CHEYENNE – VFW Frontier Post 11453 and the Orchard Valley Community Association will sponsor a Deployed Family Members Appreciation Picnic on July 27 for the families of all deployed service members.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the David R. Romero South Cheyenne Community Park, which was donated by Mayor Marian Orr and the Cheyenne Community Events and Recreation department. Ellie Riley, Wyoming National Guard senior family readiness support assistant, and Chantri Krejci, president of the Cowboy Aviation Family Readiness Group, also are credited with helping make the event possible.

Family members wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to Commander Jim Rish at, 307-632-2465 or 307-274-2952, or Chantri Krejci at or 307-286-5850 no later than July 20.

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