GOV. EVERS, DHS ANNOUNCE EXTENSION OF THE $100 COVID-19 VACCINE REWARD PROGRAM
Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced recently that eligibility for the $100 COVID-19 Vaccine Reward Program will be extended to Sun., Sept. 19, 2021. The program opened Aug. 20 and is available to anyone ages 12 and up in Wisconsin who gets their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine by Sept. 19.
Between Aug. 20 and Sept. 1, more than 65,000 Wisconsinites have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This extended deadline provides an opportunity for even more people to get vaccinated.
In order to receive the $100 reward, Wisconsin residents will need to register by filling out the form available at 100.wisconsin.gov or call 844-684-1064 to register over the phone. Information submitted will be used to verify that individuals have a valid first COVID-19 vaccine dose reported to the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR) between Aug. 20 and Sept. 19.
Rewards cards will be mailed to the individual’s Wisconsin address and may take six to eight weeks to be mailed to participants. Registration for the program will remain open until Sept. 30, 2021, but only those who receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose within the program window are eligible for the $100 reward.
For more information on the reward program, visit the DHS $100 reward page or call 844-684-1064. Language assistance is available. To find a COVID-19 vaccine location in your community, visit Vaccines.gov or call 211 or 877-947-2211.
CONCRETE REPAIR S. 76TH AND LAPHAM
Some needed concrete repair will be closing parts of South 76th Street at Lapham to repair the worsening bump in the road just south of Lapham. Crews will be using special concrete that only needs a day to cure before traffic can use it. Southbound 76th Street will be closed starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9. Northbound traffic will be open as usual. Around 7 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, northbound traffic will be shut down so the other half of the patch can be repaired. Southbound will be open as usual. On the morning of Saturday, Sept. 11, traffic on S. 76th Street will be open as usual. Thank you for your patience while this work is completed.
STREET LIGHT OUTAGE
The rest of the street lights will be off for about a month in the area of 61 St., 66 St., Greenfield Ave. and Mitchell St. for the contractor doing the LED conversions.
FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY THIS FRIDAY
Celebrate summer with Food Truck Fridays at the West Allis Farmers Market, 6501 W. National Ave. from 5 - 8 p.m.! Enjoy dinner from some of Milwaukee’s best food trucks, live music, and free admission to this event. Thank you to our sponsor, Chiro One Wellness Center! Sept. 10’s line up is:
- Westallion Brewing Co.
- Ay Chihuahua Coffee
- Lake Effect Coffee
- Firewise BBQ
- MilWOKee Asian Street Food
- El Sazon Dominicano
- Taqueria La Vecindad
- Nothing Bundt Cakes
- Rolling Cones
- Live music by Hindsight
Our last Food Truck Friday will be held Friday, Sept. 24.
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
Give the gift of life! Join the City of West Allis and Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin for our community blood drives. These blood drives are held at West Allis City Hall, 7525 W. Greenfield Ave., in the lower level Art Gallery (enter through lower-level doors off of Greenfield Ave.).
There is an emergency need for blood donations right here in our area. Blood supplies have dropped to concerning levels; some blood types are at less than ONE day’s supply, and we are urgently asking for your help.
Save the dates for future 2021 blood drives:
- Wednesday, Sept. 15 | 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Reserve Appointment
- Tuesday, Dec. 21 | 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Reserve Appointment
FINAL SUMMER CONCERT SEPT. 16
The final concert in our Summer Concert Series is Sept. 16 at Veterans Memorial Park, 70th and National Ave. Enjoy polka hits from Tom Brusky and delicious food from El Sazon Dominicano food truck from 6 - 8 p.m. Food truck service begins at 6 p.m. with music beginning at 6:30 p.m. West Allis-West Milwaukee Recreation and Community Services Operation Recreation will also join these events with fun kids activities!
WEST ALLIS SENIOR CENTER OPEN HOUSE SEPT. 16
The West Allis Senior Center, 7001 W. National Ave., is holding an open house event on Thursday, September 16 from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. There will be refreshments, tours, craft demonstrations, door prize drawings and a bake sale. Invite your family, friends and neighbors and stop in to see all the Senior Center has to offer! At this time, masks are required at the center. Please RSVP at 414-302-8700.
ART ON THE PLAZA SEPT. 17
Attention all artists, creators, imaginators, and appreciators! Join the City of West Allis and our partner, Inspiration Studios, for our 3rd annual Art on the Plaza, held on Friday, Sept. 17 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the West Allis City Hall Art Gallery & Centennial Plaza, 7525 W. Greenfield Ave.
Artsy activities and nighttime fun include:
- Artwork by local artists
- Food trucks
- Kids activities
- Live music by the Milwaukee Mule
Admission to Art on the Plaza is free and all ages are welcome to attend.
Interested in art in the West Allis community? Learn more and connect with Inspiration Studios - click here!
WEST ALLIS POLICE OPEN HOUSE SEPT. 19
Join the West Allis Police Open House on September 19th from Noon - 3 p.m. at the WAPD Satellite Station, 6900 W. National Ave. There will be a police vehicle equipment display, SWAT team display, K9 demo, police and McGruff meet and greet, free activities for the kids, and food/refreshments.