Better Late Than Never

This letter is crazy late! Which probably only two of you will notice – thanks for noticing!

The reason it’s late it partly because wow, a holiday week really messes with your head! How is it Thursday! But also because we’ve had company and so we’ve been doing extra things that also make today feel like Monday. I’m all kinds of confused!

Having the company was wonderful. It made me realize something – we’re so lucky to get to live here! And also, sometimes I never know where to go on vacation because to be honest I don’t really want to leave home! Having company is the best alternative, it forces you to tour them around to all the fun things we rarely make time to do (Visit Lead’s Big 3!) and also just helps you see your surroundings and experiences that come to be mundane through new eyes! Don’t we usually go on vacation to mix up our routine? Get out of a rut? Shake up our boring lives? Yes! And having company does all those things with no packing and unpacking involved! And like every great vacation it’s fun to come home again (or send them home) and get back to our regular “boring” old routines!

_______ Here’s what happening around town this week

Today, June 3 – 4-6pm, our first summer PIE SOCIAL! This event is sponsored by Allied Construction, come visit us, learn about what they do and enjoy a slice of pie on the Ray Davis Ring Patio right outside our offices. It’s a beautiful day and we’re so excited to welcome summer!! Pie is just by donation.

Friday, June 4 – 5:30pm, ZUMBA @ Explore Fitness & Adventures with Debbie Minter!

Saturday, June 5 – 10am-2pm, Basic Navigation & Survival Course @ Explore Fitness & Adventures. They’ll take you outside to learn, hands-on, basic navigation and survival skills. A short survival and navigation lesson will be taught and then you’ll get “lost”. You will figure out where we are going and how to get back after learning everything we teach you. Don’t worry they’ll be there to guide you and make sure you get back safely!

All day Saturday & Sunday, Volksmarch at Crazy Horse! See all info and details here:

Saturday, 5pm, Free Community Dinner provided by Lead Assembly of God church! Stop by and enjoy some great food and fun company! All welcome!

6pm, Explore Dance presents the 2021 “Women in History” dance recital.


Sunday, all day – Mickelson Trail Marathon from Rochford/Dumont to Deadwood

Monday, 6/7 – 5pm – City Commission meeting at City Hall

Tuesday, 6/8 – 4pm, STEAM Class for kids in grades K-8 at the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center. Have your kids at Boys & Girls Club? We’ll be doing the same STEAM class there on Wednesday afternoon! This is provided free to participants thanks to the Visitor Center scholarships provided by Thyssen Mining and SD Mines as well as a grant for STEAM education from Black Hills Energy.

_______ Save the Dates

Friday 6/11 – Free Movie “Short Circuit” sponsored by Danny’s Plumbing Service @ The Homestake Opera House, 7pm

Saturday 6/12 – Community Wide Garage Sale (the Fire Department will have tables for vendors!), Second Saturday event with the businesses along Main Street

Tuesday 6/15 – Yours truly will be speaking at the very FIRST back in live person event for SD CEO Women in Networking lunch! Come enjoy seeing everyone in person again! Register to attend:

6/15 – LEAD LIVE, hosted by the Handley Rec Center in Manuel Brother Patrk featuring Camp Comfort!


_______ News & Notes

The Wellness retreat at Whitetail Creek Resort has been cancelled. Please look for a reschedule in the fall.

The Bike Rodeo registration has been extended to tomorrow, June 4! If you have a kid ages 5-12 that would like to participate, get a new helmet and tshirt please call City Hall to register for the 6/19 event sponsored by Thyssen Mining, Lynn’s Dakotamart, the Lead Police Department, the Lead Chamber, the Visitor Center and Ace Hardware! They may be taking some day of registrations but tshirts can’t be guaranteed. Just 25 total spots available!

Day Camps are opening up at BHSU and Deadwood History – find out more on their websites!

Yahtzee Run registration – We’re looking for a few cool businesses and organizations that want to participate in this fun fun event again this 4th of July! Christine will be beating feets around the streets to tell you more – keep your eyes peeled!

With Love from Lead,
Sierra Ward

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