Happy New Year!
2 Jan 2019
2018 was an exiting year for Wall Economic Development Corporation.
We would like to high lighted what WEDC has accomplished in 2018:
- For the first time we had a booth at the Stock Show. The Stock Show brings over 300,000 people. The purpose of us having a booth is to get the word out about Wall and promote our community.
- Acquisition of lot and house demolition
- Painting crosswalks for safety concerns
- One of the exiting projects of the year -Beef to School. The Wall School Lunch Program, Wall Meat Processing, The Wall FFA, and the AG Committee of the WEDC have been working to be first in South Dakota to utilize locally raised Beef in their school lunch program. What is the meaning of this program? This program starts as a pilot project. Local farmers will donate the certain amount of meat to Wall Meat Processing. Meat Plant will contribute to the cost of processing and will deliver meat to School. The purpose of this program is educational. This way we can educate our kids what they eat and where it comes from.
- Updating playground equipment at the city park
December brings the joy and holiday spirit. Most memorable events in December:
Wall Badlands area Chamber of Commerce held the Annual Pancake supper at the Wall Drug Café on December 5th. Over 700 people attended this year.
Parade of lights
WEDC held first Annual Parade of lights this month.
It was a huge success. Words truly can’t express the amazing night we had. Parade started at the Wall School parking lot, through South Blvd, Glenn Street, 4th Avenue and Main street being a last street. Streets were full of people. It was 24 floats: the City of Wall, the St. Patrick’s church, Creative Community Concepts, Girls Scouts, Dakota Sky Stone, Wall FFA, Badlands Harley-Davidson, 4th Avenue floral, Ann’s Motel, Wall Building Center, Old McDonald Brigade, Common Cents, M&M Sales, Wall Meat Processing, Kennedy Implement, Dakota Mill & Grain, Black Hills Federal Credit Union, Wall Drug Store, First Interstate Bank, Golden West Telecommunications, Cedar Butte Challengers 4H club, West River Electric, Fire Department and Wall Dairy Queen. The people, who took time and build this floats, made this parade memorable. After Parade we had a Chili feed at the community center, organized by the Creative Community Concepts. We never imagined for a whole community center full and lines out of the door. We ran out of chili, cookies, chips and more… but what was found is an amazing community gathering.
We’ve been working on the other projects as well. You’ll here more about it in 2019 year. Just stay up to date with WEDC newsletter.