ELM GROVE, WI – Local kids are invited to celebrate our nation’s birthday at the Elm Grove Junior Guild’s annual Family Fun Fest. There’ll be a wide range of festive activities to enjoy including pony rides, a bounce house, crafts, face painting, and penny scramble. Medals will be awarded to first, second and third place winners of our popular field races (for ages 2 and up), so race over to Village Park for some Fourth of July fun!

12:00-4pm Information table & volunteer check-in
12:30-2:30pm Fire Truck, Ambulance & Police Car Tours (ages 2-10 years) at Pool Drop Off
12:30-2:30pm Carnival Games 2-10 years @Orange Flag
12:30-2:30pm Crafts, Face Painting, Tattoos & more (ages 2-10 years) @ Yellow Flag
12:30-4:30pm Inflatable Fun—Bounce House (ages 2-10 years
1-1:30pm Penny Scramble (ages 2-5 years) @ Green Flag
1:30-2pm Splash Contest (ages 10-18+ years) @ Pool
1:30-2:30pm Basketball Shootout (ages 9-18+ years) @ Pink Flag
2-2:30pm Swim Race (ages 8+ years) @ Pool
2-4pm Pony Rides (ages 2-10 years) @ Purple Flag
2:30-3:15pm Foot Races (ages 2-15+ years) @ Blue Flag
Gunny Sack & 3-Legged Races (ages 5-15+ years)
3:30-4pm Water Balloon Toss (All Ages) @ Pink Flag

Volunteers are needed to assist the day of these events. If you’re interested in donating your time, please contact EGJG Fourth of July Chairwoman Jayme Rodomski at 414-659-6614.

April 2015: Elm Grove Junior Guild Announces 2015 Essay Contest Winner

ELM GROVE, WI –The Elm Grove Junior Guild recently selected a winner for its 2015 Essay Writing Contest. Congratulations to this year’s winner, Alex McTaggart, for his outstanding essay, Binyam and Mary.

Applicants were asked to write about a significant personal experience or event that has inspired them to make a difference in the lives of women and children in their community. “Among all the terrific submissions, Alex’s essay best captured the profound impact that two unique individuals have had on his life. Binyam and Mary was compelling and to the point,” said Sarah Maio, 2015 Scholarship Committee Chairwoman. “The EGJG Scholarship Committee was encouraged to read not only about how Binyam and Mary influenced this bright high school Senior, but about how McTaggart is using that experience to improve the lives of women and children in our area.”

Alex is an Elm Grove resident and Senior at Brookfield East High School. He participates in Key Club, National Honor Society, as well as BEHS varsity track and cross country teams. In fall, Alex will attend Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. He intends to focus on pre-law or teaching. Alex will receive a $1,500 scholarship grant from the Elm Grove Junior Guild.

March 24, 2015: Elm Grove Junior Guild Announces 2015 Grant Recipients

From E.M.T. training, fire protection, and the D.A.R.E. program to covering the cost of Milwaukee school children’s most basic needs, fundraising efforts of the Elm Grove Junior Guild make a huge impact within our village and throughout southeastern Wisconsin. The 2014 Tree of Giving Gala successfully raised over $40,000 for our village and local charities. We are pleased to announce the following 2014-15 grant recipients:

Association of Ladies of Charity
$7,000 granted to cover the need for socks and underwear for students in Milwaukee County, Kindergarten through grade 12, so they can attend school.

Family Services of Waukesha
$5,000 granted to the C.A.R.E. Center program which works together with social workers, pediatricians, advocates, law enforcement personnel and prosecutors who help children and families when there are allegations of abuse.

My Home, Your Home
$5,000 granted toward Lissy’s Place, which provides transitional housing to young women, building opportunity and self-sufficiency.

Centro Legal
$7,500 granted to the Legal Services for Survivors of Domestic Abuse program, which helps clients successfully navigate the legal system so they can focus on their family, employment and education.

Best Buddies
$5,000 to Best Buddies’ school chapter program, which matches students with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in friendships. Students with IDD learn valuable social skills that give them confidence, aiding in their employment and self-sufficiency.

The Village of Elm Grove
$10,614 allocated to support allocated to support:
D.A.R.E. Program- $500
Concerts in Park- $1000
Fish Pond Stock- $500
Police Explorer- $500
Movies in the Park-$4,000
EMT Training- $1,000
Fire Protection – $1,000
Picnic Tables -$1,600
Tennis Screens – $514

March 16, 2015: Elm Grove Junior Guild’s Tree of Giving Returns

Check out our latest article in the Brookfield NOW publication. Join us on April 25, 2015 for the Elm Grove Junior Guild’s annual Tree of Giving Gala.

January 2015: Yell & Tell Public Service Announcement

This :60 child enticement Yell & Tell PSA was made possible through a $5000 grant from the Elm Grove Junior Guild. The Public Service Announcement is currently being shown in ALL Marcus Cinemas and on WPTV (channel 10) during morning programming. Jean Davidson thanks us for our support in saving young lives. We do GREAT work!

Yell & Tell – Enticement (:60)
from Flipeleven Creative on Vimeo.

Grants 2014

Check out our latest article in the ElmGroveNOW publication and find out what organizations we are donating to this year.


Dear Members of the Elm Grove Junior Guild,
I would like to thank the Elm Grove Junior Guild for your generous support of this project.
I believe this will be a great addition to the park for all to enjoy.
I hope to see members of the Junior Guild and their families at the course.

Ben (scout who installed the Frisbee Golf course in the Elm Grove park, funded in part by the Elm Grove Junior Guild)

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“Yell & Tell, a children’s safety awareness program will be coming to all the children in Elm Grove this fall thanks to a grant from the Elm Grove Junior Guild” – Jean Davidson
Yell and Tell – EGJG
Yell and Tell - EGJG
(Article and picture courtesy of Lisabeth Passalis-Bain at The Elm Grove News-Independent)

“I just wanted to let you know that we have been harvesting beans, peas and zucchini and the girls are loving it. They couldn’t wait to show me this lovely zucchini that we’ll be turning into bread tomorrow. Just wanted to pass on their joy in the whole experience to you all :-).”

– Mercedes from Delphi House photo