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Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

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1209 Dayflower Drive
Madison , WI 53719

Phone: 608-829-0635
Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
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August 25, 2016 8:28 AM

West Fest - A Westside community fun-filled gathering

Westside Community Day: A fun-filled, intergenerational summer event bringing diverse neighbors together, building pride, a sense of belonging and fostering community engagement.

Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd.
Saturday, August, 27, 2016
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Morning Fitness: 7:00 - 10:00 am

Brought to you by Supreme Health & Fitness. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, hand weights and water. All participants will need to sign a waiver. 

7:30 am - Boot Camp
8:30 am - Zumba
9:15 am - Yoga

Nature Walk Bird Bingo: 9:00 - 10:00 am (With Prizes!)
Splash Pad: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Senior Zone: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

by Point of Grace Community Church and Madison Area Chinese Community Organization
Free to play! Chance to win prizes!

10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Ma Jiang
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Bingo
1:00 - 2:00 pm - Chinese Chess
Fall Prevention Task Force of Dane County: "Only Leaves Should Fall" fall prevention event information
Senior Helpers: In-home care company for Dane County. Information and employment opportunities
West Madison Senior Coalition

9:00 am Sidney Nolan & Company - Morning Praise & Worship

Performance Stage: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

10:00 - 10:30 am - Madison Area Chinese Community Organization (MACCO): Sunny Dance Troupe - Chinese Square Dancing
10:30 - 10:40 am - Madison Area Chinese Community Organization (MACCO): Einstein School - Group Violin Performance
10:40 - 11:00 am - Madison Area Chinese Community Organization (MACCO): Tai Chi Demonstration / Chinese Traditional Dance
11:15 am - Opening Welcome
11:30 am - 12:00 pm - The Riff's Poser
12:00 - 1:00 pm - DB Orchestra - Swing Jazz Band
1:15 - 1:45 pm - Trend N Topic - Hip Hop
1:45 - 2:00 pm - Miss Jayda Blue
2:00 - 2:45 pm - Sydney Nolan & Co. - Community Sing-along
3:00 - 4:00 pm - Boo Mullarky
4:15 - 5:00 pm - The Soul Inspirations - R&B/Soul
5:15 - 6:00 pm - The Begowatts
5:15 - 7:00 pm - Rick Flowers

MPD Mounted Police: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
MFD Fire Truck Display: 9:00 am and 12:30 pm
Kids Zone 12:00 - 6:00 pm

A Wild Rumpus: Anji Play and Madison Public Library
Football Toss, Bounce Houses, Ladder Ball, Fishing and Bean Bag Toss by Madison Parks
Pick a Duck Game: Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association
1:00 pm - Med Flight Helicopter appearance sponsored by UW Health

Dunk Tank: 12:30 - 5:30 pm

12:30 - 1:30 pm - Madison Police Chief, Mike Koval
1:30 - 2:30 pm - Madison Police Officer, Deon Johnson
2:30 - 5:30 pm - Madison Fire Chief, Steve Davis and Madison Firefighters

Food / Beverage: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

7:00 am - 7:00 pm - Haynes Kitchen
11:00 am - 7:00 pm - Pots N Tots
11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Raya's Ribs - FREE community meal: pulled pork sandwich or hot dog, chips, and beans
10:30 am - 4:00 pm - Toast - Gili's Paninis
dZi Little Tibet
Jakarta Cafe

Neighbor to Neighbor Craft & Gift Market: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Madison Chinese Culture Organization (MACCO): Variety of crafts and artworks
Asha's Homemade Candles: Soy wax candles & foaming hand soap
Crochelina: Crochet baby clothes, home decor, adult accessories
Sandy & Brenda: Felted mittens, cards, gift boxes, stain glass and shell art
Sue's Bead Weavery: Bead embroidery and bead woven jewelry
Wayward Apple Gifts: Coasters, mugs, pins, magnets, crochet and knit animals & clothes, jewelry, wooden toys & lawn art
Lily: Woven Embroidery floss bracelets, wire pendants, fimo clay jewelry, beaded bracelets
Clarence: Leather crafts
Julie: Upcycled t-shirts rugs and paper crafts
Point of Grace Community Church: Free "make & take" wood slice fall ornament

Resource Tent: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Urban League of Greater Madison: Gathering community input for Madison's first neighborhood employment center; facepainting
Madison Chinese Culture Organization (MACCO): MACCO Brochures, books, maps, artworks reflecting Asian & Chinese Cultures
RSVP of Dane County: Volunteer opportunities display with handouts and information on crime prevention and safety
Arc of Life Chiropractic & Massage: Free Health & Spinal Screenings
Madison West Neighborhood Association 
Madison Public Library - Meadowridge: Spoke-n-words bicycle 
Public Health Madison & Dane County: Connecting Children & Nature - Giveaways, display, information handouts
Southwest Community Gardens: Information about the 3 southwest community gardens (Meadowood Garden, Hammersley Garden, & Prairie Hills Garden) and a small interactive garden display
Madison Police Officer Samuel Brier: Information and stickers
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin: Information
City of Madison, Clerk's Office: Voting information, practice voting
WI Youth Company
Madison College: Student information
i9 Sports: Prize wheel for kids
Madison Chinese Language School: Demonstration of Chinese calligraphy and paper cutting
City of Madison: Information on City of Madison entities
Wisconsin Bike Fed: Bicycling information

Event Tips

Free parking is available at the park, additional parking is available from 3:00 - 7:00 pm at Point of Grace Community Church, 7026 Raymond Rd, 53719.
Tables & chairs will be available or you may bring your own blanket and lawn chairs.
Bringing bug spray and sunscreen is recommended.
Temporary walkways will be provided for crossing McKenna Blvd.
MPD will be directing traffic on McKenna Blvd.
Coolers are allowed.


Learn more about the many volunteer opportunities available for West Fest.


Would you like to be a part of a fun-filled summer event? Opportunities are plentiful and include showcasing your crafts, food or organization. If you are interested in participating as a vendor, please complete the Vendor Application. 

Vendor Application / Vendor Application

For more information, please contact Tracey Hartley.

Sponsors & Donations

A big thank you to the following:

Urban League of Greater Madison
Barbara McKinney
Boo Mullarky
DB Orchestra
Ken Dickson and Marianne Nover
Madison Fire Department
Madison Parks Foundation
Madison Police Department
Meadowood Neighborhood Association
Metcalfe's Market
Point of Grace Community Church
Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association
R.P. Adler's Pub & Grille
Supreme Health & Fitness
The Begowatt
The Riff's Poser 
Vitense Golfland
Willa Schlecht
Wisconsin Youth Company
Anonymous Community Member

Madison Parks in coordination with Co-Chairs Alders Barbara McKinney and Matt Phair along with community members are hosting a neighborhood event: West Fest. Sponsors are needed in all levels from overall event costs (such as entertainment and activities for all ages) to in-kind donations (such as services and volunteers). We ask for your support. This is an opportunity to feature your business, product or service to local members of this southwest side community! We invite you to help us to build this into an annual community event.

West Fest - An Investment in Community Building

Event Co-Chairs

Alder Barbara McKinney, District 1
Alder Matt Phair, District 20

Contact Information

Tracey Hartley, Event Coordinator
Ann Shea, Media Contact

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