Capitol to be Open Sunday Night for Photos Before King of Hearts

Capitol Rotunda (KGFX Photo)


PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Capitol will be open Sunday evening to allow local high school students to stop in and take pictures in the building before the annual King of Hearts Dance.  Teens usually flock to the Capitol for photos on the marble staircase in the rotunda before they head to the dance, which will be held at Georgia Morse Middle School.  The Capitol will stay open until the dance starts at 9:00 p.m.  Students, their families and friends are being asked to use the building’s north entrance on Sunday.

The annual dance is for 9th through 12th grade students only.  Men must wear a suit or tuxedo and ladies attire is an appropriate formal gown or dress.  The King of Hearts will be crowned at midnight by Riggs senior Tomlynn Paulsen-Jones.  King candidates are Grady Tibbs of Stanley County High School and from Riggs High School-Weston Christenson, Dan Block, Carson Eisenbeisz, Drew Leif, Kyle Sarringar, Brandon Vockrodt, Matt Monfore, Doug Bachand and Kyle Mammenga.  Doors open Sunday at 8:00 p.m. and music will be from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

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