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 the time that our little ones go out trick or treating. Be sure that an adult is with the children at all times. If it is dark outside, watch out for any hidden dogs or intruders in the bushes or in the darkness. We all love our children, but we must protect them at all times. With costumes on, sometimes they can not see on either side of themselves and could walk out into oncoming traffic accidently. With piles of leaves lying in the road, a small child could easily play in the pile with you, the driver, being unaware of them being there. While they are outside doing their trick or treating, watch out for them to dart out into the road to get to the other side in a great hurry. The child that you hurt could be your own child or grandchild. Always be extra careful when many children are playing outside. You never know when one of them will dart out into the road chasing a ball or something like that. I hope that everyone has a safe and happy Halloween this year. Please support the Bay View community.