South Dakota Legislature

Senate Commemoration 813

Introduced by: Senators Schoenfish, Hunhoff, Nesiba, Schoenbeck, V. J. Smith, Steinhauer, Wiik, and Zikmund and Representatives Kent Peterson, Bartels, Barthel, Bordeaux, Cwach, Duba, Finck, Gross, Olson, Overweg, Perry, Reimer, Jamie Smith, and Stevens

A LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATION, Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Czech Days annual festivities on the occasion of its seventy-third anniversary.

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

WHEREAS, this year's Czech Days royalty are Queen Camille Sykora, Princess Joslyn Kotalik, and Prince Connor Manas; and

WHEREAS, Czech Days offers a variety of exhibits, attractions, events, and entertainment, including the Czech Heritage Museum, Blachnik Museum, St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, programs for adults and children in Sokol Park, live Czech music in Beseda Hall, a variety of Czech foods including kolaches, kolache baking and dumpling making demonstrations, adult and youth parades, a craft fair and quilt show, a pedal tractor pull, a bohemian tractor pull, a Tabor Bluebirds amateur baseball game, and the Rich Schild Memorial Fireworks Display to start the celebration on the evening of June 16:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT COMMEMORATED, by the Ninety-Seventh Legislature of the State of South Dakota, that the Legislature recognizes all South Dakotans of Czech ancestry and invites everyone to participate in the seventy-third Tabor Czech Days celebration on June 16, 17, and 18, 2022.