Yesterday, the Eagan Rotary Club held its 25th annual safety officer recognition lunch meeting. Fire Chief Hugo Searle introduced award recipient Firefighter Paul Burgett and told about one of his life saving rescues. Police Chief Roger New presented Officer Sean Farnham with his award and shared a heroic story performed by Sean. Congratulations to both officers and thank you for your service.
Another painting from an artist in Kyiv, Ukraine arrived at my office this week. I brought it to Frame Minnesota to get a hanging wire installed on the back. Darina, who works there, came from Odessa just 6 years ago. She recognized the name of the painter. Indeed, small world connections!
Painter: Aleksei Chebotaru
Iron working artists gathered on Saturday afternoon at Caponi Art Park. They poured molton iron into sculpture forms together and later met in a wooded area of the park to dedicate a few iron sculptures, chat and have treats with coffee.
At Wednesday's Eagan Rotary lunch meeting, 15 local charities received $10,000 in grant checks raised through last year's "Live to Give Walk" fundraiser.
Each charity recipient talked briefly about what their organization does and how they will use the grant money.