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November 2016 Newsletter: It's the Holidays!

With a huge sigh of relief, we see summer go and Fall move right in, it becomes a little quieter for a couple of weeks and then we jump right into the Holidays!

Prairie Edge and Sioux Trading Post would like to give the Shops at Main Street Square a big ole shout out for pulling off the Great Candy Giveaway for Halloween, these folks came together and provided for their community, it was a blast!

Here at the store, we had our yearly competition for Halloween. We do a baking competition, pumpkin carving and costumes. The competition was fierce (but friendly) and the breakfast (catered by the School of Mines) that comes with makes it worthwhile.

After this annual event, we start decorating for Christmas. Every department brings out the charm of the holidays and the anticipation of family and friends joining us for the holiday season. In-store, look for our increased collection of holiday decorations and incredible gift ideas, we are excited to premiere the new additions.

Small Business Saturday is November 26, 2016, on this day we will have special guests who will demonstrate their art and story telling abilities. Ernie LaPointe is the great grandson of Sitting Bull and has written books and created DVD's telling the history of his family. He will be available to answer questions and give the facts of this very historical family. Del Iron Cloud will be in the house. Del is a local Lakota fineart artist who specializes in portrait and landscape pieces. Del is also an all around great guy who loves a good visit. Hester Prouty of Prouty Pottery will be in to talk about her design work with clay. Sandy K. Designs will be in the house showing off her beautiful wire wrapped earrings and necklaces. Sandy is a local artist from Cheyenne, Wyoming. Amy Ciani Photography will be joint us with her collection of photos. Amy is passionate about photography and her subjects, people and the outdoors. These folks are joining us from 11am - 3pm.

After the big rush to make it to the big name stores, a lot of folks like to come downtown and support their local shops. We will have an in-house massage therapist Tara Mechaley from "The Body Spa", she can help soothe away those knots and loves to visit with folks. Her passion is helping others become healthier and pain free through massage therapy. Tara is offering her services for free and will only be accepting tips. Food and beverages will also be available and of course, all the best gift ideas for the holiday season.

Downtown Rapid City will also be lit up for the annual Festival of Lights Parade. Our community enjoys an evening of floats, marching bands, and food vendors. This event is November 26, 2016 starting at 6 pm. and is a family friendly event.

We will be closed on Thursday, November 24th (Thanksgiving) and on November 26th we will be closing early (6pm) for the Festival of Lights.

See you soon and safe travels everyone.