Falling Into Winter

Good Morning!

And just like that fall ended and it was winter in Lead. This week the temperature has dropped and we have had a dusting of snow almost every day. You have to hand it to the weather though because we did have a glorious (and longer than last year) autumn!

I love this part of early winter when we start looking forward to the holidays and being together with friends and family we might not have had time to see during a busy summer. I’m looking forward to our winter projects here in the office as we begin to slow down on the tourism front. Winter is new and has the sparkle and glitter of yet another fresh start. What will you do with your new season?

____Here’s what’s going on in Lead this week___

Friday & Saturday, 10/23-24
Paranormal Investigations of the Adams House Museum begin. Call Rose for details and tickets 605-722-4800

Guys & Dolls Concert Version with the Black Hills Symphony will be showing at the Historic Homestake Opera House. Tickets at $35 at the door and can also be purchased online: www.HomestakeOperaHouse.org

Sunday, 10/25
5-8pm – Ladies Night at Bomgaards in Spearfish. Enjoy a night of shopping with snacks, discounts & giveaways. Regular merchandise 20% off. Halloween costumes encouraged. 5% donation of evenings total sales will go to the local Monument Health Foundation Cancer Center.

Thursday, 10/29 – Dark Matter Day!
10am-noon – Deep Talks has moved online this year, and will be celebrating Dark Matter Day. See more information and register here: https://sanfordlab.org/event/deep-talks-international-journey-dark-matter-detection


____New & Notes____

The Mining Museum is closed for the season. Tours can be arranged by advance reservation, call and leave a detailed message with date, ideal time, number of guests  605-584-1605

We’re looking to send a mailer with our 2021 events to Lead and Deadwood postal addresses. If your member organization has something planned in 2021 please let us know before December first so we can include you!

Has your small business suffered a reduction of 15% (recently expanded from 25%) this year as a result of the ‘vid? Governor Noem has organized a grant program to help you out! They just expanded their parameters for qualification so check it out! They are giving between $500-$500,000 grants away! See here for more information: https://covid.sd.gov/smallbusiness-healthcare-grants.aspx

Deadwood History Inc has job openings for a Facilities Assistant and Brothel Tour Guide. Contact April Hoover at 605-722-4800 or [email protected] for more info or to apply.

We held our public planning meeting on Wednesday afternoon and talked about our upcoming holiday plans. If you weren’t able to attend but would like a copy of the agenda please let me know – I’m happy to send it and get your ideas via phone or email!

Thanks for reading and keeping in touch!

With Love from Lead,

Sierra Ward

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