November 13th, 2020

VCDC UPDATES

VCDC UpNEXT Coffee Hour

When: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Time: 9:00 am

Join us for a special discussion on Wednesday morning’s coffee hour with the VCDC to discuss Community Composting in the Vermillion Area. Tune in at www.facebook.com/LiveVermillion/ or on Channel 3. Thanks to the Vermillion Public Library for sponsoring the November lineup of VCDC UpNEXT Coffee Hours.

Vermillion NEXT Membership

Vermillion NEXT, the Young Professionals Network for Emerging Leaders is an initiative to engage young professionals in and around the Vermillion area, for people aged 21-40. It’s a great way to get involved with the community, to meet people, and to have an impact on the city and on your own professional development. Join now!

2020 SD High School Football Championships

November 12th through November 14th at the DakotaDome in Vermillion SD.

Thursday, November 12th

• 9A Championship – 11:00 am

• 9AA Championship – 3:00 pm

• 9B Championship – 7:00 pm

Friday, November 13th

• 11A Championship – 2:00 pm

• 11AA Championship – 7:00 pm

Saturday, November 14th

• 11B Championship – 2:00 pm

• 11AAA Championship – 7:00 pm

Visit www.sdhsaa.com for more information.

CHAMBER MEMBER NEWS!

Children’s Book Week

In celebration of Children's Book Week, we invite you to join us in a Children’s Book Hunt! From November 9th - 15th, we will be hosting a Book Hunt in the downtown area. This will not only serve to highlight many great children's books, but also provide a safe, socially distant outdoor activity for families.

To be a participating business, you would only need to do a few simple things:

• Hang the book cover we provide in a window of your business (facing out) from November 9th - 15th.

• Do not share on social media that you are participating or what cover is displayed in your window. It's a secret that our participants must find out for themselves!

Our community members will be invited to search for the book covers and list the business where they locate each cover. Their hunt results can then be turned into the library for a chance to win a prize.

If you are interested in participating as a business or have any questions, please contact Amanda Raiche at amanda.raiche@vermillionpubliclibrary.org.

Volunteer Opportunity with the Robotics of Vermillion

Robotics of Vermillion is seeking volunteers to help with their Robotics Tournament on Saturday, November 14th. To volunteer, please visit their site www.roboticsofvermillion.com and click on the Volunteer link. We’ll have 30 teams in two divisions (Elementary & Middle School) competing to be tournament champions. The event will be live-streamed on our website.

Saturday, November 14th, 2020 @ Vermillion High School

• 10:00 am – 11:45 am Skills Challenge

• 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Qualifications matches

• 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Final alliance matches

• 3:30 pm Presentation of awards, closing

COMMUNITY EVENTS!

Virtual Story Time Resumes

Join the Vermillion Public Library’s new Youth Services Librarian Amanda Raiche for weekly story times online! Tuesdays at 10:30 am. Visit our Facebook page @VermillionPublicLibrary to watch Miss Amanda read a new book each week. Story times are geared towards kids 0 – 5. Visit the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library website at www.vermillionpubliclibrary.org for details on all the services we offer, or call 605-677-7060.

The Take Your Seat Campaign continues!

Show your support for the USD College of Fine Arts by sponsoring a seat in the Colton Recital Hall or Wayne S. Knutson Theatre. Your sponsorship makes it possible for the College of Fine Arts to continue to offer students a rich liberal arts education that will prepare them for a successful future after graduation.

USD Opera presents CoOPERAtion COVID-19

USD Opera presents CoOPERAtion COVID-19, a totally original virtual opera.

Eight contestants. Four challenges. One cash prize.

During a global pandemic, eight singers come together to compete for $1,000,000 equipped with motivation, drive and opera! Discover who will make alliances and who will make enemies as they strive to outwit, outplay and out-sing one another.

Featuring music by Mozart, Puccini, Menotti, and more. CoOPERAtion COVID-19 will be showing for one night only on Saturday, November 21st at 7:30 pm at www.usd.edu/livemusic.

We'll "see" you at the show!

COMMUNITY NEWS!

The Giving Tree 2020 - ESA – THETA OMEGA CHAPTER

THE GIVING TREE continues to bring smiles to youth and families at Christmas. For over 30 years this community project has provided gifts to Clay County area youth, ages 0-18, from low income families. In 2019, the lives of 246 youth (year over year increase of 20%!) were provided with gifts for Christmas due to the generosity of the community.

There are ten trees located in the Vermillion area including: Pizza Ranch, Davis Pharmacy, Hy-Vee, Sanford Hospital, Vermillion Public Library, St. Agnes and Wal-Mart. Each tree is decorated with tags listing items the child needs and wants for Christmas. Tags are then selected, gifts purchased and returned, unwrapped with tag(s) attached, to any of the businesses listed above.

We also have many generous businesses and groups that participate by making financial donations or obtain tags. Each tree also has donation envelopes for those who would prefer to financially support but not purchase gifts. Tags will be available at most sites prior to Thanksgiving and are due back December 5th.

The Theta Omega Chapter of ESA, in conjunction with the Salvation Army, would like to thank in advance all area organizations and individuals who generously support this very special Christmas project.

Monetary donations can be mailed to ESA- Giving Tree, PO Box 513, Vermillion SD 57069.

Announcement from the Coyote Twin

The Coyote Twin has announced they will be "going dark" beginning Monday, November 2nd. The continual delay of new releases by the film studios, the cost of keeping movies on screen, and the uptick in COVID cases in our area resulted in them coming to this decision. They will still be open for weekend popcorn sales and private rentals as of November.

How You Can Help

As of the permanent closure of the AMC Classic 5 in Yankton this summer, the Coyote Twin is now the only movie theater in a 30-mile radius of Vermillion, which encompasses a tri-state area.

The Coyote Twin wants to be ready for a return to business when the film industry resumes regular movie releases. To help them succeed, please consider donating and/or contacting your congressmen to urge them to support #SaveYourCinema.

Call for Volunteers!

The Main Street Center is looking for volunteers to help deliver meals Monday through Friday, approximately 11:15 am to 12:15 pm.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Main Street Center, you can contact Mary at 605.624.7868 or stop in at 320 W. Main St in Vermillion.

If you have job postings or need employees, please contact the VCDC at vcdc@vermillionchamber.com and we will be more than happy to advertise your employment needs to the Vermillion community.

FIND VERMILLION COMMUNITY EVENTS

Visit: www.LiveVermillion.com and click on the ‘Things to Do’ tab in the center of the page for a comprehensive view of community events. If you don’t see your event listed, use the ‘Submit New Event’ button on our calendar to send us the information. For further assistance, feel free to contact our Director of Strategic Communications & Tourism at Megan@VermillionChamber.com.

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