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Make a Difference Day- Coat & Winter Wear Drive

It’s Time to clean out your closets and help make a difference! Share the warmth by donating gently used winter coats to benefit those in need. All sizes for all ages are needed.  New or gently used snow pants, hats, mittens, and boots will also be accepted.

Collection locations include: Yankton Maurices, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Kopetsky Ace Hardware, Yankton Community Library and State of South Dakota Human Services Center.

All proceeds to benefit Yankton SPARK’s Make A Difference Day, Winter Wear Giveaway & Community Resource Fair on Thursday, October 25th.

For more information, contact United Way & Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton at or by calling (605) 665-6766.

The Center Fun Week

The Center Fun Week is October 15-19 with daily dress up themes, games, prizes and delicious home-cooked meals 11:30-12:30.  Starting Monday with Hat Day, Tuesday Pajama Day, Wednesday Sports Team Day, Thursday Scarf & Tie Day and Friday support our Bucks & Gazelles with Red & Black Day!  Call 665-1055 to reserve a lunch and join in the fun!

Children and Young Adult’s Influenza Vaccination

The Yankton County and Bon Homme County Offices of Emergency Management, through their local Point of Dispensing (POD) committee, are holding a free children and young adult’s influenza vaccination clinic Tuesday October 16th 2018 from 2pm to 7pm. Influenza vaccine will be available for children from ages six months to 18 years. In addition, all Mount Marty students and volunteers who help at this POD will be eligible as well while supplies last. The clinic will be held at Roncalli Main Dining room at Mount Marty College, 1105 W 8th Street in Yankton.

Anyone interested in volunteering to help make the influenza clinic a success can go to the South Department of Health web site to sign up: We are looking for people to assist in all areas of the POD. Examples of helpers needed
include Greeters, Runners, Vaccinator, Handing Forms, Licensed Medical Professionals, Command Staff helpers, and other positions.

For children under 18, parental consent forms are required. They will be distributed through the Yankton School District web site at or it can be obtained on the Yankton County Office of Emergency Management web site at In addition, consent forms will also be available on site the day of the clinic.

Yankton Parks and Recreation Men’s Basketball League Registration

The Yankton Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for Men’s Basketball League.

Deadline for team registrations, rosters, and fees is Friday, November 2, 2018.  League play is scheduled to begin the last week of November.

Team registration forms and rules are available at the Summit Activities Center at 1801 Summit Street or on the City of Yankton web site at

For further information, call (605) 668-5234.  Remember to follow the Yankton Parks and Recreation Department on our Facebook page.

Wine & Whiskers

Join the Heartland Humane Society for the 2018 Wine & Whiskers – There’s No Place Like Home event on Saturday, November 10th at The Brewery in Yankton. The evening will include social hour with games, silent auction, open cash bar, seated dinner and program, dessert dash and live auction.

Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased by contacting Kerry at Heartland Humane Society – or 605.664.4244. Only 300 tickets will be sold. Find more information on the Facebook Event Page: Wine & Whiskers 2018.

Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Assistance Program

The Center offers Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Assistance October 15 to December 7. Last year our volunteers saved Yankton County residents $333,983! Call 665-4685 to set up an appointment with one of our qualified SHIINE representatives who will help you.