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‘hood JULY/AUGUST 2021




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Teens & Driving Teen Permit Laws May Change Your Summer Plans

Familyfest Details on the Cruise and How to Win Prizes Inside!

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contents July/August 2021 cover story 19 Familyfest Fun Cruise 2021

Cruise around town and stop at some of Sioux Falls’ best businesses.

baby 8 Summer Produce:

Delicious for EVERYONE

Get the most out of those fresh fruits and veggies this summer!


in every issue 10 Crafts

Glowing Campfires A fun way to bring the soft glow of a campfire inside.




12 Apple Tree

16 Changes to Teen

Children’s Centers

Permit Laws May Change Your Summer Plans

Making a difference through the years.

New law aims to help teens be safer drivers with more education, training, and guidance.

14 Fun Ways to Keep

Preschoolers Busy in the Car

Plan ahead with activities and snacks to entertain beyond electronics.


17 Tech Tips

Check out these tech tips from CellOnly on how to stay connected with your kids this school year.

home 28 Keep Your A/C Happy in the Summer

Tips on maintaining your home’s A/C unit.



It’s Time to

Cruise! We are excited for our 2nd Familyfest Fun Cruise! Families loved it so much last year that we decided to bring it back again. The cruise allows you to check out local businesses to see what they are all about. Each stop is offering extra specials and giveaways on the day of the cruise. Make sure to keep an eye out for the Familyfest QR code, at each business, for a chance to win prizes! The great thing about the cruise is you can do as many or as few stops as you would like. It is a great way to spend the day as a family. Have you ever wondered how Apple Tree was started or what they are all about? We learn about the history of Apple Tree and how that history impacts their efforts today. The laws are changing for teens and driving this summer. We have the details you want to know if your teen is hitting the road soon as a first-time driver. I am looking forward to seeing so many of you on the cruise this year. I will be hauling Fancy around, so make sure to come and say “Hi” and grab a photo with our mascot!


and the ‘Hood and Familyfest teams




President & Publisher

Steffanie Liston-Holtrop 605-366-1479 steff@thehoodmagazine.com

Copy Editor Miranda Ochocki

Art & Design Director Ally Vogel

Digital Media Director Jaclyn Small

Intern Olivia Ver Steeg

Cover Photo by Miranda Ochocki, Beyond Social Honda Pilot courtesy of Vern Eide Motorcars

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‘Hood Online

We are so much more than a magazine. We are here to meet you where you’re at in life. You’ll find us in the community, online and in our printed issues, which are always FREE! If you haven’t visited our website yet, you’ll want to check it out. There, you’ll find exclusive content not available in print! Here is what you’ll find this month:

Get Grilling!

Check out our website filled with great recipes for the grill from South Dakota Pork and South Dakota Beef.

Why Outdoor Play Benefits Children

Sioux Falls School District Head Start/Early Childhood Program encourages us to play it safe this summer by keeping these key points in mind.

What questions do you need to ask yourself (as a parent) when choosing the right childcare? Truks-N-Trykes PlayCare discusses finding the right childcare center is about both the child’s needs and the parents’ needs being met.

‘Hood Community Directories at Your Fingertips:   Did you know that our ‘Hood Childcare Directory and Birthday Party Directory are available to you by just scanning this QR Code and going directly to our website? Resources for your busy life at your fingertips...courtesy of ‘Hood Magazine!

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Summer Safety Tips:

Community Sponsors

How to Prevent HeatRelated Illness As you start trading your sweaters for short sleeves, Trail Ridge encourages us to take a few minutes to brush up on some of the risks that come with warmer weather— and how to stay safe and healthy this summer.


House Shopping by District Plains Commerce Bank Senior Mortgage Banker Dawn Van Nieuwenhuyzen shares three tips for house shopping by district!

Enjoy the Familyfest Fun Cruise in a Limo!

From July 1st to July 15th, you can enter to win one of two “Cruising to Family Fun” giveaway packages from our friends at Voyage Federal Credit Union and SuFu Cruise. Included is 2 hours cruising the Familyfest Fun Cruise in a limo, fanny packs filled with yummy treats, and an Event backpack for everyone in your family! Your limo will take you to any Familyfest Fun Cruise stops that you desire for 2 hours, while you get to sit back and enjoy the day with your family! Head over to familyfestsf.com to fill out the simple form for your chance to win one of these packages!

