VCDC

December 25th, 2020

VCDC UPDATES

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company!

VCDC UpNEXT Coffee Hour

There will be no UpNEXT Coffee Hour on December 23rd or December 30th. We look forward to seeing you again in the New Year!

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!

Scooter’s Coffee

Ribbon Cutting

Postponed until spring of 2021.

Vermillion NEXT

Vermillion NEXT would like to congratulate our newly appointed 2021 Steering Committee:

Katey Ulrich, Steering Committee Chair

Taylor Kathol, Secretary

Taylor Janicek, Membership Lead

Collin Lind, Events Co-Lead

Jordan Bonstrom, Events Co-Lead

Kristen Palleschi, Marketing Lead

Katie Heine, Community Outreach Lead

Connor Peterson, USD Outreach Lead

In addition to congratulating this new group of outstanding leaders, we would like to thank the outgoing 2020 Steering Committee members. While 2020 did not turn out quite like anyone could have predicted, the Vermillion NEXT Steering Committee adapted well, and worked hard to create forward momentum on their goals of recruitment and organizational growth; furthering the mission of connecting, engaging and developing young professionals across our community.

If you are a young professional and have not yet joined us, we encourage you to sign up online at livevermillion.com; as we look forward to an exciting new year!

CHAMBER

MEMBER NEWS!

Vermillion

Holiday Stroll

Now through December, contact participating businesses for in-person & virtual shopping options and great deals on your holiday must-haves! The list currently includes: Blue Monarch, Candie’s Couture, Exhale Wellness Spa, Hartford Steakhouse, Indigo Spa, Calm Therapeutic Massage, Sharing the Dream, The Bean, Thread & Ink, Willson Florist, and Wynie Mae’s Aveda Salon & Spa.

Reminiscence Kits

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is pleased to announce the addition of a new resource now available for checkout: Reminiscence Kits.

Reminiscence Kits are a new way for individuals living with dementia to connect with other people and remember the past. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the U.S. has almost 6 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia. Reminiscence therapy is a form of treatment used to help people with dementia remember past events, people, and places. Reminiscence Kits are designed to provide meaningful activities for people living with these diseases, as well as their caregivers, family members, and friends.

Each kit comes with a video DVD, activity cards, and photos. So far, the Vermillion Public Library has eleven kits, each with a different theme, including Farms, The Great Outdoors, and even Cat and Dog Reminiscence! You can view the full list of available Reminiscence Kits by searching for “Reminiscence” in the library’s online catalog.

These kits are great for patrons of all ages; they can also be used for writing prompts or as conversation starters. Check one out from the Vermillion Public Library today!

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is located at 18 Church Street in Vermillion, SD. For more information email vplstaff@vermillionpubliclibrary.org or call the library at 605-677-7060.

COMMUNITY EVENTS!

Food for Library Fines

During this holiday season, the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will once again be accepting donations of unopened non-perishable food items for the Vermillion Food Pantry! Through the month of December, patrons who have accumulated overdue fines, with the exception of replacement fees, will be able to have up to $15 of those fines waived in exchange for donations of much-needed items such as non-perishable foods or personal care products. Even if you do not have fines to pay, we will still be accepting donations for anyone who wants to contribute.

Needed items include: Food items such as canned soup, dried grains, canned or packaged proteins, canned or dried fruits and vegetables, shelf-stable dairy products, oils and condiments; non-food items such as paper products, personal care and soap products, etc.

Visit the Vermillion Food Pantry’s website for a complete wish list of items you can donate at www.vermillionfoodpantry.org.

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is located at 18 Church Street in Vermillion, SD. For more information email vplstaff@vermillionpubliclibrary.org or call the library at 605-677-7060.

National Music Museum – Share a Song

Record yourself singing, playing or performing your favorite song of the season. Share it on your Facebook page and tag us at @NationalMusicMuseum(NMM). Make sure your post is “public” so we can share it too. Watch the NMM’s Facebook feed for your recording, and others around the world!

Public Notice!

Solid Waste Department Holiday Schedule

Vermillion Landfill - Missouri Valley Recycling Center - Curbside Recycling Route

Due to the holidays, adjustments have been made to schedules at the Vermillion Landfill, the Missouri Valley Recycling Center, and to the Curbside Recycling Program.

Vermillion Landfill

• Thursday, December 24th – Reduced Hours: 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

• Friday, December 25th – CLOSED

• Regular business hours will resume on Monday, December 28th.

• Friday, January 1st, 2021 – CLOSED

• Regular business hours will resume on Monday, January 4th, 2021.

Missouri Valley Recycling Center

• Thursday, December 24th – Reduced Hours: 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

• Friday, December 25th – CLOSED

• Regular business hours will resume on Monday, December 28th.

• Friday, January 1st, 2021 – CLOSED

• Regular business hours will resume on Monday, January 4th, 2021.

Curbside Recycling

• Thursday, December 24th: Curbside Recycling collection will take place on Thursday, December 24th. Two crews will split the route that day, so please ensure that your recycling is on the curb by 7:30 am as your pickup time will likely be significantly earlier than usual.

• Friday, December 25th: There will be no Curbside Recycling collection on Christmas Day. Curbside Recycling Staff will collect the missed route on Monday, December 28th.

Friday, January 1st, 2021: There will be no Curbside Recycling collection on New Year’s Day. Curbside Recycling Staff will collect the missed route on Monday, January 4th, 2021. Regular service will resume on Friday, January 8th, 2021.

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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