Chamber Chat By the Vermillion Area
Chamber of Commerce and Development Company â�?¨This Weeks Happenings:â�?¨â�?¨The Eagles Annual Christmas Party is Saturday, Dec. 20.â�?¨â�?¨ Wakondaâ�?�?s Customer Appreciation Day & Santa Claus Visit is Saturday, Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wakonda Legion Hall. There will be free pancakes, sausage, hot cocoa, coffee, drawings for prizes (from local merchants) every 15 minutes. Santa will be showing up about 12:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Wakonda Community Club and local merchants. Everyone is welcome! â�?¨â�?¨â�?�?Solace: A Sculpture Exhibitâ�? by Sara Lucart & Matt Schaefer, USD, will be at the Warren M. Lee Center in the Main Gallery through Dec. 21. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends. Free and open to the public. Upcoming Events â�?�? Mark Your Calendars!â�?¨ Celebrate Vermillion, a family friendly, safe, fun New Yearâ�?�?s celebration, will be at the DakotaDome on Wednesday, Dec. 31 from 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. There will be games, music, activities, food and fun for all ages. A spectacular fireworks show at midnight will kick off the 2009 Sesquicentennial! Admission fee is $3 per person and children 3 and under are free. For further information please contact the Celebrate Vermillion Committee at 624-5571. Families and individuals of all ages are welcome!â�?¨ The Eagles New Yearâ�?�?s Dance is Dec. 31st featuring the â�?�?Clay Creek Deaf Cowboy Band.â�? The Dakota Farm Show is Jan. 6, 7 and 8, 2009 at the DakotaDome. There are over 250 exhibitors scheduled to attend. For more information go to www.farmshowsusa.com <<a href="http://www.farmshowsusa.com">http://www.farmshowsusa.com>.â�?¨ â�?¨ Vermillion Area Arts Council classes for Spring 2009 are on their Web site, www.vaac.org <<a href="http://www.vaac.org">http://www.vaac.org> or call 605-675-9053 for more information. â�?�?Ready, Set, Draw!â�?�? for children Kindergarten through sixth grades, â�?�?Kids & Clay & Paintâ�? for children ages 4 to 6 and â�?�?The Art of Collageâ�? for ages 9 and up are just a few of the classes offered. 2009 Clay County/USD Relay for Life â�?�?Letâ�?�?s Take a Holiday from Cancerâ�? is Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009 at the DakotaDome. For more information contact Wess Pravecek 605-624-5352 or 605-677-8701.â�?¨ â�?¨ Community Calendar/Chamber Chat â�?�? If you would like to submit an event or promotion, please email â�?¨email@example.com or contact us at 624-5571.
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