The Ambassadors of Lake Saint Louis once again held a successful Oktoberfest on October 6 and 7, 2012. The two day event, held on the parking lot of Lowes at The Shoppes of Hawk Ridge, attracted several thousand visitors. Thanks go to the many business and individual sponsors, vendors, and volunteers. Special thanks go to the three event organizers: Ambassadors John and Joan Bloecher and Club President Karen Little. President Karen expressed appreciation for the hard work of club members before, during, and after the event; and for the participation of so many community businesses, clubs, and individuals. Over 125 vendors set-up under tents on the parking lot for both days. Carnival rides and a petting zoo were available on the empty, adjacent Dierberg's lot. Music was provided by three bands: Memphis Ride, Pozers, and the Deutschmeisters Band.
The Ambassadors planned this event as a fund raiser for our community's July 4 fireworks presentation. Over $10,000 was raised to help pay for future fireworks presentations! Thanks to all who attended and helped with the Oktoberfest. What a way to bring our community together! Plans already are underway for next year's Lake Saint Louis Oktoberfest.
Thanks for your support of the Lake Saint Louis 2012 fireworks!!
Many Lake Saint Louis residents and friends enjoyed the 2012 July 4th fireworks presentation. Thousands watched from both sides of the dam, from nearby businesses and residences, and from boats on the lake. Again this year, a musical FM broadcast accompanied the fireworks. Thanks go out to all who helped support this event through donations and time. And, please consider donating now to the July 4, 2013, fireworks and music event. The costs associated to put on this annual event continue to increase. You may make a donation through this website or by sending a check to our mailbox at: Ambassadors of Lake Saint Louis, 100 Cognac Court, Lake Saint Louis, MO, 63367. THANKS!!
Lake Saint Louis Again Recognized As A Best Place To Live and Retire In 2011
Back in 2009, the City of Lake Saint Louis was recognized by Money Magazine among the top 100 small towns in the USA as a "best place to live". That same year, the City also was recognized by Money Magazine among the top 25 cities in the USA as a "best place to retire". Now in 2011, the City again has been featured in national magazines. US News and World Report includes Lake Saint Louis among 19 cities in Missouri as a "best place to retire", and Money Magazine again lists Lake Saint Louis as a "best place to live" among 100 small towns in the USA. Affordable housing, strong civic leadership, educational and economic opportunities, an abundance of community activities, and proximity to nearby dining, shopping, and entertainment characterize the City. Read more at these websites: Money Magazine 2009 (Best Places to Live), Money Magazine 2009 (Best Places to Retire), Money Magazine 2011 (Best Places to Live), and US News and World Report 2011 (Best Places to Retire).
Lake Saint Louis Drop-Off Electronics and Appliances Recycle Event
For the third year in a row, the City of Lake Saint Louis sponsored a drop-off electronics and appliances recycle event on the parking lot of the Meadows Shopping Center. Held on October 15, volunteers from the Ambassadors, City staff, and members of the City's Green Environmental Advisory Committee worked with employees of Web Innovations and Technology Services. WITS is the state's largest not-for-profit recycling agency that takes in out-of-date or broken electronics and appliances to recondition for reuse or to dismantle for recycling. This work provides real job experience for underserved residents in the greater St. Louis area. Throughout the day, 300 vehicles were unloaded and 15 tons of televisions, computers, appliances, lawn mowers, and other items were collected. The GEAC plans to organize another collection day next fall.
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2012/2013 Academic Scholarships
The Ambassadors of Lake Saint Louis have awarded two college scholarships for the 2012/2013 academic year. Scholarship criteria include strong academic record, financial need, and participation in extra-curricular and service activities. Recipients must be residents of Lake Saint Louis and plan to attend a Missouri four-year or two-year college. Both recipients this year attended Holt High School in the Wentzville School District. Josh Dalton will attend Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla) and pursue a degree in environmental engineering. Mandy Clevenger is enrolled at Truman State University (Kirksville), will study math and art, and plans to become a teacher.
Ambassadors Help to Sponsor Two Eagle Scout Projects
The Ambassadors of Lake Saint Louis during 2012 donated funds to two local Eagle Scout projects. Brady Snedden plans to upgrade the landscaping around the flagpole in Boulevard Park. Tyler Brown plans to upgrade the landscaping at Lakewood Park. Both sites are located along Lake Saint Louis Boulevard. Pictured with Tyler (on the left) is his grandfather Len Purvis and his father Joe Brown. Pictured with Brady is his mother Holly Snedden. Local scouts planning projects are encouraged to contact the Ambassadors for assistance.
Photos from Events at Veterans Park, Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
(Thanks to Charlotte Norton for the wonderful photos)
Checkout the results and photos from the 2012 Lake Saint Louis Triathlon held on August 25. This year's event marked the 30th anniversary of this regional competition hosted by the City Of Lake Saint Louis. Results and photos are presented by the Wentzville Patch.
Monthly electronics and appliances drop-off recycle site in St. Charles County
St. Charles County and WITS (a regional not-for-profit recycling and community action agency) have teamed up to offer drop-off electronics and appliances recycling service for residents in St. Charles, Warren, and Lincoln counties. The site is available on the third Friday of each month through November from noon until 6 pm in the Family Arena parking lot in St. Charles. There is no charge although donations are requested to defray recycling costs. Donors will receive tax receipts for their donations and guaranteed hard drive security destruction. For more information about what can be recycled, please visit the WITS website. For more information about other St. Charles County recycling drop-off facilities, check out http://www.scchealth.org/docs/es/docs/recycle/index.html. Recycling by all citizens is encouraged to conserve natural resources, energy, and the longevity of landfills. Household hazardous wastes are accepted at the county Recycle Works through November 24. The City of Lake Saint plans another annual electronics and appliance drop-off recycling event at the Meadows on September 29, 2012.