Poll: Vote for Shakopee Patch's Person of the Year
Patch received three nominations for Person of the Year. Help choose the winner by voting in the poll.
Who do you think deserves to be recognized as Shakopee Patch's Person of the Year?
Last week Patch asked readers to nominate the person they thought had made Shakopee a better place over the last year, contributed time and effort to various causes or made another important impact. The nomination form included the following questions.
- Nominee's Name
- Why should he or she be our Person of the Year?
- What affiliations does this person have (groups, boards, businesses, etc.)?
Vote for the person you think should be Shakopee Patch's Person of the Year. Share your comments below. The poll will be open for voting until Dec. 26 at 7 p.m. The person with the most votes wins.
Here are the nominations.
She is a great asset to the community. Her photography business is a great one in the area and she frequents local businesses and supports them.
Doug has outreached to the Shakopee community in many ways. As the owner of the Shakopee Pizza Ranch, he has given countless discounts and donations to the local schools and non-profits. Money was donated to a school fund to help the students go on a trip to Washington D.C. The biggest contribution was held on this recent Thanksgiving day, where local families who were in need were able to go to the Pizza Ranch for a Thanksgiving lunch, all donated by Doug and his wife, Jan. He has been a huge influence on the young crew members at the Pizza Ranch, as well. Offering the crew free buffets in exchange for toys to donate to Toys for Tots. Doug also donates his time to the Shakopee All Night Grad Party. He has been a chair member since 2001 and thrives to continue this opportunity to the Shakopee high school graduates. This organization helps keep the graduates safe on graduation night and caters to the big accomplishment the kids have earned.
His leadership advanced Shakopee in economic development and social order. In addition, he helped Native people, tribes and was generous to mankind, while serving his own people. He will truly be remembered for his kindness and strength.
Crooks was Chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.