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Let’s Get Lit: Illuminate Downtown

Campaign Introduction:

Welcome to our campaign to bring back the vibrant glow of Downtown Rock Springs, Wyoming by restoring its iconic, historic and antique neon signs in partnership with Joe’s Liquor & Bar and the Rock Springs Urban Renal Agency.

$9,417

Funds Raised

$12,000

Funding Goal

Sep 2023

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Sep 2023

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Campaign Story

Joe’s Liquor & Bar Sign 2006.

Photo credit Vintage Roadside

In the heart of Downtown Rock Springs, Wyoming a part of our history is quietly disappearing. The iconic neon signs that once lit up the streets with their vibrant colors and mesmerizing glow are slowly fading away. But all is not lost. We have a chance to bring them back to life, to revive and refurbish these works of art for future generations to enjoy.

This is where we need your help. Joe’s Liquor & Bar in partnership with the Rock Springs Urban Renal Agency has launched this campaign to restore the neon signs in the Downtown area. Angela Gaensslen, the owner of Joe’s Liquor & Bar, has been working tirelessly on the sign on top of her building since buying the business in 2005. The historic sign is showing its age and now needs to be re-wired and refurbished. The repairs are upwards of $12,000 and while Joe’s could replace the sign, Angela is passionate about preserving this landmark.

Joe’s Liquor & Bar Sign 2022

But Angela’s passion for saving and restoring these vintage signs doesn’t stop there. She is determined to save the remaining iconic, antique neon sign in Downtown Rock Springs, Wyoming preserving them as an important part of the city’s cultural heritage.

By supporting our campaign, you’ll be contributing to the revitalization of Rock Springs, Wyoming, and helping to preserve an important piece of our history. Your donation will go towards the refurbishment and restoration of these beautiful works of art, bringing them back to their former glory and lighting up the streets once again.

Join us in this important mission to preserve the past for the future. Let’s work together to revive the neon signs of Rock Springs, Wyoming, and keep their vibrant glow alive for generations to come.

Rock Springs Urban Renal Agency is a 501c3 nonprofit. Your donations are tax-deductible. Remember to print and save your receipt for your records.

 

Photo credit: New Studio Photography and Framing

Campaign Contributions

Name Location Date
Gun Board Raffle Rock Springs, WY November 28, 2023
Kim Vincent Laramie, WY September 05, 2023
Diane Sontum Laramie, WY September 05, 2023
Diane Sontum Laramie, WY September 05, 2023
Chad Banks Rock Springs, WY September 05, 2023
Vintage Roadside Scappoose, OR September 02, 2023
Kandi Pendleton Rock Springs, WY September 02, 2023
Diane Sontum Laramie, WY August 29, 2023
Diane Sontum Laramie, WY August 29, 2023
Melinda Baas Rock Springs, WY August 25, 2023
Chad Banks Rock Springs, WY August 23, 2023
Cheryl Confer Rock Springs, WY July 25, 2023
Cheri Lloyd Rock Springs, WY July 21, 2023
Drew Dunn Rock Springs, WY July 18, 2023
Chad Banks Rock Springs, WY July 18, 2023
Kathy La Plante Pembroke, NH July 15, 2023
White Mountain Yoga Rock Springs, WY July 09, 2023
Maria Mortensen Rock Springs, WY July 06, 2023
Anonymous Lindon, UT July 05, 2023
Airstream rally 2023 Livingston, TX July 02, 2023
Payl Ong Bend, OR June 29, 2023
Chad Banks Rock Springs, WY June 29, 2023
Natalie Boren Rock Springs, WY June 27, 2023
Christopher Boswell Cheyenne, WY June 24, 2023
Anonymous Rock Springs, WY June 22, 2023
Richard Taylor Rock Springs, WY June 14, 2023
Escape Day Spa & Boutique Rock Springs, WY June 14, 2023
Theresa Loisate Rock Springs, WY June 13, 2023
Stanley Szewczyk Rock Springs, WY June 13, 2023
Linda Klinck Cheyenne, WY June 13, 2023
Kustom DeLuxe LLC Green River, WY June 10, 2023
Kustom DeLuxe LLC Green River, WY June 10, 2023
Brandon & Misty Garcia Rock Springs, WY June 09, 2023
David Tate Rock Springs, WY June 08, 2023
Kelley Harper Rock Springs, WY June 06, 2023
Anonymous Rock Springs, WY June 06, 2023
Kim-Nhi Ngo Austin, TX June 06, 2023
Jessica McCormick Rock Springs, WY June 05, 2023
Mark Chollak Rock Springs, WY June 05, 2023
Anonymous Rock Springs, WY June 01, 2023
Anonymous Rock Springs, WY June 01, 2023
Trey Sherwood Laramie, WY May 31, 2023
Anonymous Rock Springs, WY May 24, 2023
Penny Bundy Vian, OK May 17, 2023
blake barney idaho falls, ID May 17, 2023
Sweetwater Metalworks Rock Springs, WY May 16, 2023
Joshua Rogers Rock springs, WY May 16, 2023
Anonymous Rock Springs, WY May 14, 2023
Erika Koshar Rock Springs, WY May 14, 2023
Norman Garrey Las Cruces, NM May 13, 2023
Maura Bradshaw Rock Springs, WY May 11, 2023
Jane Gaensslen Rock Springs, WY April 28, 2023
Ruben M or Sheryl Owen Sparta, IL April 28, 2023
Shorty’s Barber Shop Rock Springs, WY April 27, 2023
Katelyn Heller Laramie, WY April 06, 2023
Sharon Pribyl Rock Springs, WY June 07, 2023
Avis Dunkin Rock Springs, WY June 06, 2023
Lisa Stewart Rock Springs, WY May 27, 2023
Debbie Gorski Laramie, WY May 17, 2023
Lisa Stewart Rock Springs, WY May 27, 2023
Lisa Stewart Rock Springs, WY May 27, 2023
Kimberly McQuitty Green River, WY May 16, 2023
Sweetwater Metalworks Rock Springs, WY May 14, 2023
Avis Dunkin Rock Springs, WY June 06, 2023
Kimberly McQuitty Green River, WY May 16, 2023
Ronald Wild Rock Springs, WY May 25, 2023
SKS Pinstriping Rock Springs, WY May 21, 2023
Kanda Pendleton Rock Springs, WY May 27, 2023
Jessica Thaler Green River, WY May 12, 2023
Sweetwater Metalworks Rock Springs, WY May 14, 2023
Talitha Laughlin Rock Springs, WY May 15, 2023
Lisa Stewart Rock Springs, WY May 27, 2023
Sweetwater Metalworks Rock Springs, WY May 14, 2023
Dena Strange Dutch John, UT May 13, 2023
Beech Creative Group Rock Springs, WY May 02, 2023
Dawn Gaensslen Rock Springs, WY May 02, 2023
Pendleton Whisky Jackson, WY June 07, 2023

