’Candyland Christmas’ at uptown Main Street Riverton-the first year in the making

Published: Dec. 18, 2020 at 12:51 AM CST
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FREMONT COUNTY, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

A Candyland Christmas is tomorrow on uptown main St. In Riverton, and the people involved want to bring a little extra hope to the kids of Fremont county. There have been many first time downtown events in Riverton this year, but the focus of tomorrow night is bringing a little magic to the town, while also including uptown Main St. in the night’s festivities.

Roasted Bean and Cuisine owner, Inga Tyra, stated part of the purpose of the event is to, “Bring people up to the top of Main, it’s been kind of a rough year so we wanted something magical, something fun that we can do outside and bring positivity to our community.”

The event is from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, December 18th in the Java Java parking lot, with hot chocolate, fire pits, games, and white chicken chili from the Roasted Bean. The Cloud Kisser will be nearby for a balloon glow.

“We have some volunteers coming to help us, giving out candy canes as prizes. We have a giant candy land game that we’re going to be setting up with huge dice so kids can roll, and adults. If you land on one of our business game pieces you will receive a coupon, a discount, or a prize, so something fun for everybody,” added Tyra. Iron Works Gym will have smore’s and Santa at their building, and Freedom Liquors will be running specials and games. Perrett’s will be offering a ravioli dish special with a peppermint patty drink.

Head waitress at Perrett’s, Rori Swarthout, stated, “I just hope there’s a lot of people and I hope they get to see that we are doing things in our community and bringing more people to our businesses.”

A fireworks show will be at 6 p.m. launching from Jaycee park with Flying Phoenix volunteering their time. This year the budget for fireworks increased by $1,200 thanks to generous donations.

This is the 2nd annual fireworks show in Riverton near Christmas, and officials hope to make it even bigger next year.

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