EVANSVILLE, Wyo. — It’s not every day that one gets to celebrate 100 years, so the Town of Evansville is making sure it marks the occasion in style. The town is currently planning a parade and festival to commemorate the anniversary of its founding in 1923.
On May 15, the actual anniversary of the town’s founding, the Evansville fire and police departments will lead a parade through the streets.
“We usually do these sorts of parades around holidays like Halloween and Christmas,” Evansville Councilmember Candace Machado said. “They’ll drive through the streets and throw candy out for kids and that sort of thing.”
The main event, however, is a festival scheduled for June 24. Vendors, games and activities, food trucks, live music and more will fill Reshaw Park from 2 to 8 p.m. Then, at around 9 p.m., a fireworks display will end the day with a bang.
“There’ll be something for all ages,” Machado said. “Water slides for kids, lots of great food and music, and tons of awesome vendors.”
The town is still looking for vendors to take part in the event, Machado added. Businesses that would like to be a vendor can reach out to Machado at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for vendors to get involved is May 1.
“The live music is pretty established, though we can probably fit one more performance in there,” she said. “But we’d love to get more vendors to take part in this.”
Machado is also looking for people who want to join the planning committee, and said they can also get involved by emailing her.
Machado said the town has been planning the celebration for roughly a year and is going all out to make the event as memorable as it can be.
“It’ll be an all-out celebration,” Machado said. “It’s not every day that your city turns 100, so we want to make sure this is a big deal.”