Three additional community gatherings have been announced in addition to those already scheduled in Union Center, Faith, and New Underwood. These gatherings will take place in Belle Fourche on Tuesday, October 29, Hot Springs on Wednesday, October 30, and in Philip on Saturday, November 2.
Each event will offer a free meal and information about resources available as ranch families look to rebuild their ranch operations in the wake of the blizzard.
Resources and information will be available from the SD Animal Industry Board, the SD Department of Agriculture, SDSU Extension, other federal and state agencies, bank and loan officers, insurance agents, agricultural industry organizations, and mental health professionals.
Gatherings will be held at the following dates and times:
Union Center Community Gathering
Friday, October 25, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Union Center Community Center - Union Center, SD
Faith Community Gathering
Saturday, October 26, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Faith Legion Hall - Faith, SD
New Underwood Community Gathering
Monday, October 28, 6:00 - 9:0 0 pm
New Underwood Community Center - New Underwood, SD
Belle Fourche Community Gathering
Tuesday, October 29, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Belle Fourche Community Hall - Belle Fourche, SD
Custer and Fall River County Community Gathering
Wednesday, October 30, 6:00 - 9:00pm
American Legion Club - Hot Springs, SD
Philip Community Gathering
Saturday, November 2, 5:00 - 8:00pm
Bad River Senior Citizen Center - Philip, SD
These gatherings are a joint effort by SD Cattlemen's Association, SD Farm Bureau, SD Farmers Union, and SD Stockgrowers Association with the support of other industry groups and local businesses.