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EPNA Summer 2018 Newsletter

Updated: Jul 31, 2018

2018 Enderis Park Farmers' Market

presented by WaterStone Bank

Greetings to you all! We are less than two months away from the launch of our third Enderis Park Farmers' Market season.

The Market will run every Sunday (rain or shine) from June 17 through September 30 between 9:30 AM and 1 PM.

We're so excited to have approximately 15 vendors coming to Enderis Park this year. Some are returning vendors (so you will see some familiar faces) and some are new to us. Please visit for a list of vendors and the items you can expect to find at their booths. We have a nice mix of fresh and prepared foods, so do come and check us out.

We are grateful to the Market's Presenting Sponsor WaterStone Bank for their continued and generous sponsorship of the Market. Special thanks to our Gold Sponsors: Sentry on 71st and Lisbon, GlobalTranz and Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP.

Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook, sign up for our E-Newsletter and check us out on Nextdoor, too. Please email Sarah Murray or Kim Wellhoefer, Market co-chairs, at with any questions.

See you at the Market!

Calling All Volunteers!

Have a bit of time and talent to share with us? Our Farmers' Market Committee would love your help! Every Sunday from June 17 through September 30, we have three needs:

1) Set up - help our vendors and Market co-chairs set up for the market. We need hands from 8:30 AM until 9:30 AM to help move chairs, tables, set up tents, move crates and boxes of items to be sold, etc.

2) Clean up - help our vendors and other Market volunteers clean up. We need hands from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM to take down displays, move items to vehicles and take down tents, tables and chairs.

3) Farmers' Market information tent - help us staff the information tent during Market operation from 9:30 AM until 1 PM. We’d prefer to have someone there the entire time and you'd be tag teaming with one of the Market co-chairs (Kim or Sarah) and/or one of our Enderis Park Neighborhood Association Board members.

Additionally, do you have or know a teenager in need of accumulating service hours? Please share this with anyone in the neighborhood that you know would love to help out. We are happy to sign off on service hours completed for anyone who needs authorization for Scouts, National Honor Society, sports/extracurricular service, etc. Please let them know we're here to help them as much as they are helping us.

If you're interested in helping out, please contact Sarah Murray at or 414-305-4731. We look forward to working with you!

2018 EPNA Bloom & Groom Plant Sale

Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM Enderis Park Playfield Fieldhouse

EPNA and the City of Milwaukee's Neighborhood Im- provement District will again be bringing this popular plant sale to Enderis Park Neighborhood Association members and friends on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The sale will feature annuals, perennials, vegetables and hanging baskets.

The Bloom & Groom Plant Sale promotes neighbor- hood beautification by encouraging neighbors to pur- chase these high-quality plants and vegetables at a very reasonable price. By planting these attractive plants in their yards and flower boxes, they will create beautiful streetscapes and enhance the beauty of each participating residence.

An MMSD representative will be available to answer gardening questions. Also, 5 pound bags of Milorganite are free with purchase

Please note: Active EPNA members will receive a 10% discount. No sales prior to 8:30 AM, please.

Call for Nominations - EPNA Board

According to the EPNA Bylaws Article V1- Section 6:2, nominations for Board membership are made at the June Meeting of the Association (June 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM), or in writing received by the Association Secretary (Lori Sommervold) prior to the meeting.

Election of Board members takes place at the July Annu- al Meeting (July 25, 2018 at 6:30 PM).

Website is back!

We are excited that our "old " website is back and is cur- rent. Please check it out for upcoming events, Board Member contact information, EPNA'S latest newsletter and membership listing, how to reserve the Fieldhouse and other items of interest.

Thanks to Katie Cunningham and Tim Szczepaniak for getting us up and running again.

Enderis Park Wading Pool

Introducing new, extended hours for Summer 2018! The Enderis Park Wading Pool will open for the season on Monday, June 18 and close on Saturday, August 25. The pool will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM.

CRIME AND SAFETY REMINDERS: Tips to Prevent Crimes of Opportunity

Open windows

When not home or sleeping, either shut and lock windows or install stoppers or pins so that the windows only opes 6 inches, thereby preventing screens from being cut for easy entry.

Open doors

Lock doors at all times, even when working in the yard -- you could be in the front and if a back door is open, it only takes minutes for someone to enter and steal a purse, phone, electronic device etc., especially if you live on an alley.


Leave porch and garage lights on all through the night -- a well-lit property deters crime!


Install dead bolt locks and chain bikes, lawn mowers and snow blowers to the wall with an eye bolt. Close garage doors when not in sight of the garage door -- another opportunity to steal bikes, equipment etc.

