Letter to the editor

A special day trip to De Smet


On Thursday, July 16, we took a day trip to De Smet, being unable to travel as we did before the onset of COVID-19. We liked your town very much. We always check out the school buildings, churches and parks when we travel into nearby towns. Your school looks very nice and the Avera Health System is a great asset. Your large shady park was very inviting.

We went to the Dairy Queen drive-thru for lunch and we were pleasantly surprised when we were told that our lunch had been paid for by the driver of the white SUV in front of us. That was our first experience with paying it forward. It made us aware of the good, caring and thoughtful people that live in this part of the country. It will encourage us to pay it forward, as it makes everyone involved feel good. We forgot about all the negativity and problems we are now experiencing and realized how blessed we are.

Thank you very much whoever you are. You made our day trip to De Smet very special.

Bill and Peggy Cone


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