Upcoming events in the community

Red Hatters to meet Thursday

HURON — The Red Hatters will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Big D’s Grill, located on the east side of the Plains.
Everyone is invited.

Woonsocket church plans roast beef supper

WOONSOCKET — The Spirit of Faith Church in Woonsocket is planning its annual fall roast beef supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Woonsocket Community Center.
The menu will include roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, cheesy beans, buns, salads and dessert. Adult tickets are $10, children ages 6-12 are $5, and preschoolers are free.
Everyone is welcome to attend.

Difficult behaviors of Alzheimer’s patients topic of Holy Trinity program on Oct. 5

HURON — The Holy Trinity Health Cabinet will address difficult behaviors of Alzheimer’s patients and how to respond in a program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 425 21st St. S.W.
Kathi Herreid, state program director for the S.D. Alzheimer’s Association in Sioux Falls, will be the speaker.
Everyone is welcome to attend.

Backpack volunteers will be needed
beginning on Oct. 4

HURON — Volunteers will be needed to help assemble backpacks for the backpack program beginning Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 2:50 p.m. at the Tiger Activity Center in the former Huron University gymnasium.
The backpack program is a supplemental weekend food program for children in Huron, Wolsey-Wessington, Iroquois and Headstart.
For more information contact the United Way Heartland Region at 352-3537.

Boy Scouts seek items for fundraising rummage sale planned in late October

HURON — Boy Scout Troop No. 222 will be holding a rummage sale on Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church parking lot.
The Scouts are raising money to attend the BSA Sea Base in Florida. They are also looking for donations of like-new and gently-used items.
To make a donation please call Melissa at 350-4699 to arrange a drop-off time.

Free food giveaway planned Thursday

HURON — Huron Church of the Open Bible and Feeding South Dakota are sponsoring a free food giveaway on Thursday, Sept. 28, at noon at the church, 855 Utah Ave. S.E.
Please bring your own containers to carry food. Volunteers are asked to report at 10:30 a.m. For more information call 352-1827.

NARFE to meet Wednesday

HURON — NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees) Huron Pheasant Chapter 0899 will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Huron Area Senior Center. Lunch reservations are required by calling 352-8291 by Tuesday at 4 p.m. Identify yourself as a NARFE member.
Dining members are urged to check in and pay at the front desk prior to the meeting. Guest speaker will be Clareen Menzies on the topic, “Everything you always wanted to know about Muslims but were afraid to ask.”
NARFE membership helps safeguard federal benefits and also promotes education regarding Alzheimer’s disease. NARFE is open to all active and retired Federal and Postal employees. For more information, contact Chapter President Beth Picek at [email protected] or call 352-1819.  

‘Love Your Neighbor’ workshop planned Oct. 7 at First Baptist Church

HURON — South Dakota Faith in Public Life is working with Connecting Cultures and leaders from the area to explore the theme, “Love Your Neighbor. No Exceptions,” during an all-day workshop Saturday, Oct. 7, at First Baptist Church, 1420 McClellan Dr.
The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with people working together to find ways to apply Jesus’ command to love our neighbors as ourselves as our nation struggles with immigration, refugee resettlement and the experiences of minority communities.
This workshop will help leaders of religious communities explore what it means to engage in work as allies and good Samaritans in today’s divided world.
Participants will leave the workshop with stories and experiences that will help them speak lovingly and respectfully on these difficult issues, to lead discussions in adult and youth religious education, and to consider other ways of acting as allies to vulnerable S.D. communities.
Everyone is welcome to attend this free event. Registration is required. The deadline to register is Sept. 30 or after the first 50 individuals sign up.
Request an online registration form at [email protected]

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