In The Moment ... October 10, 2019 Show 677 Hour 2

Custer residents celebrate the Burning Beatle Festival each January, and each year the celebration evolves. This week you can join in a celebration of a different sort in Custer.

Chris Pelczarski and Krystal Hegerfeld join In The Moment for a preview of an October 13 fundraiser at the Custer Beacon.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... April 17, 2019 Show 558 Hour 2

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls is prepping for a fun fundraising event and it takes place Saturday evening at 7:00 at The District in Sioux Falls.

The ReStorAtion Art Auction's proceeds help build Habitat homes and, with this year's event, the group is hoping to pass the $60,000 mark.

Niki Schillerstrom of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls and Brenna Wiertzema, a member of South Dakota Interior Designers and a designer at TSP, Inc., join Lori Walsh for In The Moment. 

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... March 18, 2019 Show 537 Hour 1

REACH Literacy's annual Brewhaha fundraiser marks seven years of storytelling. This year's theme is "Against All Odds."

Paige Carda serves as Executive Director of REACH Literacy. Downtown Sioux Falls Vice President Brienne Maner is one of the event's storytellers. 


In The Moment ... January 18, 2019 Show 498 Hour 1

Derek Gerlach is in a fight for his life, and he's only 10 years old. The son of Shane and Donelle Gerlach, Derek had a golf-ball sized mass at the base of his skull removed late last year. The boy recently returned from the Mayo Clinic after his first round of radiation and chemotherapy treatment.

Helene Duhamel

As suicide rates continue to rise across the state, many local volunteer groups are stretched thin. Lack of funding can be a challenge as they work to prevent future loss and bring some peace to those left behind. For one Rapid City group, that’s where the flamingos come in. 

The Front Porch Coalition is flocking lawns with plastic flamingos as one of its fundraisers ahead of suicide awareness month in September.

Dakota Midday: Black Hills Playhouse

Jun 2, 2016

Gordy Pratt, Paul Larson, Jami Lynn, and Kenny Putnam take over the Rapid City studio with live music and a conversation about the Black Hills Playhouse.  The Black Hills All Stars play Friday and Saturday with a total of three shows as a fundraiser for the Playhouse.

Catholic Bishop Riding A Harley For A Fundraiser

Jul 16, 2014

In an empty parking lot outside St. Joseph’s Church in Spearfish a man in black throws his leg over a crimson Road King Harley Davidson and hits the start button.

Homeless By Choice For A Cause

Dec 11, 2013

Dakota State University student Aris Nance started living on the streets of Madison until his organization SHEO (Someone Helps Everyone) raises $12,000. SHEO is creating Survival Kits for men, women and children. These kits are comprised of outsourced materials assembled and shipped to agencies to disperse to their eligible clients. The kits represent short-term help for those who have been released from prison, homeless, runaway teens, single parents, and for individuals in special situations.

Special Olympics Hosts New Fundraiser

Oct 24, 2013

Special Olympics of the Black Hills is hosting a new type of fundraiser in its effort to continue events for local athletes.

The organization is hosting a tailgate party on Friday night featuring the local band DD and the Pharaohs, plus a silent action, and food.

Jack Lynass is President of Special Olympics in Rapid City.  He says it’s important for charities to find new and creative ways to fundraise.   

He says the money raised in this event supports 125 high school age athletes who now take part in the program.