Welcoming new residents

During a “Welcome Wagon” kickoff event last week, Wessington Springs Mayor Brian Bergeleen and Wessington Springs Area Chamber and Development (WSACD) staff and board members handed out welcome bags to residents who have moved to the area within the past year. Shown left to right are Wessington Springs residents Rob Wenzel, Minette Bothma, Pam and Mesa Rasmussen, Mayor Brian Bergeleen, WSACD Board Member Lynn Ogren, WSACD Director Loree Gaikowski, Springs residents Lorie Thomas, Diane Pocock and Terri Moross. A WSACD thank you is published in this week's print and e-issue on PAGE SEVEN   

 

WSACD “Welcome Wagon” Makes a Comeback 

Making connections and extending warm welcomes has always been a trademark quality of folks in Wessington Springs. Now after nearly a decade of hiatus, official “Welcome Wagon” outreach on behalf of the Wessington Springs Area Chamber and Development (WSACD) has resumed in a big way, delivering 25 welcome totes last week to residents who have moved to the area in the past year. 

 “We started with 25 but we have at least another 25 to hand out in the future,” said WSACD Board Member Lynn Ogren of the program that helps new movers learn about the services local businesses offer. “This program helps new movers connect with local businesses and build long lasting relationships.”

New resident and “Welcome Wagon” recipient Diane Pocock wrote a Letter to the Editor this week about what she thinks about her new home. It is published in this week's print and e-issue on PAGE SIX