Forestburg

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Melon Fest in Forestburg was conducted differently. In order to try to keep a social distance and still have an enjoyable event, the committee organized what they called the COVID Cruise. Cars of all types, along with a few motorcycles, lined up in Forestburg and then traveled together to Woonsocket, then to Letcher, and then back to Forestburg. They were led by fire trucks from the Woonsocket, Artesian and Letcher Fire Departments.
In addition to the parade of cars to celebrate, they collected food and money for the Sanborn County Food Pantry. They also had door prizes that were given away once the cruise was over and everyone was back in Forestburg. They sold raffle tickets for other prizes and en-joyed each other’s company in small groups to end the evening of fun. The weather worked out perfectly, and participation was better than expected. They will now work on plans for next year’s festival, which everyone hopes will be closer to the events they have had in the past.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Melon Fest in Forestburg was conducted differently. In order to try to keep a social distance and still have an enjoyable event, the committee organized what they called the COVID Cruise. Cars of all types, along with a few motorcycles, lined up in Forestburg and then traveled together to Woonsocket, then to Letcher, and then back to Forestburg. They were led by fire trucks from the Woonsocket, Artesian and Letcher Fire Departments. 

In addition to the parade of cars to celebrate, they collected food and money for the Sanborn County Food Pantry. They also had door prizes that were given away once the cruise was over and everyone was back in Forestburg. They sold raffle tickets for other prizes and en-joyed each other’s company in small groups to end the evening of fun. The weather worked out perfectly, and participation was better than expected. They will now work on plans for next year’s festival, which everyone hopes will be closer to the events they have had in the past.

…See more photos in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

The past weekend found Mason Moody and Madi Moody both competing at the Eastern Dakota 4-H Rodeo in Watertown. The Moodys have been busy already competing and preparing for competition, as their mother, Tracy, informed the Journal that Mason actually qualified and competed in the State High School Rodeo Finals earlier; however, this is their first 4-H rodeo competition for this year.

Their results for the rodeo in Watertown over the weekend are, on Saturday, Mason placed second in team roping. On Sunday, Mason placed fifth in team roping, and Madi placed second in goat tying, third in pole bending and seventh in barrel racing. 

According to Tracy, it is very exciting to have Madi able to compete in the goat tying competition again after she had to sit out last year due to a knee injury. Also, stay tuned for future results as the Moodys continue to compete this summer, and Mason will start bull riding next week.

Other local kids who also participated in the Eastern Dakota 4-H Rodeo in Watertown were Hudson Fouberg, Ramsey Fouberg, Layton Zoss and Landree Zoss, all from Sanborn Central and Tanner Christian from Woonsocket. No placings were reported for these students, but Hudson Fouberg was voted Miss Congeniality in the Jr. Queen Contest for the weekend’s event.

…See photos of the event in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

SIOUX FALLS – The AGC is pleased to announce that it has selected its 2020 Scholarship recipients. Applicants must be enrolled in a two-year post-secondary school or college/university, majoring in a career field directly related to the construction industry. In addition, applicants must achieve an above average academic achievement and be committed to working in South Dakota following graduation. More than $27,000 is awarded annually.

Garrett Larson of Forestburg received a 2020 AGC of SD HHU Chapter Scholarship for $625.

According to Margaret Pennock, Director of Workforce Development for the AGC of SD, “The AGC SD HHU Chapter provides financial recognition for extraordinary candidates who are pursuing degrees that lead to rewarding construction careers. The AGC of SD is deeply committed to fostering a new generation of construction professionals and this is one way that we can assist with that.”

The Associated General Contractors of South Dakota Highway-Heavy-Utilities Chapter represents hundreds of firms which employ several thousand workers in the construction industry across South Dakota. The AGC takes pride in our efforts to enhance workforce development and provide scholarships to help aid our members in finding the next generation of workers.

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