We thought we’d do a different take on a calendar this year. Our Historic Grant Park Calendar for 2019 was the result. With vintage photos of Grant Park and historical information, you can peek into the past. Send a copy to friends and family. Funds raised through calendar sales will benefit maintenance and improvement of Grant Park. The Friends of Grant Park are a 501(c)(3) organization. Available for sale at:
- Avenue Coffeehouse – 911 Milwaukee Ave.
- Parkway Floral – 1001 Milwaukee Ave.
- Serendipitous Designs & Gifts – 907 Milwaukee Ave.
You can get a look at the calendar here: 2019 Calendar Flyer
Cash or check only. $10 each. Calendars can be ordered by mail; add $2 per calendar for shipping & handling. Checks are made to FoGP and send to 421 Hawthorne Ave, South Milwaukee, WI 53172.
Sunday, October 13th
The Friends of Grant Park hosted an educational/fundraiser event called Trek ‘n Treat. Participants followed the trails through the 7 Bridges area to several stations in the park, and answered nature-related questions. They received treats along the way! The long route meandered through the ravine; the short route was an accessible option. In Shelter 5A, refreshments were for sale, and there were activities such as pumpkin painting, birding information and nature related to the park and its unique habitat. Costumes were optional, but check out the costumes of some of the kids! Volunteers were also encouraged to come in costume. Here are some photos from this year’s event. Thanks to Pam Uhrig for all these photos.
We are grateful for donations received for this event from the following:
- ACE Hardware, SM
- Blaine’s Farm and Fleet
- Human Concerns
- MJ Media, LLC
- Piggly Wiggly, Oak Creek
- Project Concern
- Target, Oak Creek
- Pick ‘n Save, South Milwaukee
- Tri City National Bank
- Walgreens, SM
- Walmart, SM
- Wehr Nature Center
- SM High School National Honor Society
- SM High School Link Crew
- Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Team