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 would like to thank all of those who came and helped out at the Polish Women's Alliance of America's Children's Christmas Party. This was held on Saturday, December 14, at the Humboldt Park Pavilion. Groups # 78, # 189, and # 116 and Council 1 were the sponsors of this annual children's Christmas party. The main office of PWAA also donated funding for this party. We had prizes for all of the people there. We had raffles and a visit from Santa Claus, with whom photos were taken. Some very good food was served and people brought desserts to share. When the party ended, everyone was happy. Many people were looking forward to next year's children's Christmas party.
In spring, we will have Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. This will be a pancake breakfast, with sausages and applesauce. Coffee, milk and orange juice will be the drink choices. We will announce the date of this event. both of these events are part of the programs available from the Polish Women's Alliance of America and its local groups and council.
A special thank you should go to the main office of the Polish Women's Alliance of America in Illinois for their support of our events. Thank you to the party goers who donated their time and energy to help make our event a great success. A special thank you should go to Diane Reeve and Larry Reeve,David and Andrew Chilinski, LuRae Brower, Penny Manke, and the Reeve boys for their work at this event.