From farm fun to cleanup, ‘the Shoe’ 100th boots, Red Wing engages community

“Breakfast on the Farm” has been an annual tradition.  People from ProAct rode on rangers from their bus to the farm, where they enjoyed a free breakfast with egg bake, donuts, cheese sticks and milk. They petted a horse, cows, and baby goats. The group also had free cheese curds and ice cream. Then we all got a picture with one of the “Dairy Princesses.”  ProAct will be back next year.

Doing their part for community

Participants in Red Wing continue to do a community service project every month. In June, they concentrated on “cleaning up around us.”  A group went to local parks and picked up garbage. “We really would like to see everyone pick up after themselves. Yuk! Good thing for gloves!” said staff.

Since they were already at a park, the group made it a picnic day.

July brought another Thrivent Action Team Project for Red Wing. The focus is school supplies.  They will be helping the local United Way “Stuff the Bus.”

100th anniversary boots

The community is highlighting the boots first displayed for Red Wing Shoe’s 100th anniversary.  People from ProAct crossed the new pedestrian bridge by Bay Point Park to check out the new designs.

Past president was there, podium marks spot

Red Wing participants and staff enjoyed a trip to Cannon Falls in June.  They were able to explore the park where President Obama visited and got their picture by the podium he used.  The group also had some fun capped off by, what else . . . ice cream!  Participants couldn’t go wrong with ice cream and enjoyed treats at Cannon Belles.