North Newstead Association sponsored lunch for 54 seniors from O’Fallon, JeffVanderLou, Carr Square, and Columbus Square as part of the Bringing It Together. Last year more than 1,000 seniors took part in enjoying music, dancing, food, and inter-generational activities with youth and this year had a great turnout too! We were happy to work with other organizations including the Southside Senior Citizens Center and the other event collaborators.
Join us for the Crime Prevention Summit held at the O’Fallon Park Rec Center (4343 W. Florissant Ave.) on Saturday, June 10th. Free continental breakfast and lunch will be served. We will be joined by many special guest presenters including acting Police Commissioner Lt. Colonel Lawrence M. O’Toole, Mayor Lyda Krewson, Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner, and others, as well as a number of special invited guests including Aldermen Brandon Bosley and John Collins-Muhammad in addition to Representative Steven Roberts. Please see the flyer below for more information.
On May 17th, Penrose and Fairground neighborhood association presidents as well as representatives from the O’Fallon neighborhood association met with area service providers, 3rd Ward Alderman Brandon Bosley, and 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad’s Chief of Staff Tory Russell (John Collins-Muhammad had a prior engagement and wasn’t able to attend our discussion) to explore the conditions, strengths, and concerns in these neighborhoods. The two-hour meeting was filled with productive brainstorming and conversation. We appreciate all those who came out and thanks to Barbara Levin and the Alliance for Building Capacity for organizing and coordinating the meeting. The blue post-it notes are strengths the group identified and yellow post-it notes were concerns or issues the group identified. Are there strengths that the group missed? Do you have concerns that the group didn’t bring up? Please let us know!
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Come join us at the St. Louis Dream Center (4324 Margaretta Ave. St. Louis, MO 63115) for the Life is Good Rally! The rally will run from 10:30am – 12:30pm with Mayor Lyda Krewson, President of the Board of Alderman Lewis Reed, and representatives from the St. Louis Metro Police Department in attendance. Alderpersons Tyus (1st), Bosley (3rd), and Collins-Muhammad (21st), are all invited to speak before we provide lunch between noon and 12:30pm. We’ll have games and treats for children and youth, prize drawings for those who attend, and great opportunities to meet local politicians!
We look forward to seeing you there! See the Life is Good Rally flyer below:
Garden Leader for the Fresh Starts Community Garden Rosie Willis received the 2017 Award for Excellence in Resident Leadership from the Community Builders Network of Metro St. Louis! The Community Builders Network has more information here. Congratulations for the much-deserved award!
We had the pleasure of bringing together the presidents of the O’Fallon, Penrose, and Fairground Neighborhood Associations to discuss how the neighborhoods can work together and improve the quality of life in the area. Real leaders committed to real change!