Auto theft

If you park on the street or in the alley, use a steering wheel club, especially if you have an older model vehicle or a Dodge or Chrysler product

2018 Calendar of Events

Spring Clean Up

Saturday, May 5 9 AM

Bloom & Groom Plant Sale

Saturday, May 19 8:30 AM to 11:00AM

Neighborhood Rummage Sale

Saturday, June 2 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Farmers’ Market

Sundays June 17 through September 30 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Concerts on the Green

Thursdays June 21, July 12, July 26, August 16 6:00 PM

4th of July Celebration

Wednesday, July 4

Harvest Fest

Sunday, October 21

Halloween Decorating Contest

Thursday, October 25 (judging at 7:00 PM)

Nighttime Halloween Trick-or-Treat

Friday, October 26 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Holiday Decorating Contest

December 18 – 20 (judging at 7:00 PM)

For up-to-date event information or more details, visit

Interested in becoming a member of the volunteer team for EPNA events? Send your name, contact information and the event(s) that have captured your interest to Pat Yahle, EPNA President:

4th of July Celebration Wednesday, July 4 | 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Schedule of events: 8:30 AM: Parade departs from Mother of Good Counsel parking lot.

What a great opportunity for children to show off their creativity by decorating their bikes, scooters, wagons or strollers or creating a red, white, and blue costume.

9 AM: Arrive at Enderis Park to register for a trophy and receive free ice cream.

9 AM to 11:30 AM: Activities include a flag-raising ceremony, Ameri- can trivia quiz, (temporary) tattooing and face painting, a band con- cert with Americana Sing-a-Long, children’s games with prizes and tours of an MPD District 7 squad car. The Watermelon Eating Con- test is open to all ages and prizes will be awarded to winners in each age category. The event concludes with a water balloon toss and a display by Milwaukee Fire Department.

9 AM to 11:30 AM: EPNA will be selling brats, hot dogs, chips, and beverages generously donated by Sentry on 71st & Lisbon.

Volunteers Needed! As with any neighborhood event, we need vol- unteers to make it happen — adults and/or high schoolers welcome! Volunteers are needed for the following activities:

Grill set-up and grillers: 2 volunteers are needed from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Transport grilled items to food table (grilling will be done offsite): 2 volunteers are needed from 9 AM to 11:30 AM

Sell food tickets, EPNA memberships and clothing: 2 volunteers are needed from 10 AM to 11:30 AM

Food and beverage service: 3 to 4 volunteers are needed from 9 AM to 11:30 AM (food tent opens at 9 AM)

Register, judge and award trophies to parade participants: 3 vol- unteers are needed from 9 AM to 10 AM

Watermelon Eating Contest set-up and judging: 2 volunteers are needed for 10 AM set-up and 10:30 AMj udging

Trivia contest: 2 volunteers are needed from 9 AM to 10 AM Apply temporary tattoos: 2 volunteers (ages 12 and up) are needed

from 9 AM to 11:30 AM

Run games and/or art activities: 3 to 4 volunteers are needed from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Fill balloons and coordinate and organize the water balloon toss: 1 to 2 volunteers are needed from 10 AM to 11:30 AM

Break down tables and clean up the park: 2 to 3 volunteers are needed at 12 PM

Interested? Contact Pat Yahle at 414-258-9676or to sign up.


Saturday, June 2, 2018 | 8 AM to 3 PM

It’s that time of year to get rid of your “stuff” and make some money, too! If you are interested in advertising your goods, please complete this form and deliver/mail to Susan Odegaard, 2867 N 75thStreet.

Registration deadline is May 25, 2018. **Any registration forms received after May 25 will not be included on the list. Note that registration is not required and there is no registration fee.

A list of participants and items for sale will be posted on the EPNA website, Nextdoor and Facebook pages. Lists will also be distributed to participant homes by June 1, 2018.

Questions? Contact Susan Odegaard at or 414-217-1038

Address: _____________________________________________________________ Email / phone (optional) : ________________________________________________

___ Adult clothes ___ Baby/kid clothes - boy ___ Baby/kid clothes - girl ___Toys ___ Books

___ Art/jewelry ___ Home Decor ___ Furniture (In & out) ___ Elect/Appliances ___ Tools

Items of interest not listed above: ______________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________

Enderis Park Neighborhood Association

PO Box 100284 | Milwaukee, WI 53210 |

Mission Statement

EPNA promotes neighborhood stability and a rewarding quality of life for all by working with neighbors to support and maintain an attractive, diverse, respectful and safe community.

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