YOU'RE INVITED TO OUR 140
140 YEARS YOUNG
The Y is honored to be celebrating our 140th anniversary! We are wrapping up our first ever Welcome Week by honoring and celebrating with our friends and family. The whole week will be jam-packed with activities, fun, and remembering our rich history. Please let us know if you can make it by emailing
We are going to be unveiling our Y timeline on this great day. Let us know if you have any stories or adventures from your experience with the Sioux YMCA, you might make it on our timeline!
Who can go? We want everyone and anyone to come!
What will we do? There is a schedule below, but mostly we will be having fun and honoring our past!
Where is the event happening? All over Dupree, SD!
When is it? The week of October 7th-11th, with the main celebration being on October 11th ( starting at 3:00 PM)
Why should I go? To share your memories and stories with the future generations!
Keep an eye out for our traveling tipi
On July 15th we sent out 140 traveling tipis to 140 people on our mailing list. Each tipi has the same instructions. Take a photo of the tipi in a memorable spot close to you. It could be a landmark, skyline, scenic area, or some fun place. Send the photo to us at or mail it to us at PO BOX 218, Dupree, SD 57623. Once you have sent in the photo, send the tipi to someone you know who has a great Sioux Y story.
Schedule of events
Our start time on October 11th is at 3 PM. The honoring ceremony will kick off the day in the Volunteer Center courtyard surrounded by all our tipis.
3:00 PM - Welcomes and Honoring Ceremony
4:00 PM - Unveiling of the Sioux Y timeline
4:30 PM - Loading and burying the 10 year capsule
5:00 PM - Chili/fry bread cook off
6:00 PM - Games and face painting
9:00 PM - Live auction and Card tournament
JOIN OUR COUNTDOWN TO OUR BDAY!
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"I never dreamed that my voice could be heard so loud. It was amazing to be a room with people who I could identify with."
-GIYS Participant 2019
QUESTIONS ABOUT 140?
Contact: Bri Black
Y Phone: 605.365.5232
PO BOX 218
Dupree, SD 57623
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