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Release Date: 08/09/12
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    

Trails Center Foundation Presents: Taste of Wyoming Celebrity Chef Cook-Off

The National Historic Trails Center Foundation’s annual Taste of Wyoming Celebrity Chef Cook-off has become one of Casper’s premier fundraising events.

The annual fund-raiser, to benefit the National Historic Trails Center Foundation, is set for Saturday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m. The event will be held under a large tent outside the Trails Center and will feature fabulous panoramic views of the city.

“Guests will enjoy a fun evening of spirits, culinary delights courtesy of Casper’s finest chefs, live entertainment, and fabulous silent and live auction items. Authentic historic reenactments of Dutch oven cooking, pony express riders, and a snake oil salesman will delight and entertain,” noted Foundation Director Holly Turner.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Foundation operate the Trails Center under a public private partnership agreement. The BLM is responsible for the building and staffing and the Foundation is responsible for the interpretive displays. The fundraiser is used to maintain and improve the exhibits in the galleries in the Trails Center.

Tickets are $70 per person and $75 per person at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased at Wind City Books, Cadillac Cowgirl, and the Trails Center Foundation Office. For more information call Holly Turner at (307) 265-8030.

The NHTIC is a part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). The areas of the NLCS are specifically designed to conserve, protect and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreation values of these treasured landscapes.

The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyo. The Center is currently operating on summer hours, and is open daily, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Trails Center   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 08-09-2012