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A Membership Message from the EPNA President - Enderis Park Stronger Together

The Enderis Park Neighborhood Association (EPNA) is one of the defining parts of our neighborhood. EPNA, with your input and support, provides leadership focusing on activities and events that promote the quality appearance of our homes, businesses, institutions and public areas, and encourages communication and collaboration within our neighborhood. In addition, EPNA works to insure that our neighborhood remains a safe and inviting place to live, work and play and we coordinate with government, private and public resources to strengthen the neighborhood.

The annual EPNA Membership Drive is held in July and membership cost as little as $20.00 for residents. I invite you now to renew your membership, or become a first-time member of EPNA, and support our events and activities for 2021. Be a proud part of Enderis Park Stronger Together! To join: 1. Complete the Membership Form found at . Mail the form along with your check, made out to EPNA, to the following address: EPNA P.O. Box 100284 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53210 -OR- 2. Make an online payment at . Select “Pay Membership Fee Online” and follow the easy instructions. Continue reading to see many of the activities and events that are made possible through your membership contributions. What does it mean to be Enderis Park Stronger Together? Is it the beautiful homes on tree lined streets, families who remember growing up in the neighborhood or new residents with their own history and memories, special friendships that are built sharing stories over the back fence, summer block parties, or walks through the neighborhood? Is it the beautiful green space at its heart that serves as a gathering place with sports fields, splash pad and swing sets, a nature playground, Little Free Library, childhood learning walk, or benches for taking it all in? Or, most importantly, is it sounds, everywhere, of happy children and families at play. According to Milwaukee Magazine, the Enderis Park Neighborhood “is of the best places in Milwaukee to live, work, raise a family and just have fun.” Sadly, this year it was necessary to cancel most of our planned events out of the utmost caution and consideration for the health and safety of our participants. It was a difficult time for the EPNA Board and neighbors as each event was canceled, knowing all the wonderful things that each activity brings to the neighborhood. I can assure you that we have all missed the candy filled eggs, the stroll though the Farmers’ Market on a Sunday morning, the sweet sound of music under a starry sky and the classic ice cream cups (with wooden spoons!) We have missed all of our trademark events. The EPNA Board is, and will continue to be, working diligently to monitor the new safety precautions, rules and restrictions that are developed by the CDC, the state, the city and MPS. We are committed to structure all of our events for the 2021 season and to ensure that we will provide the same high quality events you remember in a very safe and healthy environment for all participants. I am so very proud to live in the Enderis Park Neighborhood, to be a member of EPNA and to serve as your EPNA President. I want to especially thank the EPNA Board, Committee members and volunteers for all their support, and you the members who make ENDERIS PARK STRONGER TOGETHER! If you would like to volunteer for any of our exciting events or activities or are interested in joining the EPNA Board, email me at or visit our new website at . Stay healthy and safe, Pat Patricia Yahle President; Enderis Park Neighborhood Association WE ARE ENDERIS PARK Stronger Together What activities and events do EPNA membership dues and sponsorships support? Through your membership contributions, the generous contributions from our neighbors and sponsors, and the volunteer efforts of EPNA members and friends, the following activities and yearly events are provided annually, and we are looking forward to them be part of the 2021 EPNA season. Annual EPNA Events include: Mulch Fest: A chance to recycle your holiday tree and to enjoy some mid-winter fellowship and yummy treats with neighbors Easter Egg Hunt: Children hunt for colored eggs and enjoy pre-Easter treats, spring-themed crafts and other activities courtesy of the Easter Bunny Spring Cleanup: Neighbors take the opportunity to gather leaves, sticks and curbside debris, and begin to plan landscaping strategies