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Tripp County, South Dakota

Winner, South Dakota
Tripp County

The Tripp County Setting in Winner was dedicated on September 2nd.

Here is a video of some of the highlights from the dedication ceremony.

Here are the children of Rosebud Elementary performing the Flag Song during the dedication ceremony:

And they performed during the salute during the official dedication

On November 27, 2018, Foundation Forward, Inc. made a presentation to the Steering Committee in Winner, SD.  The Board took the matter into consideration and voted to accept the Tripp County Charters of Freedom setting.  The three-part setting would consist of The Declaration of Independence, The United States Constitution, and The Bill of Rights.

On June 26, 2019, the official Letter of Intent was signed by our Founder, Vance Patterson and Tripp County Commissioner Chairman, Curt Littau.  It was confirmed that the site for the setting would be in front of the Tripp County Court House, located at 200 East 3rd Street in Winner, SD.  This location was selected by the Steering Committee for its central location in the county, high visibility and foot traffic, and easy access by school children and citizens.

Winner resident, Brenda Muhs, was established as “Champion” to act as the main point of contact between the county and Foundation Forward, Inc.  A fundraising campaign began, and contractors were approached to get involved with the project.  The funds raised, along with donations of labor and materials, help to offset the costs associated with the construction of this setting, which helps to “pay it forward” and help to install settings in additional counties throughout the United States.

If you would like to “Pay it Forward” and help install future Charters of Freedom settings, please click on the DONATE button above, or contact Brenda Muhs or Curt Littau.

On Aug. 12, 2019, The Capital Journal published this nice article about the Charters of Freedom coming to Tripp County, SD.

https://www.capjournal.com/news/tripp-county-receives-life-size-replicas-of-nation-s-founding/article_a0b42dd6-bd21-11e9-ae1e-e32dfd00675c.html

Article on SDPB Radio’s website and recording of radio broadcast from August 16, 2019.

https://listen.sdpb.org/post/americas-founding-documents-are-coming-tripp-county

South Dakota Magazine promotes the Dedication Ceremony on Sept. 2nd, 2019.

https://www.southdakotamagazine.com/event?eventTitle=the-charters-of-freedom-dedication-winner–1565713003–5945

Dedication Ceremony information from The Capital Journal. The ceremony will immediately follow the annual Labor Day Parade in Winner. – Click Here

Donations are being gratefully accepted for this Setting. Click here for details on how you can help fund this project. Remember, no government funds are used, only those from individuals and local companies.