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Upcoming Events

February 27, 2019

St. Peter's Soup Supper

When:  5:pm - 7:pm
St. Peter's Catholic Church

Hometown Happenings Radio Show

Fundraising Projects

Platte Pool Fundraising Campaign

The Platte Area Pool Foundation has been started to raise money for a new water park in South Park. The current pool was built in 1969 and had a 25 year life expectancy—it’s over 40 years old and is wearing out. The Pool Committee has worked with professionals to create a building plan to suit the needs of our community. There will be zero depth entry for the kiddy pool with slides, sprinklers, water toys, and chairs. There are plans for slides, a diving board, 4–6 exercise lanes, water walk with cargo net, basketball hoops and a volleyball net. The cost will be borne mostly by donations, maybe some grants, and city funding.

Think it over. Talk it over with your family or organization. Think of memorials that can be given. By remembering your community, you help give our children every advantage with this swimming pool. Please donate to the Platte Pool Fundraising Campaign.

For more information or to donate, please contact the Platte City Office at (605) 337-3921 or e-mail.

Platte City Cemetery

Platte City Cemetery is doing an improvement fundraiser. Improvements include rod iron fence, pillars and new entries. 8' section of fence is being sold for $300. Memorials and donations needed!

Contact Margaret Ann Ringling at (605) 337-3644 (home) or (605) 682-9088 (cell).

Wings & Hope Cancer Fund

Wings & Hope Cancer Fund’s mission is to raise money to help people in our area who are affected by cancer. All money raised by Wings & Hope will be kept in the Platte area and will be used to help these families, upon their request, cope with some of the out-of-pocket expenses incurred in seeking treatment for the cancer which are not covered by insurance, like mileage and motel rooms.

For more information or to donate, please Darlene Tappe at (605) 337-3055.

Cecil & Phyllis Melcher Museum

Cecil & Phyllis Melcher Museum was originally housed in the Lyric Theatre building, which had previously served as an opera house and a movie theatre. When the Lyric Theatre reopened in early 2004, the Lyric Museum moved to The Creamery building. In 2011, the museum society purchased a manufacturing building, which was renovated and now houses the collection of memorabilia from the Platte area. The museum features dolls, wildlife of South Dakota, toy tractors, arts of local areas, tractors, cars and a military room. Money is still needed to help pay for the building and the displays.

For more information or to donate, please contact Marc King at (605) 207-0238.

Platte-Geddes Athletic Foundation

The Platte-Geddes Athletic Foundation is non-profit. The Foundation’s purpose statement is to promote and foster athletics, educational, recreational, physical and social activities of the youth and the citizens of the towns of Platte, Geddes, New Holland and surrounding communities. Our first of hopefully many projects is the Platte-Geddes Athletic Complex.

Please consider making a tax-free donation to our Foundation. We are planning for our youth’s futures. Contact Tom Boltjes at 605-337-3325 or mail donations to PGAF, Box 502, Platte, SD 57369.