College hosts Whitney Day to honor benefactor

A chalk art competition was one of the ways Sheridan College observed Whitney Day Friday. (Photo by Pat Blair)

With chalk art and special activities including a concert Friday night, Sheridan College again this year observed Whitney Day, a celebration of the man whose legacy has benefited not only the college but school districts in Sheridan County.

Wendy Smith, who’s the associate vice president for strategic communications for the Northern Wyoming Community College District, said the college district only started the event a couple of years ago.

She said the day this year started with a breakfast of donuts and coffee.

Later, students created chalk drawings on the sidewalks in front of the Thorne-Rider Commons as part of a competition.

Another chalk creation. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Other activities during the day-long event included a walk exploring the trails in Malcolm Wallop Park and an outdoor Dawson Hollow Concert from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Whitney Mall.

Smith said the occasion was a nice time for all the participants to pause, reflect and remember what a difference an individual can make.

In a departure from previous years, this year’s Whitney Day observance was limited to only one day, but the walk in Wallop Park and Friday night’s concert were open to the public.

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