Let’s Do This!

Gooooood Morning Lead!

I love decorating for Christmas. It’s so cozy and happy! I’m definitely a more is more kinda gal so I love the extra-ness of decorating. Then just as suddenly I’m tired of it. After the holidays all I want is to box it all up and clean. Taking everything down gives a fresh start and makes me feel like I can breathe again. I’m also ready to go through every drawer and cupboard and closet and throw half of what I have away (okay, let’s be honest it’s probably on 10% I can part with now, but soon I’ll do another 10%). I’m pooped from the mad flurry of activity and deadlines and short work weeks and I’m ready to be back to normal.

This year will continue to be different and challenging in its own ways I’m sure. That said, we’re gonna keep on going, keep on planning and keep on getting things done. We are cooking up some wonderful things for 2021 here at the Chamber – hopefully you’ll get a card in the mail (if you live in the 57754 zip) with a schedule of our planned events soon so keep your eyes peeled!

We’re also planning great ways to engage with our tourists this coming season (more on that to come) and ways we can better serve our member businesses and our community as a whole.

Welcome to 2021, let’s do this!!

_______ Here’s what happening in town this week

Thursday, 1/7
3pm – Beer Bingo @ Jailhouse Taps

6pm – Winter Cooking Classes are back at Cheyenne Crossing – Every Thursday in January at 6pm. Call for reservations (required). While this week might be sold out you can call now and get reservations for next week, which will be a Country German Dinner. On the menu is: Tossed Green with Apple Mustard Dressing, Chicken and Dumplings and Apple Strudel with Bavarian Cream. 584-3510 for more info/deets

Friday, 1/8
5:30 – Zumba on Fridays at Explore Fitness & Adventures, in addition to all the great lineup of fitness classes (mommy and me, adult ballet, and Mountain Life) zumba is new! You don’t need experience or a particular fitness level to come have fun with Debbie Minter!

Sunday, 1/10
3:30 – MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will have its first Lead group meeting! We’ll meet at Shepherd of the Hills Church at 825 W. Main St. (Use door off parking lot to access the basement entrance). All mothers are welcome! Childcare will be provided and we’ll have snacks! Call me for more info 584-3110

Tuesday, 1/12
12pm – Join Women in Networking’s lunch time zoom meeting! The speaker will be Sandy Brockhouse, the manager of the Rushmore mall. See the website for all details and joining info: https://sdceo.ecenterdirect.com/events/1018319

 4-5pm – We are introducing our new Visitor Center STEAM Class! This month will be ice cream in a bag. Kids in K-5th grades are invited from 4-4:50pm, and kids in 6-8th grades from 5-5:50pm. This will be the same class but a little bit more advanced and geared for the older kids. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend, or help but don’t need to either. We’re excited about our first STEAM class (will be every month on second Tuesdays), hosted by Leigha Patterson. This class is sponsored by a grant from Black Hills Energy, which also helped defray some of the costs for participation. The cost for the class is $15 for non-members and $10 for members of the SLHVC and includes all materials. There is also the option to get a punch card if you plan to come to all the classes (Jan-Oct). Call Leigha for more information or to reserve your spot! 584-3110

____News & Notes_____

Have you signed up for the brand new Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center weekly emails? If you like mine, you’ll also like Thomas’s. He’s a pretty talented writer so don’t miss out on either his thoughts about life in Lead or the awesome things we have planned coming up at the SLHVC. Sign up here: https://mailchi.mp/2b45d95a84b1/slhvc

Terry Peak – With our sad lack of snow and warm weather they are still not able to open the entire mountain. This means they’ve reached capacity almost as soon as they open on weekend days. So if you’re not a season pass holder be sure to call ahead or get there right at opening. This week they opened Kussy!

Thyssen Mining Company has set up shop at their new location under the Lead Lofts! Be sure to glance at their beautiful office space next time you drive by. We’re super excited to have them in town and that they’re a great partner with the Chamber! Looking forward to a fantastic three years with them!

Last week I talked about my word of the year – embrace (embrace walking, embrace each other, embrace health etc.) and I asked for your words, I got a whole bunch which was awesome! Here are some of yours: Truckin’, Second, Get ‘er Done, Resilient, Redemption, Today, Fabulous, Change. If you didn’t pick one yet let me know what it is!

We’re getting everything for Winterfest (last weekend of January) nailed down! If you want to see some of what’s cookin’ check out our page: www.Leadmethere.org/winterfest We’ve added a few new things and changed some things based on last year’s feedback so be sure to check it out!

We’re also working towards getting all of our annual sponsors lined up! It’s not too late to become a sponsor and get all the goodies we’re including from winterfest! If you’d like more information let Thomas know! He’d love to chit chat with you! [email protected]

I hope you’re having a fantastical 2021 so far!

With Love from Lead,
Sierra Ward

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