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More Winter Carnival events in week ahead
Jan 16, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer
Casino Night is this Saturday, and the medallion hunt begins on Tuesday.
Wild West Winter Carnival events continue this weekend as the seasonal festival moves through its schedule.
A registered WWWC carnival button is required for the Saturday, Jan. 19, Casino Night at the Wind River Casino. The event begins at 8 p.m. Kathy Kenyon, president of the WWWC, said there will be several drawings, and a game can be played for free with the button.
The Ranger again sponsors the Wild West Winter Carnival Medallion Treasure Hunt. The first clue of the hidden medallion will be published Jan. 22 in The Ranger. The hunt ends when someone finds the medallion and brings it to The Ranger. The winner will receive $250 from The Ranger and another $250 from the Wild West Winter Carnival if the finder has a booster button.
Buy the $5 buttons at The Ranger, the casino and the Riverton Chamber of Commerce.
Riverton Middle School hosts a remote control fly-in from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the school's gym. A second one will take place Feb. 13. Remote-controlled helicopters and airplanes will be displayed and hovering around for many to see.
The ice fishing derby begins at 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at Boysen Reservoir and end at noon Jan. 27. Anyone can participate. Five winners will be named in five categories. The registration fee is $10. There will be one set of winners for all three days.
The Poker Run will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 26 on Boysen Shoreline Road. Players will have to pick up their cards at certain locations along the road, and the best poker hand wins.
More WWWC events are planned for February.
Many more events are set to take place in February. The month will begin with the Cowboy Poetry Gathering, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 1 at the CWC Little Theatre. This event is free with the Booster Button. Feb. 2 will begin with an Ice Sculpting event on Main Street from 9 a.m. to noon, followed by the Kids Coin Grab, Hole In One Golf and tethered balloon rides at City Park.
The coronation of the King and Queen for Wild West Winter Carnival will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at St. Margaret's gym during the Quick Draw and Crab Crack events. The king and queen nomination form says the two are chosen based on their "high level of commitment to the success and improvement of WWWC." A junior king and junior queen will also be chosen. Clubs, organizations and businesses are encouraged to submit their nominations.
Additional information for this deadline and other event information is available at wildwestwintercarnival.org.