New Options- ProAct is planning a 50th Anniversary celebration on October 23.

When the Shakopee provider came on board with ProAct in January, it garnered the distinct privilege of being the oldest program in the ProAct fold.

Leaders are preparing for fun and festivities at an offsite location with current and past staff, participants, their families and county people.

New Options preceded ProAct’s Red Wing location, formerly Interstate Rehabilitation Center, by just one year. Owobopte, ProAct’s predecessor in Dakota County, began in 1972.

New Options- ProAct is hosting a 50th Anniversary event from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Shakopee site on October 23. The address is 792 Canterbury Road South #132.

Photo: New Options/Scott County DAC had used this former Jordan elementary school building in Lydia in the late 1970s near Minnesota Highway 13 and Scott County Road 10.