CASPER, Wyo. — Casper Vice Mayor Ray Pacheco on Tuesday highlighted the fact that the upcoming downtown parade will have a new designated viewing area for disabled members of the community this summer.
Pacheco said that Casper’s Council of People with Disabilities have worked with the city, the Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo and other parade organizers to designate the space at the southwest corner of South Beech Street and East Collins Drive as a parade viewing location with accessibility for people with disabilities. This location is across from Skyline Towers.
The Casper’s Council of People with Disabilities will also set up a booth at the designated viewing area to help teach people about what they do. They’ll provide handouts on some of their efforts, which will include talking about transit in the Casper area.
Pacheco said Casper’s Council of People with Disabilities will be handing out free water to people and will also be selling a calendar that celebrates people with disabilities in the Casper area. Proceeds from calendar sales will help raise funds for the council’s efforts.
Pacheco noted that the Casper’s Council of People with Disabilities is an all-volunteer council working to raise awareness and educate people on issues important to the disabled community in Casper. They serve as an advisory board to the Casper City Council. Pacheco acts as a liaison for the city council on the Casper’s Council of People with Disabilities.
The downtown parade is scheduled for Tuesday, July 13, according to a Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo announcement.
“It’s the official kick-off of the Central Wyoming Fair & PRCA Rodeo, with a new and improved route this year. This year’s theme is ‘It’s a Grand Old Flag!’” the announcement states.
“Parade Entry Forms & Open Class Exhibit Premium Books and more information can be found online at or by calling 307-235-5775.”