Welcome to the FLYING X RANCH.
799 Halleck Canyon Rd
Wheatland, WY 82201
307-322-9626 (p) 307-322-1914 (f)
1st Flying X Ranch Christmas in July Craft Fair
- Michelle Parker
Last fall, the FXR Flutterbys quilt group came up with an idea to hold a Craft Fair at the Flying X Ranch in July to let our Partners and staff show their crafty, artistic side.
Dates: July 4 through July 13, 2014
Location: School House
Booth/table Fee: $20.00 (the fee will be donated to the FXR Wounded Warrior project)
Your profits are yours or you can donate them to a favorite project at the Flying X Ranch.
Years ago, it was noticed by several Partners and our ranch managers (Sonny & Cheryl), that we were losing and had lost several of our Partners to death. Those of us remaining had burned enough brain cells that our memories were also slipping away. “When did he pass?” “Wasn’t she the one that made the great chocolate cake?” “Didn’t he have that funky old jeep?” “Boy, I miss going fishing with him.”
It was determined to set aside a quiet, beautiful corner of the ranch to place a memorial to our deceased Partners. A lovely place where we can restore our fond memories and share stories of the days when we all were together. Toby SerVoss, a local stonecutter/artisan, had for years worked the Raven Quarries up Tunnel Road on the Kennedy Ranch. At this time, Toby was living on the old “Wonder Ranch” where the Bluegrass meets Highway 36. He and Sonny made a trade – Toby would make the Memorial stone out of black granite and Sonny would do a little dirt work for him with our equipment. Toby had the engraving and polishing done and in the spring of 2000, he and Sonny set the stone on the gentle slope near Olinger.