The Platte Valley Community Center, located in rustic and beautiful Saratoga, Wyoming, is the perfect place to host your next venue. From art shows, wedding receptions, and performing art to formal presentations and meetings, we have plenty of space and a variety of services to accommodate every event.
THE COKEVILLE MIRACLE
Toby Ricks, the Encampment Spanish teacher, will be taking three of his students to Ecuador this coming August to volunteer in some orphanages. In order to fund raise for their trip, they will be showing a new movie called The Cokeville Miracle on Tuesday, July 14th at 7:30 p.m. at the Platte Valley Community Center. All profits from the movie screening will go directly to fund their trip. The Cokeville Miracle is based on actual events that took place in Cokeville, Wyoming, in 1986.
The following plot summary is from the producers of the film (Excel Entertainment): "On May 16, 1986, in the small, ranching community of Cokeville, WY, David and Doris Young took an elementary school hostage for several hours before detonating a bomb inside a single classroom that held every teacher and student in the school. In the wake of the madness, Ron Hartley, whose children were inside the classroom, must fight his skepticism and unbelief as he hears eye witness accounts from the students of miraculous, heavenly intervention during the crisis. When tragedy strikes... what do you see?"
The movie is rated PG-13 for thematic material including violence and peril.
PARTY ON THE PLATTE
Here's your cue to get on the stick if you hope to pocket some unique auction items or just rack up some good times around the table. The 8th Annual PVCC Foundation Party on the Platte is your best shot for a GR8 D8 on September 19th, with a silent auction, drinks and a spectacular dinner, followed by a rousing live auction. We'll run the table for groups of 8 and tip in two bottles of wine and special recognition. Take a tip: the PVCC 8 Ball is probably the straight-up most fun you're going to have doing the right thing all year!
Tickets are $40 and Tables $500. Table sponsors have their name on the table, receive two bottles of wine and are recognized in the auction program and other promotional material.
Good things happen when people get together. This building is a testament to people getting together and creating something. Whether it’s for fun, for business, to sell an idea, to get married or to remember someone, I enjoy matching the many capabilities of Platte Valley Community Center with peoples’ wants and needs.
It is rewarding to help people that live here find the right space to work, play, learn, teach and make art. I also enjoy helping to bring people to this Valley so they can experience the things that connect me to this place: the people, the schools, the businesses, the year-round outdoor recreation and the open spaces.
Joe Elder, Executive Director
The Platte Valley Community Center is located in Saratoga, Wyoming in the heart of the Upper North Platte River Valley. "The Good Times Valley" is a destination with endless opportunities for outdoor recreation and plenty of cultural and historical events that bring people together for good times.
The Upper North Platte River Valley lies in between the Snowy Range and Sierra Madre Mountain Range in southern Wyoming and is spread along the confluence of the Encampment River and Upper North Platte River. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy blue ribbon trout fishing, scenic floats, and miles of hiking, mountain biking, ATV, snowmobiling and skiing trails.
The Platte Valley Community Center is within walking distance to a variety of services in Saratoga and just a short drive from Encampment. So it really doesn't matter where you stay. Both communities boast excellent restaurants, comfortable hotels, motels and resorts, and several "must see" attractions.