Kelsey McLennon has lived in Wauwatosa with her two siblings and parents for her entire life. When not busy with school, she enjoys dancing, running, and spending time with friends. She is a sophomore at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, where she is involved in track, cross country, Latin club, and Irish club.
One of the highlights of my growing up in Wauwatosa has been the tradition of our annual block party. Usually falling in the last weeks of summer or the first few weeks of September, it has always been kind of like a last hurrah before falling (no pun intended) into winter.
Some of my favorite memories of my neighborhood and those of my childhood are from our block parties. For instance, I will never forget the time that one of my friends was roasting a marshmallow and set her hair on fire, or the karaoke that was probably always incredibly bad, or the time that I won the “guess how many pieces of candy are in this jar” game.