The event kicks off at 10 a.m. at Arnold City Park with a dog parade and will include costume contests, dog obedience demonstrations, concessions and more.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
Spectators packed the sidewalks all along the parade route from the Fox campus to the festival site in Arnold City Park. See a full photo gallery on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArnoldDays
A full photo gallery from the parade is on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ArnoldPatch.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
St. Louis streets were lined with people celebrating the return of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
Grassroots organizers and The Mission Continues collaborated on a parade welcoming home troops from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Swarms of people came out to downtown St. Louis to watch the parade. Parade participants saw signs thanking them for their service and welcoming them home. As Patch has reported, organizers from around metro St. Louis worked to raise funds and awareness. If you could speak to one of the servicemen or servicewomen returning to the United States, what would you say? Patch readers have been telling us all week.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Just a couple of, hopefully, interesting weekend distractions for Arnold and Jefferson County residents.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
If you could speak to one of those vets face-to-face, what would you say? What kind of welcome would you give, as St. Louis prepares for Saturday's first-of-its-kind welcome home parade?
The date and time are set: Noon on Saturday at Kiener Plaza. That's when a grassroots effort to create the first-of-its-kind welcome home parade for Iraq war veterans becomes a reality. Will you go to the parade? If you could personally greet one of the returning war veterans, what would you say? We'd love to have your comments below. We'll compile and forward them to the parade organizers. The parade is scheduled to travel west on Market Street to Union Station where organizers will provide a resource bank for veterans between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. There, returning sailors, soldiers, marines and airmen can find services from the Red Cross or Department of Veterans Affairs and enjoy entertainment from 3 to 8:30 p.m. Organizer Craig Schneider…
Friday, January 13, 2012
Organizers have until midnight Friday to raise the money for the Jan. 28 downtown St. Louis parade.
A grassroots group trying to organize a homecoming parade in St. Louis honoring Iraq war vets is just $4,500 short of raising its goal of $25,000. See previous story: St. Louisans Helping Organize Parade For Iraq War Vets Organizers of Make January 28th Welcome Home the Heroes from Iraq Day have announced that two major corporate sponsors have stepped up to the plate: Mayflower and Anheuser-Busch. “Mayflower will match every donation made toward welcoming home our heroes, up to $7,500,” said Melissa Sullivan, Mayflower communications manager, in a press release. “We have a long history of serving military members and their families, and we have witnessed the courageous sacrifices that these men and women make. Mayflower is privileged to …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
A grassroots group trying to raise funds by Friday night in hopes of honoring Iraq war vets downtown later this month.
St. Louis knows how to throw a parade. The Cardinals helped the community prove that once the team's magical run to a World Series title came to fruition last fall. Now, a grassroots group is coming together to show the same can be done to honor returning Iraq war veterans. What started as a dream a little more than a week ago now has a Facebook group page with more than 1,500 members. The group is led by Tom Applebaum, a Creve Coeur area resident who is also a member of the Parkway School board, and Craig Schneider, a St. Charles resident who works for the St. Charles School District. They are aiming to raise $25,000 by Friday at midnight to turn their goal of holding a "Welcome Home The Heroes From Iraq" parade downtown on January 28, …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
From craft fair to chili dinner to a grand parade, no excuse to not have fun this weekend.
This weekend, we've got trivia nights for two great causes, a chili dinner for another, a craft fair and of course the Mardi Gras parade in Soulard. Take your pick, and let us know how it was. Have something better to do? Tell us about it in the comments.