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 is your last chance to volunteer to help us celebrate Independence Day in a full day of activities. We started in 1910, to set up a full day of activities for the entire family to enjoy. Over time, many of our volunteers have gotten older. We need some new volunteers to assist us in keeping this tradition alive and active into the future. We are doing this to prevent injuries caused by fireworks in the past that maimed and crippled people for life. In the past many people became blind or lost fingers or hands handling dangerous fireworks. The gunpowder used in fireworks is the same as is used in dynamite. If the gunpowder gets old, it can turn into nitroglycerin and become unstable. Save your own life and the life of others by enjoying the July 4th activities at our park. It is better to be safe and happy rather than sad and injured. The input of newer members is both needed and wanted. Help other families have a safe and sane holiday. Please ask to join us in our volunteer duties at Humboldt Park. We meet every Wednesday in June in the park pavilion at 7 PM. Everybody is welcome to attend our meetings. The more volunteers, the less work for all of us to do. Ninety-eight years of the Humboldt Park 4th of July Association have been celebrated. Let us have many more years to celebrate, while we still have a park to enjoy. If you have any questions on this, please call 414-304-5039 and we will try to help you.