The staff at the Minnesota School of Business–Shakopee recently got together to give back to the local Shakopee community for their annual Community Service Day. The staff at the Shakopee campus chose to dedicate their time and energy to cleaning up their adopted stretch of highway on interstate 169 running through Shakopee. The team started out with a safety video at campus and then headed out with reflective vests, gloves and garbage bags to the highway to clean up trash.
The team filled 30 bags with trash and were surprised by some of the unique items they found along the way while cleaning up the highway. A harmonica and some brand new Christmas themed socks were just a few of the items found in the ditch. The weather for the day was very nice and everyone enjoyed the sunshine and fresh air while cleaning up the highway.
The team enjoyed the ease of working with the Adopt-A-Highway program, a very user-friendly program. The trash bags and vests were provided for the group by the Adopt-A-Highway program and the trash was picked up from the side of the road by the state once the group has cleaned, making the whole project very simple yet rewarding.
Cassie Panning, veterinary technology program chair, was one of the many Community Service Day participants. She said, “It was certainly a beautiful day to be outside, and it was definitely gratifying to help out the local community.”
Written by Lexi Gorshe, admissions representative