Family lured Jerrianne and her husband to South Milwaukee in 2002 from Southern California where she worked as, first, a journalist, then, as a court information officer. She now stays busy with media-relations consulting, playing with her three grandchildren (part of the lure), writing, discovering her new environs, and hoping her garden will produce before the first fall frost.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ran a heart-warming story today about Waukesha County Technical College culenary students cooking Thanksgiving dinners for 10 deserving families.
Another service-minded organization that thinks of others this time of year is the Rotary Club of Mitchell Field, which covers the cities of South Milwaukee, Franklin, Oak Creek, Cudahy and St. Francis, and the Milwaukee community of Bay View. Every year this group of about 20 members raises the funds to buy turkeys and all the makings for Thanksgiving dinners for a number of economically disadvantaged families and shut ins. This year, working in collaboration with the Amigos Rotary Club of Milwaukee, that number totaled Thanksgiving dinner fixings for 50 families and prepared meals for 12 additional families, all of which reached a total of 360 people.
For more information about the Rotary Club of Mitchell Field and its activities, please visit the club's website at www.rcomf.org.