- December 1, 2018
- 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Menomonee Falls Community Education and Recreation W152 N8645 Margaret Rd Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
On December 1, 2018, the 8th Annual Parent Holiday Drop & Shop was held. Prior to the event, 140 children were preregistered. We had 130 children attend, 29 wonderful Optimist volunteers, and 36 student volunteers partake in all the fun and festivities.
To all the club members who continue to support this event year after year, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Thank you for all being so flexible and jumping in to different areas to keep things flowing along. That was truly above and beyond!! Ann, Fred, Chris, Corrine, and Steve your quick thinking and adaptability to switch things up just proves my point that this event basically can run itself. Also, extra appreciation goes out to everyone who embraced the energy of little London who surely gave us all reason to find Optimism in a challenging environment.
To Jason Husslein and the Rec Dept. staff – we would not be able to put so many smiles on so many faces without all you do for the Optimist Club. Thank you for your partnership and support.
To the high school faculty staff of Sara Burling, Ali Leon, & Maggie Hangos for recruiting a wonderful crew of students. They all did a wonderful job guiding our guests to all the activity areas.
Sincere gratitude to Don Eisenhauer and the Art Guild of Menomonee Falls. Many artists engaged in hands on activities with the kids to make beautiful masterpieces of art work to enjoy for many many years to come. This has been a wonderful addition to the event and helps to keep it exciting for kids to attend.
Sincere thanks and appreciation goes out to Alice Barbeln, Gloria Behr, Fred Blanke, Jean Christian, Don Eisenhauer, Steve Fleming, Ann Freudenthal, Larry & Marcia Hebbring, Jason Husslein, Kathie Jensen, Kathy Kiepert, Cory Kleeba, Rema Kunnath, Meg Latus, Kathy Matthiessen, Deb & Greg Mattson, Chris O’Reilly, Linda Podolske, Gary Pollpeter, Corrine & Joe Reiter, Rose Schwartz, Kirsten Sperl, Joanne Wanner, Bob Wenzel, & Linda Zylka.
SAVE THE DATE – Mark your calendars now for Saturday, December 7st, 2019 to join the crew above for a fun and rewarding volunteering experience. As always, I am open for any suggestions, recommendations or criticism of any kind. Your input helps make this event better and better year after year.
2018 Photos by Don Gorzek & Jon Cline