in preparation for the beauty of Spring in the Enderis Park Neighborhood Bloom and Groom Sale: EPNA partners with the City of Milwaukee to offer a variety of annual and perennial flowers and vegetables for residents to purchase at a very reasonable price. It is an opportunity to decorate yards and show off the charm and beauty of each unique Enderis Park home. Neighborhood Rummage Sale: EPNA coordinates the annual neighborhood-wide rummage sale to assist neighbors in an “out-with-the-old” (and “in with the not-so-old”) daylong event Farmers’ Market: A beautiful open-air setting, (Sixteen Sundays from June through September) featuring locally grown fruits and vegetables and other treats, while offering a point of connection between neighbors and local growers and food producers Concerts on the Green: Enjoy four evening Concerts during the summer season. Spend an evening under the stars with friends, great music, and delicious food offerings from local restaurateurs. July 4th Celebration: A traditional neighborhood celebration of July 4th featuring a decorated bike, buggy and wagon parade, games and prizes, craft activities, watermelon-eating contest, ice cream Dixie cups, traditional picnic food and much, much more Harvest Fest: Celebrate the Fall Season with one last Farmers’ Market featuring special fall-themed food treats, games, crafts, pumpkin decorating and much more Halloween Decorating Contest: Show off your spooky decorations and win a special mention Enderis Park Nighttime Trick-or-Treat: An evening of fun and safe trick-or-treating (like “we did when we were kids) throughout the Neighborhood Winter Holiday Decorating Contest: Bright lights and seasonal holiday decorations light up with the Enderis Park Spirit. Winter never looked so beautiful…with or without snow! EPNA Activities include: • Creation and dedication of a new playground (Received the 2018 Mayor’s Design Award) • Additions to the Enderis Park Playground such as West gate entrance to the Splash Pad, benches and mulching • Little Free Library dedicated to the literacy effort by Alderman Michael Murphy. Donations of new or gently-used children’s books for the Little Free Library • Revised and up-to-date Enderis Park Neighborhood Association website, Facebook page, e-mail blast announcements and EPNA online newsletter (available to all members and to non-members upon request. Paper copies made available upon request for this who cannot receive them electronically) • Ongoing landscaping at the 68th street and Center Street monuments • Maintenance of the green spaces at the 68th Street monuments, Triangle Park, the 67th Street cul-de-sac, and Squirrel Park • Maintenance of the tennis courts and volleyball courts in Enderis Park • Replacement of soccer goal nets enjoyed by youth teams and families • Preparation and delivery of Welcome Packets to each resident new to the neighborhood • Purchase of portable tables and tents for use at EPNA events • Upgrade of Enderis Park field house electric box for concerts and other events • Ongoing connection and collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Schools Recreation Department, Alderman Michael Murphy’s office, Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee Fire Department and other city officials to address and resolve concerns • Participation in Neighborhood Watch Program and Crime and Safety Meetings • Maintaining positive landlord and business relations within the Enderis Park Neighborhood The Association gratefully acknowledges the following 2019/2020 Event Sponsors:

  • Anna Townes State Farm Insurance

  • Beach Bum Tan

  • Blamers Auto Repair

  • Brilliant DPI

  • Bunzel's Meat Market

  • Burleigh Dental

  • Educators Credit Union

  • Focus Credit Union

  • Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown

  • Global Tranz

  • Integrative Veterinary

  • Jaime Kristof/Shorewest Realtors

  • Jean Henning Re/Max Realty

  • Keith's Cleaners

  • Kohl’s

  • Laura Ashley State Farm Insurance

  • Lutheran Home and Harwood Place

  • Miss Molly's Café

  • Mother of Good Counsel Church and School

  • Mount Mary University

  • Murphy Financial Services

  • Nancy Brennan/Powers Realty

  • Pilot Freight

  • Play It Again Sports - Tosa

  • Premier Eyes

  • PNC Bank

  • Cheri Kent - Resolute Realty

  • Resonate Creative Content

  • Savers Kitchen and Bath

  • Schwinn Bicycles

  • Sentry on Lisbon

  • Thistle & Shamrock

  • US Bank

  • WaterStone Bank

  • 91.7FM WMSE

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