Sam’s Weekend in 5 Pictures

Hard to believe we’re at another Monday. Just three Monday’s left until Election Day, WHAT?? It was a great weekend, hopefully you were able to enjoy the weather and the Hopkins events as much as we did. On Friday we went to the Tuttle’s meat raffle, Saturday was the Donut Drive & Dine hosted by Hopkins JCI, it was also the annual Hopkins Fire Department open house. As always, we also found time to eat at our favorite places on Mainstreet. 

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Stiele History – Show Up

Stiele History goes deeper than just Sam. We have a history of showing up. The men in this picture have instilled that in me and my wife. Both of these great men served in the armed forces. My father-in-law (on the left) was in the Navy, my father (on the right) was in the Marines. If you see them around town, please say thank you. Not just for what they have done for our country, but for Hopkins as well.

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Sam’s Weekend in 5 pictures

Sam’s weekend in 5 pictures will only be 5 pictures this time. It was a super busy weekend, meaning we didn’t have time to take lots of pictures! This weekend included a stop at Mac’s, our weekly trip to the Farmer’s Market, quality time at church, and planning for the week of heavy campaigning. Check out our pictures!

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“Lady Gaga’s Meat Suit”

Lady Gaga’s 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’s 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’s Meat Suit to a wedding. Focusing on every building being “the bride” is not a symbiotic way to manage town development.

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Sam’s Weekend in 5 PIctures

We couldn’t pick just 5 today, so 7 it is! Hope you all had a great weekend, we visited some of our favorite local establishments including Munkabeans, 30 Bales, Mainstreet Bar & Grill, Hopkins Farmers Market, as well as hosting another meet & greet and attending Mainstreet Days and Movie in the Park! See you around town!

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We Support Hopkins Fire & Police

As a town of roughly 20,000 people, in a 4 square mile area, we are very lucky to have our own Hopkins Fire Department and Hopkins Police Department. These services add to our community every day, they can reduce the rates of homeowner insurance, they keep us safe, they help make our residents feel secure with their local presence, and are also around to help our citizens celebrate. They show-up at events, work tirelessly while being under staffed & risk their lives for the community. Thank you will never be enough, and though it is certainly appreciated by those who serve, we also must elect a Mayor who will make it a priority to keep our local services and departments strong.

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We Lean Local

Local government impacts our lives perhaps more than any other vote we cast. When you think about who is at the helm in local government those are the people planning future city needs. Sometimes those needs are emergency services, engaging in discussions about schools, parks and developments as the community changes.

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