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baby by ‘Hood Staff

Delicious for


Get the most out of those fresh fruits and veggies this summer! There are many sights, smells, and tastes that are nostalgic to summer, including all the fresh produce! Whether you are picking it out of your backyard garden, grabbing it from your local farmer’s market, or buying from a store, your baby is sure to appreciate incorporating these yummy flavors into their diet! For our littlest table food eaters that are still on purees, take advantage of this season! Grab those fresh pears, peaches, beans, and peas. After a simple steam and blend, you have homemade baby food. If your little one is ready for chewing, the possibilities are endless this summer. Here are some of our baby and toddler summer favorites!

Melons, melons, and more melons. What’s summer without a juicy, cold piece of watermelon? Try cutting in rectangular strips so those little fingers can have something to hold on to! Melons have a lot of water content, so they are also great for hydration!

Cucumbers make for a great snack! Plus, letting your little one gnaw on a cooled cucumber slice makes a great teether for those sore gums!

Berries! Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and more. They are yummy, sweet, and full of flavor. Berries have a ton of antioxidants and Vitamin C to keep those immune systems happy.

Peaches and pears are a summer must have. There is nothing quite as delicious as a sweet peach. While fruit can help with constipation, peaches and pears are at the top of the list! If your child is having a little trouble going to the bathroom, reach for a fresh peach!

As a fun bonus, you can keep snack time exciting and interesting by cutting your fruits and vegetables into all different shapes and sizes! This summer, you cannot go wrong introducing some fresh fruits and vegetables into your baby’s snack and mealtime. All the fresh flavors and textures are sure to ignite your baby’s senses and taste buds! l


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Make the most of your summer

at Great Plains Zoo! Take a ride on the Savannah Express!

Try the NEW menu at the ROAR Café!

Up-Close Encounters

Go for a spin on the Sanford Carrousel!

Feed a giraffe!

The hardest part is deciding what to do FIRST FIRST!! !! 805 S. Kiwanis Ave. • Sioux Falls, SD 605-367-7003 • greatzoo.org

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Glowing Campfires

What you need: • O  range and yellow tissue paper • C  lear plastic cup • G  lue • L ED battery operated votive candle • B  rown construction paper

2. G  lue tissue paper onto cup, repeat until the cup is covered.

4. L ay your logs out in a circular shape and glue them together in the middle.


1. Cut or tear tissue paper into small pieces.

Added tip: 10 |

3. C  ut brown paper into 8-10 strips to make logs. Different heights and widths are great here, remember no two logs are alike!

5. P  lace your candle on your logs, and cover with cup and now you have an indoor campfire! l

for imaginary play, use a small stick and a cotton ball for a marshmallow to create “s’mores.”

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try it:

Scan me!

fit Family Fun Jar!

Make a Family Fun Jar! Cut out the activity ideas below and put them in any jar or bowl you have at home. Whenever you need a family activity idea, draw a slip out of the jar or bowl! Scan the QR code above anytime you see an activity with to find the resource online. Or you can go to fit.sanfordhealth.org to download the Family Fun Jar decor kit and find more activity ideas!

Visit the Arc of Dreams

Try animal breathing

Write a letter to a friend

Attend a fit Class

Create a cozy corner

Try fit coloring pages

Visit the Washington Pavilion

Do a body scan

Build an obstacle course

Have a picnic at the park

Make a chalk sensory path

Read a new book

Go on a bike ride

Try a fitFlow

Adventure Jar

Rainy Day Jar

Calming Jar

Have extra time? Separate the activities into three different jars based on the color categories above!


Making a


The year is 1981. One woman starts with an idea, a spark, and a passion. Her name is Dee Stewart, and her passion is children. She looks around and sees a need—a need for the education of young children. Learning, after all, begins early in life and Dee believed she could offer that learning. Just as a tree can come from a simple seed, Apple Tree Children’s Center grew from an idea that Dee planted and nurtured.

