Chamber Chatter

Chamber Chatter By the Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce/ Development Company 906 East Cherry Street Vermillion, SD 57069 605-624-5571 www.vermillionchamber.com This Weeks Happenings: • USD's FYE (First Year Experience Program) Poker Tournament to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation is Fri.,  Dec. 12 at the Newman Center at 6:30 p.m.  Open to players 18 and older. • Christmas Cookie Walk sponsored by the Clay County Historical Society is Sat., Dec. 13 at the Austin-Whittemore House from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  For more information please contact Cleo Erickson at 624-8266. • Come Visit Santa and get your picture taken with him on Sat., Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Hy-Vee and Pamida parking lot.  There will be free pictures with Santa, hot cocoa, candy canes and coloring books.  Sponsored by the VCDC Retail & Promotions Committee with special thanks to Herren-Schempp, Hy-Vee and Pamida. Next Week's Happenings: • Pancake Sunday sponsored by the Senior Center Men & Friends of the Senior Center is Sun., Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Services Center.  Pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee – $4 requested donation. • Sharing the Dream in Guatemala will host a Fair Trade Coffee Break on Sun., Dec. 14 from 2-4 p.m. Reed Friese of Cherrybean Coffee Company in Parker will talk about fair trade coffee.  Samples of locally roasted, fair trade coffee will be available. • USD's Music Department Holiday Concert is Sun., Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. at the high schoo auditorium.  The Tree of Lights Open House and Tree Lighting will follow at 5 p.m. at Sanford Vermillion on 20 S. Plum St. Enjoy refreshments, hors d'oeuvres and holiday music.  This Holiday Celebration is open to the public.  Concert attendees are encouraged to purchase a holiday light or make a free will donation. • "The 32nd Annual Celebration of the St. Lucia Tradition in Dalesburg" is Sun., Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. at the Dalesburg Lutheran Church, 30595 University Road. • The 6th Grade Holiday Concert is Mon., Dec. 15 starting at 7 p.m. at the high school auditorium. • The 7th and 8th Grade Holiday Concert is Tues., Dec. 16 at the high school auditorium starting at 7 p.m. • A Holiday Open House will be hosted by the library staff and the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library on Wed., Dec. 17 from 4-7 p.m. in the Community Room.  Live music, holiday treats, door prizes, activities and a preschoolers story time. For more information please call the library at 677-7060. • The HS Music Faculty Holiday Concert is Thurs., Dec. 18 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the high school auditorium. • The Eagles Annual Christmas Party is Sat., Dec. 20. Upcoming Events — Mark Your Calendars! • Celebrate Vermillion – Dec. 31. • The Eagles New Year's Dance is Dec. 31st featuring the Clay Creek Deaf Cowboy Band. • 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 <http://www.farmshowsusa.com> . • Vermillion Area Arts Council classes for Spring 2009 are on their website, www.vaac.org <http://www.vaac.org>  or call 605-675-9053 for more information. • 2009 Clay County/USD Relay for Life "Let's Take a Holiday from Cancer" is Sun., Jan. 25, 2009 at the DakotaDome.  For more information contact Wess Pravecek 605-624-5352 or 605-677-8701.   Community Calendar/Chamber Chat – If you would like to submit an event or promotion, please email vcdc@vermillionchamber.com or contact us at 624-5571.

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