Grandstand Project

In 2000 the Grandstand Committee was formed to coordinate and help raise funds to rebuild the Rodeo Facilities that not only house Frontier Days but provide a place for many organizations and activities throughout the year.

The completed facility now has 1525 seats with 18" seating, 16 handicap spaces, and a roof that covers the entire seating. Completed cost was $210,652.

It took over 3300 volunteer man-hours, $8875 in donated use of equipment and $1156 in donated electical materials and installation. It was a great project for the community and it was a delight to see decendants of the 1963 era volunteers working on the replacement grandstand.

Committe Officers

  • Bill Sinclair - Chairman
  • Casey Krogman - Vice Chairman
  • Gina Strain - Secretary
  • Karen O'Brien - Treasurer


  • Bill Adrian
  • Donna Jensen
  • John O'Bryan
  • Devota Hutchinson
  • Ben Huber
  • Jeannine Woodward


  • American Legion Otterman Post #94
  • Mellette County EMT's
  • Mellette County 4-H Leaders Association and 4-H Rodeo Committee
  • South Central Resource Conservation & Development Council
  • White River High School Rodeo Club
  • White River Lions Club
  • White River Volunteer Fire Department

The Original Grandstand

Some of the Many Donors toward the new grandstand

Views of the New Grandstand

Another view of the completed grandstand

Celebrating the completed project

Enjoying the new grandstand