Chamber Chat

Chamber Chat By the Vermillion Area
Chamber of Commerce/
Development Company By the Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce/ Development Company 906 East Cherry Street Vermillion, SD 57069 605-624-5571 Chamber Business: • 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 • Congratulations to VCDC Member and Ambassador Evie Clerx and her company, aquaBling, for being named one of StartupNation's Leading Moms in Business for 2009.  You can learn more about aquaBling at  If you have awards or special news about your company, products or employees, let us know, we'd love to share it with the membership.   This 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. • VHS Girls' Golf, Friday, May 8 at 2 p.m.,  at Yankton. • VHS Boys' Tennis, Friday, May 8 at 4 p.m.,  Sioux City East at home.  • 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 Hwy. 19 and Bypass Hwy. 50.  For more info contact Julia Iverson at 624-4080 or Pastor Tony and Sarah Armbrust at 624-4116. • VHS Spring Play, On the Razzle, Friday, May 8 at the Vermillion High School at 7:30 p.m. • Vermillion Garden Club Plant Sale is Saturday, May 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the 4-H Grounds on High Street. Everyone welcome! • USD Spring Commencement at the DakotaDome is Saturday, May 9 at 9:30 a.m. • Seventh and Eighth Grade Track, Saturday, May 9 at 9:30 a.m. at Yankton. • VHS Spring Play On the Razzle is Saturday, May 9 at the Vermillion High School at 7:30 p.m.   Next Weeks Happenings: • VHS Spring Play On the Razzle is on Sunday, May 10 at the Vermillion High School at 2:30 p.m. • All School Art Show Reception featuring artwork from K-12 students in Vermillion is Thursday, May 14 from 4-6 p.m. at the VAAC Washington Street Arts Center, 202 Washington St. • Seventh and Eighth Grade Spring Concert, Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m., Vermillion High School. • Theodore and Karen Muenster University Center, USD, dedication is Friday, May 15 at 3 p.m.  Everyone welcome! • "Urban Five:  The Art of Healing," a contemporary art exhibit, will be in the Main Gallery of The Warren M. Lee Center from May 15-June 26.  The reception will be June 21 from 3-5 p.m.  Free and open to the public.   Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendars! • Salad Luncheon, sponsored by the Order of the Eastern Star (OES), is Monday, May 18 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple.  Cost is $6.  Everyone welcome! • National Music Museum's Brown Bag Lunch Program will feature "All-American:  Music from American" on Thursday, May 21, from 12:05-12:55 p.m.  Free and open to the public. • National Music Museum's Brown Bag Lunch Program will feature "Rocky Mountain Celtic" on Friday, May 22 from 12:05- 12:55 p.m.  Free and open to the public. • 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 5-7 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. • H-Worth Open to be held on Saturday, June 20.  This is a four-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. • Sioux Valley Kennel Club Dog Show is Saturdat 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 Main Sesquicentennial Celebration is August 6-9.  Community BBQ, tours, all school reunion, 5K run/walk, parade, concert, and much, much more!  More information to follow.  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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