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Spring 2021 Newsletter

Updated: Apr 11, 2023


"The best gift we have is one of volunteering, giving your support, talents and time to improve the world around you, the lives of your friends, family and those who you have never met.”

Unfortunately, the 2020 EPNA season of events and activities was significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of our traditional activities were cancelled or redesigned to ensure the health and safety of our neighborhood. Despite all the restrictions and cancellations, many EPNA friends and neighbors were able to plan, adjust, and carry out a number of EPNA activities and events.

We are always mindful of and grateful for our fabulous volunteers. They are the heartbeat of the EPNA organization. The EPNA Board has identified February as a month to recognize, in a special way, all of the volunteers who generously gave of their time and talents during the preceding year. Their names and contributions are listed below, and in the next few weeks each will receive a Thank You packet.

We are moving forward to plan our 2021 activities and events. We will once again be paying very close attention to local, state, and federal regulations as they impact our community. We will be sharing information regarding upcoming events and opportunities and how to volunteer for any one or more. Watch for more information via the EPNA Newsletter, Nextdoor, Facebook and



The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect all of our lives and activities. With that in mind, we are hoping to have our Spring Easter Egg Hunt with adjustments to account for the current COVID-19 safety precautions.

Inviting all neighborhood children ages 12 and under with adult supervision to reconnect with neighbors after a snowy cold winter!

9:30 AM:Registration begins

10:00 AM: Event starts

{Remember: We hunt in rain, snow, sleet, or shine!}

KIDS: bring your basket to gather eggs

ADULTS: bring a camera to capture memories

EVERYBODY: bring your loose change for the Penny Jar

Activities Include

Egg Hunt : Pictures with the Easter Bunny (with masks) : Penny Jar Drive : Tattoos: Easter Bunny Bubbles : Jelly Bean Guess: Chalk for Sidewalk Art : Coloring Sheets to Take Home


Decorate your eggs at home and bring your best one to enter into the Egg Decorating Contest. Create a hand- made stand to display your egg. Prizes will be awarded by age level for the most creative egg and its display.


Draw a picture of the Easter Bunny or a Spring day and bring your drawing to the park for our Art Display.


(day of event only)

$4.00 per child (EPNA member)

$5.00 per child (non-member)

(cash or check only please)

It is possible that we will not be able to use the field house/bathrooms for this event, so you may have to make plans ahead of time. Please watch all of the Enderis Park media pages for any updated info as we get closer to the event.

Call Sandy @ 414 771-5406 if you would like to volunteer for the Easter egg hunt.

2021 EPNA Spring Clean Up

Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 9:00 AM to NOON

Enderis Park neighbors and their families are invited to come together on Saturday, April 21st, beginning at 9:00 AM to work on cleaning up the Enderis Park neighborhood and our borders - Burleigh, Lisbon, Center,76th and 60th. Help enhance the appearance of our neighborhood after a cold and snowy winter. To participate, show up at 9:00 AM (later is okay, too) at 2802 N Sholes Ave to receive your bag(s) and gloves. You will be assigned an area to clean up, or you may also pick your own. Work with a group -- it's much more fun!

Volunteers will receive coupons for FREE admission to various Milwaukee County attractions, including the zoo.

Questions? Contact Lori Sommervold: or (414) 445-8742.

Bloom & Groom Plant Sale is BACK! Saturday, May 15, 2021


8:30 AM* to 11:00 AM

EPNA and the City of Milwaukee's Neighborhood Improvement District (NIDC) will again be bringing this popular plant sale to EPNA members** and friends on Saturday, May 15, 2021. The sale will feature annuals, perennials, vegetables and hanging baskets. The goal of Bloom & Groom is to promote neighborhood beautification by encouraging neighbors to purchase these high-quality plants and vegetables at a very reasonable price. By planting these attractive plants in our yards and flower boxes, we create beautiful streetscapes and enhance the beauty of each participating residence and our neighborhood.

*No sales prior to 8:30 AM **Current EPNA Members will receive a 10% Discount


The year 2020 was marked by the Coronavirus pandemic, resulting in the suspension or contraction of nearly all EPNA regular activities. This included the Summer Concerts in the Park series as well as Sunday Farmers’ Market days. EPNA did hold a successful “roving” concert in late summer featuring “FunkClub Wagon” – a popular local band touring throughout the neighborhood on a truck trailer. Also, EPNA did celebrate its neighborhood volunteers with a Volunteer Recognition dinner. Likewise, regular landscape cleanup and maintenance activities in various public spaces were accomplished as were selected other events.

In financial terms, 2020 was an “un-eventful” year as well. For 2020, net receipts totaling $10,465 were exceeded by 2020 disbursements which totaled -$11,770. This resulted in a net EPNA 2020 deficit of -$1,305, or -11.1%. Of this total, -$758 was incurred to remove old neighborhood signage, anticipating the purchase and installation of new signage in 2021. The remaining -$547 was due to various operations – mainly landscape maintenance and insurance costs. The EPNA disbursement total of -$11,770 was far below the 2020 budget spending target of -$52,415, reflecting a roughly 78% reduction in the scope of EPNA planned 2020 activities due to the Coronavirus.

The total December 31, 2020 EPNA cash balance totaled $24,803.81, compared to the January 1, 2020 balance of $26,108.92, or -5.0% reduction (given the -$1,305.11 reduction referred to above). Of the $24,803.81 year-end 2020 cash balance, $5,184.00 (21%) is being held in trust by EPNA for the exclusive use of the Metz-White Magic Grove Fund. This Fund was established for Fund contributors in their efforts to finance future maintenance and repair of the Magic Grove Sculpture located in Enderis Park.

Remember that membership dues support our events and activities. Please join or renew your membership today.

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