Summer's Last Dance will benefit state’s Make-A-Wish groupSummer’s Last Dance this weekend will offer a chance to show some love to kids who really need it.
By: Ross Dolan, The Daily Republic
Summer’s Last Dance this weekend will offer a chance to show some love to kids who really need it.
The 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday event at the Hitchcock Park bandstand in Mitchell will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Dakota.
Tickets are $10 and include food and entertainment. Kids 12 and younger will be admitted free if accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available at the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce office, 601 N. Main St.; at County Fair Food Store, 1605 W. Havens Ave.; or at the gate. Burgers and brats will be provided by the Exchange Club.
Dave Allen’s walleye and pheasant poppers will be available for an additional charge. Those who attend will also have an opportunity to win a 50-inch flat-screen television.
Entertainment for the event will be provided by the bands Farewell Milwaukee; the Hegg Brothers Band; The Rhineland, with vocalist Rebecca Culhane; and Lights Out Dancing.
Make-A-Wish, explained former Make-A-Wish Foundation board member Dale Odegaard, grants the wish of a child with a life-threatening illness. All donated proceeds will be used in South Dakota, he said.
“Granting a wish gives the child and family some respite from dealing with the daily stresses of living with an illness,” said Odegaard, director of the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce’s Enterprise Division.
“We’ll have some great music but we’re asking those who come to bring their own lawn chairs, Odegaard said. “No seating will be provided.”
As part of Summer’s Last Dance, Cabela’s of Mitchell will donate a $6,035 check to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The money was raised by Cabela’s employees through a series of fundraisers. The money will be used to grant the wish of a child from Chamberlain.