Get involved in a local fundraiser to benefit local families of fallen heroes. Purchase ornaments at the Crestwood Police Department and other area retailers.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Get involved in a local fundraiser to benefit local families of fallen heroes. Purchase ornaments at the Crestwood Police Department
If you are looking to help a good cause you can help area law enforcement families make it through the holiday season. Ornaments for Officers, a local fundraiser is selling new and gently used ornaments, and the proceeds go soley to The Backstoppers . The goal is to raise $60,000, according to the charity's local website. Ornaments donated to Ornaments for Officers will be displayed at a number of participating retailers, more than 300, until Christmas and will be sold for $9 each. The Backstoppers will use the proceeds to help support the families of fallen and injured local heroes. Here are some of the locations around Crestwood and Sunset Hills: To find a location nearest you click here to visit the Ornaments for Officers purchase …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Bob Bess, 82, keeps working for his community and is being recognized at the the 10th annual Ageless–Remarkable St. Louisans gala.
Bob Bess doesn’t stop. At 82, no one would fault the Grantwood Village resident for slowing down. Maybe take some time off, and enjoy a productive life. That's not what Bess does. “I’m still going strong,” Bess said. A lifetime spent devoted to public service and helping will be recognized at the 10th annual Ageless–Remarkable St. Louisans gala. Bess is among a group of 22 older adults that will be recognized at the gala, which will take place Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. The event recognizes seniors who personify the St. Andrew's Charitable Foundation vision of a society where all "older adults are respected, productive, secure and fulfilled." The gala will also celebrate the work done to reshape the face …
Monday, August 6, 2012
The STL Crane Project papered Art Hill with 1,000 cranes Sunday morning, including
Fifty-three years, 133 names and 1,000 cranes. On Sunday, the STL Crane Project honored the 133 area first responders killed in the line of duty over the past 53 years with 1,000 paper cranes. The ceremony was postponed after heavy rains prevented the ceremony from taking place on Saturday. John Gallino, of the Creswood Police Department, was among those honored. Susan King, the widow of University City Sgt. Michael King, opened the ceremony by talking about the origins of the project. A Japanese girl in the 1950s stricken with leukemia made 1,000 origami cranes to receive a prayerful wish. "Today, we remember and honor the dedication of these remarkable men and women," she said. "And with these cranes, we make our prayerful wish that …
Monday, July 30, 2012
South County's first responders competed in a softball game that benefitted the Backstoppers, Inc.
Kids lined the bases for autographs after a game that involved heroes instead of professional athletes when St. Louis County Police officers took on firefighters from the Mehlville Fire Protection District in a softball game Sunday night. Despite friendly jeers of 'hose-draggers,' the firefighters prevailed and defeated the police 19-13. The game benefitted the Backstoppers, Inc., a nonprofit organization that supports family members of first responders who died in the line of duty. The South County Chamber of Commerce organized the game at the Gateway Grizzlies Stadium in Sauget, IL. The police and firefighters competed for the first time in what Chamber Director Donna Schumann hopes to be an annual event. "We learned a lot, but we'…
Friday, June 29, 2012
A charitable toll road this weekend will raise funds for the organization.
Crestwood Fire and Police Departments will be sponsoring a fundraising toll road at Watson and Sappington Road this weekend. From 10-11:30 a.m. June 30 and July 1, members of the Crestwood public safety teams will be hosting the toll stop to support BackStoppers, an organization that aids families of first responders killed in the line of duty. BackStoppers is based in St. Louis and has been supporting families in Missouri and Illinois since 1959. "Everyone hopes that it will never need to be used but it is important to the responders to know that their families will be taken care of," said Crestwood Police Deputy Chief Frank Arnoldy. "We all hope that we never need it." Arnoldy said donations are always optional at the annual toll stop. …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Check what topics are on the agenda for the meeting June 26.
The City of Crestwood's Board of Aldermen meeting June 26 promises some interesting discussions. After the Crestwood Court planning presentation from Centrum at the last meeting Primary items up for approval include: Check back with Patch this week for updates, decisions and new business brought to the table.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The event was the last leg of the St. Louis Idol Karaoke competition held at Mile 277 Tap & Grill.
Tuesday night, eight contestants sang karaoke songs at Mile 277 Tap & Grill restaurant in Sunset Hills as they competed for a spot in the grand finale of the St. Louis Idol Karaoke contest. Throughout this year, Mile 277 Tap & Grill in Sunset Hills has hosted the event, which seeks to raise money for the St. Louis Idol’s Line of Duty Fund, a fund used to benefit law enforcement and emergency personnel charities, such as BackStoppers, The St. Louis Police Foundation and the Barwick/Newton Fund. The music was provided by DJ Mike Kempf, of Shaggy Sounds DJ Services. The winners of the night were singers Gary Layton and Cari Stensaker. The two will go on to the Grand Finale this Saturday, April 28, at Cotter's Sports Bar in South St. Louis. “…
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The event, which benefits law enforcement charities, will start at 9 tonight at the Mile 277 restaurant in Sunset Hills. (Article updated to reflect accurate start time)
(Note: This article was updated at 2:41 p.m. It incorrectly stated the event began at midnight. The event begins at 9 p.m.) Throughout this year, Mile 277 Tap & Grill in Sunset Hills has hosted the St. Louis Idol Karaoke contest, an event that seeks to raise for the St. Louis Idol’s Line of Duty Fund, a fund used to benefit law enforcement and emergency personnel charities, such as BackStoppers, The St. Louis Police Foundation and the Barwick/Newton Fund. Tonight at 9 p.m., Mile 277 will be hosting the St. Louis Idol’s final sing off that follows four weeks of preliminary rounds. Each week two contestants advanced until they arrived at this stage of the competition. The winner of the sing off will go on to the Grand Finale this Saturday, …