The Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce hosted a mixer in Fall River County's new South Annex. The event marked the official opening of the building to the public.
The building had been used as an ambulance shelter, but as county offices required more space, the ambulances were moved to near Fall River Health and SDSU extension, Fall River 4-H, Fall River Weed and Pest, Fall River Emergency Management and South Dakota Department of Health: Child & Family Services. moved from the courthouse and surrounding county buildings to the annex.
The mixer hosted community members curios about the buildings transition and the programs it houses.
Brad Keizer, SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor for Fall River and Custer counties, said the new location was "a great fit." He cited the accessible location and increased parking availability as nice additions to the extension office's new location.
The in the remodel, one of the old ambulance bays was converted into a meeting room. That room is particularly useful to the 4-H as a space for activities. It has also hosted county commission meetings in the past.
The extension office offers a variety of resources regarding many topics to the citizens of Fall River County, including: health and wellness, agriculture, food and nutrition and youth development through the 4-H program.