Splashing sounds filled the warm summer night as Ecumen Prairie Lodge in Brooklyn Center celebrated its 10th anniversary last Thursday, June 25, with an open house for the community.
A crowd-pleasing dunk tank provided continuous entertainment, along with a jazz band, plentiful food and refreshments and prizes.
Before suiting up to take her turn in the dunk tank, Housing Manager Gabbi Langan welcomed the attendees and presented certificates to five Ecumen Prairie Lodge employees who have been with Ecumen the entire 10 years.
Brooklyn Center City Manager Curt Boganey congratulated Prairie Lodge on its anniversary, wished it many more and acknowledged the important role it plays in the Brooklyn Center community.
Ecumen Prairie Lodge offers assisted living and memory care. Last year, it was voted “Best Assisted Living” community in the area in the Sun Post newspaper’s Readers Choice Awards.
Throughout the evening, guests had dinner and mingled — and wandered outside to watch the festive dunk-tank action. Ecumen Regional Manager Joe Signore took a turn in the tank, along with Langan and Katie Keller, the Recreation Coordinator at Prairie Lodge.
Above: Housing Manager Gabbi Langan gets dunked by Amanda Hogan.
Below: Recreation Coordinator Katie Keller gets dunked by Linda Ross. And Regional Housing Manager Joe Signore goes in the tank when Regional Marketing Manager Jacque Mihm gleefully pushes the button.