Chamber Chat

Chamber Chat Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Company 906 E Cherry St., Vermillion, SD  57069 605-624-5571 vcdc@vermillionchamber.com www.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. • The Annual VCDC Member Golf Social will be held on Tuesday, July 28 at The Bluffs Golf Course.   This Weeks Happenings! • 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! • 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. • St Agnes School Golf Outing is Saturday, June 27, 1 p.m. shotgun, $65/person (includes 18 holes, T-shirt and meal). Call The Bluffs to register your team. Pin prizes will be awarded! • St Agnes School Summer BBQ is Sat., June 27, 5 p.m. at Carey's Outdoor Patio.  $15/person. • Sioux Valley Kennel Club Dog Show is Saturday and Sunday, June 27 & 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.   Next Weeks Happenings! • "Mozart's Magic Flute," featuring photography, visual arts, voice, instrumental and dance from "Camp Opera" participants under the direction of renowned operatic tenor Scott Piper, will be at the United Church of Christ (UCC) on Monday, June 29 at 7 p.m.  Free and open to the public. • The Annual July 4 celebration includes activities at Barstow Park starting at 6 p.m. followed by fireworks. Everyone welcome!   Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendars! • Annual Ice Cream & Pie Social is Thursday, July 9 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Vermillion Senior Center (320 W. Main Street).  Come enjoy BBQ pork sandwich, chips, pies, cakes or other desserts with ice cream and beverages – all for $6. Open to the public with plenty of tables and chairs in an air conditioned building. Plenty of parking in the lot to the east of the building. • National Music Museum's brown bag lunch program will feature "An Eclectic Musical Journey" from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. on Friday, July 10. Free and open to the public. • "In Every Generation," an original musical in honor of the Sesquicentennial performed by the Vermillion Community Theatre is July 10,11 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. and July 12 at 2:30 p.m. at the Vermillion High School Theatre. With a cast of 80, this very special musical tells the story of our town on the river. For more information please check the Web site 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! • Fourth Annual Sheri Ellis Memorial Golf Social, sponsored by the Dakota Hospital Foundation, a partner with Sanford Vermillion Medical Center, will be Monday, July 20 at 1 p.m. at The Bluffs Golf Course. Please register by July 13 by calling Jill at 605-638-8465 or email chrisjil@sanfordhealth.org. • National Music Museum's Brown Bag Lunch Program will feature "Concerto Transcriptions and Variations" on the harpsichord and fortepiano from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m., Friday, July 24. Free and open to the public. • 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 Aug. 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 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. • Second Annual Hy-Vee Scramble for SESDAC is Aug. 17, noon registration with a 1 p.m. shot gun start. Four person best shot at The Bluffs Golf Course. Reserve your team early, this will sell out fast! Payouts to three flights, tournament champion team wins $400. Last year this event raised over $15,300 for the SESDAC Foundation. Corporate sponsors are Hy-Vee, Budweiser, KVHT and The Broadcaster Press.   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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