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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Christmas Parties on December 8-9 Offer Theater-Going Experience for Children

This Christmas Season, Fine Dining and the Nutcracker Ballet Came to The Main!

EAGLE BUTTE, SD (December 19, 2011) — Each year, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, has to shut the doors to its Cokata Wiconi Teen Center and The Main Youth Center for the month of December, so the staff and long-term volunteers can focus on the enormous workload involved in a Christmas Toy Drive that serves more than 1,000 children in 16 reservation communities. They do, however, give local children an outstanding opportunity to celebrate the holiday season through carefully planned Christmas parties at both centers.

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Main University Graduation on Saturday, December 3

On Saturday, December 3, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, hosted a special graduation ceremony for its fall Main University program. The ceremony took place in the activity room at The Main Youth Center, and the young graduates were encouraged to bring their families.

This year, CRYP had 14 graduates. All participants had to attend a minimum of eight classes during the fall semester to graduate; this semester’s valedictorian attended an impressive 22 classes. “Seven out of our 14 graduates were able to attend, and they brought family members, so we had 16 people at the event,” said Camille LaPlante, CRYP’s youth programs assistant. “Of course we’d hoped that all the kids would be able to come, but several were out of town that day.”

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Christmas Parties for Young Children and Teens on December 8-9

The holiday spirit is in full swing this week at the Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. At 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, CRYP will host a Christmas party for 4- to 12-year-old children at The Main Youth Center. And at 5-9 p.m. on Friday, December 9, the teens will have their turn to celebrate at the Cokata Wiconi Teen Center.

Both parties have special themes. At The Main, the kids’ festivities will revolve around “The Nutcracker.”

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