Discover the Hills
– By #Kelsey Walter
On Friday, April 28, the Wall-Badlands Area Chamber attended an event at Ellsworth Air Force Base. Known as Discover the Hills, the event allows businesses of the Black Hills and surrounding area to advertise to active airmen and their families based at Ellsworth. Our goal was to encourage them to tour the area during the time they are stationed in South Dakota, and mostly, encourage them to come Visit Wall!
While at the event, Jonny Winn-Holsether and I spoke with attendees about why Wall is a great place to vis-it and welcomed them to step into our Window to the West. We highlighted upcoming events this summer including the Kyle Petty Ride, Wall’s Annual July Celebration, Wall Crawl and upcoming rodeos. We informed them about the military discounts that are offered, and many were surprised to learn that a town of roughly 800 could offer so much!
We handed out maps of the area, brochures from local businesses, pens, stickers, Wall Drug Tote bags and candy. We were so honored to have the opportunity to speak with these brave men and women, not only promot-ing all Wall has to offer them, but to also thank them for their service.