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American Legion #356

American Legion #356

Since our first Commander George F Wenzel was elected in 1933, Our American Legion Post 356 has been welcoming eligible Veterans from all branches of our Armed Forces. 

Today we continue to welcome all eligible military personnel, who have served and are serving our country. 

Legionnaires have a sense of obligation to the Community, the State and the Nation and that is what has kept the organization strong. 

Our mission is to implement goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our Country, friends and families embodied in our preamble.

Little Muskego Lake Association

Little Muskego Lake Association

Mission

To Preserve and protect Little Muskego Lake

Muskego Athletic Assoc.

Muskego Athletic Association

The Muskego Athletic Association (MAA) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1945. The MAA has provided recreational baseball/softball programs for the youth in the Muskego/Norway school district since its inception.  In 1992 a flag football program was introduced. Our organization is run entirely by the volunteer MAA board members and coaches dedicated to our program and the youth of this community.  Our programs have grown to over 1000 participants ages 5 to 18 with more than 700 families

Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce

Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber represents over 300 businesses, organizations, and individuals interested in the future of the Muskego, Wind Lake, and Big Bend/Vernon area. We offer numerous opportunities for businesses to interact with community members. Our mission is to create prosperity while making our vibrant community a destination for work, home, and play.

Muskego Icetronauts Snowmobile Club

Muskego Icetronauts Snowmobile Club

The Muskego Icetronauts was started in December of 1968, by a  group of friends interested in snowmobiling. The name "Icetronauts", a spin-off  of the space program that was in full swing at the time, was chosen as the  club's name.  

Our club's primary purpose is to promote safe snowmobiling,  provide safe trails and activities and be of service to the community of  Muskego. 

Muskego Moose Lodge #1057

Muskego Moose Lodge #1057

A Moose member is a man belonging to the Loyal Order of Moose, or a woman belonging to the Women of the Moose.  These members, over 1.6 million strong, make up the two components of the fraternal organization known as Moose International.  Their membership is held in any one of 2,100 Lodges and 1,600 Chapters throughout the United States, Canada, great Britain and Bermuda.  Moose International headquarters is approximately 38 miles west of Chicago at Mooseheart, Illinois.

Muskego Woman’s Club

Muskego Woman's Club

GFWC – Muskego Woman’s Club is a diverse, non-partisan community service organization. The club is a member of GFWC, an International organization, with about 80,000 members focused on quality of life issues and community improvement.

Muskego Lion’s Club

Muskego Lions Club

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

Muskego VFW #8171

Muskego VFW #8171

The VFW was established to assist veterans. Our mission is to foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts and to serve our veterans, the military and our communities and advocate on behalf of all veterans. The purposes of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States are fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational; to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead, and to assist their surviving spouses and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.

History

Veteran's Park Muskego

The annual DandiLion Daze Festival (formerly Muskego Community Festival) is held the fourth weekend of August at Muskego’s Veteran’s Memorial Park.

In 1987, community leaders determined the quality of life and community spirit of Muskego residents would be improved by the city having a weekend long family orientated community event.  The festival is often referred to as “the official end of summer.” 

DandiLion Daze Festival offers free admission, carnival rides, diversified food court and musical performances by SE Wisconsin’s' hottest bands. 


Festival Sunday features the DandiLion Daze Festival Parade.  In past years, the festival has offered a petting zoo, magic shows, light shows, professional wrestling, trout fishing, historical site tours, antique tractor displays, circus and stage shows such as Kids from Wisconsin and New Horizon Singers. 

DandiLion Daze Festival is entirely executed by volunteer workers from nine of Muskego’s service organizations.

1. Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce,

2. Little Muskego Lake Association,

3. Muskego Moose Lodge #1057

4. Muskego VFW  #8171

5. Muskego American Legion  #356

6. Muskego Icetronauts Snowmobile Club

7. Muskego Athletic Association

8. Muskego Woman’s Club

9. Muskego Lions Club

Dandilion park

Dandilion Park

Muskego Beach Amusement Park

By 1987, Dandilion Park (Muskego Beach Amusement Park) had long been gone. The amusement park located on the southern bank of the Muskego Lake was a great place for games, rides, music and beach, but closed in 1977. Some of Muskego’s community service group leaders thought it was time again to offer the citizens of Muskego an event and place to celebrate with family and the spirit of the community. The first weekend long family-orientated community event to be known as Muskego Community Festival was born.


That was over 30 years ago!


The first festival was held on empty grounds where Pick and Save stands today. As the festival grew, there was a need for more space and the celebration moved to the grounds next to City Hall. 


The family-orientated community event created in 1987 has blossomed into one of the largest free multi day festivals in southeast Wisconsin featuring music for all ages, top bands from the area, variety of food, a carnival, a corn-hole tournament, a 5K Corndog race/walk and a parade. Traditionally held the fourth weekend in August, it has often been referred to as the “official end of summer”. 


This is the only festival in the area which has nine collaborating community service groups that meet all year long to plan, present and staff this event. 


The nine groups are: 

· Muskego Woman’s Club

· Muskego Moose Family Center #1057

· VFW#8171

· American Legion#356

· Muskego Icetronauts Snowmobile Club

· Muskego Athletic Association

· Muskego Lions Club

· Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce

· Little Muskego Lakes Association


Any excess net funds from the event are shared among the nine groups. Each group uses the funds to provide community enhancement programs in support of education, child services, city beautification, community events, patriotism as well as their own mission. 


Today, as the times change, so does the festival. The exiting, new changes coming in 2019 will be evident in the new name, logo, events, carnival and more! Muskego Community Festival will continue to offer our favorite things but will be now be known as DandiLion Daze! .