December 2016

29 November 2016

December 2016

NOVEMBER! What a month it has been to be Thankful!

We are thankful for the years of support and guidance that we benefited from Dr. Karl Blessinger; who was currently serving as Vice President of the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau before he passed away. He was truly a civic minded person who knew the meaning of serving. He will be missed.

Here at the Chamber we hosted our biggest event of the year, The Ringneck Festival and Bird Dog Challenge, November 3-5. We had 27 six-man teams representing 19 different states in the competition hunt along with 64 two-man teams for the Bird Dog Challenge. We are forever grateful to our landowners who graciously donate their land for our hunt, the many volunteers who make up our committee and scorekeepers for both events, plus the sponsors who give monetarily to make this event happen. We cannot express enough how thankful we are.

The 2016 election is here and gone, making this one of the most controversial presidential elections ever. Thankfully here at home our senator and representatives were elected in a more peaceful manner. Congratulations to Senator Jim White on his re-election to the SD State Senate and to our newly elected District 22 Representatives, Bob Glanzer and Roger Chase. Our thanks also goes out to the other candidates; Eric Bliss, Carmen Dannenbring and Joan Wollschlager. Choosing to serve our state and district is a commitment that all six made to us as citizens. The 15th Amendment gave us the right to vote and these civic minded citizens allowed us a choice in that process.

Then came Veteran’s Day, a time to thank and remember those who have served our country, some giving the ultimate sacrifice.

The deployment of the 153rd Engineer Battalion and Forward Support Company of the US Army National Guard, what can we say about this except to extend a great big THANK YOU to our neighbors, friends, family and co-workers who have left to protect the freedom’s that we all enjoy because of living in this great country. Please pray that they may return safely. Let us work together to support their families during their absence.

Huron played host to the State Girl’s B Volleyball tournament this month as well, bringing in eight teams and their fans from across the state. We are thankful that we can continue to be part of the SD High School Activities roster to host tournaments. These events have a huge economic impact on our community. Thank you for making all of our visitors feel welcome!

As we move into the Christmas Holiday Season, remember to shop local whenever possible and enter into our Shop Huron and “WIN”ter Fest promotion!! Remember those less fortunate and be kind to one another!

“We Are Huron”

-Laurie Shelton, Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau, President/CEO