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.
Today, my wife Penny and I have been married for 46 years. I am very happy to have her for my wife. She has had the patience to put up with me for all of these years. She has done a lot to help other people and volunteer her skills and labor. PTA has been one of her great desires. She has spent many years trying to bring the parents into their children's education process. She also has been an officer of other groups like, PWAA (Polish Women's Alliance of America), Girl Scouts, Garden Clubs, Humboldt Park 4th of July Association, Bay View Historical Society, park watches, and other organizations. She did a wonderful job of raising our children. She is all that I ever could ask for. She is very intelligent and wise. She is considerate and devoted. Thank you Penny for being my wife. I love you very much.