Holiday Drop ‘N Shop

Event details

  • December 7, 2019
  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Menomonee Falls Community Education and Recreation W152 N8645 Margaret Rd Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

On December 7, 2019, the 9th Annual Parent Holiday Drop & Shop was held. Prior to the event, 168 children were pre-registered. We had 134 children attend, 31 wonderful Optimist volunteers, and 17 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!!

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 artwork 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 Larry Barbera, Alice Barbeln, Fred Blanke, Andy Chertek, Shannon & Vickie Dederich, Don Eisenhauer, Steve Fleming, Ann Freudenthal, Joy Fricke, Larry & Marcia Hebbring, Jason Husslein, Kathie Jensen, Kathy Kiepert, Rema Kunnath, Meg Latus, Kathy Matthiessen, Deb & Greg Mattson, Jenny O’Keefe, Chris O’Reilly, Linda Podolske, Gary & Laurie Pollpeter, Corrine & Joe Reiter, Kirsten Sperl, Joanne Wanner, Bob Wenzel, & Linda Zylka.

Photos by Don Gorzek & Jon Cline

SAVE THE DATE – YEAR 10!!!!  Mark your calendars now for Saturday, December 5th, 2020 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.

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