All school reunion joins Old Settlers Day festivities
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
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Many individual class reunions were also held throughout the weekend.
Festivities began the morning of June 12 with the all-school reunion golf tournament at the Kingsbury County Country Club.
Dueling Duo Pianos, a musical comedy team from Sioux Falls, performed June 12 at the new De Smet Event and Wellness Center as a fundraiser for The Kingsbury County Cancer Walk.
Downtown was rocking June 12 when Wheatie’s Sports Bar and the 3rd Street Bar & Grille both featured musical entertainment.
On June 13, 151 people of all ages registered to run or walk in the fourth annual 5K and 10K Wilder Walk/Run. Sixty youngsters registered for the children’s run, which was one lap around the new track.
The theme for this year’s parade was “From Speakeasies to Hip-Hop — Music Through the Decades.”
Andy Close, a longtime De Smet resident, served as grand marshal.
Parade judges voted on 11 categories, many which were new this year. Winners were: Judge’s Choice, class of 1960; Mayor’s Choice, class of 1965; Best of Theme, class of 1963; Most Humorous, class of 1959; Most Beautiful, American Bank & Trust; Best Class Float, class of 1963; Best Musical Theme, the cast of Quarter-Ton Production’s upcoming musical “Bee Hive;” Best Horse, Shelly and Dave Stout; Best Auto, Jim Larson; Best Tractor, Rich Baier; Clowns, Crouse Clowns.
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