Chamber Chat

Chamber Chat By the Vermillion Area
Chamber of Commerce &
Development Company 906 East Cherry Street Vermillion, SD 57069 605-624-5571 www.vermillionchamber.com vcdc@vermillionchamber.com 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 carlyh@vermillionchamber.com.   This  Weeks Happenings! • Vermillion Federal Credit Union's Open House and Ribbon Cutting at their new facility on 105 E Cherry St is Friday, May 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. • State 'A' Boys and Girls Track, Friday and Saturday, May 29 and 30 at Spearfish. • Preservation Celebration presented by the Clay County Historic Preservation Commission is Saturday May 30 at 9 a.m. at 7 Center Street. The program will consist of hands on presentations on a variety of preservation related topics, lunch, a guest speaker and the debut of the Vermillion Walking Tour. Everyone is invited to participate. No fee. For further information contact Jim Wilson at 624-4579 or whitewilson@msn.com. • The Heartland Humane Society will be having their fifth Annual Animal Fair and Tails and Trails Benefit Walk on Saturday, May 30. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. in Riverside Park, Yankton.  There will be pet contests, exotic animals, demonstrations, silent auction, vendors and more. The public is welcome! For more information visit www.heartlandhumanesociety.net. • Seventh Annual "Summer Slam" Girls Softball Tournament is May 30 and 31 at the Vermillion Softball Complex. • Pottery Exhibit, featuring Anthony Millette's rustic salt and wood-fired cups, bowls and vases will be on display at The Coffee Shop Gallery May through June. • "Urban Five: The Art of Healing," a contemporary art exhibit, will be in the Main Gallery of The Warren M. Lee Center now through June 26. The reception will be June 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public.   Next Weeks Happenings! • Siouxland Heating & Cooling  Ribbon Cutting is Monday, June 1 at 4:30 p.m. at their new location at 11 E Cherry St. • The State Garden Club Convention is Friday and Saturday, June 5 and 6 at the Trinity Lutheran Askland Lounge and Fellowship Hall. • Rhubarb Day, Saturday, June 6 at W.H. Over Museum beginning at 1 p.m. Rhubarb recipe contest, apron display, biggest and best rhubarb stalks, biggest and best rhubarb leaf and more!  Call 605-677-5228 or email whover@usd.edu for more information.   Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendars! • Free Youth Fishing Derby, Monday, June 8 at The Bluffs Golf Course.  Ages 9 and under registration begins at 9:45 a.m. Ages 10 to 15 registration begins at 10:45 a.m. Fishing poles and bait will be provided. Catch and release will be enforced. • Summer Film Festival at the Vermillion Public Library, Wednesday, June 10 in the Community Room at 6:30 p.m. The feature film Mr. Holland's Opus will be shown. Lemonade and popcorn will be provided! • National Music Museum's Brown Bag Lunch Program will feature "Cantori:  Kaleidoscope," an advanced-level children's choir from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. on Friday, June 12. Free and open to the public. • Man of La Mancha, a musical play presented by the USD Playhouse will be June 12, 13 and 14 at the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. For ticket information go to www.usd.edu/cfa/Theatre/sdplayhouse.cfm. • 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. • National Music Museum's Brown Bag Lunch Program will feature "Vermillion's Own King of the Guitar, T. Wilson King" from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. on Friday, June 19. Free and open to the public. • Dalesburg MidSommar Festival will be held on Friday, June 19, starting at 2 p.m. on the grounds of the Dalesburg Lutheran Church, 12 miles north of Vermillion on University Road. Lefse making, train rides, games, music, dancers, food, ballgame and more! • H-Worth Open to be held on Saturday, June 20. This is a 4-person golf scramble held at The Bluffs Golf Course in memory of Matthew Hollingsworth. As always, proceeds are to be donated to the Clay County EMS Dept. Price will include 18 holes of golf, prizes, and a hog roast by Nick Merrigan. Join us for a great day and a great cause! To register, call The Bluffs at 605-677-7058. • National Music Museum's Brown Bag Lunch Program will feature "Musical Selections from the Italian and French Repertoires" from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. on Friday, June 26. Free and open to the public. • Summer Film Festival at the Vermillion Public Library, Wednesday, June 24 in the Community Room at 6:30 p.m. The feature film Finding Forrester will be shown. Lemonade and popcorn will be provided! • 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 www.siouxvalleykennelclub.com. • The Annual July 4 Celebration includes activities at Barstow Park starting at 6 p.m. followed by fireworks at dusk. Everyone welcome! • "In Every Generation," an original musical performed by the Vermillion Community Theatre is July 10-13.  Please check the Web site for times www.vermillioncommunitytheatre.org.  A Sesquicentennial event! • Summer Film Festival at the Vermillion Public Library, Wednesday, July 15 in the Community Room at 6:30 p.m. The feature film Patch Adams will be shown. Lemonade and popcorn will be provided! • Summer Film Festival at the Vermillion Public Library, Wednesday, July 29 in the Community Room at 6:30 p.m. The feature film My Left Foot will be shown. Lemonade and popcorn will be provided! • The Main Sesquicentennial Celebration is Aug. 6-9. Community BBQ, tours, all school reunion, 5K run/walk, parade, concert, and much, much more!  For more information visit www.vermillion.us. • Clay County Fair & Achievement Days is August 13-15. The fair kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 4 p.m. There is something for everyone including a Demolition Derby, ATV races, kids crafts and games, water fights, car show, live entertainment and much more!  Check it out at www.claycountyfair.net. • The 12th Annual Big Friend-Little Friend bike ride to raise funds for their Youth Mentoring Program is Sat., 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 Chamber Chat? If you do please call us at 624-5571 or email us at vcdc@vermillionchamber.com.

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