Another six committees have been organized to plan celebrations for South Dakota's 125th anniversary this year.
Eleven events have been held so far and about 20 others are in the works, including festivals with history themes in Freeman this weekend and in Lake Norden, Ethan, Delmont and Willow Lake later this week.
The local celebration committee in Yankton hosts the "Biggest Barn Dance in Dakota Territory" on Sept. 3 to kick off the 125th Celebration Wagon Train leaving for Pierre the next morning.
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