On Thursday, July 8th I stormed the Bastille! Viva La France!
I'm talking, of course, about the "Storm the Bastille" Run at Bastille Days. This is sort of a "goof-off" run for a lot of people. The run starts at 9 pm and runs through downtown Milwaukee and the Third Ward. Is is not accurately timed. There were tons of people and lots of people were drinking before, during and after the race. (Personally, I recommend waiting until after the race is over!). This race is unusual in that there are actual "beer stops" in addition to "water stops" so if you're really thirsty during the race you can stop and have a beer. Yikes!
The South Shore Cyclery Bike Ride on July 15th was a huge success! I took off from work to attend this bike race and it was well worth it. I worked as as Safety Marshall and I really enjoyed having the opportunity to be a part of this historic event.
As far as I know, this is the first time people have traveled from Germany and Australia to visit Cudahy. This was truly a world-class bicycle-racing event and I was thrilled to be able to see it and even to play a small role in it as a Safety Marshall. I will never forget this day as long as I live.
If you are a dog lover like I am mark your calendar for Friday, Aug. 6th ! Supervisor Jursik is extending an invitation to the GRAND OPENING of the Warnimont Dog Exercise Area ! The Grand Opening starts at 10 am.
This event will feature a leash-cutting ceremony with Parks Director Sue Black ( and possibly her dog, Ranger), Cudahy Mayor Tony Day, Cudahy Police Chief Poellot and other community members. Dogs will enjoy door prizes and a special peanut butter carob cake donated by ROMP ( Residents for Off-leash Milwaukee Parks). The invigorated Sheridan Park Friends are sponsoring banjo music. Fixx Coffee House of St. Francis will operate a kiosk serving delicious beverages until mid-November.