Cudahy — The Friends of Pulaski Park-Cudahy have proven exceptionally friendly when it comes to park enhancement efforts.

The group was presented with a plaque honoring its members as Friends Group of the Year by the Park People of Milwaukee County. The plaque was awarded for "Their extraordinary volunteer efforts to enhance the public's enjoyment of Pulaski Park in Cudahy," according a press release sent by the group in late September.

Pulaski Park is located at 3852 E. Grange Ave, Cudahy.

The group received the plaque at the advance showing of China Lights, a month-long elaborate display and lanterns and ethnic decor in Boerner Park Botanical Gardens in Hales Corners.

Volunteers formed the friends group late in 2014 with a goal of restoring, upgrading, preserving and safeguarding the park.

The Pulaski Park group then began working with the Milwaukee County Parks Department and the Park Friends, a leadership group which is formed to assist in getting individual County park Friends groups working and credible. The first event of the newly formed Pulaski group was a visit by Santa in the old world style park pavilion during the 2014 Christmas season.

Erected and completed in 1940 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, which was created during the Great Depression, the pavilion is one feature of the park the group has focused on its its efforts to enhance the park.

Interested community members can join Friends of Pulaski Park-Cudahy on the third Monday of each month in the Pulaski Park pavilion. For more information, contact Barbara Kaprelian, chairperson of Friends of Pulaski park, at 414-482-3090.

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