The History of the El Riad Shrine

The History of the El Riad Shrine

Fun, Fellowship and Philanthropy By Matt Crosby Since the El Riad Shrine was established before South Dakota was admitted as the 40th U.S. state in 1889, perhaps it is fitting that the organization’s flagship facility has been a Sioux Falls landmark for the majority...
June/July Fun & Family In 2022!

June/July Fun & Family In 2022!

All I can say is WOW!!! Holy socks, WOW!!! What a CIRCUS El Riad has had so far, hat’s off to Chamberlain, Mitchell, and Sioux Falls and more to come. I would like to thank everyone that volunteered for one session all nine in Sioux Falls or traveled to Chamberlain or...
$1,500 Gift Provided to Shriners Children’s

$1,500 Gift Provided to Shriners Children’s

A two-day polka party was held at Noble Mike Simon’s farm in 2019 that yielded $1,500 in donations that was given to Shriners Hospital. The party celebrated Mike’s 50 years of entertaining others through music. There were four Polka Bands providing the entertainment...
May Fun & Family In 2022!

May Fun & Family In 2022!

Big Top Time! By the time this hit the pages, El Riad will have had its first CIRCUS in two years. It is great to be back having fun with all the families and kids that enjoy coming to the CIRCUS…it is also great having all of El Riad pulling together to make all our...
Getting to the Point: Les Kruse

Getting to the Point: Les Kruse

Hometown: Pipestone, MN What keeps you in Sioux Falls? Family & friends Who was your Masonic/Shrine sponsor and why did you become a Master Mason/Shriner? Lady Gloria and I used to go to all the Rumbles’ dances. Then one day, I said to Gloria that after our twins...
Getting to the Point: Troy Magnuson

Getting to the Point: Troy Magnuson

Hometown: Mitchell What keeps you in Mitchell? What keeps me in Mitchell is my family and the best job you could ask for. Who was your Shrine sponsor, when did you join, and why did you become a Shriner? My Shrine sponsor was Denny Robinson, I joined in 1998. I became...
April Fun & Family In 2022!

April Fun & Family In 2022!

2022 is starting off great with out standing cash calendar sales. This is the 19th year of this fundraiser for the shrine, these funds help in the day to day operation of our building. Thank you to all you Nobels and their ladies that get out and sell the calendars it...
March Fun & Family In 2022!

March Fun & Family In 2022!

2022 is starting off great with out standing cash calendar sales. This is the 19th year of this fundraiser for the shrine, these funds help in the day to day operation of our building. Thank you to all you Nobels and their ladies that get out and sell the calendars it...
Getting to the Point: Paul Buriak

Getting to the Point: Paul Buriak

Hometown: Minot, North Dakota What keeps you in Sioux Falls? My grown children all live here, our network of friends, and my work. Who was your Masonic sponsor, when did you join, and why did you become a Master Mason? My Father, I was raised 2-22-97. It is a family...
Corn Palace Under The Big Top

Corn Palace Under The Big Top

Seems like it’s been 101 years…wait a minute, it HAS been 101 years!  So, Nobles, Units, Clubs, friends, and families, get over to Mitchell on Saturday, June 11, 2022, for the All Shrine Parade! It will be an A-MAIZE- ING event with a 100 percent Shrine Parade to...

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