Since the first center was established in 1986, Apple Tree Children’s Center has been a trusted name in Sioux Falls for child care and early education. Since then, the number of centers has grown; currently, there are four locations in Sioux Falls. Apple Tree continues to strive to be a well-rounded academic and socially conscious learning environment. Over the years, faces may change, but the foundation remains the same. The Stewart family also continues to be involved in the day-to-day operations, and Dee, of course, keeps a watchful eye. The mission statement of Apple Tree reads: “The mission of Apple Tree Learning Center is to provide exceptional care, nurture and age appropriate learning opportunities in the context of a Christ centered worldview. This mission is accomplished through the dedicated effort of management and staff whose concern is for the welfare of the children entrusted to their care.” Dee understood the important aspects of child care and early childhood education. For her, it wasn’t just care; it was making the care exceptional. It was going above and beyond what was expected. Faith was also an important part of building Apple Tree. “A Christ centered worldview” means that at the core of Apple Tree is Christ and faith. Not faith that is force-fed, but that it is a natural and easy part of each day. Faith that reminds us that we have someone to guide the steps in our journey through life.



Amy Hauff

Jamiee Kieffer

As providers, we witness the examples that Dee set. The women and men who work for Apple Tree have a solid reminder that with love and perseverance, one can accomplish great things and make a difference in a child’s life. Lacey Hageman


Lisa Carson

Ryan Kruse

Amy Stoltenberg


Lynn Peterson

April Johannsen


After all, that is what we do: we make a difference. Our job is to shape, mold, encourage, and above all, teach. Child care may not be seen as a glamorous profession, but we believe that helping to create the base of a child’s life is vitally important, and we could never imagine doing anything else. Many great people have paved the way for important things and made an impact on our lives. We thank Dee for acting on her vision and giving us a chance to make our own differences in the small lives at Apple Tree Children’s Center.

Anita White

Contact us today! AppleTree Children’s Centers Apple Tree West 605-361-9875 Apple Tree East 605-339-9571 Apple Tree North 605-332-5581 Apple Tree Valhalla 605-361-7746 appletreechildren.org

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Shannon McCarthy

child by Sanford Health

Fun Ways to Keep Preschoolers

Busy in the Car Plan ahead with activities and snacks to entertain beyond electronics. If you are a parent of a preschooler, you are already aware of how difficult it can be to keep your child entertained in the car. But a road trip can be a fun, educational and sane experience with a little planning, creativity and preparation. Sure, electronic games, apps and portable DVD players are great distractions. But don’t overlook these family-friendly games and activities that can keep everyone happy as you travel.

Activity ideas: • I spy: This is a fun game for children of all ages, and no supplies are needed. Use this game to help your child learn colors and shapes. You could say, “I see something green. What is it?” or “I see something tall and skinny. What is it?” • J ournaling: Find a sturdy notepad, or make one from construction paper, hole punches and yarn. Have your preschooler draw pictures of what he or she sees out the window along the way. This encourages fine motor and creativity skills. •B  aking sheet: Use a baking sheet as a hard surface to color, write or play games on. Have crayons, paper, small games or alphabet magnets ready for your child to play with. • “Box” of tricks: Find a sturdy cardboard box and paint the top with chalkboard paint. Fill

the box with chalk, crayons, pocket-sized coloring books and other toys and activities. This box serves as a chalkboard as well as storage for creative play items. Watch your preschooler’s creativity shine!

•N  ight ride: Grab some glow sticks from the dollar store to bring along while traveling at night. Your child can make a little glow light show in the back seat. •S  cavenger hunt: Before embarking on your journey, make a picture list of items for your child to try to find along the way. This is a great way to build pre-reading skills. •R  eading time: Bring a few of your kids’ favorite books, both in the printed versions and audiobooks. You can listen to the story as the kids read along. Any time your child can have a book in hand is great for building reading skills. As always, don’t forget the snacks. Be mindful of what your child can eat safely when you’re not watching. Road trips are a great time to put kids’ imaginations to the test to create puppets, masks, journals and more. l

