Chamber Chat

Chamber Chat
  • Senior Center Annual Ice Cream Social – Thursday, Aug. 17, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. Invite your family and friends to enjoy a night out with good food and acquaintances! Come enjoy taverns, chips, baked desserts, and ice cream. Free chips and drinks. The Spirit of Vermillion award will be presented by the Vermillion Jaycees at 5:45 p.m.
  • Heritage Ride/Run/Walk 2006 – Saturday, Aug. 19. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. at the former National Guard Armory, Main Street, Elk Point. Come and join the fun! Runners/walkers start at 8 a.m., and bikers at 8:30 a.m., with many routes to fit both beginning and experienced riders. Proceeds go toward Big Friends-Little Friends, Inc. youth mentoring program.
  • Vermillion Public Library Scrabble Scrimmage – Saturday, Aug. 19, 1 to 4 p.m. in the community room at the public library. Come and challenge others to Scrabble games at this spelling social and improve your word knowledge!

  • W.H. Over Museum Book Signing – Sunday, Aug. 20, 2:30 p.m. Regional authors Robert Kolbe and Brian Bade – They Captured the Moment, Marilyn Kratz and Stan Ray – WNAX 570 Radio 1922-2007, and Aaron Woodard – Soft Fur and Iron Men, will be available to autograph copies and answer questions about their respective works.
  • Teacher Appreciation Breakfast – The Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Company, along with area merchants, will be hosting a Teacher Appreciation Breakfast at Vermillion High School on Tuesday, Aug. 22 beginning at 8:15 a.m. Merchants – if you are interested in providing 120 items or helping with this event, please be at VHS for set up at 7:45 a.m. This event is a great opportunity to meet the teachers and staff, to wish them the best as they start off the school year, and to show our thanks and appreciation for all they do for our community and for our children.
  • Celebrate Lewis & Clark at Spirit Mound – Saturday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m. to noon. The W.H. Over Museum invites you and your families to Spirit Mound to enjoy fun activities for all ages while celebrating the lives and expedition of Lewis & Clark.
  • Bull-A-Rama XIII – Aug. 25, 26, and 27. Activities include:
  • Friday, Aug. 25 – 7 p.m., the unloading of the bulls at the rodeo grounds. Free admission, food and drink available.
  • Saturday, Aug. 26 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Bull Stops Here! At Pump 'n Pak in Vermillion. There will be bulls, bull fighters, clowns, bull riders, horse rides, mutton busting registration, give aways, raffles, and an art display and sale featuring the Western art of Ray Kelly.
  • 7 p.m. – Bull-A-Rama XIII at the Clay County Park Rodeo Grounds, two miles west of Vermillion on Timber Road. There will be a fireworks display from Fireworks Unlimited, Inc., and a dance with music provided by the Rocking H Country Band. Advanced tickets for this event are available. For more information call the VCDC at 624-5571.
  • Sunday, Aug. 27 – 11 a.m., trail ride along the Missouri River with lunch to follow. This is a free will donation event.
  • Mike Freidel Benefit Breakfast – Sunday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m. to noon. The Knights of Columbus invite you to join them in the St. Agnes gymnasium for a ham and sausage breakfast to help Mike and his family. This event is open to the public, and a free will donation is greatly appreciated.
  • Coyote Bash – Monday, Aug. 28, 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Coyote Bash is an event designed to introduce USD freshman to downtown Vermillion. Activities include a walking parade of students from 11:45 a.m. to noon from Slagle Hall to Main Street, (we're encouraging people to stand on Main Street and put "Welcome Student" signs in their windows) music, lunch for students, prize drawings, and visits to downtown businesses between noon and 2 p.m. Please join us in welcoming the freshman students to Vermillion!
  • Spirit of Vermillion Days – Sept. 2 and 3. Activities include:
  • Saturday, Sept.2 – 3 p.m. Motorcycle Poker Run.
  • 8 p.m. to midnight – Street Dance featuring the Judd Hoos.
  • Sunday, Sept. 3 – Local performers all day.
  • Noon to 3 p.m. – Car Show on Main Street.
  • Noon to 6 p.m. – Amateur BBQ Cook-off.
  • 4 p.m. – Car Show Poker Run.
  • Great Dakota Wine & Music Fest – Sept. 2 and 3 at Valiant Vineyards Winery. Event features live bands, wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, grape stomping, and many other activities throughout the two day gala! For more information, or to purchase advance tickets, contact Valiant Vineyards Winery at 624-4500.
  • United Way of Vermillion – The United Way of Vermillion has a new e-mail address. If you would like to contact them via e-mail, their new address is
  • Community Calendar/Weekly Update – To check out more great community events, or if you would like to submit an event or a promotion, please log onto or contact 624-5571.

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