Make plans for TETNA’s Nighttime Trick-or-Treat on Oct. 26

TETNA’s Nighttime Trick-or-Treat will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 and is open to all blocks. Official participants must be registered TETNA members.

Each group of children (recommended 14 and younger) should be accompanied by at least one adult. To participate, come to one of our registration events at Center Street Park Pavilion, 6420 W. Clarke St.

  • –  6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22
  • –  6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24
  • –  8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

Participants can renew their membership or become members at, or bring the form on page 9 of this newsletter. Our membership year is Oct. 1 to Sept. 30.

The cost to participate as a trick-or-treater is a 100-piece bag of candy per child. The candy must be individually wrapped and factory sealed. The first 500 people to drop off their candy at registration will be given a reusable trick-or-treat bag (max 5 per registered household).

If you would prefer to hand out candy instead, come to registration and sign up, and you will receive a sign to put in your window and candy to distribute.


We also need volunteers to help at registration. Sign up here.

Teal Pumpkin Project

Teal is the color for food allergy awareness. The homes decorated with these brightly colored pumpkins indicate safe items for trick-or-treaters with allergies. Signs will also be available for pick up at registration.

House Decorating Contest

Register your house here by Friday, Oct. 25. All registered homes will be eligible to win prizes, based on the assessment of our secret judges. Winners will be announced and prizes distributed Sunday, Oct. 27.

Diaper Drive

You also are encouraged to participate in the Third Annual Tosa Tushie Drive. Bring a package of diapers and/or wipes to any of the Trick-or-Treat in-person registration times. Additionally, diaper/wipe donations can be dropped off at Tosa Pediatrics during Oct. 16 to 25. All diaper/wipe donations will be divided between the Sojourner Family Peace Center and Tosa Cares.

Block captains needed for TETNA newsletter distribution

Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association’s printed newsletter, which contains helpful information and news for residents of our neighborhood, is published three times a year and distributed by our all-volunteer network. Each block is assigned a block captain, and we are looking for neighbors willing to serve as block captains to get the newsletter to residents on their street or nearby streets.

The following are some of the blocks that still need coverage:

  • 2300 block of N. 63rd St.
  • 2300 block of N. 67th St.
  • 2500 block of N. 69th St.
  • 2300 block of N. 73rd St.
  • 2300 block of N. 74th St.
  • 7300/7400/7500 blocks of Meinecke

If you are able to “adopt” one or more of those blocks and serve as block captain, please email ASAP so we can follow up with you and our distribution reps in time for our October issue.

Thanks to all who help with our newsletter!

New coordinator sought for TETNA’s Nighttime Trick or Treat

Pumpkins on ledgeWe’re looking for a new coordinator for our TETNA Nighttime Trick-or-Treat. If you’ve enjoyed that festive Saturday in October every year, help keep it going by taking on this fulfilling role for 2019, either as lead coordinator or as an assistant.

The outline of this event is already in place. We just need you to step in and guide this year’s planning through to Halloween fun, and the TETNA board is here to help.

Email for full details on what the coordinator role entails.

June 1 is TETNA’s 2019 neighborhood Rummage Sale, sponsored by Beth Jaworski

Our neighborhood-wide rummage sale for 2019 is the first Saturday in June, which is again sponsored this year by Beth Jaworski of Shorewest Realtors. We hope to see many of you buying and selling at this event!

Registration is now closed. All participating rummage sales are included in our interactive map here, so shoppers can see where to go and what to expect at each sale. Sale hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, though residents are free to open their sales earlier or close them later.

Residents hosting rummage sales can call attention to your sale with any signage or banners you want to, knowing that shoppers will be looking for your sale!

How to Throw A Killer Yard Sale contains great tips on making your sale a success.

If you’re interested in helping with the rummage sale in any capacity, or if you have questions, please email Jill McClellan: with the subject rummage.

You’re invited to help fill our TETNA newsletter with neighborhood news

Your Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association produces a 12-page printed newsletter that is distributed by neighbors three times a year – February, June and October – providing notifications and recaps of TETNA events, as well as stories on other neighborhood and city news.

The newsletter wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of our volunteers. Here’s where you come in: If you have a background in writing, editing, design or advertising, we could use your help putting together upcoming issues. All roles require only a modest time commitment, primarily in the month before each publication, and roles can be tailored to your interests and skills.

Our revamped newsletter committee is forming now. If you would like to participate or are looking for more info, please email David Paulsen at