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5th Annunal Community Christmas Celebration at Ucross

Ucross, Wyoming November 22, 2017 – On Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm will present its 5th annual Community Christmas Celebration. This year, the celebration will feature a special exhibition, Raymond Plank: A Life of Courage and Faith, honoring Ucross Founder Raymond Plank. The event, which is open to the public at no charge, will be held in the Raymond Plank Creative Center, located at the Park at Ucross.

The celebration will include the reading of a Christmas story by bestselling author and Ucross neighbor Craig Johnson. The Buffalo Balladiers will perform Christmas carols and Peer Helpers from Buffalo High School will assist with Christmas crafts for children. Festive refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The exhibition honoring Mr. Plank features a narrative display of stories, photographs and films that honor his life, vision and accomplishments.

Powder River Energy Corporation has once again provided volunteer help with the Christmas tree lights. Bruce Burns and his expert crew will present the spectacular fireworks show at 6 p.m. In the spirit of Christmas, Ucross Foundation invites guests to bring canned and non-perishable food items for families in need. Ucross staff will distribute the donated items to several local community food pantries.

For this Christmas season, Ucross has also partnered with Volunteers of America – Northern Rockies, to contribute nearly 50 spruce trees from the Ucross tree nursery, which VOA will give to families they serve.

The Raymond Plank Creative Center and the Park at Ucross are located at the intersection of Highways 14 and 16 east in Ucross. For further information, please contact (307) 737-2291 or