SHENANDOAH CHAMBER and INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

Calendar of Events

Here you can find present and past events happening around the Shenandoah area.

2022

Sep

10

Wabash Trace Nature Trail Marathon, Half Marathon & Marathon Relay

09/10/2022
7:30 am, 8:00 am
Shenandoah, Imogene & Wabash Trace Nature Trail

· 11th Annual Race, locally-organized by Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association, Southwest Iowa Nature Trails, City of Imogene and Sons & Daughters of Imogene

· Electronic Chip Timing, USATF Certified, Boston Qualifier

· The Wabash Trace Nature Trail is a mostly flat, tree-lined converted railroad line crossing through scenic Iowa countryside with a crushed limestone surfacing

· Out & back races begin and end in Shenandoah for both the Marathon and Marathon Relay. Point-to-point Half Marathon begins in Imogene and finishes in Shenandoah

· Relay team divisions: Co-ed, Female, and Male

· 7:30 am start for Marathon & Relay in downtown Shenandoah; 8:00 am start for Half Half at Imogene’s St. Patrick Church

· 6 Hour time limit, finish line closes at 1:30

· Unique & fun water stations every 2 miles, first aid & emergency service on the trail

· Sign-up available for morning-of bus

   transportation from Shenandoah to Half

   Marathon start in Imogene. Bus will return

   drop bags to Depot for pick-up at end of race.

· Early packet & t-shirt pickup in Shenandoah (100 S. Maple St.) Friday, Sept. 9, 4-7 p.m. or at each start the morning of

· Showers near finish line (423 W. Thomas Ave.)

· Medals, snacks & beverages at the finish. Awards presented at Depot Restaurant with free beer!

·  Race results & photos at www.onlineraceresults.com

Register online www.GetMeRegistered.com or Print entry form at www.SCIAIowa.com

 

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2022

Sep

24

Shenfest

09/24/2022
All day
All around Shenandoah

Shenandoah's annual Shenfest celebration features a large parade, many class reunions, entertainment, fun run, tennis tournament and other games, vendors, tractor show, car show, pancake feed, and more.

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Past Events

2022

Jul

28

Jul

31

Shenandoah Sizzling Sidewalk Sales

Array
8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Downtown and Hwy 59 shopping

Sizzling Sidewalk Sales offers the best deals of the summer. Checkout discounts inside and outside.

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2022

Jul

29

Jul

30

Blues & Brews Barbeque

Array
4-8 p.m. Friday, Noon-7 p.m. Saturday
Elks Lodge grounds, 701 S Fremont St., Shenandoah

The Forum to Revitalize Shenandoah and SCIA are proud to announce that the upcoming Shenandoah “ShenDig” Barbeque Competition has been designated as an official Qualifier event with the Kansas City Barbeque Society. To achieve this certain levels of expectations from the KCBS organization must be obtained by the local competition committee and its organizers. All of those requirements have been met and the Shenandoah “ShenDig” has achieved that designation of “Qualifier”.

 

With the “Qualifier” designation the “ShenDig” will have a Grand Champion that will be awarded an automatic invitation to compete at the American Royal BBQ Competition in Kansas City, will be in the lottery pool for the Jack Daniels invitational AND will be awarded an automatic invitation to the World BBQ competition in Alabama as long as that Grand Champion is a KCBS member.

 

The Forum to Revitalize Shenandoah is proud to accept this designation and organizers Stacy Truex and Mace Hensen credit the huge amount of support from the community for being able to achieve that designation in the first year of hosting the competition! To the community of Shenandoah and SW Iowa the Forum would like to say “Thanks You!”

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2022

Jul

27

SCIA Coffee at Wabash Arts Camp

07/27/2022
10 a.m.
National Guard Armory in Sportsmans Park, Ferguson Rd.

The 31st Wabash Arts Camp will host a Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association Coffee at 10 a.m. July 27 at the National Guard Armory on Ferguson Rd. Enjoy snacks and beverages and see the children's art.