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by ‘Hood Staff

Changes to Teen Permit Laws May Change Your Summer Plans Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teens per the CDC, but with the right education and parental guidance, you can help your teen be a safer driver. If your teen is ready to get behind the wheel soon, recent updates to South Dakota laws may change when they are able to hit the road alone. The law, passed in 2020, changes some of the eligibility requirements for teen instruction permits and operator licenses; it went into effect on July 1, 2021. It is important to note that there is no grandfathering for those who hold permits prior to July 1, 2021. Per the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, here is what parents need to know:

Instruction Permit Requirements • Drivers between 14 and 18 years of age, issued an Instruction Permit July 1, 2020 or after, are required to drive on the permit for a minimum of 275 days (or 180 days after passing an approved driver’s education course) before upgrading to a Restricted Minor’s Permit. • Any minor holding an Instruction Permit issued July 1, 2020 or after, must complete 50 hours of adult supervised driving. The 50 hours must include 10 hours of driving in inclement weather and 10 hours of nighttime driving.

Restricted Minor’s Permit Changes • Anyone under 18 years of age must drive on a Restricted Minor’s Permit for a minimum of 6 months before upgrading to an unrestricted driver’s license. • Drive, with your parent/guardian’s permission, alone from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. From 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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you must have a parent or legal guardian seated next to you. • E xceptions for driving on a Restricted Minor’s Permit: - May drive alone after 10 p.m. if they are taking the most direct route and traveling to or from: a) School or a school event b) Church or church event c) Work d) Driving ag machinery •P  assenger limit while driving without adult supervision on a Restricted Minor’s Permit: - T he first 6-month period of driving on a Restricted Permit, no passengers are allowed except immediate family or members of the driver’s household. -A  fter 6-months of driving on a Restricted Permit, teens may have one passenger under 18 who is not immediate family or part of their household. If you want to learn more about these changes to teen drive permits, visit the South Dakota Department of Public Safety Driver’s Licensing website at https://dps.sd.gov/driver-licensing or contact the state Driver Licensing Program via email at dpsdl@ state.sd.us or call 605-773-6883. l


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We had so much fun watching families create lasting memories together during our Familyfest Fun Cruise last year that we are bringing it back for a second year! You will want to stay tuned to the Familyfest Facebook and Instagram pages and subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date with all the fun happening as we lead up to the main event on July 24th from 10am – 2pm. What is the Familyfest Fun Cruise? The Familyfest Fun Cruise was created in 2020 as a new way for families to explore all that our amazing community has to offer for families! From 10am-2pm on July 24th, families can spend the day together cruising to area businesses and organizations to participate in activities, enter to win prizes and maybe even get some deals!

What is the cost of the Familyfest Fun Cruise? Absolutely nothing! It’s true! The Familyfest Fun Cruise is completely free for all families participating!

Does our family have to cruise to all of the locations listed? No! Your family can go to as many or as few stops as you would like! Many families will start at Stop #1 (Sanford at 69th & Louise) to receive their FREE Event Backpack and then head to the stops that interest your family! You are in control of your family’s cruising experience!

That’s a pretty fancy unicorn I see on the Familyfest Fun Cruise marketing! Who is that? Fancy is super amazing Familyfest mascot. She likes to travel around the Sioux Empire and meet as many friends as possible every year! She will be out cruising our community during the month of July to get excited for the Fun Cruise this year! If you see her, come say hi & take some pictures! She absolutely loves hugs from kids!

What is the Familyfest Fun Cruise Digital Passport? At each stop location, there will be a QR Code for your family to scan. When you scan the code, you will be asked to enter your name, email and answer a question about that stop. Every time you scan a different QR Code and answer the question, you will earn one entry into our Familyfest Fun Cruise drawings for hundreds of dollars in prizes! Don’t forget you earn one entry each time you scan a new QR code at each location and answer the question, so have fun cruising to as many stops as you can! l

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CRUISE STOPS AROUND THE CITY on July 24th from 10am-2pm! STOP #1

Sanford Health

6101 S Louise Ave Start your Familyfest Fun Cruise with Sanford! We will have something for everyone in the family from a DJ dance party with bubbles, Zoo Express, the Sanford helicopter, and make and takes! Everyone receives a FREE Familyfest Fun Cruise Swag Bag filled with tons of freebies from cruise participants!

