Modern Woodmen donate to Prairie Hills Transit


Rodney Bechtold of Modern Woodmen, left, presents a donation of $500 to Prairie Hills Transit Executive Director Barb Cline, center, and PHT Human Resource Director Paul Young.  The money kicks off fundraising efforts for a landscape project at PHT’s new regional facility in McGuigan Ranch.  Anyone interested in donating for trees/shrubs in honor or memory of a loved one may call Sue at Prairie Hills Transit, 642-6668.


     Spearfish Modern Woodmen of America members donated a $500 Rockingtree Landscape gift certificate to Prairie Hills Transit as a kickoff to the nonprofit company’s landscaping project for its new regional facility on Tumble Weed Trail in Spearfish.

     The donation was part of the Modern Woodmen’s Good Neighbor Program, a nationwide program that gives Modern Woodmen chapters across the country $500 for hands-on repair and community beautification projects. Nearly 500 such projects benefit communities in the United States annually.

     For Prairie Hills Transit, it’s the beginning of a project that will add beauty to the site where the new facility sits in McGuigan Ranch near Exit 8.  PHT plans to move in mid-May to the new location that will house a vehicle fleet of more than two dozen buses, vans, and the company’s limousine and trolley, as well as offices for administrative and dispatch/scheduling staff, and a ticket depot for Jefferson Lines bus company. Another portion of the building will be dedicated to an extended-hours state-certified daycare.

     As the beautification project continues for Prairie Hills Transit, community members, businesses, and riders or their families are invited to get involved by considering a donation to help purchase trees and shrubs for the site. Donations can be made in honor or memory of loved ones.  Call Sue at 642-6668for more information on that project.

     Prairie Hills Transit, a United Way agency, has been providing public transportation in Spearfish since 1989, with services extending to more than a dozen other communities over the years.  For more information, go to

     Modern Woodmen is a tax-exempt fraternal benefit society that sells life insurance, and annuity and investment products, not to benefit stockholders, but to improve the quality of life of its stakeholders – members, their families and their communities. This is accomplished through social, charitable and volunteer activities.  Annually, Modern Woodmen and its members provide more than $23 million and nearly 1 million volunteer hours for community projects nationwide.



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