Chamber Chat

Chamber Chat By the Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Company 906 East Cherry Street Vermillion, SD 57069 605-624-5571 vcdc@vermillionchamber.com Chamber Business: • Ambassador meeting is Tuesday, April 7 from 12-1 p.m. at the new City Hall. • In preparation for our annual July 4th 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 inflatable's.  If you would like to participate or have questions regarding this event, please contact Carly at the VCDC office 624-5571 or email carlyh@vermillionchamber.com.   Check out the new Vermillion downtown website @ www.downtownvermillion.com   This Weeks Happenings: • USD Women's Tennis host University of North Dakota at the DakotaDome tennis courts on Friday, April 3. • National Music Museum's Brown Bag Lunch Program will feature Appalachian Folk Songs and the Mountain Dulcimer on Friday, April 3 from 12:05-12:55 pm.  Free and open to the public. • Vermillion After Prom Fundraiser/Basket Auction is Friday, April 3 at the Eagles.  Bliss's BBQ is catering the event.  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Nook 'n Cranny, Davis Pharmacy, Jones' Food Center, Jill's Hair Co., and First Bank & Trust.  Social hour is 6-7 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m., the auction will follow dinner. • Second Annual Middle School Jazz Festival, hosted by USD will be Saturday, April 4 from 8 a.m.-8:00 p.m. in the Warren M. Lee Center. • VHS Boys Tennis, Saturday, April 4 at 9 a.m. at Yankton. • Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sanford Care Center Courtyard, 125 Walker St. (enter from the south on Jane St.).  There are three separate age groups: 1-3 year olds, 4-6 year olds, 7 & 8 year olds – two prizes per age group.  If it is raining (or snowing) the event will be postponed until Wednesday, April 8 at 5:30 p.m..  Sponsored by Sanford Vermillion. • VHS Track, Sat., April 4 at 11 a.m.  at Dakota Valley. • Festival of Nations will be Saturday, April 4 from 6-9 p.m. at the Muenster University Center.  Sample food from all over the world and enjoy great performances.  Tickets in advance from ISC members are $5 for children and students, $10 for adults.  Tickets are $2 more at the door. • Run For Your Life, the Third Annual Charity 5K Run/Walk, will be Saturday, April 4 at the Lee Medical Building.  Registration begins at 9 a.m.  Proceeds to benefit Domestic Violence Safe Options Services.  Sponsored by SDSMA, AMA, and Sanford School of Medicine Students.  For a registration brochure, email runforyourlifeusd@gmail.com or visit http://www.runforyourlifeusd.org. • Southeast South Dakota Pheasant Association banquet will be Saturday, April 4  at 5 p.m. at the Eagles Club.  Please go to www.sesdpheasant.com for more information. • USD Fine Arts Student Exhibits are on display through May at the Washington Street Arts Center.   Next Weeks Happenings: • Quilt Show at W.H. Over Museum from April 5 through 17 from 1-4 p.m.  Vermillion area quilters will display both past and present quilts including a Sesquicentennial quilt.  A quilting demonstration will be Saturday, April 11 from 1-4 p.m.  $2 free will donation.  Quilting supplies and various quilts will be for sale.  If you wish to display a quilt or provide a demonstration table call Ann at 624-3548.  A sesquicentennial event! • Senator Tim Johnson is scheduled to be in Vermillion on Monday, April 6.  Included on his agenda are tours of the new City Hall and Muenster University Center. • Grain Marketing Strategies will be at the Clay County Extension Center, 515 High St., from 10 am to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7. Marketing strategies, crop insurance and minimum price strategies will be discussed.  $5 covers noon lunch.  RSVP requested 677-7111.   Upcoming Events:  Mark your calendars! • SD Board of Minerals and Environment will be hearing public comment on Hyperion's air permit at a public hearing in Elk Point on Wednesday, April 15 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Elk Point High School.  There will also be a site tour at 1:15 pm. • National Music Museum's Brown Bag Lunch Program will feature "Rose Songs: A Dozen from American Popular Music" on Friday, April 17 from 12:05-12:55 p.m..  Free and open to the public. • Fun and Games in the Community Room of the Vermillion Public Library is Saturday, April 18 from 1-4 p.m.  Engage in mental stimulation by playing board games and putting jigsaw puzzles together.  Anyone ages 12 and up is invited to attend this enjoyable activity.  There will be a wide variety of challenging and interesting games and puzzles available.  Extra games and puzzles are welcome.  Drinks and snacks will be provided. • Classics and Flicks at the Vermillion Public Library in the Community Room will be Thursday, April 23 from 6-9 p.m.  O Pioneers! movie will be shown followed by a brief discussion facilitated by Jim Zuercher, Writing Specialist at Morningside College.  Hot drinks and popcorn will be provided.  Copies of this early 1900's classic are available at the Circulation Desk. • Prairie Fest featuring seven live bands will be Friday, May 1 from 4:30 pm to 2 am at the Ufford Hills Event Grounds, 3821 E Main St., Vermillion.  This event is being sponsored by the Dakotans.  Advance event tickets are $8, camping $10, at the door event tickets are $10, camping $15.  Proceeds to benefit Sanford Children's Hospital.  Please call Casey at 605-759-8393 for ticket information.  Everyone welcome!   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 vcdc@vermillionchamber.com.

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