Pettigrew Heights Events this Weekend

Pettigrew Heights Events this Weekend

September 21, 2010

Join us as we clean up Pettigrew Heights this weekend and celebrate the second annual Harvest Festival.

Pettigrew Heights Clean Up Information
Argus Leader Article

Sioux Falls Seminary and Volunteers of America Dakotas will coordinate a neighborhood-wide cleanup effort in Pettigrew Heights on Saturday, Sept. 25, as part of the 2010 Volunteer Sioux Falls event.

The public is invited to join the Seminary and Volunteers of America Dakotas by giving back to the residents of Pettigrew Heights. Sioux Falls Seminary and VOA will work alongside the City of Sioux Falls, Ellis and Eastern Railroad, Americorps VISTA, and others.

No special skills are required other than a willingness to help people. The work will include picking up trash and walking the neighborhood. Dress accordingly--gloves are recommended.

The clean-up schedule is as follows:
9:00 a.m.
Volunteers meet at Sioux Falls Seminary's Summit House (333 S. Summit Ave.). Teams will be assembled and sent out into the neighborhood.

11:30 a.m.
Volunteers will join Pettigrew Heights residents for lunch at the second annual Pettigrew Heights Harvest Festival (Lowell MST Elementary school playground).

For more information, contact Nate Helling (274-2718 or, or Daniel Prendable (336-7536 or

Pettigrew Heights Harvest Festival
The Second Annual Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, September 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lowell MST Elementary School playground. Free hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, games, and more will be provided to Pettigrew Heights residents.

Guests will have the opportunity to connect with local nonprofits, receive free blood pressure checks, celebrate the second growing season of A Growing Place teaching garden, and meet neighbors.

In addition, two special events will take place at 12:15 p.m. Lowell MST Elementary students will cut the ribbon at a dedication ceremony for the A Growing Place garden greenhouse and the Sioux Falls chapter of Architects for Humanity will announce an affordable housing design competition for Pettigrew Heights.

Event sponsors and partners include: Sioux Falls Urban Agriculture Initiative, City of Sioux Falls, Summit House at Sioux Falls Seminary, Volunteers of America Dakotas, Lowell MST Elementary School, Minnehaha Country Extension Office, Sioux Falls Green Project, Augustana College/Augie Green, Cross Pointe Baptist Church, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, Sanford Health, 211 Help!Line Center, Housing Resource Center, South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service and 4-H, Architecture for Humanity/Koch Hazard, Tuluu Dimmitu Foundation, Co-Op Natural Foods, and more.

To learn more about the Harvest Festival, contact Tim Olsen, Director of Operations for Summit House at Sioux Falls Seminary by calling 605.336.6588.