50 years of Celebrating Good Neighbors
The City of Middleton hosted the 50th Middleton Good Neighbor Festival August 23rd, 24th and 25th, 2013. This entirely free event is held annually at Fireman’s Park, right next to the Middleton High School.
A big thank you to all of this years sponsors and attendees for making it one of the best Good Neighbor Festivals yet!
Be sure to join us next year
The 2014 dates have been announced: August 22, 23 and 24
The 2013 parade winners have been announced!
Laura Bloomenkranz is this year’s Good Neighbor
(Middleton Time Tribune)
Laura Bloomenkranz helps those in need through her work with Middleton Outreach Ministry and is an outstanding example of what it means to be a
For many years, she has generously given her time to several groups that help others in our community. Many families in Middleton and beyond who depend on Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM) for assistance have benefitted so much from Laura’s volunteer work there since 2000.
Laura has been volunteering at the MOM food pantry for many years and
averages three hours a week there. She always greets visitors with a smile.
For more than three years, Laura also was the MOM Board representative and lead person at the food pantry on days when a staff person wasn’t
available. This was usually once a week for 3-4 hours each time. In addition, Laura helped with the recent establishment of the mobile food pantry and works at the Segoe Terrace location twice a month.
Since 2000, Laura has been driving seniors to and from their appointments
and helping them maintain some of their independence. She volunteers for
this program around 2-3 hours per week. For two years, Laura filled in
whenever MOM’s senior program manager was on vacation and scheduled the rides, too.
Laura was the St. Dunstan Church representative to the original Board of
Directors from 2003 – 2008 and was a Community Service Council member
from 2008-2010. In 2008 when MOM formed a fund-raising Board, the
church and community group representatives then became part of a new
Community Service Council. The Council’s purpose is to serve as a liaison between the church and community groups and the MOM staff to assist with volunteer needs. The Council also helps with seasonal MOM programs. In 2008, Laura was the first Council representative to serve on the new fund-raising Board as a link between the two groups.
Laura has volunteered for just about every special event MOM has held including the school supply drive and distribution of the school supplies.
2013 Middleton Good Neighbor Festival’s Parade Marshal Announced
Al Ripp has been named the 2013 Middleton Good Neighbor Festival’s Parade Marshal.
In Honor of the 50th Middleton Good Neighbor Festival, the Trustees are proud to unveil our new logo. In the new design, we looked to the future while keeping ties to the past. We hope you all like it and will join us for Middleton Good Neighbor Festival, August 23rd – 25th at Fireman’s Park next to the High School.