NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources has many annual events and opportunities for you to get involved in your community. Contact Tracy Thacker if you would like to get involved in any of the activities listed below.
Paint the Town
Since 1994, NeighborWorks® DHR and South Dakota Housing have partnered to “Paint the Town.” This annual event takes place every spring during the first three weeks of June. Paint the Town is designed to be a community-based program to paint homes for single parents, seniors, people with disabilities, and other homeowners with a limited capacity. Teams of volunteers coordinate supplies and work together to paint homes.
Treasures, Trash, and Cash
This annual event takes place in June and is a community wide yard sale sponsored by NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources and the Lead and Deadwood Chambers of Commerce. Residents can sign up to appear on a map of all the yard sales in the communities of Lead, Deadwood, and Central City during the designated weekend.
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KidWeird is an annual event that takes place the night before DeadWeird at the Deadwood Pavilion. Activities include a haunted house, costume contest, trick or treating on Trick or Treat Lane, and games. Donations are collected for the local food pantry during this event.
Trolley on the Trail
This annual event is a partnership with the Deadwood Trolley and takes place three times during the summer. Trolley on the Trail gives people who are disabled or elderly an opportunity to take a ride on the Deadwood Trolley and see the Mickelson Trail.
Tour of Lights
The Tour of Lights is another partnership with the Trolley Department in Deadwood that takes place each December. People may make reservations to ride the Deadwood Trolley through the cities of Deadwood, Lead, and Central City and see all the Christmas lights. All riders are asked to bring a donation for the local food pantry.
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Warm and Safe
This event takes place every October and allows for residents who can’t winterize their homes themselves to have someone come in and winterize their home for them. We started partnering with Black Hills Power in 2009 to make this event possible.
Group Work Camps
Work camps are intensive one-week trips that help people grow in Christian faith through service. Individuals and youths from around the country will spend one week in our community performing hands-on home repair projects for elderly, low-income, and disabled families.
The work at each home will be done by five young people and at least one adult leader, all representing many Christian denominations.
Eligible repair projects may include:
- Porch repair/construction
- Step repair
- Exterior painting
- Interior painting
- Wheelchair ramp repair/construction
- Mobile home skirting
- Roofing (roof overs only)