Ever wonder where all the holiday cheer comes from in Chamberlain?

Here's what this year's decorations look like.

A tinsel snowman stands lit up with a "Merry Christmas" sign behind it on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, at Barger Park in Chamberlain.
Adam Thury / Mitchell Republic
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CHAMBERLIAN — The river-side town decorates its Main Street yet again with Jerry Kistler's bright and merry hand-crafted figures.

In 2013, the city of Chamberlain and its volunteer group known as the “Sparkle Committee” decided it needed more flair to go with its white snowflakes that hang on light poles throughout town. “Can you make a tree, Jerry?” he was asked.

Here is a look at what this year's decorations.

Adam Thury joined the Mitchell Republic in March of 2022. He was born and raised in Mitchell, S.D., and graduated from Mitchell High School in 2015. He always had an eye for photography but started honing his skills mid-2014. He has worked on growing his knowledge of photography by shooting for local events. He can be reached at and found on Instagram at
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