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2022

Jul

14

SCIA 2022 Annual Banquet with Todd Becker, Green Plains CEO as Speaker

07/14/2022
6:00 pm
Waterfalls Event Center, 907 Hartford Avenue, Farragut, IA

Todd Becker President and Chief Executive Officer of Green Plains Inc. will be the featured speaker at Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association’s Annual Meeting Banquet July 14. The event will be held at the Waterfalls Event Center, 907 Hartford Avenue, Farragut, IA. Mr. Becker has 33 years of extensive experience in general management, risk management, supply chain management, and operations in numerous commodity processing businesses, along with significant international experience in agricultural and energy markets. At Green Plains over the last 14 years, Todd has used his management, finance, and innovation skills to improve business performance. After executing on a full portfolio optimization plan followed by an operational improvement and cost reduction program, he has embarked the company on a Total Transformation Plan as he moves them away from commodity processing and focuses on innovation of high quality, high margin renewable and sustainable products, and feedstocks with recurring and predictable high-quality earnings streams. Mr. Becker earned a master’s degree in finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Kansas. Doors open 6pm and dinner will be served 6:30pm. Reservations are requested by calling 712-246-3455 or emailing chamber@sciaiowa.com. Choose Rosemary Butter Chicken or Smothered Salisbury Steak catered by The Sanctuary Restaurant in Shenandoah. Other items to be served are loaded mashed potatoes, crack bacon green beans, Caesar salad, rolls, and dessert. Price is $30.00 per person. Pay at the door with check or cash. Both the Waterfalls Event Center and The Sanctuary are SCIA members. The mission of Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association is to improve the economic vitality of Shenandoah, Page and Fremont County, to expand high paying employment opportunities, enhance Shenandoah’s retail shopping, and to support major community projects that improve our quality of life. Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) is a leading biorefining company focused on the development and utilization of fermentation, agricultural, biological, and mechanical technologies in the processing of annually renewable crops into sustainable value-added ingredients and energy products. This includes the production of cleaner low carbon biofuels, renewable feedstocks for advanced biofuels and renewable diesel, and high purity alcohols for use in cleaners, disinfectants, and consumer products. Green Plains is an innovative producer of high value Ultra-High Protein and novel ingredients for animal and aquaculture diets to help satisfy a growing global appetite for sustainable proteins. Since 2007, Mr. Becker has led the company through rapid growth to become one of the largest low carbon biofuel producers in the world, with 1.1 billion gallons of operating capacity. Officials from Green Plains, Inc. recently announced plans for two new projects, a $50 million expansion to its Shenandoah facility, adding 12 new jobs to the community in its new Clean Sugar Technology facility and a partnership with the Riverence Group to form a joint venture to expand aquafeed production in Idaho. The venture will produce trout and salmon feeds for the Riverence Group, utilizing wholesome, sustainable ingredients including the 60%+ fermented protein product. The Clean Sugar Technology Patented by Fluid Quip Technologies -- which is owned by Green Plains -- CST produces low-cost dextrose and fructose through a dry milling technique and provides another product that can be produced by the existing facility. 2021 SCIA Board President John McBride, President of Bank Iowa will pass the gavel to the new 2022 president with introduction of current 2022 SCIA board members, Stephanie Osborn of Wilson Ins. is Treasurer, Matt Sells CEO of Shenandoah Medical Center, Kerri Nelson Shenandoah School Superintendent, Cory Scamman Green Plains General Manager, Aaron O’Brien Fareway Manager, John Finn Pella Corp., Amy Zwickel Shenandoah Inn & Suites Hotel, Julie O’Hara Jim Hughes Real Estate, Becky LePorte owner LePorte Electric, Lance Cornelius State Farm Insurance, Chris Clark Fremont County Supervisor, Speck Hendrickson Fremont County Representative, City liaisons Mayor Roger McQueen and City Councilman Jon Eric Brantner. Bank liaisons are John McBride Bank Iowa, Adam Wright First National Bank and Kurt Henstorf First Heritage Bank. During the past year SCIA Board of Directors have formed working committees including Housing, Economic Development, Tourism and Small Business. Shenandoah City Council recently approved the SCIA program developed by the housing committee for private housing demolition and rehabilitation. The program will help eliminate or renovate dilapidated structures and provide additional housing. SCIA Ag Committee members are Nick Bosley of United Group Insurance, Ian Isaacson of Bank Iowa, Craig Harris retired Farm Credit Services, Rusty Hunter of First Heritage Bank, Rachel Johnson of First National Bank, Steve Lorimor of Lorimor Farms, Jake McGargill of New York Life Insurance, Cale Jones of Jones Farm and Steve Richardson of Tarkio Valley Tractor Club. SCIA Ag Committee will present 3 AFA scholarships and the Friend of Ag award. AFA Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors pursuing agriculture related four-year degrees from Shenandoah, Essex and now Sidney school districts. The $4,600 scholarships are funded by local businesses and Ag Future of America. Local AFA Scholarship contributors are Bank Iowa, First Heritage Bank, KMA Radio, First National Bank, Farm Credit Services of America, Green Plains Shenandoah, Shenandoah Medical Center, Wilson Insurance, Shenandoah Inn & Suites Hotel, James and Melonie Doyle, Dan and Deb Finlay, Ed and StarAnn Kloberdanz, Steve and Kathy Lorimor, Pete & Dana Wenstrand, RocStop Cenex, Bill & Pam Ditmars, Craig & Kath Harris, O’Hara Seed, United Group Ins., McGargill Stock Farm, Jones Family Tri Tower Farms, McNeilly Garage Door Srv., Sapp Brothers, Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association, Duane & Marylou Rexroth, Vetter Equipment and Jay Memorial Trust . Banquet sponsors are First Heritage Bank, Eyecare Associates of Southwest Iowa, KMA Radio, Miller Building, O’Hara Seed, Sapp Brothers, Wilson Insurance, Rawson Stevens Law, Shenandoah Inn & Suites Hotel, Deb & Dan Finley, and Sapp Brothers. For more information visit Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association new website www.sciaiowa.com.

