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January 28, 2020 • Page 19 shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com Creative Lettering Class At GAR Hall Yankton Area Arts is offering a creative lettering focused class at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at G.A.R. Hall. The class will be taught by Terra Cypher from Wild Goat Designs, a popular participant at the Summer Arts Festival and Crimson Door. Attendees will learn creative lettering they can use in cards, gifts, home artwork, and simply for fun. To register for the class visit YanktonAreaArts.org/event or call G.A.R. Hall at 6659754. Yankton Area Arts is a non-profit arts organization located at 508 Douglas Avenue in Yankton. The G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery is open to the public free of charge. Arts Grants Workshop Slated For Yankton Yankton Area Arts invites area arts organizations and artists interested or planning on submitting a grant application to the South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC) to attend a workshop on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 9 a.m. SDAC Executive Director Patrick Baker will be available to walk attendees through the application process as well as answer any questions applicants have about the process. The workshop will be held at the Avera Professional Office Pavilion located at 501 Summit in Yankton. The workshop is free of charge. Questions may be directed to Yankton Area Arts by calling 605-665-9754. Still searching for that dream job? Find it in the classifieds! MV Shopper MV Shopper M I S S O U R I VA L L E Y In Print and Online! Visit www.missourivalleyshopper.com or call 665-5884 M I S S O U R I VA L L E Y Gi ing Back champions for our community Chopper Johnson Foundation (CJF) Who are we? The Chopper Johnson Foundation (CJF), a 501(c) (3) non-profit, is dedicated to providing funding for education, health, and community assistance. After Chopper’s unexpected passing in July 2016, a band of friends and family who wanted to continue Chopper’s benevolent ways created the CJF. What is Chopper’s story? Steven “Chopper” Johnson (1951 – 2016) was born and raised in Yankton, SD. He graduated from Yankton High School in 1969 and from Dakota State College in Madison, SD in 1973. After college, he moved back to Yankton where he began his career, married the love of his life, Marlene, raised his family, and ended up retiring. Chopper always was PRO-Yankton and was extremely proud of where he was from. His connections within the community and region were limitless, and it was no secret people loved being around him. Not only was Chopper a hard worker, but he was able to get things done, help those who needed help, and do the right thing without ever calling attention to himself. He is credited with starting the Yankton Community Holiday Feast, which serves a free Thanksgiving meal to hundreds of people each year. Chopper also was an integral part of Riverboat Days since its inception in 1983. He was shown how much his work was appreciated when, in 2014, he and his wife, Marlene, were named Riverboat Days Captain & Belle. In addition, he served the Yankton community as a member of the Yankton Volunteer Fire Department for over 30 years. He was a decorated veteran in the Fire Department and was proud of his service. Chopper’s unexpected passing has left a huge void within the hearts of his family, friends, the Yankton community, and countless other individuals near and far. His heart, leadership, knowledge, humor, and friendship truly were one of a kind. He is gone from us for now, but his spirit remains. We all are proud and far better for having known him. “We’ve lost a legend. I’ve never been around anybody like him and don’t know if I will again.” – John Tacke [friend & co- worker] after Chopper’s passing Steven “Chopper ” Johnson Funding Sources for the CJF: Some of the CJF board members pictured with Dive In Yankton representatives: Front row, L. to R.: Kasi Haberman, DIY; Jody Johnson, CJF; Pam Marchand, CJF; Marlene Johnson, CJF; Dave Tunge, CJF; Josh Svatos, DIY; Back row, L. to R.: Mike Villaneuva, CJF; Don (Murdo) Edwards, CJF; Ross Vanderhule, CJF; Kyler Johnson, CJF CJF Board members not pictured: Randy Oliver, Sara (Johnson) Horning, Dick Lane Projects Funded from the CJF: • CJF Golf Championship and CJF Auction in May Generous people and businesses support the CJF in many ways through our annual golf and auction events. • Chopper Johnson Riverwalk [north of main shelter] constructed at Yankton’s Riverside Park Individuals may purchase personalized bricks for $100 each. Luken Memorials and the City of Yankton have been instrumental in this project. • Rock ‘N Rumble Yankton in July each summer • Chili Feed Made possible by the Yankton Volunteer Fire Department & the Yankton Halloween Harvest Committee • Independent Gifts i.e. Yankton Area Foundation, Memorials, Donations, Matt Michels, Gregg Ryken • Donation to a Yankton family recovering from a house fire • Equipment donation to RTEC (Regional Technical Education Center) • Dive In Yankton donation • Battle of the Badges sponsor Yankton Fire Department/EMS vs. Yankton Police Department basketball game. Funds raised go to support local Special Olympics and the Avera Cancer Institute. • CJF Senior Scholarships; Four (4) separate scholarships will be awarded to students from the YHS Class of 2019. • Plus, other projects This Foundati in the on would not be possib works le without that have the wonderfu lp not been and friends in eople Yankton, revealed as well as frie at this nds and family fr time. om all Final Note: For more information or to find out how you can support the Chopper Johnson Foundation visit the South Dakota Community Foundation website at www.sdcommunityfoundation.org or contact one of the CJF board members. COX AUTO SUPPLY • Farm Filters • Hydraulic Hoses • Bearings & Seals 1007 Broadway, Yankton 605-665-4494 Dakota arcHErY & OutdOOr SpOrtS “We’ve Got You Covered” 605-665-8340 2305 E. 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