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.
On Saturday, September 15th, we celebrated the 2012 Bay View Bash. There was a dog & owner parade at 11 am. There were many vendors set up along S. Kinnickinnic Avenue from E. Potter Avenue to S, Clement Avenue. There were many choices in food to purchase. Bratwurst, hamburgers and corn from the grill were on sale at Groppi's food stand. Kettle corn was available to purchase. Beverages, including beer and wine, were available for sale. Many non-profits including the Bay View Historical Society and other neighborhood groups had booths there. There were five stages with music playing on them. The Children's Area had non-stop activities from 11 am to about 6 pm. Habish, Habish and Roiter donated free children's bicycle helmets and were given to the children as they came for them. Grab bags were presented to the children as they came in. Various schools and boy scouts were there. Activity on the Children's Area Stage was active all day. The Milwaukee Fire Department and the Milwaukee County Sheriff Department had vehicles on site. There were tall puppet characters (about nine or ten feet high) marching up and down the Bash area. Several mascots were seen on the grounds. Free children's games went on all day until 6 pm. All in all, the Bay View Bash was a great success. If you weren't there, then you missed a good time. Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make this event a success. Thank you also to all who attended the Bash. Come back next year and join us again.