STOP # 5

STOP #10

DART Boutique

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire

615 E Brian St, Unit B, Tea Stop in to color a picture for a free toy! Every coloring page completion will receive a free toy valued up to $8!


Sky Zone

5129 S Solberg Ave Sign up for a chance to win two birthday party packages to be raffled off! Every child gets fun Skyzone swag too!


Sylvan Learning

4816 S Technopolis Dr Cruise into Sylvan Learning for family fun & giveaways! Learn more about Sylvan tutoring!



3509 W 49th St Cruise in and the first 100 families will receive a free beta fish!

STOP # 3

Oh My Cupcakes!

South: 5015 S Western Ave Suite 290 East: 3326 E 10th St Join us for a cupcake carnival at our Bridges location & fun surprises and giveaways at our East 10th St. location! It’s also going to be a “Random Acts of Cupcakes” day so you might just get your order for free!

STOP # 4


2101 W 41st St We will be playing “Minute to Win It” games throughout the store! We will have prizes and a fun photobooth set up as well.

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605 Ninja

2101 W 41st St Open from 11AM-2PM Come try our fun ninja obstacles (ideal for ages 5+). We will have fun stations set up for kids to try! First 50 families will receive 1 free open gym pass. Limit 1 per family.

East: 2001 E 8th Street South: 5015 S Crossing Place You don’t want to miss the fun at Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire! We will be hosting Olympic style events and there will be S’more making fun happening all day!

STOP #11

Chef Ellen

2210 W 69th St #130 Cool down with Chef Ellen and Sub Zero! Enter to WIN a full size cheesecake! In store purchases of $25 or more get a free slice of cheesecake.

STOP # 12

Butterfly House & Aquarium

4320 S Oxbow Ave Cruise on in to enter to win admission tickets and enjoy taking some time to interact with aquatic animals, crafts and games focused on our mission of sea, land, and sky.

STOP #13 STOP# 9

Balanced Life Chiropractic

2801 W 34th St #105 Cruise on in to enter for a Yeti cooler giveaway! Stay for fun activities for both children and adults!

Karl’s TV & Appliance

2921 W 41st St The kids will love using their imaginations at our castle made out of cardboard! We will be giving away a Karl’s Kingdom Fun Pack which will include family fun passes to local businesses!

CRUISE STOPS AROUND THE CITY on July 24th from 10am-2pm! STOP #14

STOP # 17

STOP # 20

Flyboy Donuts

Experience Sioux Falls


West: 3221 S Sertoma Ave South: 5005 S Western Ave #190 East: 3600 E 10th St Southeast: 4700 E 57th St Ste 102 Get a stamp from all 4 Flyboy Donuts locations during the cruise and redeem for a FREE Assorted Dozen coupon that can be used the next time you want donuts! Purchase is not necessary to get a stamp, but you’ll probably want to sample a few donuts while you cruise!

900 N Phillips Ave Cruise to the Falls Park Visitor Information Center from July 1st-24th to enter our Falls Family Adventure Package Giveaway.* Packed full of attraction passes, dining gift cards, merchandise, and a weekend stay at a familyfriendly Sioux Falls hotel valued up to $1,000! * Redeemable through December 31, 2021. Blackout dates apply. Additional terms and conditions apply.

STOP # 18 STOP #15

Vern Eide Motorcars

4501 E Arrowhead Pkwy Princesses and superheroes heard about Familyfest and wanted to see what it’s all about! Stop by to meet and take your pictures with them! Don’t forget to enter our giveaway!

STOP #16

Juniper Apothecary

401 E 8th St., Suite 122 Stop in and create Fairy Dust (bath bomb powder) for only $10! We will provide a 12 oz jar, powders, and prizes to create your own for the bath. You can also enter to win an awesome Kids Bath Package!

The Sandlot and Functional Kids

305 W Willow St, Harrisburg Stop in for one-of-a-kind fun! First 20 children will receive a FREE gift! Open play will be happening in our sandpit, splash room, and sensory gym. In addition, on-site speech and occupational therapists will be hosting Minute-to-Win-It challenges, games and free screenings!

