Wall will be crawling with excitement for the second annual Wall Crawl event on Saturday, August 4th. This all-day event features a poker run, show and shine car and motorcycle show, whole hog roast and two live concert performances.
Wall community members gathered to celebrate the 111th Annual Wall Celebration, July 12 - 14. The three-day event consisted of activities for both youth and adults including: three nights of rodeo performances, kid’s bean bag tournament, entertainment by local band The Terks, Relay of Life 5k run, a parade, a stick horse rodeo, face painting, bouncy houses, a mechanical bull, an ice cream social, an adult bean bag tournament, an all-school alumni program and entertainment by Chancy Williams and the Younger Brothers Band.
South Dakota Tourism was the proud official state sponsor of the 2018 Midwest Living Road Rally! The rally took place May 7-10 in the Badlands and Black Hills areas with the theme “Chasing Legends on the Trail of Monuments and Memorials.” Editors from Midwest Living partnered with South Dakota Tourism to create an itinerary covering the best attractions of the area.
On Friday, July 7, I was privileged to have been asked to be the guest reader for Story Time at the Wall Community Library. This summer’s theme for Story Time is “Building a Better World”. My goal was to educate the kids about a question I am frequently asked, “What does the Chamber actually do?” Knowing I couldn't fully cover everything the Chamber of Commerce does, I decided to focus on one aspect of the Chamber: Tourism. I explained to the children that as the Executive Chamber Director
Chamber Board President Jackie Kusser called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Wall-Badlands Area Chamber Board of Directors member Jackie Heathershaw.
Motion, made by Jonny Winn-Holsether with a second by Terry Mohr, carried to approve minutes from the October 16 Chamber Noon Luncheon.
Chamber members reviewed the October treasurer’s report and Jackie made announcements of upcoming events in the Chamber and Wall Community.
Nomination Committee members passed out voting ballots for the two board positions that will expire the end of 2017. Janet Lurz and Bruce Dunker were announced as 2018 board members at the conclusion of the luncheon.
Chamber Board President Jackie Kusser called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Superintendent and Wall-Badlands Area Chamber Member Eric Leonard.
Motion, made by Jody Bielmaier with a second by Rick Hustead, carried to approve minutes from the July 10 Chamber Noon Luncheon.
Chamber members reviewed the August treasurer’s report and Jackie made announcements of upcoming events in the Chamber and Wall Community. Mayor Marty Huether noted the September 20 City Council meeting is on a Wednesday evening rather than a Thursday evening due to a conflict. Fourth Ave. Floral owner Cindy Hauk added that she will be holding a Fall Festival at her business on September 29.
The Customer Service Training, “Taking Customer Service from Average to Extraordinary” was held on Tuesday, June 26, for members of the Wall-Badlands Area Chamber of Commerce. The customer service training, led by SDSU Extension Community Vitality Field Specialist Peggy Schlechter, focused on teamwork, consistency, personal service and attitude in the workplace.