September 2017: Volume 60


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Fall Leaf Collection

Curbside Brush Pick Up

Community Center Events

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Halloween Workshop

Halloween Safety

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De Pere Fall Leaf Collection
The Fall curbside collection of leaves begins Monday, October 9, 2017.  The City will be making multiple rounds of collection through November 10, 2017.  Leaves, grass clippings, lawn rakings, and garden waste may be placed curbside for collection.  Please do not place any of these items in the street as they clog the storm sewers and also send chemicals into the storm sewer system.  They should be placed in the terrace area (area between the sidewalk and the street).

Contact:  Steve Bloemer,
Street Superintendent
Curbside Brush Pick Up
Free curbside pick-up of brush will be done the week of October 2nd, 2017.  Brush should be placed curbside before 6:30 a.m., Monday, October 2, 2017 to guarantee pick up.  There will only be one sweep of the City for brush collection.  Do not put grass clippings, lawn rakings, garden waste or leaves with your brush.  If brush is placed at the curb after Monday, it will be the property owner’s responsibility to dispose of it properly.  Residents can dispose of their own brush by bringing it to the City of De Pere Compost Facility on Rockland Road which is open dawn to dusk daily for use by De Pere and Ledgeview residents only.

Contact:  Steve Bloemer,
Street Superintendent
Mark Your Calendars for Some Exciting Upcoming Events at the
De Pere Community Center!
Cribbage Tournament
Saturday, October 14
12:00 p.m.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Harvest Dance and Party
Friday, October 27
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Dancing begins at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets:  $10.00 (water, soda and popcorn included)
Homemade desserts available
Please bring non-perishable food item to benefit local school children.
Chili Luncheon and Bingo
Wednesday, November 15
12:00 p.m.
Chili luncheon with bingo to follow
$7.00 per person
Our Memories Our Music Luncheon
Wednesday, November 29
12:00 p.m.
Lunch: Hamburgers and Rootbeer Floats
Music and Comedy from the ‘50’s and ‘60’s with Ron Urmanski
$7.00 per person
Packer Tailgate and Bingo
Friday, December 15
12:00 p.m.
Brat Luncheon with bingo to follow
$7.00 per person
Special:  Buy Chili Bingo, Our Memories Our Music, and Packer Bingo tickets at same time and receive $1.00 off!
Halloween Workshop
Our ever popular workshop is coming up on Friday, October 20th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Participants will get to play Halloween games, make a fun craft and enjoy a Halloween movie and refreshments.  Each participant will also receive a holiday sack filled with sweet treats and prizes galore!  Costumes are encouraged but not required.  Open to children ages 5-9.  $13 Resident / $26 Non-Resident.  Please contact the Community Center  at 339-4097 for more information or to register. You can also visit the City’s website at and click on Recreation Registration.

Halloween Safety

During your child’s Halloween events, it is important to remember to put safety first!  Below are some helpful tips to keep your children safe this Halloween, while enjoying the outdoors.

Costume Safety
  • Choose costumes that are light-colored and more visible to motorists.
  • Use reflective tape to decorate costumes and candy bags to increase visibility of children to drivers. Reflective tape may be purchased at hardware, bicycle, or sporting goods stores.
  • Use make-up rather than a mask; if your child’s costume does include a mask, make sure it fits snugly and that the eyeholes are large enough to allow full vision.
  • Children should wear well-fitting, sturdy shoes.
  • Costumes should be short enough that a child will not trip and fall.
  • Choose costume accessories such as swords or knives that are made of soft and flexible material.
  • Costumes should be made of flame-retardant material.
  • Do not use novelty contacts such as “cat eyes” or “snake eyes.” 
Pedestrian Safety
  • Engage in Halloween activities during the daylight hours, if possible.
  • Do not enter homes or apartments without adult supervision.
  • Remind children to walk, not run, and to only cross streets at crosswalks.
  • Be sure your children are accompanied by a responsible adult who has a flashlight. Flashlights or chemical light sticks should be used so that children can see and be seen by motorists.
Halloween Home Safety
  • Remove obstacles from your lawn, porch, or steps if you are expecting trick-or-treaters.
  • Make sure your front porch is well-lit.
  • Avoid using candle-lit jack-o-lanterns if possible. If you do use candles, don’t place them near curtains, furnishings, or decorations. Move them off porches where children’s costumes may ignite.
  • Keep your pets in another room when you are expecting trick-or-treaters.
  • Small children should not carve pumpkins; instead, allow them to draw the designs on the pumpkin and adults may carve.
  • Turn on an outside light if welcoming trick-or-treaters. 
Treat Safety
  • Instruct children to wait until they are home to eat any candy.
  • Check candy and novelty toys for potential choking hazards.
  • Make sure packaging doesn't have any tears or tampering.
  • Throw away anything that looks suspicious.
  • Slow down, especially in residential areas.
  • Watch for children darting out from parked cars.
  • When driving children around, use child safety seats or seatbelts, and have children get out of cars on the curb side, not facing traffic.
 *Information retrieved from the Centers for Disease Control, Safe Kids and WI Department of Health Services.
The mission of the City of De Pere Health Department is to protect and promote public health across the lifespan through: education, policy development and valued services.  Public health offers a variety of services focusing on the community, family and individual.
Part Time Job Opportunities Available at the Parks and Recreation Department
Youth Recreation Program Assistants
Assist with a variety of youth recreational programs. Classes range in age from 2 – 12 years. Various programs include, but not limited to are: Tumbling, Dance, Poms, Twirl, etc.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of games, music, books, arts and crafts, sports, movement and tumbling, as appropriate. Possess energy, enthusiasm, resourcefulness, creativity and artistic qualities.

Work Schedule
1 - 4 days per week
Sessions range from 6 – 12 weeks.
Typically 2 – 20 hours per week depending on numbers of classes taught. 
Positions available year-round if offered and available.  All supplies and play equipment provided.

$8.75 - $9.50
Contact Paula Rahn – Recreation Superintendent
Basketball Officials – Immediate Need!!!
This position is responsible for regulating men’s recreational league basketball games.

Work Schedule:
Basketball Officials work Wednesday evenings from October through March.      
3 games/per night (6:45/7:45/8:45)

$22.00 - 22.75/game if WIAA Certified
Min Age: 18
Contact John McDonald – Recreation Supervisor  t


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City of De Pere
335 South Broadway
De Pere, WI 54115
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