Avon Chamber of Commerce
President: Mike Pelton


Avon Clarion
104 North Main Street
Owner:  Jack Brodeen
The Avon Clarion is a weekly newspaper, providing coverage on all local and regional events.
Fax: 286-3507    Email:  avonclarion@hotmail.com


Avon Locker
104 North Main Street
Owners:  Dave and Sandy Brandt
-in business since 1992-
The Locker is a small, meat processing plant-90% of the business is custom work.  (butchering, cutting and freezing).  We also do a number of specialty items such as hot dogs, jerky and brats.
Hours: 8 to 5 on weekdays and 8 to noon on Saturday


Avon True Value
104 North Main Street
Owners:  Dennis and Carol Stewart
Start Right…Start Here!


Avon Manufacturing Company
213 North Main St.

Berndt Farm Equipment
29697 410th Ave. Avon, SD 57315
Owners: Terry and Beth Berndt

Community Bank
118 N Main Street
-in business since 1914-
Offering Checking Accounts, Savings Accounts, Certificates of Deposit, IRA’s, Loans, Safe Deposit Box Services
“A Good Bank in a Good Community” Member FDIC

Farmers Coop Elevator
104 East Railway
Manager: Roger Berndt

Sub-divisions:          Farmer Coop Fuel
101 East 2nd Avenue

Farm & Ranch Supply
Hwy 50

Mensch Retail Greenhouse and The Flower Shop
Hwy 50 and Pine Street
Owners: Vern and Carol Tolsma

Pour Corner
Jim and Pam Toupal
On/Off sale, Video lottery, Amusement, Pizzas and sandwhiches
occassional live entertainment, Avon's Party Place  

Powers Furniture and Appliance
117 North Main Street
Night: 286-3527
Owners:  Kenny and Florence Powers
As the largest furniture store in a 40-mile radius, we offer La-Z-Boy recliners, Ashley Furniture, Chromecraft dining sets, other name-brand furniture, Symbol bedding, GE appliances and accessories.  We stock 150 rolls of carpet and 75 rolls of linoleum with factory trained installers.


Ron’s Market
104 North Main Street
Owners:  Ron and Linda Pelton
Ron’s offers fresh meat with several homemade selections, plus quality groceries and produce.
Hours: 7 days a week


Slectro Company
309 Spruce St.
Avon, SD
Owners: Wayne Tjeerdsma
Welding and repair, light metal fabrication
Manufacture row shutoff for Case/IH Cyclo Planters
Manufacture the " Handle Clamp'', a tool holding device.
Website: www.slectro.com

Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC
133 N Main Street
Owner:  Scott R Swier
-in business since 2010-
Our law firm serves a wide variety of clients from individuals with small town and rural needs to small community-based businesses to large corporate assets.  Swier Law Firm is devoted to providing the highest quality legal services to our clients.
Our breadth of experience allows us to work quickly and efficiently providing our clients with timely, cost effective solutions to their legal issues 

Tanning Shop
217 Main Street
Nyla Raysby
Tanning Beds-1 lay down bed and 1 stand up bed.
Open 24 hours
Call 605-661-6692 if you have any questions

Tolsma’s Cove
105 N Main Street
Owners:  Mark and Julie Tolsma
“The Bar with the Wind chimes where good friends come to have fun”
Family owned and operated, serving homemade noon meals Monday-Friday…real mashed potatoes or Czech dumplings and awesome burgers!  Friday and Saturday night specials include steak tips or shrimp and salad bar.  Some menu items include: fries, cheese balls, double cheeseburgers, onion rings, popcorn shrimp, chicken, pizza burgers, chicken sandwiches or fish sandwiches.
*Gift certificates
*Big screen TV
*Dart board / Jukebox
*Gazebo in beer garden – perfect for family gatherings or reunions
*Huge 4th of July Fireworks display sponsored by Tolsma’s Cove
*Sponsor Golf tournament at Bon Homme Golf Course in July
*Sponsor a league dart team
*Proud supporter of the Avon Pirates
*Video Lottery machines
*ATM available
*On and Off Sale Beer & Liquor
Dine in or carry out.
Hours:            Monday-Thursday 8am-midnight
Friday & Saturday: 9am-2 am

Avon Area Development

Avon Community Development


American Legion

Boys & Girls Club

Sweet Clover 4-H Club
Leaders: Carol Stewart and Carol Berndt
The club has some 20 members and are very active in all areas of 4-H.
the club meets at The Manor on the 2nd Monday of each month (some Expectations)

Women's Legion Auxiliary
Avon American Legion Auxiliary meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the meadow View Manor Dining room. Our meetings last about an hour and are followed by a light lunch. Officers are: Mary Hurd (President), Dorothy Burfeindt (Vice President), Viola Moysis (Secretary), Florence powers (Treasurer), and Shirley Yonkers (Chaplain).

We have a great group of ladies and lots of fun activities in support of our active-duty military, our veterans, and their families. These activities include: sponsoring Americanism essay aand poem contests & poppy poster contests, sponsoring Girls State candidates, playing bingo with veterans, purchasing gift shop items for veterans, hosting dinners and parties for veterans, writing letters/sending cards to active duty military personneland veterans, participating in Memeroial Day and veterans Day programs, holding flag retirement ceremonies, purchasing dictionaries and other items in support of the education of local school children, and providing information about patriotism to the community. Each spring we distribute poppies for donations in direct support of out veterans.

Women are eligible for membership in the Auxiliary if they are themselves a veteran who served honorably or if they fall into one of the following categories:


of an active duty servicemember or veteran who served honorably during any of the eligible war eras listed in the table below. Step-realtives in the categories above, such as a step-mother, step-sister, step-daughter, are also eligible.

World War I
April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918
World War II
Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946
U.S. Merchant Marines
Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946
Korean War
June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955
Vietnam War
Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984
Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31 1990
Desert Shield, Storm/ War on Terror
Aug. 2, 1990 to date of cessation


Pictured are: Back row (L-R): Viola Moysis, Marian Voigt, Lillian Burfeindt, Florence Powers, Vivian Hubner, Merly Reiff, Sharon Yost, Carol Bartunek, & Erma Dykstra. Middle row (L-R): Lois Simek, Shirley Yonkers, Janna Sattler, Dorothy Burfeindt, Clara Fillaus, & Lois Raysby. Front row: Mary Hurd.

Avon Historical Museum
The Avon Historical Preservation Society started in 1996 when volunteers began collecting and documenting data.  Former U. S. Senator George McGovern’s father, Reverend J. C. McGovern, served here as pastor during the 1920s at the Wesleyan Church.  However, in 2000 the Wesleyan Methodist Church closed and the building was given to house the present-day museum.  Much time has been spent by volunteers in matting and duplicating photographs that were loaned and donated.

You’ll find:

The museum sponsors an Avon History Essay Contest for 8th graders each year.

The present officers are: President - Ludd Bertsch, Vice-President - Laurie Luke, Secretary - Sharon Bertsch and Treasurer - Rosalee Sternhagen.   Serving on the Board of Directors are Aryls Thompson and Todd Luke.  All work in the museum is by volunteers and anyone is welcome to join.

The Museum is open by appointment anytime.  Phone numbers to call are listed on the Museum door or contact Rosalee Sternhagen 605-286-3266 or Arlys Thompson 605-286-3913.