‘Art Crawl’ coming this weekend
The fourth annual Scott County Art Crawl, a self-guided tour of studios and other sites, happens on Saturday.
Thirty-five artists are featured in 18 stops in Prior Lake, Savage and Shakopee. The tour runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mediums include paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry and glass. Prices range from $5 to $1,000.
Maps are available at local businesses and online at www.scottcountyartcrawl.org.
Thousands raised for safer fire helmets
Nearly $5,000 has been raised to give Savage firefighters some safer — and more costly — new helmets.
The money comes from a promotion in July at city-owned liquor stores, topped off by a corporate donation.
For every bottle of wine sold from an outfit called Hook & Ladder Winery, $2 went to a fund to buy a new breed of brimless helmet widely used in Europe. The helmets reduce neck strain and are less apt to be knocked off as debris falls.
The final check for $4,856 was a combination of :
• More than $1,000 that came directly through purchases at the city’s Marketplace and Dan Patch stores;
• $800 that came from additional donations at cash registers;
The helmets cost $100 more than traditional firefighting gear.