On December 2, 2023, at Josten Park, the Village of Bellevue hosted its annual Grinch's Candy Cane Hunt. Fearing the Grinch's plan to turn all candy canes green, kids aged 2-8 joined forces to retrieve the hidden treats before the mischievous character could carry out his colorful scheme.
On Saturday, October 21, 2023, the picturesque Josten Park in the Village of Bellevue transformed into a whimsical wonderland for the eagerly anticipated annual Trick-or-Treat Trail.
National Night Out, celebrated on the 1st Tuesday in August, is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.
Events like Rockin-in-Josten remind us of the power of community, unity, and compassion. It's incredible to see how a shared love for music, fun, and giving back can bring people together, creating lasting memories and inspiring a stronger bond within our village.
As a community, friends and family gathered at Josten Park for the annual Bellevue Lions Community Picnic, on Sunday, June 11, 2023.
Josten Park was alive with hot rods, muscle cars, classic rides, and antique cars at the Charity Car Show hosted by VFW Auxiliary Post 9677 – Winiecki, held on Armed Forces Day, May 20, 2023.
3rd graders at McAuliffe Elementary School learned about the importance of trees during an Arbor Day tree planting on the school grounds on Friday, April 28, 2023.
On an overcast day, the Easter Bunny visited Josten Park, and brought sunshine through smiles from kids aged 2-8 at the Village of Bellevue Easter Egg Bonanza on Saturday, April 8, 2023.
Third time was the charm for this event! First canceled due to lack of snow, then postponed due to a snow emergency, the annual Freeze Fest/Family Sledding night was held Thursday March 2, 2023, at Josten Park.
Year in Review of 2022 highlights seen through my camera lens.
The annual collection of Sack Hunger bags by local law enforcement, was held at the Bellevue Pick 'n Save on Friday, December 16, 2022. The collected donations were delivered to the New Community Shelter.
The annual Grinch's Candy Cane Hunt, was held on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Josten Park. After hearing the news that the Grinch is planning to turn all candy canes green, the Village of Bellevue hid all of their candy canes at Josten Park. Children (ages 2-8) helped collect them all before the Grinch could get his hands on them.
A continuation of the Village’s work towards ADA compliance throughout our park system. The path increases accessibility around the perimeter of the playground, and decreases the wear and tear on the turf. As a highly utilized park, the encircled playground area will help maintain & retain the playground surfacing material in place to prevent injury from falls. With a safer environment for park patrons, as well as reduced runoff of the playground surfacing material, provides this project a high return on fun, function, and finances.
The annual Trick-or-Treat Trail was held on Saturday, October 22, 2022 along the wooded trail at Josten Park. Bellevue businesses, organizations, and community groups dressed in costumes and decorated a designated space along the wooded trail to provide candy and giveaways to the trick or treaters.
The Veteran, Police, Fire & EMT Picnic was held Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Josten Park. This annual event was sponsored by Proko-Wall Funeral Home, AseraCare, Biebel’s Catering, Wesley Heating and Cooling, and VanRite Plumbing.
Food Trucks gathered at Josten Park for an evening of good food and family fun on Sunday August 21. Beverages sold benefited Green Bay East Baseball, and the event included live music from Biscuit Creek, followed by a Movie in the Park - American Underdog.
National Night Out, celebrated the 1st Tuesday in August, was held at Willow Creek Park in Bellevue on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. It was a night of fun and festivities with the Brown County Sheriff’s Department, the Village of Bellevue, and many other community-minded organizations.
The Easter Egg Bonanza was held Saturday, April 2 at Josten Park for children ages 2-8. Thank you to the event volunteers from the Brown County Sheriffs Department, Bellevue Lions Club, Junior Jets 4-H, and Friends of Bellevue Parks. The event was possible by sponsorship from the Bellevue Business & Professional Association, Happy Joe's, and Pepsi.
The Bellevue Business and Professional Association awarded the 2020 Citizens' Award to Mike Vanden Heuvel Farm and the 2021 Citizens' Award to Proko-Wall Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. & Bob Walczyk Jr.
We celebrate National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.) each January 9th to express gratitude towards the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to protect and serve their communities. (Photos from 2018, 2019, 2021 National Night Out events at Willow Creek Park, 2019 & 2021 Trick or Treat Trail events at Josten Park, and 2021 Proko-wall Recognition Ceremony)
Year in Review of 2021 highlights seen through my camera lens.
The annual candy cane hunt event was held on Saturday, December 4th, 2021, at Josten Park. The Village of Bellevue hid all of the candy canes at Josten Park after hearing the news that the Grinch was planning to turn all the candy canes green!
The annual Trick-or-Treat Trail was held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 along the wooded trail at Josten Park. Bellevue businesses, organizations, and community groups dressed in costumes and decorated a designated space along the wooded trail to provide candy and giveaways to the trick or treaters.
As a community we honored Veterans, Police, Fire Fighters, and EMT’s, at the Proko-Wall Recognition Ceremony & Picnic held Saturday, September 11th, 2021, at Prince of Peace Church in Bellevue, WI.
National Night Out, celebrated the 1st Tuesday in August, was held at Willow Creek Park in Bellevue, on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021. It was a night of fun and festivities with the Brown County Sheriff’s Department, the Villages of Bellevue & Allouez, and many other community-minded organizations.
Year in Review of 2020 highlights seen through my camera lens.
Progress photos in this 01/25/2020 video were sourced from the Village of Bellevue Fire-Rescue Department (BFRD) and Jackie Krull (JK).
Year in Review of 2019 highlights seen through my camera lens.
New 05/20/2019 mascot at DeBroux Park courtesy of the Bellevue Lions Club!
Picture video of the Bellevue Lions Club setting up the inflatables at the Bellevue Trick or Treat Trail event on 10/19/2019.
Youngsters learning to use a fire extinguisher at the 08/07/2018 National Night Out event held at Willow Creek Park.
Candy Drop at the 08/04/2018 Kite Fest at Willow Creek Park.