Halloween Decorating Competition

Greetings Neighbors, We are excited to announce that Eken Park and Emerson East neighborhoods are organizing a Halloween Competition for scariest / best Halloween decorated house in the neighborhoods! The winner will have their photo taken with the Halloween Trophy (designed and made by local artist Erica – the same artist who made the butterflies in the sculpture garden at the intersection of North and Commercial St in Eken Park) and posted on NextDoor.

In this competition, votes will be cast by neighbors from both neighborhoods and after the votes are counted, one deserving decorator extraordinaire will be declared the winner. The trophy will be on display at Dexter’s bar (with winner’s name) as well as announced on NextDoor for bragging rights. If you live in Emerson East or Eken Park neighborhoods and you want to enter your home in the competition, please send a private message with your name and address to Amanda Duesterbeck (EENA Treasurer) by Wednesday, October 25th via NextDoor.

On the morning of Saturday, October 28th, a link will be activated and posted on NextDoor. You will be able to vote from Saturday through Wednesday, November 1st at 12pm. The winner will be announced on Thursday, November 2nd on NextDoor.

We hope to continue this Halloween Competition for years to come. The Halloween Trophy will be presented to the new winner each year and it will live at Dexter’s bar indefinitely.

Let the competitive juices flow!


Upcoming Events: Oct/Nov 2017

EENA Events: 


Reminder: Starting November, the EENA Monthly Meeting and the EENA Social  will be changing their regular day of the month. The Monthly Meeting is moving to the third Wednesday of the month and the Social is moving to the first Tuesday.

Other Community Events:

Friends of Hawthorne Library Book Sale: 10/13 (10am-8pm), 10/14 (9am-5pm), 10/16 (10am-3pm). For more info go to http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/hawthorne

Emerson Elementary Fall Beautification Day: 10/14  Rescheduled due to weather to 10/21, 9am-Noon. For more info go to https://www.emersonelementarypto.org/.

Last Eastside Farmers’ Market of the season: 10/31, 4-7pm, Central Park
202 S Ingersoll Street

Dexter’s Turns 10!: 11/4, 11am-7pm, Dexter’s Pub, 301 North St. For more info go to https://www.dexterspubmadison.com/news/2017/10/10/happy-birthday-to-us

Last Dane County Farmers’ Market (on the square) of the season: 11/11, 6:15am – 1:45pm

OSCAR Group Community Meeting: 11/14, 6:30-8pm, Location TBD. For more info email theoscargroup@northsidemadison.org or visit theoscarblog.wordpress.com

EENA Annual Election Meeting, 10/4/17

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017, 6:30-8:00pm, Bashford United Methodist Church. Pizza and cake will be provided at this meeting!


Greetings, Introductions and Agenda review
Approval of the September Minute
Written Reports
2017/2018 budget (and membership report)
The Madison Parks Foundation asking for support to rename Central Park
El Sabor de Puebla: Feedback
Any other announcements
Photo of the new Committee

All are welcome, however in order to vote at this meeting, you must have paid your 2017/18 dues prior to the beginning of the meeting. Membership forms will be available  before the meeting for you to join.


EENA Membership renewal

It is time to renew your Emerson East Neighborhood Association membership. You can do this by mail, online or in person. For more details about these options and to print out a membership form, please go to https://emersoneast.wordpress.com/become-a-member/

Starting October 2016, EENA made the dues voluntary, in an effort to become more inclusive.

Suggested Dues (per member, per year):
– $10 for one adult
– $5 for one senior (60+), one student, or one low-income person
– $25 for businesses or organizations.

Please note: Even if you plan not to pay the suggested dues, you still need to fill in the membership form to keep your membership active.

Also, there is now an option to receive an email reminder when it is time to renew, just tick the box on your membership form.

Any question can be directed to Amanda Duesterbeck (EENA Treasurer) and/or Chris Heaton (EENA Co-chair), via the contact page on the our website, https://emersoneast.wordpress.com or email eenachairs@yahoo.com.