Normally I ask people to show up at my corner office at GBM to pose for an event promo photo. But Ryan Heinritz, Executive Director of the Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault, lives near me and occasionally goes out running with one of my neighbors. Last week, he spotted me departing my townhouse for downtown at 6 am, and zipped back to his car to get a poster for next Saturday’s 4th Annual Blue Collar BBQ & Arts Festival:
Saturday, August 11, 2012 10am – 11pm 200 and 300 Blocks Downtown Faribault, MN
Free Event open to the public including Art Fair, Food Vendors, BBQ Contest, Kids Area, Live Music, Beer Garden, Washers Tournament and More
Every time Robbie and I pay a visit to the Cheese Cave in downtown Faribault, we run into Northfielders. Last Saturday, it was John Metzke and Maggie O’Dell, shopping the retail section of the store and having wine with dinner, just like us.
But this reminded me that I hadn’t put up my photos from a month ago when Robbie and I and more than a few other Northfielders attended the Willow Brae concert at the Paradise, featuring former Northfielder Laura MacKenzie and Andrea Stern.
I saw Northfielder Ryan Heinritz working out at the Northfield Athletic Club last night and he had some news: he’d just been selected to be the new Executive Director of the Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault. I guess they liked the fact that, under pressure, he could eat a lot of goldfish crackers and whistle in a relatively short period of time.