STOP #19

Once Upon A Child

3804 S Western Ave Cruise on in to get your picture taken with Fancy the Unicorn at our Photo Booth! You’ll also have the chance to enter to win a super fun summer gift set!

South: 5005 S Western Ave, Suite 120 East: 901 S Highline Place For every $20 purchase get a free book! PLUS enter our drawing for a $100 gift card given away at each store location!

STOP # 21

Sioux Falls Lutheran

6715 South Boe Lane Cruise on in for family fun and giveaways and learn more about our mission at Sioux Falls Lutheran School.

STOP# 22

Sioux Falls Audiology Associates

4948 E 57th St Cruise on in to cool off with yummy root beer floats for the whole family!

STOP # 23

Health Connect

4008 S Shirley Ave - Savers Visit Health Connect in the SAVERS parking lot! See how your lungs work and learn about other health & safety topics. Bring a clothing item to donate and receive an extra bonus at our stop!

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CRUISE STOPS AROUND THE CITY on July 24th from 10am-2pm! STOP # 24

STOP # 26

STOP # 28

BritZa Studios

Apple Tree Children’s Centers

Shop Dog Boutique

3400 S Bedford Ave The fun starts here! You don’t want to miss this parking lot dance party, inverted chalk art craft and summer photo booth!

6400 W 43rd St Cruise on in to Apple Tree on 43rd Street for tons of family fun and some amazing giveaways!

STOP # 25

5015 S Western Ave, Suite 130 Cruise in to enter to win a $100 shopping spree and take home free dog food samples on your visit. Check in on Facebook and get a free cookie from our bakery case!

STOP # 27

Eastway Bowl

Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons

3201 E 10th St Roll your way into Eastway Bowl this year and take your shot on our kid friendly lane. Everyone receives prizes, but only the first 100 get entered in for our grand prize giveaways!

STOP # 29

1101 S Marion Rd Cruise on in to participate in a fun activity to build a boat and see if it floats. While you’re here, be sure to register for a chance to win a free tie dye kit!

Highest Health Chiropractic

3601 W 57th St Free bike helmet to the first 100 kids! Stick around to receive tours of the office and color at our coloring stations!


SIOUX FALLS SAFARI Hear. Better. Now. Free Hearing Screenings Free Hearing Aid Cleanings Take the first step to improving your quality of life. It’s worth it.

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$500off any pair of Hearing Aids Expires 7-31-21

4948 E. 57th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57108 605.306.3050 • 605-306-3052 (f)


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The equator is 3,009 miles from Sioux Falls, but the tropics are way closer when you can field trip all summer at the Butterfly House & Aquarium. Perfect for families and kids ages 2 to 102.

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CRUISE STOPS AROUND THE CITY on July 24th from 10am-2pm! STOP # 30

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Clean Ride Auto Spa

The Table Ministry

School Bus Inc.

550 W 85th St The Clean Bean will be giving away free drip coffee and cookies. Also stop in to sign up for a free one month membership.

1903 S Ellis Road The Table Ministry will be loving on families with food and freebies.

5100 W 8th St We will have a fun obstacle course for the children that will end with a slide attached to the back exit of one of our school buses!

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Sioux Falls Skyforce

2131 S Minnesota Ave Test your pop-a-shot skills, sign up to win suite tickets for an upcoming game, design your own Skyforce jersey and take selfies with Thunder!

Wings Gymnastics

South: 5825 S Bahnson Ave West: NEW 2nd location at The Shops on Lake Lorraine Cruise in to either location and enter to win a FREE Birthday Party Package. Every child receives a FREE Open Gym pass for stopping by!

STOP # 35

Selfie WRLD

5000 Empire Place (Empire Mall) Selfie WRLD Sioux Falls will offer a free 10 minute session at two select backgrounds. Stay and play longer and receive a 10% off discount. Mention Familyfest at this stop.

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CRUISE STOPS AROUND THE CITY on July 24th from 10am-2pm!

