Annual neighborhood Trick or Treat is Oct. 29

TETNA’s Halloween Trick or Treat nighttime event is back! Mark your calendars for the evening of Saturday, Oct. 29, and plan to attend this spooktacular event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Every year, TETNA offers this safe and fun event in our neighborhood. This year we are continuing our new tradition of opening the TETNA Trick or Treat event to all neighborhood blocks! So get your costumes, candy buckets and spooky faces ready to explore the Halloween festivities that our whole neighborhood has to offer.

The Trick or Treat event is for TETNA members, and the trick-or-treating is for children ages 14 and younger. The whole family is welcome to join the fun, and each group of children should be accompanied by at least one adult. You must register to participate in the event – whether your little goblins will be trick-or-treating or you will be handing out candy (or both!).
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Want to trick-or-treat?

Come to the registration and sign up! You will get a glow stick for each trick-or-treater and a map with event info. The cost to participate is a 100-piece bag of candy per child. The candy must be individually wrapped and factory sealed. Due to safety concerns, we cannot accept opened bags of candy.

If you also are handing out candy and want to keep the kind you bought, just let us know at in-person registration, or you can just sign up online. (If you still need to renew or join TETNA, you will have to that first, but you can sign up online).

Want to hand out candy?

Come to registration and sign up! You will get a TETNA Trick or Treat sign to put in your window to identify your house as a TETNA participant and some candy to get you started.
Note that this is a very popular event and we’re not able to provide all of the candy that you might need to accommodate all the trick-or-treaters.

You can either purchase more candy on your own or turn out your light when the candy runs out. Note: if you don’t plan to accept candy from TETNA, you can sign up online and print your Trick or Treat sign at home.

Not a TETNA member yet?

Become a member and register for the event at the same time! Our membership year runs from Oct. 1-Sept. 30. Register and pay online; or bring your dues, a Membership Registration form, and a Trick or Treat registration form. We will have extra forms if you forget. But make sure to bring your bags of candy for all your trick-or-treaters!

When and where to register

Center Street Park Pavilion, 6420 W. Clarke St.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 25, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 27, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 29, 8:30-10 a.m.


As always, we are looking for volunteers to help make this event successful. Volunteering also provides you the opportunity to meet others in the neighborhood. If you are interested in helping with registration or in another capacity, please visit our page or contact the event chair Erica Storm at erica [dot] storm [at] zywave [dot] com.

We will be looking for a new co-chair for next year too, so let us know if you are interested. TETNA looks forward to another successful event!

Trick or Treat 2016 – SAVE THE DATE

Saturday, October 29, 2015
6:30 to 8:30PM
*ENTIRE* East Towne Neighborhood

TETNA Trick or Treat

Mark your calendars, this year’s nighttime TETNA Trick or Treat event will be held on October 29th! After last year’s success, we will keep the event open to the ENTIRE neighborhood!

Look out for full details and registration info on the website soon as well as the October Newsletter!

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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 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.