Soar Spot: Rawlins hosts second annual Celebration of Wind

May 19, 2010 – Kites, wind energy facts and a lot of fun were on hand May 14-15 as part of CCHEC's second annual Celebration of Wind, held at the Rawlins Recreation Center.

Sponsored in part by Power Company of Wyoming LLC, the event gave citizens opportunities to learn about wind energy, transmission lines, wind employment opportunities and other topics, in addition to enjoying wind-related amusements like radio-controlled helicopters, paper airplanes, dog Frisbee contests and kites. Several hundred adults and children came out to enjoy the day.

Celebration of Wind
Celebration of Wind
Power Company of Wyoming LLC and TransWest Express LLC partnered on a kids craft activity at Celebration of Wind:
Use our rubber stamps to make your own fantastic wind farm.
Celebration of Wind Celebration of Wind
Celebration of Wind Celebration of Wind
Kids got really creative with the wind turbine stamps and made many great wind farms.
Celebration of Wind
Dozens of people brought their own professional-quality kites, bought kites from local vendors,
or flew kites provided by PCW and others to soar above the Rawlins Rec Center as part of the Celebration of Wind.

Power Company of Wyoming’s exhibit also outlined the environmental and economic benefits of the proposed Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project, including hundreds of short- and long-term jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenue expected to come to Carbon County.

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