A few items of note:
First up, Whitefish Bay’s 4th of July was a huge success, albeit a sweaty one. Thousands packed Silver Spring for the parade & Klode for the festival. Hats off to the WFB Civic Foundation for donating hundreds of volunteer hours, giving up their time for what is Whitefish Bay’s biggest party. They do an amazing service for our community.
As a reminder, those festivities are not funded by tax dollars. The WFB Civic Foundation is funded by the individual donations of your Whitefish Bay neighbors. Take a minute and think of what Bay would be like without a 4th parade, without the Pumpkin festival, without the Ice Cream Socials, without Sounds of Summer -- then please consider supporting your Civic Foundation with a few bucks. Click here to do so online.
You're probably tired of me beating that drum. Sorry. As long as these Bay traditions continue, the need for financial support will as well.
Next up .. Silver Spring will be hosting "red wagon days" next weekend, July 16 and 17. It's a sidewalk sale, silent auction (to benefit the new Silver Spring Art Fund).. with wagon decorating and live entertainment. If you ever wanted to shop local, now's your chance.
Two weeks from now, Sunday, July 25th, the annual bicycle race will be running on Silver Spring again .. same route as last year.
Finally .. at tomorrow's Village Trustee meeting, there's a few items of interest. We will be discussing for-profit use of Klode again, and with the throngs of friends and neighbors excited about Boot Camp, this may be a hot topic.
We're also going to discuss the future of Klode's playground structures, as they are being slowly replaced. Personally, I think we missed the boat last year, not getting enough public input on the new structure installed in October 2009.
If you have an interest in Klode's playground, it's important to come to this meeting.
A while ago I was flipping through Google's news archive .. it's very cool. Didn't know in 1965, they considered putting Village Hall at Klode. (yikes.) In 1995, an article was entitled "Neighbors complain about sex, nudity at Klode Park beach" (wow!)
The article that made me think of blogging was from 1987, where they were discussing several Klode projects and 350 villagers showed up. What a different time. In my tenure, 350 is a few years' attendance.
Today, thousands use Klode playground each year. Are you interested in its future? C'mon over, Monday July 12, 7pm at Village Hall.