Thank YOU to the Community for supporting the Verendrye Museum 6th Annual Backyard BBQ Fundraiser held August 12-13, 2022-Fischers Lily Park, Fort Pierre, SD
THANK YOU TO THE SPONSORS, BBQ CONTESTANTS, JUDGES, VOLUNTEERS AND ATTENDEES who joined us in raising funds to support the operation and maintenance of the Verendrye Museum’s five (5) historical museum sites (Museum, Log Cabin, Depot, Jail, School).
American Family Insurance-Schiefelbein Agency, Capital Journal, Carlisle Ranch, Dakota Prairie Bank, Edward Jones-Scott Collison, Fort Pierre Tourism Council, KCCR(Riverfront Broadcasting), SD Beef Industry Council, Tender Bison
BankWest; Beck Motors, Capital City, Dakotamart of Fort Pierre, First Dakota National Bank; First National Bank, Fort Pierre Chamber of Commerce, Karl’s TV & Appliance; River Bluff Custom Homes; Stulken, Petersen, Lingle, Walti & Jones; The Co-op, Wegner Auto
Allied Plumbing & Heating, American Bank & Trust, Auctioneer Bryan Hanson/Clerk Alicia Anderson, Bad River Furniture, Brian Baus, Chase Roofing & Sheet Metal; Christy Lumber, City of Fort Pierre, Clausen & Rice LLP, Cronin Irrigation, Drifters Bar & Grille, Farm Credit Services, Fischer Rounds & Associates, Fort Pierre Moose Lodge, Fort Pierre Fire Department, Doreen Foster, Grossenburg Implement, Hogen’s Hardware & Kitchen, Jerome Beverages, Larry’s Plumbing, Merriman Printing, Michelle Maupin Barrett Photography, Nagel Agency, Oahe Federal Credit Union, Oahe Pawn, Oahe Vet Clinic, Overhead Door of Pierre, Pat Duffy Center, Perkins Restaurant, Robin’s Water Conditioning, Runnings Farm & Fleet, Red River Construction, Sanford Clinic-Pierre, Schimkat Family, Teton Arms, Zander Auto Parts
A-G-E Corp, Guys-n-Grills, Bad River Boys, Bad River Mafia1,B&R BBQ, Bottom Line Welding, Brisket Boys, B-S-Bar-b-que-Rebels, Burnt Ends, Butch’s BBQ, Capital City FLT, Carlisle/Carter, Joe Cicciello, Don’s Sinclair, First National Bank/Bad River Mafia2, Fort Pierre Fire Dept, Fort Pierre Livestock Auction, Fort Pierre Motel, Hansen Taxidermy, Inland Truck, Steve Jonas, K bar C Western Wear, John Kennedy, Kenzy Construction, Inc., Kenzy Brothers Properties, Man Cave BBQ, Morris Inc., Niederwerder Trucking, Old West Guides and Outfitters, Prairie ATV & Cycle, Prairie Traders, Ranch Hand BBQ Team, RCP&E Railroad, River View RV Park, S&K Smokers, Sioux Nation LLC, Sioux Nation, Soren Iversen, Sons of Bob, Take Charge Bookkeeping, Wheelhouse Auto Body, Daron Wheelhouse, WW Tire of Fort Pierre
1st Place: Guys-n-Grilles, Shane Alexander
2nd Place: B-S-Bar-b-que Rebels, Brody Alexander
3rd Place: RCP&E Railroad, Tyler VanAsperen
4th Place: B-S-Bar-b-que Rebels, Cory Ronish
5th Place: Ranch Hand BBQ Team, Dusty Hepper
People Choice Award:
1st Place: River View RV, Levi Briggs
2nd Place: Wheelhouse Auto Body, Daron Wheelhouse
3rd Place: Guys-n-Grilles, Shane Alexander
4th Place: FP Fire Dept, Jayce Marso
1st Place: Guys-n-Grilles, Shane Alexander
2nd Place: Jay Gillespie
3rd Place: Bad River Mafia 1, Dana Iversen
- Special thanks to Dawn Hill and Marla Amundson for managing the Judging process and to the Judges for sharing their talents, Larry & Kirby Cronin for your help, trailer and ATV!
- Thank you to the Ticket Takers, Servers and others: Roger & Marla Fuller, Penny Alexander, Loretta McQuistion, Misty Biwer, Danette Cronin, Kathryn Stewart, Joyce Larsen, Eileen Kramer, Norma Schilling, Kelli Nagel, Kayden Cronin, Bonnie Nickels, Sunny Hannum, and Dave Bonde.
Country School Past and Present books and note cards (Hughes, Stanley, Haakon Counties and others) are available for purchase at the South Dakota Popcorn Company store in Pierre, SD. They make great Christmas presents and other occasion gifts–“Get them while supplies last”.
Since 2012 in South Dakota, Betsey DeLoache developed her Country Schoolhouse Project. People passionately recall their country school days, individuals who lived and are currently living the country school experience, a way of life that is disappearing. Betsey compiled hundreds of stories and illustrations of schoolhouses into a series of three books, Country Schools: Past and Present, as well as colorful notecards, promoting and preserving the history of country schools. Her books and cards (Haakon, Hughes & Stanley Counties) are now also available at South Dakota Popcorn Company, Pierre, SD.
Country Schools Past & Present Books-Notecards of Betsey DeLoache available at Pierre SD Popcorn Company, 312 S Pierre St, Pierre, SD 57501
About the Verendrye Museum
In 1743, they buried a lead plate in a hill claiming the entire Missouri River drainage for France. The Verendrye Museum is located in the old American Legion Hall, a 1930’s vintage building that was placed on the National Historic Register July 31, 2017 and is owned by the City of Fort Pierre. The Historical Society of Old Stanley County had a vision of establishing a museum, which was realized in 1968 with the opening of the Verendrye Museum as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. The museum houses a collection of South Dakota and regional artifacts documenting the early history of the area. If you are in Fort Pierre in the off season you can see some museum displays at the Fort Pierre Log Cabin Center located on the corner of Main and HWY 83.