Talk of the Town 6/15

June needs at the BAFP

June needs at the Brandon Area Food Pantry are canned carrots, beef stew, pickle relish, Snack Pack pudding, graham crackers, salad dressings (French, Ranch, etc.), Suddenly Salad, and dog and cat food.

Pantry clients must be vaccinated and wear a mask to shop the Pantry. If not vaccinated, clients will receive items that have been pre-bagged by BAFP volunteers.

To make appointments for either pickups or donations, call 582-7001. The BAFP is open from 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

BAFP executive director Linda Weber asks groups that conduct food drives to contact the Pantry prior to dropping off donations.

Used eye glasses and hearing aids for the Brandon Lions Club may also be dropped off at the BAFP.


Lawn watering alert

Brandon is currently under stage 1 lawn watering guidelines, which allows users with even-numbered addresses to water lawns on even-numbered calendar dates and users with odd-numbered addresses to water on odd-numbered calendar dates. No watering is allowed between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.


Ft. Pierre to host SD Democratic Party state convention

The South Dakota Democratic Party will hold its 2022 State Convention at Drifters Bar & Grille in Fort Pierre on July 8-9.

At the convention, delegates will meet to review and adopt the South Dakota Democratic Party platform and resolutions. Delegates will also vote to nominate Democratic candidates for Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Auditor, State Treasurer, School & Public Lands Commissioner, and Public Utilities Commissioner.

During the convention, the SD Democratic Party will hold a Democrats Care event with Feeding South Dakota. The volunteer project will take place on Friday, July 8. To learn more, contact the SD Democratic Party at (605) 271-5405.


Brandon Pool now open for the season

The Brandon Pool opened for the season on Saturday. To purchase season passes, visit 

Daily open swim is 1-4:50 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Family swim time is from 6-6:20 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Lap swim is from 5-5:45 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and water aerobics is offered from 5:45-6:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.



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