Welcome to Elvehjem Neighborhood on Madison’s East Side

Holiday in the Park
Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 4-7pm
Orlando Bell Park, 2274 S Thompson Drive

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Bring the family and join your neighbors in celebrating the holiday season in the park! Gather ’round the fire and warm up with a cup of hot chocolate, take a horse drawn sleigh ride through the neighborhood, and visit with Santa. We recommend arriving 15 minutes early so you don’t miss Santa’s exciting arrival on a fire truck! Remember to bring your camera, this is sure to be a memory filled evening!

Schedule: Bonfire 4-7pm, Visit with Santa 4-6pm, Sleigh Rides 4:30-6:30pm

All activities are free of charge! If you wish to make a cash/check donation to help offset the cost of the event you will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a great prize!

Please consider bringing a non-perishable donation for Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin; remember to check the expiration date! New this year, we will also have a donation box to collect hats, mittens, and boots to be donated to students in need at Elvehjem Elementary School.

Volunteers are needed, please sign up here if you are able to help out!

ENA Board Meets Next On Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Elvehjem Neighborhood Association (ENA) Board of Directors will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 7, from 7 to 9 PM in the home of board member Alice Pulvermacher. Please email Alice for her address if you are interested in attending at Alice@elvehjemneighborhood.org. Meetings are held every month on the first Wednesday of each month, and neighbors are always encouraged to attend! We currently have 2 open seats on the board with 2 additional seats opening this spring when our treasurer and secretary retire at the end of their term.

Holiday Cookie Swap
Sunday, December 11 at 4pm
Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 1201 Droster Rd


We hope you can join us for our Elvehjem Neighborhood Holiday Cookie Swap! Please bring 5 dozen of your favorite homemade holiday cookies packaged together in sets of 6 for easy trading and a copy of your recipe. A portion of the cookies will be used to create platters for our local police and fire stations. Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church on Droster Rd is generously allowing us to hold the event in their membership hall. Refreshments and snacks will be provided and children are welcome! If possible, please RSVP via the Facebook Event Page or email Jamie Meise at jamie@elvehjemneighborhood.org by December 10.

Holiday Lights Decorating Contest

holiday-contest-2016To enter the contest, please email your street address to audra@elvehjemneighborhood.org between December 1-11. We’ll take pictures of your home, and post pictures on Facebook for voting December 12-22. Winners will be announced December 23. Prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st place $25 Metro Market gift card, 2nd place $20 PDQ gift card, $15 Habenero’s gift card.

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Looking for a Babysitter?

Be sure to check the Elvehjem Neighborhood Babysitter Contact List last updated 9/25/16. If you would like to be added to the list or update your information please email babysitter@elvehjemneighborhood.org.

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The Elvehjem Neighborhood Facebook page was set up for the purposes of open discussion among neighbors, resource sharing, business/service recommendations, community building, and notification of local events.