My niece and nephew are here visiting while my brother is furloughed. It’s so great to see them, an unexpected high note from this rough year. They came and helped Lead Beautification plant flowers on Tuesday with me. My nephew asked who we were doing this for, and I explained it was just something our town does every year and that we are helping the whole town look extra pretty for summer. He was amazed, “We don’t do this in the big city where I live,” he said.
How nice it is to live in our wonderful community, and how extra nice that we have such beautiful flowers all over town. We had a great turn out of volunteers this year, and I am so grateful for each of you – as is the Lead Beautification group! Thanks for making Lead MILES BEYOND ORDINARY!
_____Here’s the news that’s fit to print (or whatever I could cobble together without forgetting!)
Friday, June 5, 9ish to 10ish – This will be our last Feeding Lead. Thank you to our sponsors and volunteers for making this happen! We are so happy to report that we fed nearly 600 individuals (cumulative counts).
Saturday, June 6, 10am-noon – The Golden Gang’s postponed Easter Egg hunt will take place at Hairs to You in Pluma (415 Cliff St. Deadwood). This is for kids ages 0-4, 5-8, and 9-12.
They have lots of eggs with candy, gift certificates, prize baskets and they’ll also be giving away six bikes (two for each age category).
Wednesday, June 10, 2pm Gold Camp Jubilee Planning Meeting – @ City Hall
Interested in being part of the planning for our event that has been postponed to Labor Day weekend? Everyone is welcome to join us!
Friday, June 12, 9am-5pm Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center will reopen! We’re putting together our plans and making sure our staff and guests feel comfortable coming back. We’re looking forward to telling the story of Lead and publicizing all there is to do and see in Lead to our guests!!
Saturday & Sunday, June 13-14 Mud Days – Northern Hills Recreation Association is having their annual celebration at Recreational Springs Resort this weekend! Find more information on their website www.NorthernHillsRec.org or Facebook.
Save the Dates for upcoming fun!
Chamber Mixer – Thursday, June 18 5-7pm @ Manuel Brothers Park. We’re keeping it low key this year for our June mixer, but if you’d like to join us for a Pie Social we’d love to see you!! Want to donate pie? We’re also a fan of that! This event won’t be a fundraiser, but rather just a fun social outdoor thing.
Total Archery Challenge – will be at Terry Peak June 26-28. We are going to be up there representing our Chamber Members at registration!! We’d love to put together a coupon sheet for the thousands of people that attend this event, if you’re interested please contact us so we can include your coupon or offer!
Explore Fitness & Adventures – has many recurring monthly events. Don’t miss group hikes, trash pick ups, and overnight adventures!! Find out more here: https://www.explorefitnessandadventures.com/
News & Notes:
Deadwood History Inc. Museums are OPEN – This includes Days of ’76, Adams House Museum, and the Adams Museum. The Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center is open by appointment. They hope to bring back many of their summer events including history on the lawn later in the summer. Stay tuned!
Broken Boot Gold Mine is open for tours and gold panning!
Black Hills Mining Museum – is reopening just the exhibit space and gift shop area effective this coming Monday, June 8th. As things progress they will hopefully reopen the simulated underground tour. Stay tuned!
Deadwood Chamber is working to put together a 4th of July parade. If you’d like to participate check out their website or call 578-1876 for more information.
We are moving forward with the printing of the Lead magazine as promised! If you’d like to place some in your business or lodging establishment please let me know so I can drop some off when they come in!
Did you see that we announced the Chamber Awards this month? Thanks to Wendy Pitlick for the great write up in the Black Hills Pioneer. If you missed the announcement you can check out our monthly print newsletter here: https://www.leadmethere.org/lead-me-there/
Would you like to receive our print newsletter? Individuals can get chamber membership for $68/couple of $30/senior couple. This includes other benefits but one of those is newsletter subscription – and its pretty fun if I do say so myself 😉
I hope you have a great weekend, and that you can enjoy some peace in nature this weekend. It’s so restorative!
ED, LACC & SLHVC