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 Tuesday, October 7, 2008, Humboldt Park Watch will be having its annual Tree Day. The day begins at 8:00 AM and ends around 2:00 PM. First, second and third grade students from the local nearby schools are invited to attend this event. Ruth Simos, head of the Humboldt Park Watch, is in charge. Usually an entire class or classes of children come from each local school. If you want your school to participate in Tree Day, please contact Ruth Simos at (414) 483-9330. She will schedule your class or classes and give you all of the details of things happening that day. Children will spend part of their time there inside of the park pavilion studying leaves and other things about Humboldt Park. Sometimes, we will have a button machine to make individual buttons for the children. The next part of their time there will entail taking a walk through the park with a tour guide, who will explain things they see. If possible, the Milwaukee County will plant some new trees in the park and the children can watch this happening. It depends on the availability of park workers to plant these trees. Humboldt Park and its lily pond and lagoon (if you can see it through the heavy tall weeds blocking its view) are all sights to be seen by the children. They can ask questions of their tour guide if they want to. Once again, if you want your class or school to participate at this event, please call Ruth Simos at (414) 483-9330 to schedule you. This event starts at about 8:00 AM and ends at 2:00 PM to allow as many children as possible to enjoy this day in the park. All of the people helping out on Tree Days are volunteers. If you want to help us as a volunteer, please call Ruth Simos and let her know about it. We could use more volunteers to help us here.