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.
Diane Reeve and her fellow workers do an outstanding job of serving meals to seniors. If you 60 or older or are disabled, you are elgible to be served meals at Beulah Brinton Community Center and several other buildings. This program is sponsored by InterFaith Organization. This gives seniors a chance to eat out and socialize with others.
On some days cards are played after the meal. On some other days bingo is the game of choice for the people. Instead of sitting home by yourself, go out and join the group at a senior meal. You must register to be elgible, but that is very easy to do. You must place a reservation into the meal center or to Diane Reeve to have a place reserved for you at the site the day before the meal is served.
While you are there, check out the Beulah Brinton Community Center and see all of the programs available for all people. This building is your Milwaukee Public School Recreation Division in action. Volleyball and basketball are available to seniors and all people. Youth activities are also available there. Excercise classes and craft classes are also available for all people. Beulah Brinton Community Center is located at 2555 S. Bay Street across the street from Stemper's Religious Products Store on E. Potter Avenue. There are programs available for all ages here.