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STOP # 38

The Playground Indoor Softball Facility

Galaxy Gaming

2517 S Shirley Ave Cruise in to get a glimpse of what The Playground - Indoor Softball Facility is all about and what we will have to offer when our facility is officially opened. Complimentary swag bags for the first 100 kids and other giveaways!


Celtic Steps School of Irish Dance

6901 S Louise Ave Balleraena Studio There will be performances at 10:30am and 12:30pm. Check out Celtic Steps special offer! 10 classes for $10! Best deal in town!

3120 S Mayfair Dr Cruise into Galaxy Gaming for Buy One, Get One deals on Laser tag, gaming and virtual reality during the hours of the cruise!

STOP # 39

Dugan Sales & Service 1116 W 41st St Stop by for famiy fun and giveaways!

Scan the QR Code or head over to familyfestsf.com for the most up-to-date listings and don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter so you don’t miss out on any deals, updates, or giveaways! FamilyFestSF


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Love what you see.

bac k - t o- s c h ool eye exams

Vision affects learning. Don’t let your child get left behind. Schedule your back-to-school eye exam today.


6201 S. Minnesota Ave. (605) 274.6717 visions@sdvisions.com sdvisions.com

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STUDENT CHECKING OPEN A CHECKING ACCOUNT RECEIVE $50* *Subject to approval. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Open to students age 12 to 25 years old. If student is under 18, adult joint owner required. Open a new student checking account between 6/1/2021 and 8/31/2021 with a minimum opening deposit of $50.00 and receive the bonus of $50 deposited to the new account 45 days after account opening. Bonus will be reported by 1099-INT.


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by Foley’s Heating & Air Conditioning

Tips on Maintaining

Your Home’s A/C Unit Now that summer is in full swing and outdoor temperatures justify indoor air conditioning; and while enjoying the outdoors is hopefully priority number one, having a comfortable, cool place to retreat to once the outside fun is done should be priority number two. Ensuring your A/C unit is operating effectively and stays that way is the difference between summer fun and summer done. 1. Schedule annual maintenance checks with a pro The best thing you can do is find a reputable HVAC company to clean and inspect your system seasonally. Experts can help recognize and diagnose potential issues before you end up with a broken air conditioner at the hottest time of the year.

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2. Clean and change your filters regularly Taking proper care of your filters is probably the easiest and most effective thing you can do to keep your A/C unit healthy. Vacuum and rinse reusable filters in between your maintenance visits and replace them as recommended for optimum air quality. 3. Make sure the area surrounding an outdoor unit is clear Keep the surrounding area neatly maintained to ensure nothing interferes with the system’s ability to function.

4. Avoid opening and closing your doors and windows too often If you are constantly opening and closing windows and doors, the temperature inside your home rises or falls accordingly, and your system must work harder to consistently adjust. 5. Seal any openings that may let cold air escape Make sure you apply caulking, weather stripping, and insulation as needed to prevent cool air loss. 6. Let the unit rest when you are not home You save the most money and energy if you maintain a consistent temperature while you are home but let your system rest when you are away. 7. Manage and clean vents Clean vents regularly. If you keep vents open in rooms, keep the doors to those rooms closed to help the smaller space reach the desired temperature sooner. l July/August 2021 | thehoodmagazine.com |




EVERYONE! Acres of FUN! • Jumping pillow • Pool & spa area • FREE miniature golf on the new 9-hole course! • Plenty of photo ops! • Corn maze (opens Sept.)

Expanded offering of pay activities including tye dye tshirts, ceramics,and laser tag. For more information call: 605-332-2233


Themed activities & playgrounds, too!

Family Memories Start Here. Largest RV RENTAL dealer in the area!

2 Convenient Locations


Piedmont SD (605) 787-9010 (877) 356-1812

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Mitchell SD (605) 996-3268 (800) 356-1812

KEEP YOUR CHILD’S HEALTH ON TRACK Annual wellness exams During this comprehensive visit, you can complete: • A physical evaluation • Immunizations • Sports physical requirements Recommended for children up to age 18.

Call your local Sanford clinic to schedule an appointment. 933-275-752 Rev. 6/21

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