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.
They caught me off guard and had a surprise 70th birthday party for me at the South Shore Frolics Fish Fry. I wish to thank everyone who came and was involved in it. It was certainly unexpected. I thought that since my birthday was July 12th, that nothing like that would ever happen. Thank you everybody who was involved and helped plan this event. I deeply appreciate your efforts.