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Fall EPNA Newsletter



Join us at EPNA's 4th Annual Harvest Fest


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Here Comes Fall 2019


Our 2019 Enderis Park Farmers Market season ended on September 15th and it has truly been a wonderful summer. It was a very successful season for our vendors, neighbors, guests and volunteers. Thank you to all who participated.


To celebrate the true beauty of the fall season in Enderis Park (and it is spectacular) and the success of our Farmers’ Market season, the Enderis Park Neighborhood Association is hosting our 4th annual


Harvest Fest

Sunday, October 20, 2019

10:00 am to 2:00 pm


The event will feature a return of our Enderis Park Farmers Market where you’ll be able to purchase pumpkins, gourds and other fall produce and treats offered by some of the market vendors you've come to love. It will be a time to meet some new vendors as well. Delicious prepared food and beverages will also be available for purchase from our vendors.


This family friendly event will feature super-fun, harvest-themed, supervised games for kids of all ages, arts and crafts, festive face painting and music to enjoy. A photographer will be on hand to take your family picture in an autumn setting.


Neighbors are invited to bring new or gently used children’s books for our Enderis Park Little Library and new or like new winter coats, hats and mittens to be shared with 3 local elementary schools.


There is a 🏉 Packers game 🏉 that day, and we have planned the timing so you can catch BOTH the wonders of Harvest Fest and the exciting conclusion of the game. (We’ll have radios located strategically throughout the event so you can check the score and catch a play or two.)


VOLUNTEERS WELCOME

We would love to have you lend a hand at this premier fall event. You may wish to help with arts and crafts, games, greeting guests, storytelling or reading children’s books, decorating pumpkins, or building scarecrows. Please contact us and let us know what talent(s) you would like to volunteer to share.


Please send a text or email Susan Odegaard at (414) 217-1038 (text) or enderisparkfarmersmarket@gmail.com.


Mark your calendars now for Enderis Park Harvest Fest and plan to stop by for lots of harvest-themed fun!


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Nighttime Trick or Treat


Trick or Treat will take place on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM for neighborhood children and their friends 12 years old and younger. Children must be in costume and accompanied by a parent or guardian. An important safety tip-carry a flash-light!


Households that wish to participate should have their porch lights and other lights on to make their house look welcoming. And, of course, there needs to be plenty of treats on hand to show appreciation for not being “tricked”.


Halloween Decorating Contest - Friday, October 25 during Trick or Treat


Join in the spirit of Halloween – decorate your house and yard! 6 Winners will receive a lawn sign, a mention in the EPNA Newsletter, Nextdoor, a picture on our Facebook page and, last but not least - BRAGGING RIGHTS! Judging will occur after dark on Friday, October 25, because Halloween decorations are best viewed in the dark! Decorating suggestions include:


Most Decorative – fall flowers and leaves, wreaths with autumn leaves, friendly ghosts and witches, artistic scarecrows, pumpkins, orange lights, etc.


Most Scary – vampires, tombstones, scary witches and ghosts, bats, howling dogs, etc.


Use your imagination! Winners of the past two years are ineligible, so the field is wide open. All are invited to participate!!

Halloween Safety Tips


  • Walk Safely

  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.

  • Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.

  • Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.

  • Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.

  • Always walk on sidewalks or paths.

  • Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.

  • Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.

  • Trick or Treat With an Adult

  • Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.

  • Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe

  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.

  • Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.

  • Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen

  • When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.

  • Drive Extra Safely on Halloween

  • Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.

  • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.

  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.

  • Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.


EPNA trick-or-treating hours are 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.


PLEASE NOTE: There will be no parking restrictions posted (beyond the usual parking restrictions) during the hours of EPNA trick or treat. However, with so many little witches and warlocks enjoying this fall favorite activity, safety is our greatest concern. Narrow streets make it difficult for emergency vehicle to pass through if needed. WE ASK THAT NEIGHBORS VOLUNTARILY OBSERVE PARKING FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR GUESTS AS FOLLOWS:


PARK CARS OFF THE STREETS (IN GARAGES, PARKING SPACES AND DRIVEWAYS) WHEREVER POSSIBLE.


PARK ON THE EVEN SIDE OF THE STREET DURNG THE HOURS OF TRICK OR TREAT

ENCOURAGE ALL GUESTS TO ARRIVE AND PARK BEFORE THE FESTIVITIES BEGIN AND TO OBSERVE THESE VOLUNTARY PARKING REQUESTS.

ALWAYS DRIVE WITH EXTRA CARE THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND ESPECIALLY DURING THE HOURS OF TRICK OR TREAT.

PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH NEIGHBORS AND GUESTS


2019 EPNA Volunteer of the Year


The Enderis Park Neighborhood Association brings special life to our neighborhood with a spirit of community, support and friendship between neighbors, businesses, and community guests. The heartbeat of EPNA comes from its volunteers. They make it happen through their generous contributions of time, energy and enthusiasm. Last year we welcomed the support of over 179 volunteers who worked hard to make all of our events and projects a success.


Congratulations go to JODI SOMMERVOLD for her outstanding unselfish and dedicated service to EPNA.


