There were over 80 entrants in the car show at this year’s Forestburg Melon Festival.

Forestburg held its annual Melon Festival last Saturday, Aug. 21. 

The committee tried something different this year and began the events a couple hours earlier to help car show participants receive their awards before it progressed too late into the evening.

The change didn’t seem to hinder the good turn out, as attendance was high, and there were over 80 entries in the car show. Attendees partook in a bean bag tournament, silent auction, pork loin meal, 12 vendors, and free watermelon. Kids also enjoyed a wagon tragon, a petting zoo and bouncy houses that were set up across the street in a cleaned out lot.

Miss South Dakota Teen USA Katie Schmit made an appearance to aid in the festivities, while Adam Alt and Margie Larson provided announcements and witty banter. “I’ve been told to keep it PG-13,” Larson remarked over the speakers.

…Read more about and see many more pictures of the event in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

Delaney Zoss of Forestburg, daughter of Steve and Casey Zoss, was crowned the 2021 Foothills Jr Rodeo Queen and Miss Congeniality at the 18th annual Foothills Rodeo on June 5 in Wessington Springs. Delaney competed in interview, speech, horsemanship and impromptu questions. 

…See a photo in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

After COVID-19 put a halt to things like Girls State last summer, they are able to convene and start these types of activities up again. This year Sanborn County will have four delegates attending the 75th Annual American Legion Auxiliary South Dakota Girls State program on the campus of the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. The program will take place May 31 through June 5.

Representing the Woonsocket American Legion Auxiliary Post 29 is Dilyn Brooks, a junior at Woonsocket High School, and the daughter of John and Liz Brooks of Woonsocket and MaryFrances Bruce, also a junior at WHS, who is the daughter of Charlotte Bruce and Jason Bruce of Woonsocket.

Representing the Letcher Tormey-Stach Unit 93 Auxiliary is Dayton Easton, a junior at Sanborn Central High School. She is the daughter of JD and Jenny Easton of Letcher. Also representing the Letcher unit is Shania Cornelius, a junior at Sanborn Central, and the daughter of Greg and Jeanette Cornelius of Forestburg.

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