Welcome to Elvehjem Neighborhood on Madison’s Eastside

Taste of Elvehjem, Sunday, Sept 13 11am-2pm


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YEE HAW! It’s time for our third annual Taste of Elvehjem event on Sunday, September 13, at the Elvehjem Community Garden (1202 Painted Post Drive) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In case of rain, the celebration will be held in the Elvehjem Park Shelter.

Enjoy the fall harvest, and bring a garden fresh potluck dish to share. We’ll need main and side dishes, drinks, and desserts – anything you’re in the mood to bring. Win a fabulous prize if your dish gets the most votes for “crowd favorite” or if chosen by our surprise celebrity judge! Help make this a more environmentally-friendly event by bringing your own non-disposable plates and utensils; however, disposable versions will be on hand in case you forget them at home!

This year’s celebration will feature a country western theme. Feel free to wear your favorite cowboy/cowgirl boots, hats, and gear. A prize will be awarded to the “best dressed!” There will be activities for all ages including bubbles, ring toss, guessing games, trivia, and science experiments! Bring along your favorite outdoor game to share. There will also be a foot-powered bike blender and ingredients to make your own smoothies! Volunteers are needed. If you can help with set up (9:30-10:30 a.m.), greeting attendees/organizing potluck dishes (10:30-11:30 a.m.), or clean up (2-3 p.m.), we can use your assistance. Please contact Taste of Elvehjem Coordinator Kate Strom Hiorns at 608-223-0678 or katestrom@hotmail.com.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

4th of July

Our Annual Fourth of July Celebration would not be possible without our incredible community sponsors! As you frequent the following businesses or run into these neighbors, please be sure to thank them for their fantastic donations and amazing support of our neighborhood! Pure Integrity Homes/ReMax sponsored our Bounce House (a $350 value!); Habaneros made a $250 corporate donation; A to Z RentAll donated the generator, cables, non-park tables, and chairs; Associated Bank made a $100 corporate donation; PDQ donated the bottled water and soda; Schoep’s donated the Badger Malt ice cream cups; Anchor Bank made a $25 corporate donation; Aramark supplied the white table cloths; Harley’s Liquor donated ice; and the following businesses and neighbors donated items for the raffle and silent auction: SMART Motors, Isthmus/Red Card Media, Romance Jewelers, Green Valley Campground, Willy Street Co-op, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Ace Hardware- Lakeside, Alice Kasper, American Player’s Theatre, Angelos, Blain’s Farm & Fleet, Buck’s Pizza, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chief’s Tavern, Circus World, Comedy Club on State, Cuco’s, Dairyland Family Restaurant, Dan Murphy of MPD, Dream Lanes, Floral Designs by Paul, Food Fight, Fraboni’s, Great Clips, Great Dane Brew Pub, Hybrid Salon, Jessica Murphy, Joe Ellingson of MFD Station 5, Keller William’s Madison East, Lisa Johnson, Majestic Theatre, Metro Market, Mike and Tiff Roltgen, Milio’s, Once in a Blue Moon Art Studio, Semrau Heritage Meats, LLC, The Barbershop, Tom Uebersetzig, Wisconsin Distributors, Woodman’s Food Market, and Bonnie Benson.

Join ENA today!

While our May membership drive is over, there is still plenty of time to join or renew your ENA membership for 2015! Please support our wonderful neighborhood and help us reach our goal of 500 household members. You can fill out your membership form and return it in the mail or join online and pay via PayPal at www.elvehjemneighborhood.org/join Dues are only $15/year, and 100% of the money collected goes right back into YOUR neighborhood.

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