8 months later, member of Milwaukee Dancing Grannies reflects over Highland Park shooting
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (CBS 58) -- The Highland Park shooting is bringing back tough memories for a beloved dancing group here in Wisconsin.
Tuesday, a member of the Dancing Grannies talked with CBS 58, reliving the moments she lost her closest friends in the Waukesha parade attack.
Eight months later, another tragedy, during what should have been a day of celebration, hits home for one dancing granny.
Emotions flood Jean Knutson's mind. She says the events that took place in Highland Park over the Fourth of July weekend have left her in disbelief, saying, "I am shocked, a lot of emotions came back that were the same when I found out about Waukesha."
Knutson did not participate in the Waukesha Christmas parade -- however she was close to a lot of the grannies on the team.
Knutson, one of the co-leaders of the Dancing Grannies, is still with the group. She tells CBS 58 the grannies are still marching and dancing in Wisconsin events, but safety is top priority.
"We thought we had the ground covered and now we have to deal with looking at even more security," Knutson says.
This past month the Dancing Grannies made appearances in West Allis, Menomonee Falls and Greendale.
The Dancing Grannies say they are looking for ways to help those affected by the Highland Park shooting.