State of South Dakota  

286T0769   HOUSE COMMEMORATION   NO.  1015  

Introduced by:    Representatives Kloucek, Blake, Brunner, Dennert, Elliott, Fargen, Feickert, Feinstein, Gibson, Hansen (Jon), Hawley, Hickey, Hunhoff (Bernie), Hunt, Iron Cloud III, Jones, Killer, Kirschman, Lucas, Munsterman, Nelson (Stace), Rausch, Russell, Schaefer, Schrempp, Sigdestad, Sly, Steele, Street, Vanneman, and Wismer and Senators Hunhoff (Jean), Begalka, Bradford, Buhl, Cutler, Frerichs, Gray, Haverly, Hundstad, Lederman, Maher, Novstrup (Al), Putnam, Rave, Rhoden, Sutton, Tidemann, Tieszen, and Vehle

        A LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATION, Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fourth anniversary on June 14, 15, 16, 2012.

    WHEREAS, Czech immigrants have enriched South Dakota culture with their exceptional and traditional achievements in music, literature, and art, and are known for their love of agriculture, mechanical arts, and democracy, which they strive to preserve for future generations; and

    WHEREAS, this year's Czech Days Royalty are Queen Emily Manas, daughter of Mike and Melanie Manas of Lesterville, South Dakota; Princess Jenna Lammers, daughter of Dave and Lori Lammers of Hartington, Nebraska; and Prince Matthew Schaeffer, son of Dan and Mary Jane Schaeffer of Fordyce, Nebraska; and

    WHEREAS, Czech Days offers a variety of exhibits, attractions, events, and entertainment, including the Czech Heritage Museum; Blachnik Museum; St. Wenceslaus Church; programs for adults and children in Sokol Park; live Czech music in Beseda Hall; an authentic mini Czech pioneer village; a variety of Czech foods, including kolaches; kolache baking demonstrations; adult and youth parades; two beer gardens; a quilt show; a craft fair; a baseball game; and the Rich Schild Memorial Fireworks Display to start the celebration on the evening of June 14th:

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT COMMEMORATED, by the Eighty-seventh Legislature of the State of South Dakota, that the Legislature congratulates all South Dakotans of Czech ancestry and invites everyone to participate in the sixty-fourth Tabor Czech Days celebration on June 14, 15, 16, 2012.