Campaign Updates

  • 05-14-2023

    Win a Kimber 9mm Donated by Trailhead Guns

    We have some exciting news to share with you regarding our ongoing campaign! Trailhead Guns has generously donated a Kimber 9mm Model R7 Mako Simi-Auto Pistol that includes 2 magazines, case, and gun lock to our cause.

    Joe’s has created a gun board that features this amazing donation. If you’re interested in participating and winning this fantastic prize, simply stop by Joe’s at 516 Elk St in Rock Springs, WY, and purchase a square for $25. Once the board is full, Joe’s will draw for the lucky winner!

    Not only will you have the opportunity to potentially win this incredible pistol, but you’ll also be contributing to our important cause. So, don’t hesitate to buy a square or two and show your support.

    Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you at Joe’s soon!

  • 05-16-2023

    📣 Campaign Update: Exciting New Rewards Added, Stay Tuned for More!

    📣 Campaign Update! 🎉

    Thank you, amazing backers!

    We’re thrilled to share a quick update on our crowdfunding campaign. Your support has been incredible, and we’re so grateful for your belief in our project.

    New Rewards Added! ✨

    Exciting news! We’ve just added awesome new rewards to our campaign. There’s something special for everyone. Check our campaign page for more details.

    More Rewards Coming! 🔜

    But wait, there’s more! We’re working on even more amazing rewards just for you. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements. We’re listening to your feedback and making your support even more worthwhile.

    Stay Engaged! 🌟

    Your participation is crucial! Please continue sharing our campaign. Every share and recommendation helps us gain new supporters who share our passion.

    Thank You! 🙏

    We can’t express enough gratitude for your support. You’re the driving force behind our campaign, and we’re inspired by your belief in our project.

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Rewards

$20

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$25

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Estimated Delivery: September, 2023
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Estimated Delivery: September, 2023
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Estimated Delivery: September, 2023
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Estimated Delivery: September, 2023
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Estimated Delivery: September, 2023
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$500

Cheers to Your Name in History at Joe's

Selecting this reward to have your name on one of the only 7 barstools in the smallest bar in Rock Springs, Wyoming, at Joe's Liquor & Bar, is a unique way to support a community establishment and leave your mark on local history. Your donation will also help save the iconic neon sign, preserving a piece of the town's heritage for future generations to enjoy.

Estimated Delivery: October, 2023
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