Leaf Raking for Seniors

Event details

  • Saturday | November 9, 2019
  • 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Menomonee Falls Community Education and Recreation Center W152 N8645 Margaret Rd Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

(above ) Noland Ander, Logon Wood, and Elliot Thomson, all age 10, of the Jr. Indians Baseball team, are ready with rakes (2017)  Photo by Don Gorzek

Jason’s Black Weather Cloud Impacts Leaf Raking for the Second Straight Year

Despite 21 degree temperatures, gusty winds and 2” of beautiful slushy, crusty snow on the ground, over 240 volunteers braved the elements to participate in the annual Senior Citizen Leaf Raking event on November 10, 2018. The volunteers were asked to do their best and they successfully helped clear leaves (and plenty of snow) from the yards of 30 residences. As we went to press, grateful residents have donated almost $700 that will be matched by the Optimist Club and split among the participating groups.

Special thanks to the Optimist Volunteers who helped with set-up, registration, coordination with the teams and hauling leaves to Shady Lane Greenhouse.

And…please don’t forget to patronize Shady Lane for your gardening needs. Karl Hornung graciously cooperated with us again this year to save us from paying dumping fees for about 2 dozen loads of soggy leaves at Orchard Ridge landfill.



Leaf Raking for Seniors Co-Chairs: Jason Husslein and John Yusko