Wessington: A friendly town with room to grow!
Wessington prides itself on being a community where everyone–young and old, new-comer or life-time resident–works together for the common good of all, in a variety of very active organizations such as the City Trustee Board, Volunteer Fire Department & Ambulance Service, Wessington Heritage Society, American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Community Club, Citizens In Action (CIAs), Women of Wessington (WOW), Community Sports, 4-H, and MORE!
The Wessington area is home to four churches whose congregations are also quite actively involved in the community. Wessington also has a modern Library complete with internet access. The Sunshine Senior Center offers noon meals, meals on wheels, and activities for the seniors in the area.
Wessington is a friendly community where everybody knows and watches out for their neighbors. There's always something fun going on to bring people together, like the Chili Feed in December, Pancake Breakfasts at the Legion Hall, sporting events, the Annual Pheasant Day–complete with pheasant races and a banquet on the opening weekend of pheasant season, Community Thanksgiving Potluck at the auditorium, the Summer Fun Day, plus many more!
Wessington is a progressive city that has a surprising amount of retail and service businesses, such as a weekly newspaper, in addition to farming, ranching, and other agriculture related industry, and heartily welcomes new businesses. The Wessington Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and Wessington Housing Corporation, in conjunction with other groups in town, work diligently to keep Wessington a vital and thriving community.