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 Monday, February 18, 2008, at the annual Washington Day Banquet at American Legion Post 180 at 2860 S. KK Ave., two people received a very special honor. Terry and LuRae Brower were honored as citizens of the year at the celebration. Each year, one person from the Bay View Community will receive this honor. It is for somebody who has worked hard for the people of Bay View. The person who receives this award is never told that he is to receive the award. The award is kept secret until it is given. Congratulations are in order for Terry and LuRae Brower, who have been active in many Bay View groups and have given freely of their time and energy to help the community of Bay View. They are members of the Bay View Lion's Club, the Humboldt Park 4th of July Association, the Humboldt Park Park Watch group, and several other Bay View groups. They have helped to set up and operate several Bay View events. They are also very active at St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bay View. I am proud to say that I know these people and have worked with them for many years.