Holiday Drop ‘N Shop

Event details

  • Saturday | December 4, 2021
  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Menomonee Falls Community Education and Recreation W152 N8645 Margaret Rd Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

The 10th Annual Parent Holiday Drop & Shop was held a little differently in 2020, but none the less was pulled off with success.  The committee met in mid-September and brainstormed great ideas to keep the event going and the first Take Home Drive Thru event was born.  Now that’s what being an Optimist is all about!!!  Over 100 children and their families came to the Community Education & Rec Department on Saturday, December 5th between 11 am to 1 pm.  Children received a take home Decorate T-shirt Kits, goody treat bags with family swim passes donated by the Rec Department, free bowling provided by Village Bowl, gift card for McDonalds, candy donated by the Alumni Club and other items.  The families also received special instructions how to play the online I Spy Jolly Jenny Virtual Game.  Bonus to the event was the large amount of toys kids could choose from donated by Greg Mattson & Bank Five Nine.  We even had Santa & Mrs. Claus visit us from the North Pole.  You can check out the great pictures taken by Jon Cline at

My heartfelt thanks goes out to my amazing committee who continue to support my crazy ideas.  Planning Meg Latus, Jenny (Jolly Jenny) O’Keefe, Steve Fleming, Joanne Warner, Gloria Behr & Jim Dieter.  Pre event preparation Marcia Hebbring & Shannon Dederich.  Gift wrappers extraordinaire were Larry & Marcia Hebbring, Greg & Deb Mattson, Rema Kunnath, Meg Latus, Jenny O’Keefe, Jean Christian, Kathie Jensen & Linda Zylka.  Drive Thru Volunteers, Larry & Marcia Hebbring, Greg & Deb Mattson, Meg Latus, Jenny O’Keefe, Kathie Jensen, Lynda Zylka, Jim Dieter, Mason & Nora Latus, Jason Husslein. In addition, THANK YOU to Jason Husslein and his amazing team to again assist us with promoting and handling the registration process.

We look forward to seeing all the faces of our little friends in person next year, however should we face another challenge we are trained and prepared for anything!  Bring on 2021.  SAVE THE DATE for December 4, 2021 YEAR 10 LET’S DO IT AGAIN!!!  If any club members are interested in becoming involved, we’d love to have you on the team.

Holiday Drop ‘N Shop Co-chairs: Dawn Mariscal and Sue Jeskewitz