Additional community gatherings scheduled for S.D. ranch families
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, Oct. 29, Hot Springs on Wednesday, Oct. 30, and in Philip on Saturday, Nov. 2. Each event will offer a complimentary 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 S.D. Animal Industry Board, the S.D. 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: (those already in the past have been deleted)
Faith Community Gathering
Saturday, Oct. 26, 6 – 9 p.m.
Faith Legion Hall – Faith
New Underwood Community Gathering
Monday, Oct. 28, 6 – 9 p.m.
New Underwood Community Center – New Underwood
Belle Fourche Community Gathering
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 6 – 9 p.m.
Belle Fourche Community Hall – Belle Fourche
Custer and Fall River County Community Gathering
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 6 – 9 p.m.
American Legion Club – Hot Springs
Philip Community Gathering
Saturday, Nov. 2, 5 – 8 p.m.
Bad River Senior Citizen Center – Philip
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.
–SD Stockgrowers Ass’n
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