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.
We have scheduled a full day of entertainment for Independence Day at Humboldt Park. We begin with a morning parade at 9 AM that travels from E. Lincoln Ave. and S. Kinnickinnic Ave. south on S. KK Ave. to S. Logan Ave.. It then goes down S. Logan Ave. to E. Idaho St. to the park. We have morning games afterwards.
At 11 AM, we have 1860's style baseball at Keltner Field in the park. Rainbow Randa will perform near the park pavilion. In the afternoon we have a children's vehicle judging. We have contests for doll buggies, coaster wagons, tricycles and bicycles decorating for various age groups. While the vehicles are being judged, "Dancers with Woofs" will perform for us. After this there will be a small children's parade to the park chalet and the audience can view all of the entries.
We will have a short dance contest for children and adults next. The Talent Show will be next to occur. There will be music for your entertainment at the reviewing stand on E. Idaho St. during the day.
At 6:45 PM, we will present the Colors and announce the winners of the day's events. Awards will be made to volunteers for their time of volunteer service.
At 7 PM, we will have our Evening Program.
At 9:15 PM, we will have our fireworks display.