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2022

Jul

07

Shenfest Planning Meeting

07/07/2022
noon
Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Assn. Conference Room, 619 W Sheridan Ave.

Choose a theme and brainstorm about activities for this day long annual event. Shenfest is Sept. 24, 2022

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2022

Jul

07

Shenfest Planning Meeting

07/07/2022
noon
SCIA office conference room, 619 W Sheridan Ave.

Start planning for Sept. 24, Shenfest, Decide on a theme, brainstorm about activities, and more. Everyone welcome.

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2022

Jul

02

Star Spangled Celebration

07/02/2022
8:00 am- 11:00 pm
Priest Park & Sportsmans Park

American Legion Parade at 10 a.m. lineup on Clarinda Ave. and finish at Priest Park, CRAFT FAIR FARMERS MARKET PIE CONTEST & AUCTION KIDS GAMES by Community First Credit Union ROCK CLIMBING WALL WITH THE Iowa National Guard LIVE MUSIC AXE THROWING BBQ FOOD VENDORS Schwan’s ICE CREAM SOLD BY THE Shen Music Booster ANTIQUE TRACTORS MONSTER TRUCKS BOUNCY HOUSE by First National Bank All at Priest Park Parade All running 8am – 2pm In addition to these events The Fareway Store, The Elm Street Grill and Shenandoah Parks department are sponsoring Burgers, Dogs, Chips and pop at Sportsman Park, The Parks and Recs department has an entire slate of Little league baseball games going on and the American Legion and the City Of Shenandoah are sponsoring the Fireworks at sundown and the American Legion will be having a Flag Burning Ceremony to retire American Flags.

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2022

Jun

01

SCIA Coffee at Veterans Memorial Museum

06/01/2022
10 a.m.
603 W. Llowell Ave.

June 1st 10 a.m. SCIA Coffee at Veterans Memorial Museum, 603 W. Lowell Ave. See the newly remodeled large meeting room for rent with Kitchen, call 246-8057. New home of the 1941 WWII Co. E sendoff banner donated by Helen Castle and Military Wabash Arts Camp Murals, tour the museum and enjoy coffee and a snack.

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2022

May

25

SCIA Ribbon Cutting Coffee Homestead of Shenandoah

05/25/2022
10 a.m.
601 Harrison St.

Wed. May 25th, 10 a.m. SCIA Ribbon Cutting Coffee at Homestead of Shenandoah, Assisted Living & Memory Care, 601 Harrison St. (formerly Windsor Manor) Coffee and snacks served.

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2022

Apr

22

Shenandoah Pella Corp. Electronic Recycling

04/22/2022
3-6:00 pm
1500 S Fremont St. (Hwy 59) Shenandoah

Pella Corporation will host it's annual community Electronic Recycling event April 22, 3- 6 p.m. Sponsored by Pella Corp. & Lloyd Inc. at the Shenandoah Pella Corp. location 1500 S. Fremont St. for Shenandoah residents and businesses. Free to Shenandoah Residents with donations accepted, Business $5 minimum permonitor. Proceeds given to Shenandoah Middle School to assist with environmental awareness. Items accepted –Computer monitors, pc’s, TV’s, printers, VCR’s, game systems, cameras, cell phones, Keyboards, laptops, DVD players.

 

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2022

Apr

20

SCIA Coffee with Page County ISU Extension

04/20/2022
10:00 am
Shenandoah Public Library

April 18-23rd is ISU Extension and Outreach Week. They will highlight Human Sciences and the Growing Strong Families program.

