Wessington Springs 'Capital for a Day' Gov. Mike Rounds has announced that Wessington Springs will host "Capital for a Day" Wednesday, May 28. The initiative will bring state government operations to the citizens of the Wessington Springs area.
"Government works best when it learns and listens from the people," Gov. Rounds said. "With that in mind, I have been asking people from all over the state to bring me their ideas on how we can make this great state even better. I look forward to meeting with the residents of the Wessington Springs area."
While there, the governor will be joined by commissioners and secretaries from the more than 20 departments and agencies within state government.
Operations will be located primarily at the elementary school. The day starts with a ribbon cutting at the new fire hall at 10 a.m.; the governor, cabinet and staff will be available at the school from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. to meet with area residents.
A community lunch is being served from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the school cafeteria; tickets are available from the Wessington Springs Area Development Office. Gov. Rounds will address the community at 1 p.m. in the school gymnasium. The governor, cabinet and staff will meet again with area residents from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.