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Constitution Week proclaimed

Spearfish Mayor Dana Boke has proclaimed Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week, in recognition of the 234th anniversary of the drafting of the U.S. Constitution.

The proclamation states, "It is fitting and proper to accord official recognition of this magnificent document and its memorable anniversary," and Boke encouraged citizens "to use this time to study the U.S. Constitution and the foundations that the Framers of the Constitution envisioned in 1787 to protect the freedoms guaranteed to use through this guardian of our liberties."

Constitution Week was initiated by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Constitution Week was official declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on Aug. 2, 12956, as the result of the work of the DAR. The local chapter of the DAR, the Catherine Thybo Chapter, will be promoting Constitution Week in Spearfish. Boke presented the proclamation to Connie Zimbelman of the Catherine Thybo Chapter on Sept. 2.

Disney theme for Family Fun Day

The Tri-State Museum and Visitors Center in Belle Fourche will hold a Family Fun Day, "Wonderful Walt Disney," at 2 p.m. Sept. 19.

An early Disney cartoon will be shown and a participants will be able to craft a flip-book that teaches about the process of animation. The museum will also hold a book drawing for young readers, "I Am Walt Disney."

The event will include a free take-home workbook with information, puzzles and games about Disney's life and work. Refreshments will be served.

Admission to the Family Fun Day is $2, or free for those who have a family membership to the museum. Reservations are encouraged by calling 605-723-1200. The Tri-State Museum and Visitors Center is located at 415 Fifth Street in Belle Fourche.

— Journal staff

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