John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
I wish to thank everyone who helped us celebrate Independence Day at Humboldt Park on Monday, July 4th. The Humboldt Park 4th of July Association was able to celebrate this great event since 1910, 101 years. Our sponsors made it possible for us to pay for most of the costs needed to run this special event. Our volunteers are our lifesavers. They performed all of the needed tasks that made this day a success. Much hard work was done by our volunteers, and they deserve special thanks for all that they did. I hope that our sponsors will continue to support us in the future. Likewise, I hope that our volunteers will continue to help us out in the future. It takes many people and a lot of donations to continue our program of providing a full day of activities on Independence Day. Once again, thank you very much everybody. Let us hope that this program will be there for more generations of people to enjoy.