Immensely grateful to the 100+ Women Who Care About Spearfish group which awared the Artemis House this year's $10,000 Impact Award! WOW! What an honor! We will use the funds for upgrades at our shelter and to expand/enhance our awareness/education campaign so that more people know what we do and how to reach us. Thank you 100+ Women!
What a great month of community support we've had! Starting off with partnering with the Spearfish Sasquatch baseball team which donated part of the ticket sales proceeds from the final game of the season to the Artemis House, and letting us run a 50/50 raffle during the game. The team has been generously supporting local local nonprofits all season long and we certainly appreciate the opportunity to raise awareness and some funds which help us provide critical services to the residents of Butte, Harding, and Lawrence counties.
Riding Towards Harmony
Artemis House received tremendous support from a fabulous high energy country-rock band - the Crazy Woman Creek Band, local businesses, motorcycle riders, volunteers, and community members who joined us on August 9 for the first annual Riding Towards Harmony poker run and benefit concert fundraising event. A special thanks to our DIAMOND Sponsor- the F.L. Clarkson Family Foundation and Pioneer Bank and Trust, which provided $500, and our RUBY sponsors: Spearfish Forest Products, Inc, Ketel Thorstensen, LLP, and Jackson Dental, and our EMERALD sponsors: First Interstate Bank, Williams and Associates Architecture, Inc., and Prestige Auto.
We also want to thank restaurants which donated gift cards which were sold to benefit the Artemis House: Killians, Leones Creamery, Steerfish Steak and Smoke, Deadwood Social Club, Maverick's Steakhouse, Gem Steakhouse, and Deadwood Grille. Other businesses also supported our event with gifts, gift cards, hotel stays, and cash donations: Mineral Palace - Deadwood, Holiday Inn - Spearfish, Springhill Suites - Deadwood, Anytime Fitness, The Office Emporium - Belle Fouche, and The Olive Branch- Belle Fouche, and Legacy Investments.
And sending a HUGE thank you to our wonderful volunteers, staff, board members and all those who rode, listened, danced, and enjoyed the day. Thank you for your support as we Ride Towards Harmony - in our lives and in our community.
Boomer Loomer members of The Villages, Florida
Artemis House received a wonderful assortment of 25 loomed, knitted, and crocheted hats which will be shared with the families we serve when the winter turns cold. These are absolutely beautiful and we are so thankful! A note enclosed with the hats reads, "May each stitch be a prayer for your well-being and bestow God's bountiful blessings upon you and your families." Thank you, Boomer Loomers for your kindness and generosity.
Spread the Tunes
Rounding out our month of gratitude, we give a huge shout-out to Spread the Tunes, who put together a wonderful evening of music at Indian Springs Gazebo at Spearfish City Park, featuring the Jon Stickley Trio, to benefit the Artemis House programs. It was the perfect setting and weather for friends to gather for great live music, good food, and helping raise awareness and funds for those affected by domestic violence and/or sexual assault. You will never know the reach of your support, but believe me it's more than you could ever imagine. Thank you!
Thank you to Spearfish CarQuest at 320 N. Main for sponsoring a raffle of a 43" flat screen Smart-TV, with proceeds to the Artemis House.
This summer we are fortunate to have four college interns working with us at the Artemis House Shelter. Three of them are from BHSU, and one from SDSU. Alex (BH) has already completed her internship and Shelbee (SDSU), Ann'D (BH) and Courtney (BH) are currently getting experience with a wide variety of jobs. Thanks, ladies!