Town of Winner
On November 27, 2018, Foundation Forward, Inc. made a presentation to the Steering Committee in Winner, SD. The Board took the matter into consideration and voted to accept the Tripp County Charters of Freedom setting. The three-part setting would consist of The Declaration of Independence, The United States Constitution, and The Bill of Rights.
On June 26, 2019, the official Letter of Intent was signed by our Founder, Vance Patterson and Tripp County Commissioner Chairman, Curt Littau. It was confirmed that the site for the setting would be in front of the Tripp County Courthouse, located at 200 East 3rd Street in Winner, SD. This location was selected by the Steering Committee for its central location in the county, high visibility and foot traffic, and easy access by school children and citizens.
Winner resident, Brenda Muhs, was established as “Champion” to act as the main point of contact between the county and Foundation Forward, Inc. A fundraising campaign began, and contractors were approached to get involved with the project. The funds raised, along with donations of labor and materials, help to offset the costs associated with the construction of this setting, which helps to “pay it forward” and help to install settings in additional counties throughout the United States.