2023 HISTORIC PRESERVATION MONTH SPOTLIGHT | FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH UCC
DSA would like to close out Historic Preservation Month on a high note, to say the least. Thank you to the lovely community who came out to celebrate the First Congregational Church UCC- Sheridan WY being added to the National Register of Historic Places, which helped them gain formal recognition of the property’s historic architectural significance. On Thursday afternoon DSA and the Certified Local Government, along with Rev. Dr. Sheila Naismith (Minister of First Congregational United Church of Christ) welcomed patrons to the church to celebrate the joyous and historic occasion! We want to thank everyone for their support and the community for showing up to the party. And of course, we are so grateful for the beautiful Charcuterie tray from Verdello, the tasty cheese and crackers from Sackett's Market and the fun treats from Java Moon!
SPOTLIGHT | TINY TWIGS BABY & KID
When you meet Emily Dilloway, owner of Tiny Twigs Baby & Kid, you feel like you’ve known her for years. Her store is beautiful with carefully curated clothing and accessories for babies and kids, offering sizes 0 months to 10 years. Emily also carries locally-made, hand-crafted products and one of her favorites is Nanny’s Bootie’s & Bows, offering hand knitted, hand embroidered, one of a kind baby and children’s items, offered exclusively at Tiny Twigs. Emily said her focus when opening Tiny Twigs was to provide unique apparel options for customers that they won’t find anywhere else in Sheridan. She purchases short runs of items so people can find gifts for birthdays and baby showers that not everyone else will bring. When asked what her goal was for her clothing store, Emily said, “I am really growth-minded for our downtown, by offering unique brands that draw people here it’s good for all of us downtown, I want to see our community grow.” You can hear it in her voice that she is passionate about everyone being successful together. Remember that Tiny Twigs Baby & Kid is OPEN and sidewalks are fully accessible to her store! She has a big sign out that will help direct you right to her store. Even better news is that for your convenience, you may park in the back parking lot (Emily Robin Photography) to access the store!
DSA RECEIVES 2023 MAIN STREET AMERICA ACCREDITATION
Downtown Sheridan Association (DSA) has been designated as an Accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards. Each year, Main Street America and its partners announce the list of Accredited programs to recognize their exceptional commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach™. In 2022, Main Street America programs generated $6.2 billion in local reinvestment, helped open 7,657 net new businesses, facilitated the creation of 29,174 net new jobs, catalyzed the rehabilitation of 10,688 historic buildings, and leveraged 1,528,535 volunteer hours. On average, for every dollar that a Main Street program spent to support their operations, it generated $24.07 of new investment back into their downtown communities. Collectively, 2 million people live or work within the boundaries of designated Main Street America districts. An estimated workforce of 1.1 million people contribute their skills and expertise to advancing the missions of these historic downtowns and commercial corridors. DSA’s performance is annually evaluated by Wyoming Main Street through the Wyoming Business Council, which works in partnership with Main Street America to identify the local programs that meet rigorous national performance standards. To quality for Accreditation status, communities must meet a set of rigorous standards that include commitments to building grassroots revitalization programs, fostering strong public-private partnerships, nurturing economic opportunity for small businesses and entrepreneurs, and actively preserving historic places, spaces, and cultural assets. Downtown Sheridan Association works diligently every year to retain their accreditation status by focusing on and supporting the Downtown Sheridan community. In 2022, DSA [...]
WEEKEND HAPPENINGS | MAY 19TH-21ST
Happy weekend everyone! There is so much going on in Downtown Sheridan AND throughout the town, we hope to see you out and about this weekend enjoying what your community has to offer. As always, stay safe and have a wonderful weekend! Kid Curious is celebrating their 4 Year Anniversary on Saturday from 10 AM-5 PM! Come on down for all day fun, giveaways, & contest entry. All purchases made that day enter you for chance to win one of five (5)-20 second shopping sprees. Rules & regulations will apply, see store for details! On Saturday, May 20th from 10 AM-2 PM the Fly Shop of the Bighorns we will be hosting the annual Mayfly Festival at Kendrick Park! If you like casting fly rods, listening to live music, beer, food, and more then stop by! Anyone is welcome, and the admission is free! Dori Jo & Matt Barr will be live in concert at Luminous Brewhouse on Friday night starting at 7 PM! It's that time of year, folks! FLOWER'S UP in Downtown Sheridan is this Sunday and DSA needs volunteers for the big task at hand. Come by the DSA lawn at 7:30 AM to help transplant petunias and to get them hung up downtown along Main Street. We would love to see you! Special Mentions: The taste of summer is here! Kendrick Park Ice Cream Stand opens this Sunday! The Official Beaver Creek Saloon is closing! Please join us for one last party to send her off [...]