UPDATE: 248 p.m. July 22: Due to events in Kansas, the regional meeting for the Christian Temperance Meeting in Vermillion July 24-26 has been canceled. The meeting was scheduled for the First Baptist Church.


VERMILLION — The Christian Temperance Union of South Dakota is hosting the Kansas, Nebraska, Dakota, regional temperance meetings at the First Baptist Church, 101 East Main Street in Vermillion on Wednesday, July 24 to Friday, July 26.  

Registration begins Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. with a banquet at 6 p.m. Devotions and a gospel song fest will be held that evening with and ice cream social at 9 p.m.  

Thursday promises a full day’s activities with prayer time beginning at 8:30 a.m. The schedule includes speakers and discussion time in morning, lunch at noon, and tours of local museums in the afternoon.

The South Dakota Temperance Union will conduct a business meeting at 4 p.m. and then there will be another fellowship meal at 6 p.m. Guest speaker Bud Van Bockern will be the Thursday evening speaker at 7:15 p.m. with a concert by Deborah Meyers of Kansas at 8 p.m., followed once again by an ice cream social.

Friday morning begins with prayer time at 8 a.m. followed by a message by Pastor Sandy Aker of Vermillion. The meetings will conclude so travelers may be on the road by 11:15 a.m.

A full schedule can be found on the WCTU of South Dakota’s Facebook page.  The public is invited to come and attend part or all of the meetings.  

For more information, call Temperance Union President Rory Stenberg at 605-201-6815.

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