WRTA Bus Lines and Santa joined together to ‘Stuff the Bus’ this year, helping local families with their Christmas shopping. Photo by Shawn O’Brate.

By Sarah Elmquist Squires

Stuff the Bus helps struggling families in Fremont County make Christmas more special by distributing toys and other gifts. Organizers seek new, unwrapped gifts, which may be placed in Stuff the Bus bins at participating businesses, or delivered during the below Stuff the Bus live events.

On December 2, from 3-5 p.m., the bus will be at Central Wyoming College in Riverton. On December 9 from 2-4 p.m., ACE Hardware will host the bus on December 9 from 2-4 p.m.; Bomgaars in Lander will welcome Big Blue on December 10 from 10 a.m. to noon. Later that day, December 10, the bus will travel to the Riverton Museum for a big affair with food, Santa, and more (be sure to keep reading for information) from 2-4 p.m. On December 15, Hometown Freedom Healthcare will play host from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Wyoming Waste will be at Palace Pharmacy with the bus on December 16 from 3-5 p.m.

Families looking to sign up themselves, or another family in need, can stop by The Ranger, where they will be asked to provide contact information, as well as the ages and genders of the kids. After they sign up, local volunteer firefighters will deliver toys the weekend before Christmas.

Those interested in donating money may make checks out to The Wind River Radio Network, which also may be dropped off at The Ranger. Receipts are available upon request.

More events and details will be available in future editions of The Ranger, Lander Journal and Wind River News, so be sure to check back in for more chances to share Christmas cheer.