Monday, November 11th 2013 - All Day at Contact Center
321 West 3rd St.
The holiday season is fast approaching and the Contact Center Food Pantry is providing Holiday food & fruit baskets to low-income families and induividuals again this year. in the past many generous individuals, retailers, banks, churches, and other organizations have rallied to collect donations for this special project. funding is needed to purchase food items as well as meat certificates. This year’s goal is $13,000.
Donations may be sent to Contact Center Food Pantry 321 West 3rd Street, Suite B02 Yankton, SD 57078.
You many also bring donations directly to the Contact Center which is location in the basement of the Yankton County Goverment Building.
Families and individuals wishing to participate in the Holiday food/Fruit basket project must complete a simple application, providing proof of address, number in the household and an active SNAP card. Deadline to sign up for the Baskets is Monday Dec. 9th. For more information Call 605-260-4400 ext. 2
Monday, November 25th 2013 - 12:00 am
The Clay-Union Foundation would like to invite you to donate to support their scholarship and community fund. Scholarships are available to seniors from EP-J and Vermillion high school, and more schools will be added as the funds grow. Students have received the scholarship in both schools and this year we had 27 applications, so there is great interest. We hope to involve more local businesses , individuals and organizations in Vermillion, as we have only received $125 this year, and we want to continue the award in towns where we have great support. Businesses, individual donors and organizations are strongly encouraged to donate, as we can only expand our donations if the funds are allowed to grow.
Area farm operators are able to donate corn or soybeans before it’s sold, and there is no federal tax on the donation. Just contact Nathan at Southeast farmers, Pat at Farmer’s Coop in Akron, or Kevin at Ag Opportunities, and they will send the donation to us. All investments are professionally managed by the SD Community Foundation in Pierre, SD so the funds will be there for generations of youth. The website is www.clay-unionfoundation.org . Clicking on the donate button will give several easy options for being a sponsor, from a small monthly electronic debit, to setting up a charter membership. Charter memberships are only $500, and are able to be made over 2 years. As the funds grow we plan to help local organizations, and add more schools to our scholarship program. All donations are fully tax deductible and help our student now, and in the future. Call John Gille at 605-421-5050 or email email@example.com to find out more, or to set up a fundraising event. Thank you.
Sunday, December 1st 2013 - 12:00 am
The South Dakota Highway Patrol has sobriety checkpoints scheduled in December in the following counties: Tripp, Lawrence, Hand, Lincoln, Roberts, Meade, Lake, Spink, Hughes, Union, Codington, Gregory, Davison, Pennington, Charles Mix, Brookings, Mellette and Brown.
Tuesday, December 3rd 2013 - All Day at Aaron’s
Toys for Tots Holiday Toy Drive is ongoing at Aaron’s in Yankton, SD. Bring in an unwrapped, new toy valued at over $10 for toys for Tots and Aaron’s will have a special deal for you. It will be going on now through Dec. 14th. Stop in at 2101 Broadway in Yankton. The toys will be donated to children in the Yankton area. Aaron’s is also the regular drop off point for Toys for Tots. Stop in or cal the store for details.
Tuesday, December 3rd 2013 - All Day
Community wide agencies, organizations, and individuals are working to make the holidays brighter this year through the Yankton Toys for Kids program.
Donations of new, unwrapped toys, appropriate for ages 0 to 18, are being collected now through Saturday, December 15th and can be dropped off at Maurices, Aaron’s, Walgreens, and Menards, or at the Toys for Kids Headquarters located at the Yankton Mall behind Best Nails.
Don’t have time to shop for a toy? Let us do the shopping for you! Caring neighbors are helping Santa Claus make the holidays special for the children in the Yankton area. Cash donations are accepted to fill in where needs are not met and ensure that every referred child receives a toy.
For more information on the Toys for Kids Program, please call the United Way & Volunteer Services’ Office at (605)665-6766.
Thursday, December 5th 2013 - 12:00 am
The City of Yankton reminds property owners that public sidewalks are to be kept clear of
snow and ice. Property owners who have snow covered sidewalks adjacent to their property need to make arrangements for snow and ice removal within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall. Snow removed from driveways, sidewalks or parking lots cannot be placed in the streets. Contact the City of Yankton at 605-668-5251 for more information.
Thursday, December 5th 2013 - 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Mount Marty College
1105 W 8th St
A stunning Fontanini Bethlehem Village consisting of over 300 pieces that was donated to Mount Marty College will be on display beginning December 5th throughout the Advent season. The village can be viewed in the MMC Boardroom, located in the Scholastica Learning Center (SLC), Monday through Friday until December 20th from 2-6 PM. A final weekend viewing will also be available December 21-22 from 1-4 PM. The public is welcomed to view the village at no cost.
Ten years ago the Fontanini Bethlehem Village was donated to the College by Father Terry Weber of the Sioux Falls Diocese. The whole village took volunteers just over 40 hours to complete the set up. It includes water features as well as amazing details of that period of time.
For more information on the village or to arrange for a group visit please contact Mount Marty College Events Coordinator, Wyatt Yager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, December 6th 2013 - All Day at Northwestern College
101 7th St. SW
Northwestern College will host 11 Preview Days this school year to provide high school students with an introduction to the college. Preview Days are open to juniors and seniors and their parents, and are an excellent first step for students beginning their college search. The events will be held on December 6th, January 24th, February 24th, March 14th and April 4th.
For more information, contact Laura De Boer in the admissions office by calling 800-747-4757 or via email at visit-at-n-w-c-iowa-dot-e-d-u.
Friday, December 6th 2013 - 9:00 am - 6:30 pm at South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center
900 Governors Drive
Extended Museum Hours
November 29 – December 23
Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m | Sundays 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
Museum Gallery Admission
Child (17 and under) Free
Seniors (60 and over) $3.00
Society Members Free
Special discounts apply for AAA Members.
Free admission to galleries for all visitors the first Sunday of the month.
Friday, December 6th 2013 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Dakota Theatre
328 Walnut St
Tasty, decorative homemade holiday cookies and treats will be for sale Friday, December 6 at the Dakota Theatre, 328 Walnut St.
The Holiday CookieWalk will raise funds for Yankton’s RiverWalk project, which places sculptures in the downtown area. This year’s goal is to raise enough money to purchase an additional granite pedestal for the sculptures.
Some of Yankton’s best cookie-makers donate the holiday treats, which sell by the pound. The cookies will be for sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., but many varieties were sold by noon last year so come early.
RiverWalk is in its fourth year in Yankton. The non-profit group’s mission is to enhance the community’s appearance and culture by featuring great outdoor art in the downtown district.
Selected sculptures are displayed on downtown streets and in Riverside Park for one year. Current sculptures will be replaced in May of 2014.