Boy Pizza: This week they will be featuring the claim jumper,,,,pepperoni, bacon and fresh jalapeños on a red sauce..
The SHACK: Child Evangelism Fellowship 5-day camp July 20-24, 3 p.m – 4:30 p.m at The SHACK in Greybull. It is for ages 5-12. Contact David at 765-2190. (Poster attached)
The Burlington Place: Monday nights at TBP join us at 7:30 and enjoy Monday night trivia, five rounds of ten questions each, prizes awarded weekly, categories change weekly. Thursday's at TBP, receive a discount on any TAKE-OUT pizza with three or fewer toppings.This Saturday, July 25th, be sure to stop by The Burlington Place for a bonus round of our Brunch and Bloody Mary Bar, the Pioneer Day Parade will pass in front of The Burlington Place, making TBP the perfect hang-out for the festivities! This weeks Pizza Special is the Hula Skirt: Pesto, Canadian Bacon, Pineapple and Chicken. Be sure to like The Burlington Place on Facebook for current updates! Remember, The Burlington Place pizza kitchen is open daily from 11:00 - 8:00, closed on Tuesdays. TBP recommends groups of 6 or more to call in advance.
Big Horn County School District #4: July 20-22: K- 5 Science of Super Powers M-W 1:00-3:00 LIE gym, 6-8 3-D Printing Camp M-W 1:00-3:00 RHS; 9-12 Survivor Camp M-W 1:00-3:00 RHS. 8/3-8/7 K-12 Kids4Broadway "The Inventive Inn" STEM/Arts camp LIE a.m.-p.m. M-F
Basin Republican Rustler: Special fair edition will be out on July 23.
Town of Burlington: Community Pioneer Days, July 24-25. Events include Around the World booths, horseshoes, parade, soccer, basketball and volleyball tournaments. A full schedule is on the Town of Burlington or the Basin Area Chamber’s Facebook pages. The theme is “Got roots?” Which refers to a pioneer heritage. Contact Mayor Aagard 272-9287.