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.
Every Wednesday in June, at 7:00 PM, we have a meeting of the Humboldt Park 4th of July Association in the park pavilion. All interested people are invited to join us in the planning of the day's events on Independence Day. We have doing this every year since 1910. We plan for a full day of activities for the entire family to enjoy. Your help and input is very much needed. Please come and join us. Without many volunteers and sponsors, this celebration will become a thing of the past. Do your part, and become a member. Everybody is important to us. The door is always open at the meetings, so just walk inside and join us. This event is planned so that we no longer have people losing their eyesight, fingers or limbs playing with fireworks. This is the safe way to enjoy the holiday. If you set off fireworks yourself at the parks or at your homes, you could pay a fine up to $1,000.00 for placing yourself and others in harm's way.