- October 3, 2019

Folks Line Streets To See First Lady

by Jackson Hole Radio News

Several hundred Jackson Hole residents and visitors lined the streets around the town square as First Lady Melania Trump arrived on her first visit to Wyoming since husband Donald became President. Mrs. Trump came to the state in part to promote her anti-bullying campaign “Be Best,” and also to encourage young people to get outdoors, aided by “Every Kid Outdoors” passes from the National Park Service. Mrs. Trump was greeted under the antler arches on the town square, where Life Scout Aiden Kim-Miller told the First Lady, “The Scouts find and collect the antlers and skulls in the Spring, help sort them, and then display them during the Antler Auction. This is something that only the Scouts, Refuge employees, and some invited guests are allowed to do, so it’s a really unique experience.  The money that the auction raises is an important part of keeping the Refuge running, and the famous Antler Auction helps raise awareness about wildlife issues.” Star Scout Zack Smith assured Mrs Trump, “Our troop camps every month, year-round, so we are always getting close to nature, and actively participating in our environment, which helps us appreciate where we live.” Following her visit to the square, the First Lady floated downriver with a group of 10 fourth graders from the Teton County School District. Friday, she will be touring Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, together with Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt.