Final Campaign Weekend – 5 Pictures

What a weekend! Friday was costume shopping (nothing like waiting until the last minute), Saturday was Halloween in Hopkins which surpassed all of our wildest expectations. Saturday night we created our own little pub crawl along Mainstreet on Saturday night (we tried our best to help a nice lady find her shoes), and Sunday of course was Halloween and all about the kids. 

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“Crime Fighting Local Business Owner” – We need a more catchy super hero name…

Still unsure about what to be for Halloween? Consider thinking of your local heroes, or picking your own crime fighter character. Maybe I’ll be a Crime Fighting Local Business Owner as a throwback to this memory from 2006.
 
In all seriousness, public safety services are able to be most effective when partnering with the citizens they serve. Hopkins Police has an excellent reputation for community outreach which helps all of us maintain a safer city.

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“Lady Gaga’s Meat Suit”

Lady Gaga‚Äôs Meat Suit…
Now that I have your attention! I want to share a podcast that I have listened regularly for some time now. One episode is literally called Lady Gaga‚Äôs Meat Suit because they are discussion architecture and facades in towns like Hopkins. The comparison is to a bride, you never want to upstage the bride by wearing Lady Gaga‚Äôs Meat Suit to a wedding. Focusing on every building being ‚Äúthe bride‚ÄĚ is not a symbiotic way to manage town development.

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