140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Monday, August 21, 2017

Chang the Dragon

This colorful dragon wagon, called "Chang the Dragon," turned 35 years old on Aug. 14. Chang has performed at festivals throughout the area this summer and had a star turn at the Midwest Shrine Convention in Bloomington a few weeks ago.
According to the Osman Shrine organization's history of the attraction, "it was created in 1982 by Maggie Bell Calin, who did prop work for the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre for approximately $6,000. Chang attended his first parade on Aug, 14, 1982, in Chatfield's Western Days."

The "smoke" that jets out from the dragon's nostrils is harmless carbon dioxide gas, Art tells me. While that adds to Chang's carbon footprint, it's all for a good cause. As the Osman Shrine's Dragon Patrol website says, "Chang parades so children can walk." The Shriners support the Shriners Hospital for Children in Minneapolis, and others across the country and in Canada and Mexico.

Shriners Open Oct.30-Nov. 5

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open returns for its 35th consecutive year from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5 at TPC Summerlin.
The annual tournament supports the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children to provide exceptional child health care nationwide

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Looking to catch a big one for Shriners

Looking to catch a big one for Shriners: A pair of Island Lakes brothers are getting ready to cast their lines in support of the Shriners for another year.

Brothers Eric, 17, and Garret, 20, are two busy young men working full-time jobs, sometimes with overtime.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Building a SHC System

Building the Strength of a Health Care System