The younger generation making a difference at this year’s Cowboys Against Cancer event; Get a peak at auction items before the Nov. 1 event

The younger generation making a difference at this year’s Cowboys Against Cancer event; Get a peak at auction items before the Nov. 1 event

SWEETWATER COUNTY – One event where the word giving means everything is Cowboys Against Cancer. On Nov. 1, the annual event will be back at it again at the Sweetwater Events Complex.

This year, the younger generation has been leading the way. Recently, the Happy at Heart Club at Eastside raised money that was used for a basket to be auctioned off at the event. They were not the only elementary to step up. Once again, students and staff at Harrison Elementary in Green River also got into the giving spirit.

This year’s auctions will feature three huge themed baskets from Harrison filled with gift certificates, gifts and useful items to celebrate life in Wyoming. For Mom and Dad, the office staff and special education teachers have assembled a special Date Night basket filled with fun ideas for a special evening.

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For the outdoor types, the Kindergarten through second-grade students, teachers and staff put together the essentials for a camping, hunting, and fishing excursion. Finally, the third and fourth-grade students, teachers and staff brought their creativity to a Wyoming Basket celebrating life in Wyoming.

Also for the first time, the event will have Cowboys Against Cancer belt buckles. This buckle comes in two versions, the pewter and red version you see for $50 or the pewter version for $40 dollars. On the back, the buckle contains an inscription stating it was made especially for the 20th Anniversary of Cowboys Against Cancer.

Another item which was recently donated for the auction should draw a lot of attention. Denver Bronco fans remember that at Super Bowl XXXII, Terrell Davis was named the Most Valuable Player as the Broncos beat Green Bay. At this year’s event, you will have the opportunity to own an autographed Terrell Davis football.

Another unique item is a world record Boone and Crockett nontypical mulley mount which has a unique history.

Taken in the late 1886, the “Old Tiner”, was on display in the Bronx Zoo until a dark night in 1974 when he disappeared. Twenty-four years later, he was rediscovered in Wyoming and eventually returned to his rightful owners. In gratitude, a Wyoming taxidermist was given the exclusive right to replicate the mount, which he has for Cowboys Against Cancer.

There will also be art, quilts, photographs and jewelry just to name a few items which will be up for auction. You can get a preview of all the live and silent auction items available for bid at the event. Once again, the event is using the BidPal system, so bring your smartphone charged and ready for some bidding action! Click on to check it out!

The reception and auction preview will begin at 4 p.m. on Nov. 1 at the Sweetwater Events Complex. Diner will be served at 6 p.m. The live auction will start at 8 p.m. and finally, attendees can dance the night away to the music of the Sundowners starting at 10 p.m.

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