 

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2022

Apr

19

Everly Brothers Experience, Zmed Brothers performance

04/19/2022
6 p.m.
Depot Restaurant, 101 Railroad St., Shenandoah

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2022

Apr

25

Zmed Brothers at Shenandoah Depot Restaurant

04/25/2022
6:00 pm
101 Railroad Street

Zmed Brothers of the Everly Brothers Experience will perform April 19th at the Depot Restaurant 101 Railroad St. in Shenandoah. It's the first tent party of the season. Barbeque starts a 6 p.m. Free-will donations benefit the Everly Brothers Childhood Home projects, located just across the street.

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2022

Apr

25

SCIA Chamber Coffee for ISU Extension & Outreach

04/25/2022
10:00 am
Shenandoah Public Library auditorium

April 18-23rd is ISU Extension and Outreach Week. Enoy coffee & a snack while ISU Extention highlights Human Sciences and their Growing Strong Families program. Learn about the Growing Strong Families program. 

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2022

Apr

16

Shenandoah Easter Egg Hunt

04/16/2022
1:00 pm
Sportsman's Park, Ferguson Rd. Shenandoah

Shenandoah Easter Egg Hunt in Sportsman's Park marks the 95th year American Legion has been hiding eggs for the kids. The event starts at 1 p.m. on April 16th.

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2022

Apr

08

Scooters Coffee Ribbon Cutting

04/08/2022
11 a.m.
406 S. Fremont St. Shenandoah

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2022

Mar

29

M.A.Y. Mentoring Fundraiser Todd Oliver & Friends ventriloquist show

03/29/2022
7 p.m.
Shenandoah High School Auditorium

Free will donation, Oliver is a veteran entertainer from Branson and America’s Got Talent.

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2022

Mar

26

SCIA Legislative Coffees

03/26/2022
8:00 AM
Bricker Room Shenandoah Safety Center

Here hear briefings from state legislators and ask questions. Sponsored by SCIA. Coffee and Muffins from Heavenly Home Bakery provided.

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2022

Mar

24

Dueling Pianos SMC Foundation Fundraiser, Dinner & Show

03/24/2022
6:30 p.m.
Shenandoah Elks Lodge

Call 712-24-7074 for tickets, Chicken or Steak dinner & show, Cost is $50 

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2022

Mar

21

Groundbreaking ceremony at 601 W Sheridan Ave for the new Laundromat.

03/21/2022
10:00 am
601 W. Sheridan Avenue

Sorensens announced Monday March 21st at 10am there will be a groundbreaking ceremony at 601 W Sheridan Ave for the new Laundromat. Come learn more about the new modern facility to be built at the corner of Sheridan Ave. and Blossom St.

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2022

Feb

23

Shenandoah Farmers Market Vendor Meeting

02/23/2022
3:00 pm
Shenandoah Public Library

ISU Extension facilitates 2022 Shenandoah Farmer's Market Planning. Vendors are invited to give input on the planning for summer market.

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2022

Mar

09

Apply Now Online for SCIA Agriculture Future of America Scholarships

03/09/2022
12:00 pm
online

Shenandoah Chamber and Industry Association Ag Committee and Agriculture Future of America join forces each year to support an agricultural scholarship program. Applications are now being accepted online at the website www.agfuture.org under the Community Scholarship tab through March 9th.

     This year the SCIA Ag Committee hopes to award up to two scholarships. AFA matches community funds, now being raised by the SCIA Ag Committee, to offer $4,600 in each scholarship, including $3,000 academic scholarship and $1,600 to cover the AFA Leaders Conference expenses in Kansas City the following November.

     Qualified applicants are Shenandoah, Sidney or Essex high school seniors who will pursue a degree in agriculture or any related field at an accredited college or university. Many majors qualify if they will be applied to the agriculture industry, such as…business, chemistry, horticulture, animal science, education, computer science etc.

    The application process also includes an essay sharing the applicant’s personal vision for agriculture and why their interest in an agricultural career. An interview will be conducted soon after March 9th at the SCIA office, 619 W. Sheridan Avenue. Applications must be posted online by March 9th so they can set up interview times. The link to the application is http://www.agfuture.org then click on the community partner scholarship.

    The goal of the AFA Scholarship is to identify students with strong potential. Students are also scored on community service and citizenship, activities, work experience, family need, references, grade point (3.0 and above) and student rank. The Essay has the greatest weight in scoring applicants.

