Chamber Chat

Chamber Chat
? Volunteer of the Year � The United Way of Vermillion is now accepting applications for the Volunteer of the Year Award. Applications can be picked up at the Vermillion Chamber of Commerce and Development Company. Applications must be submitted before Dec. 15.

? Free Movie � Saturday, Dec. 10. Vermillion Theatre /Hollywood Video will be showing Kicking and Screaming free for the kids. Shows start at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., giving parents time to do some holiday shopping!

? Midwest Youth Basketball Tournaments �Vermillion will be hosting the Midwest Youth Boys & Girls Basketball Tournaments at the DakotaDome again this year. This event brings many people to our community and we're looking forward to showcasing all that Vermillion has to offer! We need volunteers to help support the event and we are hoping that you will consider sharing some of your time to assist us! The girls' tournament will be Dec. 9 and 10. If you can spare some time to volunteer please contact our office as soon as possible at 624-5571.

? Vermillion Chamber & Development Company's Tour of Lights � Please join us the evening of Sunday, Dec. 11 for a tour of holiday lights and displays throughout the Vermillion community! Bus departs at 6 p.m. and at 7 p.m. from the Latte Da Parking lot at 853 East Cherry Street. Please call the Vermillion Chamber of Commerce & Development Company at 624-5571 to make your reservations in advance.

? Congratulations � Linda Sorensen of Vermillion was the winner of the third Holiday Shopping Card promotion drawing for $100 in Vermillion Bucks on Monday, Dec. 5.

? Extended Holiday Shopping Hours � Shop Vermillion Sunday, Dec. 11 with extended store hours from noon to 4 p.m.

? Holiday Shopping Card Promotion � The Grand Prize Drawing for the Holiday Shopping Card promotion for $350 in Vermillion Bucks will be on Monday, Dec. 12 at noon! Be sure to get your Holiday Shopping Cards turned in to the Vermillion Chamber of Commerce and Development Company at 906 East Cherry Street before noon on the Dec. 12 to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing!

? Holiday Gifts � Looking for holiday gift ideas? Vermillion Bucks make great gifts for family, co-workers, employees, and friends. They spend like cash in Vermillion. You can pick up Vermillion Bucks at the Vermillion Chamber of Commerce & Development Company at 906 East Cherry Street or call us 624-5571.

? Book Drive � Help fill the libraries emptied by Hurricane Katrina. Many libraries along the Gulf Coast lost their collections to the hurricane. Join the USD School of Education and ID Weeks Library to help restock their shelves. We know many of you have extra books around your house and office, books the bookstore wouldn't buy back or wouldn't pay enough for. Donate all kinds of books, in good condition, at the following locations: Delzell Education Building-USD, ID Weeks Library-USD, USD Book & Supply at 440 E. Cherry, and Vermillion Public Library at 18 Church Street. Donations for books and for postage will also be accepted. Make checks payable to Amy Schweinle and send to USD School of Education, c/o Dr. Schweinle, 414 E. Clark St., Vermillion, SD 57069. Call 677-5841 or email Amy.Schweinle@usd.edu for more information.

? Winter Concert � The Vermillion seventh and eighth grade students will be performing their Winter Concert at the Vermillion High School on Monday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Call 677-7035 for more info.

? Thank You � A special thanks to Vermillion Light & Power, Vermillion Street Department, Vermillion Police Department, Roob's Chiropractic, Vermillion Public Transit, Mick & Cheryl Breske, Tom & Sandy Lavin for the beautiful tree, Vermillion Public Library, Market Street Caf�, Latte Da, Open Mike's, Manning Farms, Alison Nelson, USD and Vermillion High School Choirs, Candy Bouquet/Doo-Wop Shake Shop, Mix 106.3, Broadcaster, KK93, parade participants, PSE, merchants, and others for their assistance with the 2005 Holiday "Procession of the Season".

? Seniors Christmas Dinner � Join the Senior Center on Friday, December 16th for their Seniors Christmas Dinner. Hors d'oeurves and beverages will be served at 5 p.m., with dinner beginning at 5:45 p.m. There are only 100 tickets being sold for this event. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance. Omega ESA will be serving hors d'oeuvres and Alpha Lambda ESA will be providing dessert and setting the tables. This promises to be an enjoyable event for all. For more information or to RSVP call 624-8072.

? Eagle's Christmas Party � Saturday, Dec. 17 social hour 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Free meal for members at 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP to help with meal planning 624-9934.

? Vermillion Chamber & Development Company Events Calendar � Our Web site now has an events calendar. The public can add events to the calendar and view what is going on in the community. Go to www.ver

millionchamber.com, then go to the left hand side of the screen and click on the "Events" button, and then "Community Calendar" button. Once you've saved the event we will review and post it on the calendar. If you need any assistance or have questions contact our office 624-5571.

? Chamber Chat � VCDC staff hosts a weekly "Chamber Chat" radio program each Thursday morning between 8:15 and 8:45 a.m. Tune in to Mix 106.3 with Randy Hammer to hear some Chamber Chat!

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