Laramie County Community College will be opening its doors to the public for its 50th year anniversary celebration.
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, the celebration will start on the Albany County Campus with a BBQ and an invitation-only Visionaries’ Reception.
Troy Rumpf, LCCC’s strategic communications and marketing manager, said that the reception is for people such as past LCCC presidents and board members who played a role in LCCC’s development.
At 1 p.m. on Friday, a time capsule will be opened in the Administration building. Rumpf said that the capsule was buried back in 1994 and was meant to be opened on May 6, 2019, but organizers thought it was more appropriate to open it during the anniversary celebration.
The Best-on-Campus Livestock Show takes place at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21.
The main celebration will start on the LCCC campus at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. Various events will take place all over the campus.
A staged reading of “Letters from the Front” by LCCC employee and theater student Nick Wood will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the LCCC Playhouse. A second reading will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.
Other events slated for Saturday include:
- An art exhibition reception and an advanced painting class featuring works from Pat Butera and Ramona Simonovitch will be held at 11 a.m. in the Esther and John Clay Fine Arts Gallery.
- Live music with the local band Change Agents.
- A taco lunch
- Prizes and giveaways, including T-shirts to the first 1,000 visitors.
- A truck show
- Musical performances
- Tours of LCCC facilities
- Natural science and health science activities
- Disc golf
- A live golden eagle courtesy of Rocky Mountain Raptor Program
- Trolley and carriage rides
- Activities for kids