2016 TETNA Block Party & Movie Night

Saturday, August 27, 2016
3:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Center Street Park

TETNA Block Party
We have lots of fun stuff planned, but the more volunteers we have, the more fun we can offer! Please sign up to volunteer.

The TETNA Annual Block Party & Movie Night at Center Street Park is fun for the whole family, including: games (volleyball and kickball), activities (water balloon toss, bubble blowing, giant Jenga), food from the grill, and a bounce house! Come for the fun and food, and then stay at dusk to watch a movie under the stars!

Block Party Schedule of Events:

3:00 – Set up – give us a hand setting up tables and food
3:30 – Bounce House opens (small fee for a hand stamp to take turns all evening)
4:00 – Water Balloon Toss – all ages!
4:30 – Food available for purchase: Hot dogs and sausages, corn on the cob, chips, watermelon, popcorn, drinks. Bring a picnic blanket and join us for an old-fashioned cookout.
5:00 – Bubble Blowing Contest – fashion a wand from pipe cleaners and make the biggest bubble on the block! Face painting and temporary tattoos available too!
6:00 – All Neighborhood Kickball Game – the whole family can join the team!
8:00 – Set up your blankets and get ready for the summer family classic: The Sandlot (Recommended 8+, Common Sense Media Review)

Other features: A possible visit from our neighborhood Fire and Police department, volleyball net, and live music (do you know someone in the neighborhood who would be willing to play some tunes? Let us know!)

Grab a group of people from your block and join us. We can’t wait to see you at this year’s Block Party!


Shop the TENTA Rummage Sale June 4th

Saturday, June 4th, 2016
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Entire TETNA neighborhood

TETNA Rummage Sale SignThe ever-popular TETNA annual neighborhood-wide rummage sale will be on Saturday, June 4th from 8AM to 3PM. There are over 50 homes participating selling a wide variety of items available. Check out the map below or click this link to see all the registered homes. We hope to see many of you buying and selling at this great event, which is sponsored this year by Beth Jaworski of Shorewest Realtors!

 

 

 

View 2016 TETNA Rummage Sale in a full screen map


Run Tosa Run grows, gives back

Children take off from the starting line of the Run Tosa Run kids’ run on Saturday, May 14. Photos by Mindy Mays.

Children take off from the starting line of the Run Tosa Run kids’ run on Saturday, May 14. Race photos by Mindy Mays.

Brice Cleland

Men’s winner Brice Cleland crosses the finish line.

Hundreds of neighborhood residents and East Tosa visitors turned out Saturday, May 14, to make this year’s Run Tosa Run our biggest and best yet, with more than 300 registered runners and thousands raised for Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin.

RMH 3C Logo VertThe Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association on May 16 approved a donation of $5,500 from the race’s proceeds, up from $3,000 donated from last year’s race.

Not bad for a chilly spring morning that at one point even included a few snow flurries.

The cool weather didn’t seem to bother the runners, several of whom were overheard bragging about getting PRs (personal records). One of them was our women’s winner, Amy Schlotthauer, who finished in 18:53. She was a repeat winner, as was men’s champion Brice Cleland, who won our 5K race for the third straight year. Cleland’s time: 16:11.

Amy Schlotthauer shows off her medal after winning the women's race.

Amy Schlotthauer shows off her medal on Instagram after winning the women’s race.

In addition to the 285 or so runners and walkers who signed up for the 5K, we had more than 60 young runners enter our kids’ run. And several teams and groups brought dozens of new runners to the race, with the group from Graef taking home our first team champion trophy.

The race is a true neighborhood-wide effort. Dozens of residents volunteered to help at the starting line and at the course intersections. Wauwatosa police helped block streets and lead the runners through the course. And Mayor Kathy Ehley served as our grand marshal, sounding the horn that started the race.

BelAir Tosa BullChildren's Hospital of WisconsinA big thanks to our lead sponsors, BelAir Cantina and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, for their generous support. Our other top sponsors were Lutheran Home, Camp Bar and Hue Vietnamese. Our list of financial sponsorships was rounded out by Ultra Fidelis, O’Gorman’s West Towne Auto, Johnson Cycle & Fitness and Shine Salon.

