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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.

Community member Bethany Baldes teamed up with the Riverton Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ashley Strickland, and local artist Shannon Watts to create “Riverton – Friday Night Cruise” shirts to raise money for those in need.

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The shirts can be preordered now through Shannon’s website by clicking here. Proceeds go to the ConnectRiverton Fund that was organized by the Riverton Chamber of Commerce, Riverton Jaycees, and Riverton Community Engagement Committee in March to help residents and organizations in need.

Bethany Baldes, who is also running for House District 55 in 2020, shared she came up with the idea because she feels “powerless helping right now” when she can’t be out and about in the community. “I think it is important to be thinking of downtown and our nonprofits this year. The typical fundraising events that keep a lot of these programs moving every year have had to be canceled.”

Shannon Watts shares info about the design:

The vehicles were ones that I had already drawn to keep the design time down. The ’55 Chevy illustration was modified to look like John Dilday’s. The ’67 Mustang is a local car that I saw during the cruise. The Peterbilt is not a local truck but it looks like some that have been cruising. The ’15 Silverado looks like a number of the trucks that cruise on Fridays. The graphics for the design came somewhere from the back of my mind. I design lots of car show and cruise shirts, I wanted this to be different from other shirts I’ve designed.

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