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The goal of Payton’s Keys of Hope is to give away a refurbished car to a single-parent family in the Yankton area, in hopes of making a family’s daily life a little easier. One of the most important components in being successful, especially in a single-parent led household, is a reliable form of transportation. With this giveaway, Payton Steffensen hopes to give a special family security in that they will be able to provide and get to and from work, school, and events easily. With your support, it’s one step closer to giving a family the gift of a lifetime. With Payton’s Keys of Hope, in partnership with proud sponsors, you can help a deserving, local family by monetary donations, vehicle donations, or gift baskets. Find more information or to give online, by visiting www.gofundme.com.
Strong Together Fundraiser
Riverfront Broadcasting & First National Bank in Yankton are partnering up with other area businesses to help flood victims in NE Nebraska and SE South Dakota. You can help two ways.
Make a financial donation to the “Strong Together Flood Relief” Fund at First National Bank or by purchasing our special “Strong Together” t-shirt for only $15!
100% of all proceeds will be going to LOCAL flood victims. Get your Strong Together t-shirts at the Riverfront Broadcasting Studios, 202 W. 2nd St, or at First National Bank in Downtown Yankton.
Vermillion Farmers Market
The Vermillion Area Farmer’s Market begins May 16th and runs every Thursday from 3-7pm, May through October. The farmers market is located at the Clay Co. Fairgrounds on the corner of Cherry and High St. The Saturday markets begin June 2nd from 9am-Noon and run though September. The Saturday markets are held in downtown Vermillion on the corner of Market and Main St. Now accepting cash, debit and SNAP.
Ride to Break the Silence Poker Run
It’s the 3rd Annual “A Ride to Break the Silence” Poker Run on Saturday May 25th -Rain or Shine. Registration for the poker run will be at Sportsmen’s Bar from 8-10:15AM with stands up right at 10:30AM. During registration there will be free-will-donation breakfast feed. This is an annual event to raise money for suicide prevention, awareness, and survivor aftercare. Proceeds benefitting the Paul Taggart Foundation For Suicide Awareness.
This event is open to all and the poker run is open to all forms of transportation. The eventful day will include a poker run, silent auction, ticket raffle prizes, door prizes, breakfast feed, t-shirts, koozies, BBQ, TWO talented live performing bands “Locked N Loaded” & “Shawn Cole”, and so much more!
This year we will be starting/ending the poker run at Sportsmens Bar in Niobrara, NE. Due to road conditions our route will be all in South Dakota except the short 3 miles to Niobrara. 8:00AM-10:15AM registration at Sportsmen’s Bar in Niobrara, NE. 5:00PM-1:00AM is the Poker Run Finale.
Bragging Rights on Thursday Nights
It’s the First Bragging Rights of the year! Bragging Rights on Thursday Nights returns on May 30th. Support the community and non profits with your love of cars! Bring your classic car, motorcycle, anything you have! Missouri River Associates and Riverfront Broadcasting are teaming up to raise money for the Strong Together Flood Relief Fund. Have a Sheyboygan hot dog and salads for a free will donation. Bring your lawn chairs, come out for food, friends, music, and support the community and non profits! Bragging Rights, located at 124 Walnut in Yankton, SD.
Victorian Garden Party and Fashion Show
Save the date for the first ever Victorian Garden Party and Fashion Show, Saturday, June 1st from one to three. Tickets are $20 and include appetizers, refreshments, and the show with all proceeds benefiting the Mead Center Revitalization. Gather the gals for an afternoon of food, fun, and fashion at the Victorian Garden Party at Linda Stephenson’s historic, Victorian home, 503 Pine. Purchase your tickets at Linda’s Angel Crossing in Morgan Square. Fun hats are encouraged!
Vacation Bible Study
Join Yankton’s First United Methodist Church for Vacation Bible School Friday, May 31st & Saturday June 1st. This event is open to all 4 year olds to 5th graders. Meals and snacks will be provided throughout the weekend event. Register online at http://tinyurl.com/VBS2019registration.
