Pancakes and Sidewalk Chalk at the Fair

by Taylor Viydo, 


It was pancakes as far as the eye could see Saturday morning in downtown Casper. The Central Wyoming fair and Rodeo held a free pancake breakfast open to the public. The flapjacks were being served up by Casper's Kiwanis club, which had received a donation and pancakes supplies from the fair.

After the meal and fellowship, a sidewalk chalk competition was held on second street and the surrounding area. The competition was open to all artists regardless of age. Downtown stores also sponsored local artists to create works in front of their shops. "I hope that children and adults intermingle," said local artist Zak Pullen.

The organizers of the event looked to not only provide a fun time to for all, they also hoped to foster the Casper community. "The Central Wyoming fair has been around for some time, but it has been lacking as far as community involvement," said Marketing and Promotions Director Angela Berry. "So we thought this was a good way to pull people together and bring the downtown into it as well."