Tuesday Talks are back

Guest speakers are back in fashion

The recent pandemic changed many things in the world. One of those changes being how folks simply talk to one another. From varying restrictions, lockdowns and through the introduction of Zoom meetings, the way folks socialize looks very different these days. There is a light at the end of a seemingly dark tunnel with a new group Tuesday Talks.

Starting in February Leslie Johnson began hosting Tuesday Talks at the community center every Tuesday as a chance to get out and speak to people. Hosting a variety of speakers to bring up topics, the upcoming tuesday talk will feature a sheriff to talk about fraud and scam risks.

Many social circles and routines were disrupted over the pandemic making it hard to meet people and socialize at almost any level. Tuesday Talks gives anyone a chance to visit and explore new subjects. Attendance varies as much as the Wyoming weather, however all groups big or small are welcomed with a smile.

Speaking at the most recent meeting was Penny Walters on behalf of Grandma's Cabin. Explaining the foundation of the organization. Walters also explored the multiple acts of service the organization promotes throughout The Valley, and in Encampment Elementary. The children of Carbon County have benefited from Grandma's Cabin nearly 10 years and counting.

Tuesday Talks has no shortage of speakers and exciting topics. In the past, speakers have included Pat Laird who was kind enough to teach sign language. Carol Smith, owner of the Hood House kindly gave a presentation on the history of her property.

The upcoming meeting will host Carbon County Sheriff Roy Arichibald to speak on the ever changing fraud and scam risks. Nearly 42 million Americans were victims of identity fraud in 2021, costing consumers $52 billion in total losses, according to a new report cosponsored by AARP. There is also a possibility of a new home alone program for Carbon County Citizens the sheriff may speak on.

Johnson plans to continue Tuesday Talks until sometime in May when the weather warms up. Not to be discouraged though she also plans to start chatting again with Tuesday Talks in the winter months as well.

"A casual time to talk and learn about each other, our community, history and individual interest."

Tuesday Talks are every Tuesday at 10 A.M. at the Saratoga Community Center.


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