State of South Dakota  


Introduced by:    Senators Van Gerpen, Adelstein, Begalka, Bradford, Brown, Buhl, Ewing, Frerichs, Heineman (Phyllis), Holien, Hunhoff (Jean), Johnston, Jones, Kirkeby, Krebs, Lederman, Lucas, Maher, Monroe, Novstrup (Al), Olson (Russell), Omdahl, Otten (Ernie), Peters, Rampelberg, Rave, Rhoden, Soholt, Sutton, Tidemann, Tieszen, Vehle, Welke, and White and Representatives Schoenfish, Bartling, Bolin, Campbell, Carson, Erickson, Feinstein, Greenfield, Hajek, Heinert, Hoffman, Hunhoff (Bernie), Johns, Kaiser, May, Miller, Nelson, Novstrup (David), Parsley, Qualm, Rasmussen, Rounds, Solum, Stevens, Westra, and Wick

        A LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATION, Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 20, 21, and 22, 2013.

    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, which they strive to preserve for future generations; and

    WHEREAS, this year's Czech Days Royalty are Queen Raquel Sutera, Princess McKensie Sedlacek, and Prince Bryce Dangler; 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; recognition of former Czech Days queens; a variety of Czech foods, including kolaches; kolache baking demonstrations; adult and youth parades; a craft fair; a pedal tractor pull; a Tabor Bluebird baseball game; and the Rich Schild Memorial Fireworks Display to start the celebration on the evening of June twentieth.

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT COMMEMORATED, by the Eighty-Eighth Legislature of the State of South Dakota, that the Legislature recognizes all South Dakotans of Czech ancestry and invites everyone to participate in the sixty-fifth Tabor Czech Days celebration on June 20, 21, and 22, 2013.