Heart of Gold

Why, hello there!

A few weeks ago a friend’s kid (in Lead) was nominated for an award you had to acquire votes to win online. It was a voting thing between several kids from several different northern hills areas. My friend decided that his kid was going to win if it killed him (cheating not involved). With 24 hours left he began canvasing his friends, relatives and distant acquaintances. His pitch? “You’re from Lead, let’s do this!” Pretty soon all of them were canvasing their friends and distance relations as well. The kid won with over 400 votes, so not just winning but piling on all the competition with over 50% of all the total votes.

Afterwards friend said, “You know what was really amazing about that experience? That people are so incredibly loyal to Lead. Once they found out it was someone going to Lead High School they jumped over themselves to vote and get all their friends to vote.” It’s kind of true, once Lead gets into your heart, it never leaves – no matter how far afield you find yourself.

What makes Lead get into your heart? I’d love to hear!


Here’s what’s going on this week around town:

Today, Thursday 9/26
10am – Golden Fold, want to help fold the monthly print newsletter? Join the Golden Gang for folding fun!

5:30pm – Film Screening: No Small Matter @ Historic Homestake Opera House
Join Black Hills READS and The United Way of the Black Hills for a screening of No Small Matter, a community conversation. No Small Matter is the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for good in America today: early childhood education. Social at 5:30 and film at 6pm.

7pm – Catholics Returning Home, St. Patrick’s Church. The second in their six week series. Missed the first one? Feel free to jump in! You can call the parish office for more information 584-2002

Friday, 9/27
4-8pm – Free Skate Night! Hosted by Coeur Wharf & United Way of the Black Hills at the Handley Recreation Center. Dress like your favorite book character and enjoy this free ‘reading’ themed skate event. Learn more about Black Hills Reads Initiative and have some fun with your family! Free! And open to the public! Free entry include skate rental. Come enjoy the Hamster Balls, Bounce Houses, Pizza, Door Prizes, Goodie Bags.

Tuesday, 10/1
6:30-8pm – Did you miss the Lawrence County Comprehensive Plan Update meetings in Lead this week? They’ll be doing another meeting at the Days of ’76 Museum. What do you love, hate, want to see preserved or changed in Lawrence County? This is your chance to get your voice heard!

Wednesday, 10/2
7pm – The Black Hills Rod & Gun Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month at the club house on lower Main St. (by the tennis courts and skate park). Everyone is welcome to attend.

Want to see further into the calendar than just one week? https://business.leadmethere.org/events/calendar Lots of exciting stuff going on!

Hope you have a great week!!
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