Valentine Police Department Reminds Residents to Stop!
Thursday, 21 July 2016 10:36
The new stop sign is up at the intersection of 3rd and Hall St. in Valentine. The Valentine Police Department urges everyone to use caution and be aware. Since this stop sign is a new addition, there may be a few unintentional stop sign violations until everyone gets used to it, so pay extra attention at this intersection and remember, never text and drive – or play other games on your mobile devices!
Fundraiser for Syerra Dawson a Huge Success
Thursday, 21 July 2016 08:07
A community came together to raise funds for a little girl fighting leukemia. The Valentine Lions Club, Bank of the West and parents involved in the Monkeying Around Group, a play group for young children in the Valentine area, joined forces to host a carnival fundraiser on Tuesday evening at the Cherry County Fairgrounds for Syerra Dawson, a 3 year old Valentine resident who was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Syerra will have 2 ½ years of treatment.
People from all around the two state region donated items and attended the event, which raised over $20,000 and had over 300 attendees. Carnival games, a hamburger/hot dog feed, dunk tank, petting zoo, bounce houses and silent auction filled the fairgrounds. A ¼ beef raffle was also held in advance of the event to bring in additional funds. Duane and Danita Kime and the Valentine Livestock Auction donated the beef to the cause.
Lila O'Keefe was the winner of the beef raffle. Over 100 silent auction items were bid on, and some of the winners included: Alyssa and Randy Downey - winners of the ¼ beef, Megan Koizan was the winner of the Paw Patrol Live tickets/hotel room/breakfast, Cathy and Gary Morris were the winners of the Yeti Cooler, and Diane Foster won the Home Service Panel Upgrade.
This event showed how a community can rally behind a good cause and a huge thank you goes out to everyone involved, including the Valentine Lions Club, Bank of the West, and everyone who donated time and money to help a little girl fight cancer.