Shakopee participants head out into communities

Burnsville Center last hurrah?

“Don’t we all enjoy shopping, well window shopping?” asks Brown. As participants and staff prepared to say our goodbye to the Burnsville Center mall, a group decided to head over, take a walk, and window shop. There have been many visits to this staple shopping center over the years so Brown said it will be sad to see it go. A few groups made their way over to exercise and ride the escalator, which is a favorite of Steve G’s! “Even though we will miss our visits there it will allow us to visit other shopping centers in the area, like Eden Prairie,” Brown said.

Parks and more parks

The weather finally cooperated for Shakopee groups to visit area parks. Participants took in Centennial Lakes Park in Edina, which they walked in its entirety, enjoying the beautiful scenery. Another group visited Lions Park in Shakopee where they had fun on the adaptive ground equipment. Lions is a favorite for many.

Cool cars on tap

The Gotta go to the Auto Show commercial gets people singing. DSP Tom Fix took a small group to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds to browse the cool vehicles. “No test driving was on the ticket,” said Brown, “but they sure did find some neat cars.” The Camaro was a favorite. They did find time between browsing the cars to have lunch, and it was a great day, she said.

Minnesota Vikings Museum

Touchdown! A small Shakopee group met people from ProAct’s Eagan and Red Wing sites at the Minnesota Vikings Museum on May 26. The participants truly enjoyed the tour, and meeting others from Eagan and Red Wing. A highlight was in the gift shop where the attendant let them hold an NFL football. “You would have thought they were all Kirk Cousins throwing a touchdown!” said Brown.

Mall image source: Bring Me the News