High-stepping seniors lead off MAD DADS’ Senior Citizen Safety Pride Day in Minneapolis


High-stepping seniors and hot dogs were among the attractions at the 12th annual “Senior Citizen Safety Pride Day” sponsored by MAD DADS and the Phillips West Neighborhood Organization on Friday, August 16, at Boom Island in Minneapolis.

Seniors ate grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, and enjoyed bingo and live entertainment provided by Sabathani Senior Center’s line dancers, “Still Kickin,'” and blues and jazz local legend, James Samuel “Cornbred” Harris Sr., among others, which made for a lively afternoon. V.J. Smith, president and founder of the MAD DADS (“Men Against Destruction, Defending Against Drugs and Social Disorder”) Minneapolis chapter, served as emcee. 

“Senior Citizen Safety Pride Day” aims to show appreciation for seniors and better connect them to information and community resources. For more information about MAD DADS, click here.