Summer Nights to host a military appreciation night August 18

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Summer Nights in Rapid City will be hosting a military appreciation night Aug. 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

All tips collected at the beverage stations will be donated to Folds of Honor South Dakota, which is a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of military members who have fallen or been disabled while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Each week, over 30 volunteers from Ellsworth Air Force Base donate their time to help set up and tear down Summer Nights events.

“We are very grateful for the tireless contributions of these volunteer groups,” said Judd Nielsen, President of the Summer Nights Board of Directors. “It takes nearly 100 volunteers to transform the busy downtown streets into the Summer Nights event every week, and we would not be able to do it without the help from the Ellsworth volunteers.”

Event goers will be treated to the sounds of the Mighty Big Jim Band on the Pepsi stage starting at 6 p.m.

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