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 centennial year for Humboldt Park 4th of July Association. We will be presenting our best efforts to commemorate this occasion. We will have over 100 units in our morning parade. The web site that gives all of the information on the day's activities is: http://humboldtpark4thof july.org/ or go to web site: http://www.bayviewnow.com/blogs/communityblogs/96217199.html. We have a full day of activities planned, starting at 9:00 AM with the morning parade and ending at 9:15 PM after the fireworks display. Try web site: http://www.mkedcd.org/. We will have the Talent Show this year, after being canceled last year due to budget cuts from the City of Milwaukee. Our great sponsors have helped us make this year special for all of us to enjoy. Take time out and come to Humboldt Park, where the Independence Day activities began in the City of Milwaukee. We began in 1910, and this year is 2010. Thanks to some great sponsors and volunteers, we have been able to continue for 100 years. We can always use more volunteers. We would like to carry this tradition into the future for more families to be able to enjoy. Please consider becoming a volunteer with our organization. Have a happy and safe holiday with your family.