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.
This summer there will ne a lot of activities going on. On July 4th, we will celebrate Independence Day at Humboldt Park with a full day of activities, including a 100 unit morning parade at 9:00 AM, "Randa the Clown" at 10:30 AM, the children's games at 11:00 AM, a old time baseball team will have a game playing 1860's style of baseball at the ballfield near 11 AM, "For Pet's Sake" dog show at 12:45 PM, the doll buggy, coaster, bikes and trikes contest and afternoon parade at 1:30 PM, a dance contest for children and adults at 2:00 PM and the Talent Show at 2:30 PM. The evening program with a great Elvis impersonater at 7:00 PM will be followed by a fireworks display at 9:15 PM. There also will be music played at our reviewing stand from 12 Noon to 7:00 PM. A warning to all would be violaters, there will be a very expensive fine for people shooting off their own fireworks.
A few days later, we will have the South Shore Frolics at South Shore Park. There will be three days of interesting activities for all ages to enjoy. On Friday, there will be a movie for the children and adults to watch. On Saturday, there will be a large parade from S. KK Ave. and E. Lincoln Ave., down S. KK Ave. to South Shore Park. There will be an arts and crafts show on Sunday. There will be food and drinks that can be purchased on the grounds. A good time can be had by all at this time. This event runs from 7/11/08 to 7/13/08.
On September 15, we will hold the Bay View Bash. This is a fun day of activities that will be found on S. KK Ave. from E. Potter Ave. to S. Clement Ave. There will be a children's area near M & I Bank for the children to play games and relax. There will be several bands playing their music at various locations. Various groups will have booths on the street. There will be activities for all ages at this event.
The South Shore Farmers Market will begin on June 21st and end on October 18th this year. This will be their 10th year of operation at South Shore Park. There will be many special activities at this market being its 10th year. It will be open from 8:00 AM to 12 Noon every Saturday, except during the South Shore Frolics on July 12, 2008. Come on down and make yourself at home. There are over 40 venders at the market. There will be some picnic benches available, but bring you own chair if you wish to listen to the entertainment being presented here.
All of these events are free to the public to attend. This is Bay View in action. Please support the Bay View community.