Saturday, October 25
10:00 AM Healthy Active Lifestyle Event at The Wave Nutrition Club, 222 1st Ave East. Join the healthy team at The Wave for a morning yoga workout!
8:00 PM Hallowen Poker Run and Costume Contest with DJ Neon Jon at Turtle’s, Arnies, Babe’s, Pullman, and the Eagles.
Sunday, October 26
5:30 PM Screw Loose Pub Crawl: Join Trail of Terror and downtown businesses For The Journey, Turtles Bar and Grill, and Babe’s Place for a spooky evening!
The Main Street Shakopee Design Team is preserving local heritage and revitalizing public spaces through good design. We are bringing Shakopee’s history and culture to life through public art.
Get inspired and creative at the launch party for a mural at Holmes Street tunnel! Learn more about the mural project and share your ideas while enjoying live music, art, and kids activities!
2:00 Live Music by Loosely Wound
3:00 Mural Project Presentation
There are many ways to get involved in this project and others that are revitalizing the downtown district. Contact Laura Pecaut, Main Street Coordinator, for more information. (952) 445-1660 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.shakopee.org for more information about the Main Street Shakopee program.
When we heard about how our Shakopee Open Mini Golf Tournament winner, Emily, used her $500 Chamber Bucks prize money, we were completely amazed and inspired by her generosity. THANK YOU Emily for supporting and giving back to the Shakopee Community!
Emily grew up in Jordan, Minnesota. After graduating from college and marrying her high school sweetheart she and her husband found the perfect place to start a family: Shakopee. “I encounter a sense of community beyond just our neighborhood. Shakopee has so many activities to bring people together whether it is the strong ECFE programs, Choo Choo Bob concerts at Huber Park, splashing in the street during the ‘Forget the Flood’ party or enjoying some good food at a local restaurant like Pablo's Mexican Restaurant. I have been excited to see growth of new programs, too, such as the Main Street initiative bringing support back to local businesses and preserving what makes Shakopee so special.”
Upon learning about the Shakopee Open Mini Golf Tournament, Emily and her son set out to all the participating local businesses to putt, which they both thoroughly enjoyed. “To my surprise, I found out a few weeks later that I had won the grand prize drawing after completing the game.”
Emily used a small portion of her earnings to buy her son some new sporting equipment at Shakopee Valley Sports to reward him for being such a great golf partner that day. Driving through downtown thinking about where to spend the rest of the prize money, she saw a sign that said "Free Meal" outside of St. Marks’ Catholic Church. In that moment she knew how she wanted to spend the Bucks. “With all of the media coverage about communities falling apart, I wanted to do my part to keep Shakopee special for my son.” The meal program is called Loaves and Fishes. They provide a hot meal several times a week to anyone in need; no questions asked. To her, this was a program that truly captured the generosity of Shakopee.
Pablo's Mexican Restaurant has always been a great supporter of the community and quickly partnered with Emily to provide Loaves and Fishes a fiesta dinner! “Without their help I would not have been able to put on this event. My hope for the dinner is that we brought a little sense of fun and kindness to those going through a tough time. My donation was small compared to the numerous volunteers that support the Loaves and Fishes program on a consistent basis, my family and friends who support me through all my adventures, the local businesses that find a way to give back over and over and those that have community-supporting jobs which they choose because making Shakopee special is more important than money. This is my little way to give back to those that have given so very much to me. Thank you!”
For more information about the Loaves and Fishes Program visit: www.loavesandfishesmn.org
For more information about Pablo's Mexican Restaurant visit: www.pablosmexican.com
Shakopee, Minnesota – The downtown revitalization effort in Shakopee continues to gain momentum, this time backed by a donation from Fairmount Minerals – Shakopee Sand LLC. Shakopee Sand presented a $5,000 check to the Main Street Shakopee program, becoming the first and founding Friend of Main Street.
Funds raised through the Friends of Main Street Shakopee campaign will funnel directly into physical improvements such as bicycle racks, beautification projects and wayfaring and place-making signage in historic downtown and along the highway 101 corridor. Donations will also support economic development projects, promotional materials and new events. Riverfront amenities and innovative business support resources will follow as business growth in the area continues.
“Fairmont Minerals – Shakopee Sand LLC focuses every aspect of our business around the three pillars of sustainable development: People, Planet, and Prosperity,“ Plant Manager Doug Wermerskirchen commented, “Supporting community efforts like Main Street is one of ways we fulfill that mission.”
As a newly designated Minnesota Main Street Community, the program will also receive training, tools, information, and networking from the statewide coordinating program at the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota.
Find more information and donate to the Friends campaign here.