Chamber Chat

Chamber Chat Chamber of Commerce/ Development Company 906 East Cherry Street Vermillion, SD 57069 605-624-5571   Chamber Business: • In preparation for our annual July 4 Celebration we are offering the opportunity to various organizations within the community to showcase their services at this popular community event.  Organizations in the past have used this opportunity to do fundraising either through selling food or merchandise or by having an activity set up for event goers.  As in previous years, the event will be held at Barstow Park from 6 p.m. to dark, followed by fireworks.  Entertainment options will include music and an activity area for kids with games and inflatables.  If you would like to participate or have questions regarding this event, please contact Carly at the VCDC office 624-5571 or email • VCDC Ambassador meeting, Tuesday, May 5 from 12 to 1 p.m. at Clay County Park.  In case of rain it will be at the VCDC office.   This Weeks Happenings: • Sprint is proud to announce a new partnership with PrintSource, Vermillion's only Authorized Sprint Dealer.  With this partnership, PrintSource becomes the official Sprint Wireless retailer of the Vermillion area.  To celebrate the partnership, Sprint and PrintSource are offering free activation on any new Sprint service agreement during the month of April and May. • The Vermillion Area Community Foundation is accepting proposals for projects to improve our community.  Forms for submitting proposals by groups or organizations are available at or at the Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company office.  While funds available are limited, the Foundation can fully fund small one time requests or partially fund larger projects.  Your annual donations to the Foundation will provide increasing funds each year for worthwhile projects. • VHS Girls Golf, Friday, May 1 at 11 a.m.  at Madison. • National Music Museum's Brown Bag Lunch Program will feature 'Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan' performed by USD Tatag Gamelan Ensemble on Friday, May 1 from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m.  Free and open to the public. • VHS Boys Tennis, Friday, May 1, 4 p.m. at Sioux Falls Roosevelt. • VHS Track, Friday, May 1, 4 p.m. at Howard Wood in Sioux Falls. • Prairie Fest featuring seven live bands will be Friday, May 1 from 4:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Ufford Hills Event Grounds, 3821 E Main St., Vermillion.  This event is being sponsored by The Dakotans and Hy-Vee.  Advance event tickets are $8, camping $10, at the door event tickets are $10, camping $15.  Proceeds to benefit Sanford Children's Hospital.  Tickets are available at Hy-Vee.  Call Casey at 605-759-8393 for more information.  Everyone welcome! • Spring Into the Arts Festival will be Friday, May 1 from 8 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, May 2 from 3 to 11 p.m. at the Vermillion Area Arts Council, 202 Washington St.  There will be art exhibits, music, art sales, literature readings, hors d'oeuvres, and more!  Admission: $5 adults, $2 children under 12.  Open to the public.  See for more details. • VHS Track, Saturday, May 2, 8 a.m., Howard Wood in Sioux Falls. • VHS Boys Tennis, Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m., at Brookings. • USD Men's & Women's Golf host the University of North Dakota at The Bluffs Golf Course on May 2 and 3. • USD Symphony Orchestra and Choral Ensembles present their spring concert on Saturday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre in the Warren M. Lee Center.  Open to the public at no charge.   Next Weeks Happenings: • National Music Museum's Brown Bag Lunch Program will feature a flute and tuba duo performing 'The Baroque to Broadway:  Celebrating 350 Years of Great Music!' on Friday, May 8 from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m.  Free and open to the public. • Parents Free Night.  If you need an opportunity to take a break, we are offering a free night of babysitting at Faith Fellowship Church.  Bring your children to have fun with friendly volunteers.  We will have three opportunities this spring/summer from 6 to 8 p.m.  Friday, May 8, Friday, June 5, and Friday, July 10.  Faith Fellowship Church is located on the corner of Highway 19 and Bypass Highway 50.  For more info contact Julia Iverson @ 624-4080 or Pastor Tony and Sarah Armbrust @ 624-4116. • Vermillion Garden Club Plant Sale is Saturday, May 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Fair Grounds on High Street. Everyone welcome! • USD Spring Commencement at the DakotaDome is Saturday, May 9 at 9 a.m. • Seventh and Eighth Grade Track, Saturday, May 9, 9:30 a.m.  at Yankton. Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendars! • Theodore and Karen Muenster University Center, USD, dedication is Friday, May 15 at 3 p.m.  Everyone welcome! • Salad Luncheon, sponsored by the Order of the Eastern Star (OES), is Monday, May 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple.  Cost is $6.  Everyone welcome! • Memorial Day weekend celebration, celebrating and honoring local men and women who have served in the military.  A Sesquicentennial Event!  More information to follow. • Annual Ice Cream Social, sponsored by the Clay County Historical Society, will be held on Thursday evening, June 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Austin-Whittemore House grounds. Live music by The McNeils.  A Sesquicentennial Event!  Everyone welcome. • Dalesburg Mid-Summer Festival will be held on Friday, June 19 on the grounds of the Dalesburg Lutheran Church. • Sioux Valley Kennel Club Dog Show is Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28 at the Clay County Fair Grounds.  Obedience and Rally are held at the Vermillion Middle School.  Judging begins at 8 a.m. both days.  Parking is $2, admission is free.  For more info see • The 12th Annual Big Friend-Little Friend bike ride to raise funds for their Youth Mentoring Program is Saturday, Aug. 15 at the former National Guard Armory in Elk Point.  Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and the bike ride itself will take off at 9 a.m.  For more information please call John or Juli at 605-356-2571 or 605-421-5050.   Does your business or organization have an event you would like included in the Monday Messenger?  If you do please call us at 624-5571 or email us at

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