#Activate10: RHS alumnus donates $10,000; get your “Wally Bucks” at the Friday Night Cruise to support local nonprofits

    Our community is large and wildly diverse, which is at the same time our strength and our weakness. #Activate10 is a movement seeking to increase communication between individuals and organizations across Fremont County and to promote positive action in our communities.

    Riverton High School (RHS) Class of ’73 alumnus John Dilday has donated $10,000 on behalf of the RHS All Class Reunion. Dilday’s donation is to help support the “local, sit down restaurants,” shared RHS All Class Reunion Founder Julie Buller.

    In addition to the $10,000, other local organizations and businesses have donated another $4,750 that will be distributed to local restaurants.


    After some brainstorming on how to distribute the donation, Julie and John came up with the following idea:

    The Ranger printed $20 Wally Bucks that will be sold for $10 to consumers at two locations during the Friday Night Cruise; local Veteran’s, in full uniform, will be selling in front of the downtown Post Office and Riverton Medical District will be selling at the Java Java parking lot.  Folks should be able to easily slip off the “main drag” at each of these locations to make their purchases.  Folks will select which restaurant they would like to purchase Wally Bucks from and there are limited Wally Bucks for each participating restaurant, first come, first serve.  CASH ONLY, no checks or credit cards!

    It’s a win-win for Riverton; $14,750 going to local restaurants, the consumer gets 50% discount to eat out at their favorite restaurant’s and 3 non-profit organizations receive money for their respective organizations.  Please come out Friday night, with “cash” in hand, and help support your hometown!

    The funds raised selling the Wally Bucks will be donated to 3 non-profit organizations in Riverton:

    • Local Veteran’s Hall
    • Riverton Medical District
    • Eagles Hope

    Additional donors who have contributed:

    • First Interstate Bank-  $1,250
    • Wyoming Community Bank-  $1,000
    • Wind River Development Group-  $1,000
    • IDEA, Inc.-  $1,500
    • Riverton Ranger- prepared & printed the $20 Wally Bucks & PSA
    • Johnny G, KCWC 88.1-  PSA’s
    • County 10-  PSA
    • Ernie Over, Wind River Radio-  PSA’s

    RHS All Class Reunion will be held at the Riverton Country Club on July 17 & 18.

    FYI –  John Dilday will be coming to Riverton Friday night for the cruise, be sure to watch for him!


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