There is lots of exciting news to report this week. First, Debbie Branger and her family will be operating the concessions stand at Grant Park Beach in South Milwaukee. This is a beautiful sandy beach and offers a great opportunity to swim in Lake Michigan or just hang out and get a nice tan. The concessions will be open Monday - Friday from 3:30 to 8 pm and Saturday - Sunday from noon to 8 pm. What a fun time!
And speaking of fun, mark your calendar for Thursday, July 23rd for South Milwaukee's "Evening on the Avenue". The event is centered around the area of Milwaukee Ave and 10th Avenue and runs from 4 to 9 pm. The Friends of Mill Pond will be selling Duck Race Tickets. There will be music, entertainment, children's activities and food. And for those who have contacted me asking for more info on our local Garlic Mustard Pickers -- this band will be playing some fine Celtic Music at this event! I know I will not want to miss it.
Hello faithful readers. I hope you all survived the Patrick Cudahy plant fire and evacuation. What a disaster! My home is in the area that was evacuated. Although I was at work at the time my wife, son and dog had to leave the house and go to my brother-in-law's house in Oak Creek. Thank God no-one was seriously injured or killed.
In other news, the Cudahy Lions Club is once again hosting the Sweet Apple-Wood Festival. The festival is being held from Friday, July 31st through Sunday, Aug. 2nd. What a great time! There will be lots of fun for all ages including great food, music (live bands), rides and a chance to meet friends old and new. Every year at this festival I seem to run into people I haven't seen in years including people from outside the area. ( Of course, when I say "outside the area" I'm talking about West Allis, Wauwatosa, etc.).