Jodi has made a significant difference to the Association and to the neighborhood for over 14 years. She participates in the EPNA Spring Cleanup activity and can be seen throughout the year weeding and sprucing up the many public green spaces around our neighborhood. You will see her hard at work in the Magic Grove Sculpture, Triangle Park, Burleigh St planting bed, the 67th Street cul-de-sac and Squirrel park. Jodi works her magic almost daily and leads by example, never claiming any praise or fanfare. She represents an important and valuable standard of giving for the entire EPNA community.


A Special THANK YOU to all of your volunteers for MAKING EPNA ONE OF THE MOST HIGHLY REGARDED NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS IN THE MILWAUKEE AREA.


If you are interested in volunteering, YOU CAN BE A PART GREAT OR SMALL. Give what you can...it might be as little 2 hours for an event or activity, or become a member of a planning committee, or help with at an actual event. There are also plenty of opportunities for our teenage students to volunteer and earn high school service hours.


Visit the EPNA information tent during any event and we’ll take your information and contact you.


4th OF JULY CELEBRATION


PARADE TR0PHY WINNERS

Boy’s Bike – Julian Collins Age 2

Girl’s Bike - Harper Mylott Age 9

Scooter - Ruby Stolzman Age 5 ½

Stroller/Wagon - Therese Vick Age 2

Costume – Naomi Collins Age 6


WORLD FAMOUS WATERMELON EATING CONTEST WINNERS

2-4-year olds = Oliver Miller (4 years old)

5-6-year olds = Zola Spector (5 years old)

7-9-year olds = Resner Hoffman (8 years old)

10-12-year olds = Shelinda Spector (10 years old) and Juliette Janz (11 years old)

13-17-year olds = Skylar Chambliss (13 years old)

18 years old - Adult = Evan Szymkowski and Jacob last name? (25 years old)


Special guest appearances in adult watermelon eating contest:

Mayor Tom Barrett, Officer Murrell (District 7) and Firefighter Shock


A good time was had by all celebrating the day! Special thanks to the volunteers who organized coordinated and ran this event.


Welcome new Board Member – Amber Simatic


Years on Board: First Year

Role on board/committees served: Farmer’s’ Market, Sponsorship Committee

Years lived in neighborhood: 2 Years

Family: Married, Ryan and Bennie the Frenchie and Liebe the Pug

Profession: Executive Assistant at Kohl's Corporation

Why serve on the board? Giving back has always been a passion in my life. Enderis Park was such a wonderful and welcoming place to Ryan and I when we moved. I hope to make others experience that feeling.

Contact info: epna.amber@gmail.com


View list of EPNA 2019-2020 Board Members

2019 CONCERTS ON THE GREEN A HUGE SUCCESS

Thank you to all who came to Enderis Park to enjoy the 2019 season of Concerts on the Green. We hope you enjoyed this season’s lineup of fantastic entertainment and delicious food offerings.


We welcomed a huge crowd for opening night with 5 Card Studs and Leah Jee. Trapper Schoepp joined us fresh off his appearance at Summerfest, and he brought along The MilBillies. The Hungry Williams brought their unique style of jump blues to the park. We watched as Listening Party played a kick drum backwards. Finally, we closed out the season with bluegrass from Chicken Wire Empire and sang along with harmonies by The Acoustix.


We dined with Bunzel’s Meat Market, Tosa Bowl and Bun, Tusk, Tall Guy and a Grill and Thistle and Shamrock. Who could forget all of the free Dean’s ice cream!


We welcomed some special guests including 620 WTMJ’s Jane Matenaer, 91.7 WMSE’s Sid McCain and Alderman Michael Murphy. We got “the scoop” from the UW Alumni Association ice cream truck and we honored the Enderis Park Volunteer of the Year.


If you missed something, or just want to relive the memories, visit us on Facebook@enderisparkconcerts, Twitter@enderisCOTG or Instagram@enderisconcertsonthegreen. If you missed the Concerts on the Green interview on 91.7 FMWMSE head over to Enderispark.org and you’ll find it in the Latest News.


Mark your calendars now for the 2020 season: June 18, July 9, July 23 and August 13.


Remember that Concerts on the Green is not possible without the generous support of our great sponsors. Please visit these businesses and be sure to say thank you for supporting Concerts on the Green.


Gold: Sentry on 71st and Lisbon, Bunzel’s Meat Market, PNC Bank, Laura Ashley State Farm Agency


Silver: Focus Credit Union, Nancy Brennan – Powers Realty, Educators Credit Union, Schwinn Bicycles, Salon Flo, Mother of Good Counsel Church and School


Bronze: Premier Eyes, Play It Again Sports – Tosa, Blamer’s Auto Service, Burleigh Dental, Murphy Financial Services, Jean Henning Re/Max Realty, Keith’s Cleaners, Lutheran Home and Harwood Place, Cheri Kent - Resolute Real Estate, Thistle & Shamrock, Rosencutter Ultra Fitness and Performance, Beach Bum Tan


Special Thanks: Minuteman Press Wauwatosa, 91.7FM WMSE

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