Post date: Jul 5, 2016 8:16:25 PM
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming
1313 Big Horn AVE./PO Box 1757 - Worland
145 N. Bent St. #204B/PO Box 368 - Powell
324 E Washington St./PO Box 304 - Riverton
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Passenger Ride
(Taylor Maya, Staff Writer)
Burlington Northern Santa Fe offered a passenger train ride to employees’, families and members of Big Brothers Big Sisters in Greybull on June 10. The train traveled north for an hour through Sheep Canyon and then traveled back to Greybull.
BNSF Regional Director of Public Affairs Ross Lane said, “This is called the EAS which is the employee special and every summer the cars go around to different divisions or states usually for about 30 days this year it’s in Wyoming, Montana, then South Dakota. The railroad has been doing this since 1997 and came through Greybull that year, but was unable to depart due to flooding.
“It’s our way of saying thanks to our employees and their families who make sacrifices every day and make it a good company. It’s great for kids to see what mom and dad do for work every day,” Lane said.
BNSF donated 100 tickets to Big Brothers Big Sisters. “Each stop we try to recognize a nonprofit organization. In a lot of communities our employees volunteer at different nonprofits and are active. It’s a good way for kids to see something they don’t get to see every day,” Lane said.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Program Manager Jennifer Weatherbee said, “Burlington Northern gave us tickets so all bigs and littles could take the train ride for free. We decided to take advantage of getting them on the train.
“We offer match activities monthly and this activity is really big because it’s nothing like we have ever offered before, normally we come up with our own.” Weatherbee said.
Lane reported approximately 250 people were aboard the train Friday. Before coming to Greybull, the train made stops in Guernsey and Casper. Other stops will be Sheridan and Gillette.
The 5th Annual Jim Blake Memorial Farmers Insurance, Lisa Beamer Agency, Golf For Kids' Sake was a roaring success. Thank you to all of you that supported the tournament and played 18 holes of golf.
Thank you to the following:
Vernon Miller, M.D.
Farmers Insurance - Lisa Beamer Agency
TR's Auto Repair
State Farm Insurance-Ken Westphal
Nelson & Page Dental
Cloud Peak Chiropractic P.C.
Law Office of Edward Luhm
P.E. Grosch Construction
Wendy Press Sweeny
McGarvin Moberly Construction Co.
Marvin & Donna Leroux
United Pawn Brokers
Charles & Vasca Gilmore
Tommerup Machine Shop
Sage Creek Land & Cattle
Green Hills Restaurant
Fremont County has received a grant through Smith’s Community Rewards Program. We would like to thank Smith’s for their generosity. This reward allows Smith’s patrons to give back to their community. We would like to thank Smith’s of Riverton for allowing us to place flyers in their grocery bags to help their patrons navigate through the Smith’s Community Website and be a part of the community reward program.
BBBSNWWY in Fremont County would also like to thank First Interstate Bank for their generous donation to support our Monthly Match Activities. Thank you for supporting our organization and helping us grow in Fremont County!