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Fun Days Review by Kaye Waugh of the Wessington Economic
Fun Days was a BLAST!
by Kaye Waugh
VP, Wessington Economic
couldnít have picked a better day last Saturday. There was a pleasant breeze during the day followed
by a mild temp the rest of the day. We
started with a delightful Breakfast at the American Legion and it was very well
attended. The 5K walk/run fell a little
short of participants this year, but that didnít stop Cole Sargent from winning
1st prize breaking his own old record and setting a new fast time;
Chris Hass was 2nd place and Keith Larsen placed 3rd in
the menís division. Kari Sargent was 1st
in the womenís division. Wessington
Bucks were given to the winners.
at the park and pool, young children got a special treat diving in and grabbing
coins as much as they can get. This
yearís winners of the Softball tournament were the team from Orient that took 1st
place and Cole Mehlingís team took 2nd place. The Bean Bag toss tournament had over 30
groups that competed with all proceeds donated to the Wessington Gym.
Food Centerís Root Beer Floats for .25 cents was a hit. Lunch specials were served at Cenex, Sunset
Bar & Grill and the Wolsey/Wessington Concession stand. Sunset Bar & Grill provided the setting
for the Karaoke enthusiasts till late in the evening.
Reality Drummers gave an amazing performance and wowed the crowd with their
unique drumming abilities. At the Wessington
gym, a group of Cheerleaders from Mitchell did a cheerleading ďworkshopĒ for the
pre-teens, teens and young adults. Seen
were lots of tumbling, stretching and lifting, all in the spirit of fun and
Economic Development Corp/ Nutrition Site Council center was the venue for this
yearís Chili and Pie contest. A total of
15 delicious Chiliís and 18 lovely homemade Pies were donated. First Prize winner of the Chiliís contest was
Tracy Resel while John Hanks took 2nd place. Myrt Van Asperen took first place in the
Cream Pie contest while the first Prize winner of the double Crust pie was Norma
Dehaven, Kayti Ammerman took 2nd place and Julie Clarke was 3rd. There were no single crusted pies entered. We served over 100 people at the Chili and
Pie feed. Everyone had a marvelous time. A free-will offering was donated to the
Wessington Public Library.
highlight of the day was the much-talked about Wessington parade. Sponsored by Wessington Economic Development
Corporation, this yearís theme was celebrating 125th year of
statehood and the board chose Doug Dubois as Parade Marshall. Added to this yearís celebration, was an all
year class reunion. This year saw 38
participants from Miller, Huron, Wolsey and Lake Preston. Blood, sweat and lots of love were poured into
the making of each beautifully decorated float.
parade would not have been a success if it were not for the participation of
the following generous individuals and their supportive families: Heartland State Bank, American
Legion Krauter Post Color Guard, American Legion Auxiliary, Triple R Ranch,
Vernís Manufacturing, Charles Droz, Carolyn Danburg, Dick Werner, Peggy Gibson,
Jim White, Joan Wollschlager, Farmland, Western Pump & Equipment, Casavan
Apiaries, Resel Oil, The class of 1974, Jim and Ruth Anne Major, The Class of
1994, Lowell Prentice, BCA Nutrition Center, Wessington City Pool, Dave Simons
& Family, Simons Farms, Andy Wuestewald, Majorís Gifts, Wessington Masonís
Club, Art Welk, Wolsey/Wessington Wrestling Club, Lana, Greg, Herman and Henry
Eichstadt, Wessington Ambulance and Wessington Rural Firefighters. Highly noticeable was Simons Farms who
brought in 3 Antique Studebaker cars and 4 tractors!
year is a witness and testimony of how small town communities along with the
local businesses are united in the spirit of sportsmanship, enjoyment and
thrill while building a vibrant community.
annual Wessington Fun Days is sponsored by Wessington Economic Development
Corporation and its Board of Directors; Jim Major, Kaye Waugh, Lana Eichstadt,
Jerrold Zerfoss, Vernetta Legrand, Donna Runge, Ron Runge, Ben Christiansen and
2014 Fun Days Schedule
Our thoughts and prayers are with those friends and family members recently displaced by the tornado in Wessington Springs.
Our heartfelt congratulations to Vernís Manufacturing! They
are celebrating 50 years this May! A wonderful example of a small family
business growing into a success story. We are proud of Vernís; please support
Recently the Feeding South Dakota coordinator, Diane Briest,
left, stopped by the Sunshine Activity Center in Wessington to meet with
Shirley Runge, right. Runge is the director of the Wessington Nutrition Site.
The site provides hot, nutritious meals five days a week in Wessington.
Farmland Building Supply recently hosted an open house to show off the new lumberyard. Celebrating from left to right include workers and board members, Dean Duxbury, Darin Swartz, Bob Blake, and General Manager, Janelle Zerfoss. Congratulations!
Bernie Hunhoff Speaker in Wessington
Please note: Wessington, South Dakota, and Wessington SPRINGS, South
Dakota, are two different towns. Often times the media or uneducated
folks confuse the two. We forgive you, but letís clear up the confusion.
Wessington, SD, is its own separate entity. We welcome you for a visit and this
should help you remember to separate the two.
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