Promotional awards were donated by BelAir, Camp Bar, Hue, Cranky Al’s, Rocket Baby, Rosebud Cinema, Tosa Yoga, WauwaTiki and Performance Running Outfitters.

Timing for the 5K race was provided by Absolute Race Timing. Our race shirts were produced by Jim Phillips. We also had vendors for the first time this year: Gilson Design T-shirts, Legacy Gym MKE and New Balance-Milwaukee.

We’re so proud of our neighborhood for turning out in big numbers to help such a great cause, and we hope to see everyone on the course again next May!

Additional info, photos

Dave and Dana Wurzburger pose with their 4-year-old twins, Isaac and Abby, after the Run Tosa Run kids' run. Photo by Mindy Mays.

Dave and Dana Wurzburger pose with their 4-year-old twins, Isaac and Abby.

You can view results from the race here.

We have three Facebook galleries with photos from photographer Mindy Mays:

Kids’ run | 5K race | Festivities and awards

A special thanks to our race committee members: Mary Raebel, our volunteer coordinator; Jason Broadwell, who oversaw equipment and setup; race packet coordinators Adam Devins and Kelly Scheidemantel; Allison Corrao, who headed up our kids’ festivities, and Mindy and Ku Mays, who provided photo and video coverage of the event.

If you have any feedback on this year’s race, good or bad, email it to runtosarun@gmail.com. And anyone interested in joining our race committee, drop us a note and we’ll keep you in the loop when we start this fall planning for Run Tosa Run 2017.


June 4 is TETNA’s neighborhood Rummage Sale, sponsored by Beth Jaworski

Saturday, June 4th, 2016
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Entire TETNA neighborhood

TETNA Rummage Sale SignThe ever-popular TETNA neighborhood-wide rummage sale will be on Saturday, June 4th. We hope to see many of you buying and selling at this great event, which is sponsored this year by Beth Jaworski of Shorewest Realtors!

If you would like to register as a seller, please fill out the form below. Here are are few things to keep in mind:

  • Registration is open only to those living within the TETNA area (map)
  • TETNA Members can register for free!
  • Non-members can register for $5 (but really you should just go ahead and join TETNA first)
  • Last day to register is Tuesday, May 31st.
  • TETNA will place signs on the perimeter of the neighborhood and publicize the sale in local/social media.
  • We publish an online (printable) map that is only available until the end of the sale.
  • You can call attention to your sale with any signage or banners you want to, though we’ll also be sharing a customized TETNA sign that you will be able to download to show that you are registered. Stay tuned.

If you’re interested in helping with the rummage sale in any capacity, or if you have questions, please email Christina Piel.



Avery Pankratz awarded this year’s $500 TETNA scholarship

Tosa East senior Avery Pankratz (left) receives the annual $500 TETNA scholarship from association president Christina Piel at the annual meeting, held Thursday at Cranky Al's.

Tosa East senior Avery Pankratz (left) receives the annual $500 TETNA scholarship from association president Christina Piel at the annual meeting, held Thursday at Cranky Al’s.

We’re pleased to announce that our recipient of this year’s Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association scholarship is Avery Pankratz. She received the $500 scholarship Thursday night at TETNA’s annual meeting at Cranky Al’s.

Avery has been very active at Tosa East, serving as editor in chief of the school yearbook; as a Link leader on the Link Crew, which helps new freshmen adjust to high school; as a peer mentor for Above and Beyond; and as a member of the Tosa East Players, among other activities.

She also has a notable record of community service, working with homeless families at The Gathering and underprivileged children at the Christmas is for Kids event.

The youth group director of Avery’s church describes her as “one of the kindest, smartest, generous, confident, hard-working young adults” she’s ever had the privilege to work with. Through her activities and genuine care for others, Avery has shown that she embodies the philosophy of our neighborhood association.

Next year she will attend Loyola University in Chicago, where she will study in the Interdisciplinary Honors Program.

“We know she will make our neighborhood proud,” scholarship committee chairwoman Nicole Etter said.