Join the Heartland Humane Society for the annual Taste & Tour fundraiser. The 2019 Tour will take place Saturday, June 1st starting at 4:30 pm. Participants will receive VIP treatment at downtown Vermillion businesses. Each stop includes a food and drink alongside fun and activities. Plus, live music starting at 7:30pm at the Eagles. Only 200 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased online at www.heartlandhumanesociety.net or at the Eagles Club in Vermillion.
Karen’s hope memorial ride is set for June 1st. Meet at Mojo’s. Registration starts at 11 am. This years recipient is in memory of Brooklyn Bender and all funds will go to her family. Brooklyn was involved in a car accident on Christmas eve 2018 where she suffered severe traumatic brain injuries and other life threatening injuries. Brooklyn fought a courageous fight but sadly passed away due to her injuries. Brooklyn gave 4 of families the gift of life by donating her organs. we are honoring her memory and all proceeds will go to her family to help with the mounting medical and funeral expenses. Find more information on the Facebook Event Page: 3rd Annual Karen’s Hope Memorial Ride.
Yankton’s Ribfest will return to downtown Yankton on Saturday, June 1st. Activities include bands, Foods Venders, Amateur Rib Contest and Fun for the Kids! Bands include: Kings of Oblivion 11 am-2 pm, Checkerhead 2 pm-5 pm, Mike Hilson & Jay Gilbertson and The Austin Buescher Band 5 pm-8 pm, & Black Water Band 8 pm-12 am. Find more information on the Facebook Event Page: Yankton Ribfest 2019.
The Lake Yankton Outdoor Festival and Homestead Day is coming to the Training Dike and Pierson Ranch on Saturday, June 8th from 10 am to 1 pm. This year marks the return of the cardboard race at Lake Yankton. Get a team and enter to win cash prizes. See the Raptors Keep birds of prey, pioneer crafts, music, games, fishing, archery, canoeing, live fish tank, and rollover simulator. Find more information on the Facebook Event Page: Lake Yankton Outdoor Festival & Homestead Day.
Run. Walk. Enjoy! Lace up those tennis shoes and join us for the 3rd annual Sacred Heart School 5K run/walk on Saturday, June 8th. This community-wide event will promote health, fitness, and school spirit! All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to participate! The 5K and 1 mile fun run will both start and finish at Riverside Park. The route will follow the the scenic Missouri River and will take runners across the historic Meridian Bridge. Find more information on the Facebook Event Page: Sacred Heart 5K.
Ag Safety Camp
The Boomsma family and Yankton County 4H are teaming up to sponsor the Farm Safety Class on June 14, 2019. Jaxon Boomsma loved the farm and this is one way the JLB foundation gives back. We want Jaxon’s friends and classmates to be safe on the farm and around large equipment. Please sign your child, ages 6-13, up for the farm safety course. To register, call Katy Doty at (605)665-3387. Cost $5. The bright safety yellow t-shirts will be given to each camper in Jaxon’s memory.
Join the Meridian District for the first MD Art Project Color Run 5k on Saturday, June 15th at 8 am located at Riverside Park. This run is just for FUN and will help spread some color around Yankton for the day, and help bring more art installations into the Meridian District. $25 Registration includes: t-shirt, sunglasses, tattoo’s, stickers and individual color packet. Register online at www.mdartprojectcolorrun5k.splashthat.com.
Bragging Rights on Thursday Nights
It’s Bragging Rights on Thursday Nights on June 27th. Support the community and non profits with your love of cars! Bring your classic car, motorcycle, anything you have!! Each month there will be a different non profit serving the meal for a free will donation. Bring your lawn chairs, come out for food, friends, music, and support the community and non profits! Bragging Rights, located at 124 Walnut in Yankton, SD.
2nd Annual Hero 5K
Register for the 2019 Superhero 5K being held on Saturday, June 29th! Hosted by Empower Fitness Studio and Larry’s Heating and Cooling. Each participant will receive an event t-shirt. During the race, there will be different parts of a superhero costume handed out, so by the end of the race you and your child will be a fully dressed superhero! Proceeds will go towards River City Domestic Violence Center to help those who’s lives have been impacted by Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse! Register online at www.empowerfit.studio. Find more information on the Facebook Event Page: 2nd Annual Hero 5K.