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‘Delmont’s Day’ in Pierre canceled

DELMONT -- For the first time in nearly a decade, Delmont will not have its day in Pierre An eight-year tradition came to a close today, as too many representatives from the Douglas County town fell ill over the weekend to make the trek to Pierre...

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DELMONT - For the first time in nearly a decade, Delmont will not have its day in Pierre

An eight-year tradition came to a close today, as too many representatives from the Douglas County town fell ill over the weekend to make the trek to Pierre for “Delmont’s Day,” according to Delmont Historical Society President Earla Strid.

This is the first year since its inception Delmont’s Day has been canceled, Strid said.

“I am pretty disappointed,” Strid said Sunday. “It’s always a fun time to visit with people in Pierre.”

For a typical Delmont’s Day, members of the historical society take kuchen to the legislators, while other organizations take cheese, crackers and sausage. A local band is asked to go and performs for an hour, and the town’s approximately 10 representatives are introduced to both the Senate and House of Representatives, Strid said.

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The tradition began when a former legislator said it would be a good way to promote the city of approximately 230 and the activities happening there, Strid said. And, although it began with just the historical society, it has since grown to include a handful of other area organizations and individuals.

Strid said she plans to try to reschedule Delmont’s Day, but didn’t think it will be possible. So the 24 -year member of the historical society is already looking forward to 2018’s event.

“When we go there, some of the legislators always say they remember some of the older people in town,” Strid said. “It’s good for Delmont.”

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