    The Scholarship winners will be announced at the SCIA Annual Meeting and Ag Banquet to be held later in the spring at American Legion Country Club.  SCIA Ag Committee members are now gathering donations for the Agriculture Future of America scholarship. Agriculture Future of America Foundation matches $2,300 raised locally for each scholarship. Businesses and individuals that wish to contribute should contact SCIA at 246-3455 or drop off a check. Checks should be made to Greater Shenandoah Foundation.

 

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2022

Feb

23

Farmer's Market Planning Meeting

02/23/2022
3 p.m.
Shenandoah Public Library, 201 S. Elm St.

Vendors are invited to help make plans and adjust the rules for Shenandoah Garden City Farmer's Market. Contact Market Managers Mary Lou Wolhoy with questions. 712-303-0100.

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2022

Feb

10

2022 Chocolate Walk

02/10/2022
8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Participating Stores & Restaurants

     Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association and businesses are giving shoppers a chance to win prizes large and small and celebrate the Valentine Day holiday early with the Chocolate Walk Thursday February 10th.

     All day shoppers will not only find winter bargains in stores but can also indulge in all kinds of chocolate at participating businesses. Entry forms for the drawing worth over $1,000 in prize items and gift certificates will be available at those businesses. Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association is offering $100, $100, and $300 grand prize in Chamber Bucks. Shoppers must bring entry forms to The Sanctuary Restaurant starting at 5 p.m. to enter.

      The Sanctuary Restaurant is hosting the Chocolate Walk Party with free etched wine glasses (limit of 60 available), wine sampling, and appetizers from 5-7 p.m. Meals will be offered from the regular menu with Chocolate Walk discounts.

      Drawings start at 6:30 p.m. and you must be present to win. Jillian Buzzard, Miss Shenandoah will assist with the drawings. Among the other prizes offered are a stay in a suite at Shenandoah Inn & Suites Hotel, $50 gift card to Legacy 3 Theatre, Sapphire earrings from Hansen Jewelers, a weekend pet retreat at Healthy Tails Retreat worth $120 and many more items and gift certificates.

     Shop the Shenandoah Chocolate Walk and pickup entry forms in stores starting February 9 for prizes at these SCIA Businesses: Depot Restaurant 101 Railroad Street, Paper Trail 709 W Sheridan Avenue, CBS Hardware 621 W Sheridan Avenue, Hansen Jewelers 603 W Sheridan Avenue, Angel Care Home Health 717 W Sheridan Avenue, Kriegler Office Equipment 706 W Sheridan Avenue, Shenandoah Inn & Suites 620 W Sheridan Avenue, Shenandoah Floral 514 W Sheridan Avenue, County Line Design 506 W Sheridan Avenue, Shenandoah Nutrition 518 S Freemont Street, Heavenly Home Bakery 807 W Summit Avenue (Enter in the alley from Walnut St.),  Hineline Home Furnishings 1215 W Nishna Road, and The Sanctuary Restaurant 207 S Elm Street.

      More prizes provided by SCIA businesses: Hy-Vee, Subway, Brown’s Shoe Fit, Legacy 3 Theatre, Sheri’s Restaurant, Nishna Valley Café, Healthy Tails Retreat, Kat’s Koolerz & Coffee, and EL Porton Mexican Grill.

     “Chocolate Walk is a promotion that Shenandoah SCIA businesses have participated in since 2014. It’s a fun way to celebrate Valentines and an opportunity for businesses to show appreciation to customers for shopping in Shenandoah,” said SCIA Marketing Director Shelly Warner. “It’s an event that gets people into the businesses to checkout winter sale merchandise and breaks up the long winter days with a fun party with friends.” Contact SCIA for more information or stop by to pickup a list of the participating stores. It will also be posted the Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association facebook and new website www.sciaiowa.com.

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2022

Jan

26

M.A.Y. Mentoring SCIA Coffee

01/26/2022
10:00 AM
Shenandoah K-8 School Commons

Enjoy coffee and a snack and learn what's new with M.A.Y. Mentoring during Mentoring Month. Signup to be a mentor.

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2021

Dec

18

COOKIES & COCOA

12/18/2021
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Shenandoah K-8th School Commons

* Decorate Cookies

* Mrs. Claus Story Reading

* Christmas Craft

* Selfie Station

* Hot Cocoa

* Write Letters to Santa

Parents encouraged to attend w/ Children

Thanks Sponsors Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association, Fareway, Shenandoah Medical Center, Shenandoah CSD

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