State Parties

Dakotas Patio Party, March 17

Steve Perkins

North Dakotans and South Dakotans and friends from Sun Lakes and surrounding areas are all invited to the annual North and South Dakota Party to be held at Palo Verde Country Club on Thursday, March 17. Make sure you put it on your calendar. The darn virus made us cancel the 2021 party, so this year, we are planning a real hoedown big party celebration, just like a good ol’ Dakota cowboy or cowgirl tames a wild stallion.

The main thing is to get on our Dakotas party list. If you aren’t on the list, well, golly, you just must not really be from the Dakotas. You get on the list by emailing or calling us at the contact information below. Everyone on the list from last year continues, and we will be emailing out the registration forms with all the details.

The 2022 party will be a casual event, much like the 2020 outside patio party. In 2019 we had record attendance, but some folks canceled in 2020, as the virus was just starting. We again are hoping to have as our event sponsor Dakota-based Western State Bank, with branches here in Arizona. We will have nice door prizes and lots of fun.

Just make sure you are on our annual party list, and then we can keep you up-to-date about the party.

Please spread the word. To save money, we are only doing email mailings, so please make sure all your Dakota friends know about the party. We need your help! Please don’t assume everyone knows about it. Spread the word faster than Grandma’s country party line phone.

The cost is $15 per person and includes the buffet dinner. The event will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 18. Tickets must be purchased in advance!

For more information, to get on our list, and/or for reservations, contact [email protected], Marianne Perkins at 507-227-2099, or Steve Perkins at 507-920-3532.

Nebraska State Dinner

The annual Sun Lakes Nebraska State Dinner will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26, in the Cottonwood Country Club San Tan Ballroom.

The no-host cash bar will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.

The cost of tickets is $40 per person with a choice of prime rib or shrimp scampi, and the deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, Feb. 14.

Reservation forms for those on our mailing list will be sent out by the end of January. If you are new to the area, have a change of address, have never been on our mailing list, or have questions, contact Don Teusaw at 402-659-2410.

This is your opportunity to meet fellow Nebraskans, enjoy great food, and participate in Raffle drawings and a Silent Auction!

Please spread the word!