Talk of the Town: Oct. 27, 2021

Holly Boulevard litter clean-up is Saturday

Brandon’s Water Conservation Committee is once again spearheading a litter clean up along Holly Boulevard beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Participants should meet in the Sioux Valley Energy parking lot, where they will receive safety vests and trash bags. Gloves will also be available but participants are encouraged to bring their own.

Participants are asked to fill out a waiver form at: 


BE, RBE plans Nov. 10 Veterans Day programs

Community members, military service members and veterans are invited to attend Veterans Day programs at two Brandon Valley elementary schools on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

The program at Robert Bennis Elementary will begin at 9 a.m. in the gym. 

The Brandon Elementary program begins at 1 p.m. and the first two rows of chairs will be reserved for veterans and family members


BV Optimist Community Christmas Tree program

Brandon Valley Optimist Club is in its 13th year of providing Brandon area families a little extra help around the holidays. The organization anonymously collects Christmas gifts and household items at trees located at various Brandon businesses.

If you or a family that you know could benefit from participating in this program, fill out the form available at

Participating forms are due by Nov. 14. To learn more, email or call (605) 366-6508.


City sponsoring free leaf drop-off days

The City of Brandon is sponsoring its 2021 free leaf drop-off days on Saturdays, Nov. 6 and 20.
Residents may bring bags/cans of leaves and leaf mulch to the McHardy Park parking lot (note change of location) from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. and dump them into receptacles furnished by Marv’s Sanitary Service. Only leaves and mulch will be accepted and leaves must be in cans or bags. No branches, loose leaves or tarps will be accepted.

To learn more, call City Hall at (605) 582-6515.


Trick-or-Treat on the Trails this Saturday

Dress in your favorite Halloween costume and trick-or-treat in the campground at Big Sioux Recreation Area, 410 Park St., Brandon, from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30.

The event begins near the picnic shelter and a valid South Dakota State Park entrance license is required.


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