Greentree Neighborhood Association

Annual Events


The events sponsored by the Greentree Neighborhood Organization are designed to build community, foster relationships with neighbors, but mostly - to have FUN!


Neighbors Forum/Annual Meeting

Past invited speakers have included representatives from the police, fire and transportation departments, local utilities and candidates for office. It's a great opportunity to find out what is going on in the community, and to also socialize with your neighbors. Watch for details in the December "Stump" newsletter.


May:  Annual Garage Sale

The Annual Greentree Neighborhood Garage Sale is typically held the third weekend in May, from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Friday and Saturday. GTNA will place an ad in the Wisconsin State Journal and Craig's List advertising a “neighborhood-wide” garage sale and will post signs at entry points to the neighborhood from bordering streets. Past sale coordinators have also compiled a neighborhood map showing the location of all the sales.

Watch for more details in the February and April "Stump" Newsletters.


May or June:  Garden Club Sale

The Greentree Garden Club and the Greentree Neighborhood Association have co-sponsored events in June for the past several years. Garden tours and some home owners shared their gardening experiences and know-how with tour participants. Professional gardeners were also on hand to answer questions and explain how they helped guide the development of the tour garden.

In the past and during even numbered years in May, the Garden Club held a plant sale, where club members thinned their beautiful gardens and offered the "extras" for sale to other neighbors.


July:  4th of July Picnic, Gallop and Parade

It's the biggest event in the Greentree year! We pull out all the stops for July 4 and all the neighbors and invited to come on out and enjoy the fun!


  • Greentree Gallop

    • The Race is ON!
    • The July 4th GREENTREE GALLOP is a two-mile fun run/walk. The course winds all through Greentree Neighborhood and is well-marked and safe. Come out to run or walk, or just step outside your door in the morning to cheer on the runners and show your support. The event is fun for everyone from the serious runner to the fifth grader running into middle school to the walker with a baby stroller. Fast or slow, young or old, come out for the fun!!
    • Ribbons are awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place men and women (and boys and girls!) in their age brackets, and trophies to the overall male and female winners
    • And did we mention the cool t-shirt for all participants?
  • 4th of July Parade

    • Bring your families, wagons, bikes, strollers, anything on wheels!  All decorated to celebrate the spirit of July Fourth!  Paraders assemble at Falk Elementary and go to Normal Clayton Park with a fire truck escort!
  • 4th of July Picnic

    • The Fourth of July Picnic will start right after the parade.  Buy food tickets for the hot dogs and brats along with chips, soda and ice cream sandwiches!  Relax and enjoy catching up with your neighbors.  Game for the kids as well.   It's a great time!


October: Halloween Bonfire


On October 31, after you and the kids wrap up trick or treating from 5-7 p.m. please come join us at Norman Clayton Park, located between Piping Rock Road and Shoreham Drive, from 7-9 p.m. Savor hot chocolate around the bonfire and visit with your friends and neighbors while the kids run around in their costumes in the dark!
Volunteers are always needed to tend the fire and hand out cocoa; watch the October "Stump" for who to contact for this Greentree signature event!

December: Holiday Lights Contest

The Greentree Neighborhood Association’s offers "bragging rights" to the first, second and third place homes with the most festive holiday lighting decorations. Winners from the previous year serve as the judges.

More information on this tradition in the December "Stump" newsletter.