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Memorial Day Events Honoring Veterans

320px-US_Flag_BacklitMemorial Day, which was first known as Decoration Day, honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. It originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Each year a number of Memorial Day events celebrate the deeper meaning of the holiday.

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Florissant Announces Annual Music Under the Stars Concerts

The City of Florissant and Florissant Fine Arts Council will again present Music Under the Stars concerts; a series of free outdoor concerts. Most of the concerts will take place at St. Ferdinand Park. The July 4 concert will be at Florissant Valley Park (this is the park that contains the James J. Eagan Center). Bob Kuban returns for the Oct. 8 concert at the Old Town Fall Festival in the 100 block of St. Francois.

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55th Annual Valley of Flowers

Sunny Skies Were in Order After Wet Week;

New Queen Crowned For Valley of Flowers

By Nichole Richardson

2017 VF Queeen & Court

 

 

 

This year’s 55th annual Valley of Flowers Festival queen coronation, held at the St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Knights of Columbus Pavilion #2951, was a beautiful and refreshing change from the past week of gloom and doom rain the city had seen.

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2017 Valley of Flowers Queen Candidates

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Valley of Flowers Queen Candidates

Pictured back row, from left to right, Candace Herin, Samantha Hayner, Rosy Patrick, Jasmine McCormick, Ana Wisa, Megan Pilla, Taylor Gaw, Heidi Amberg, Morgan Kiel.

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2017 Festival Will Include Many Old Favorites Like Children’s Celebration

‘THE WONDERS OF THE WORLD’

IS THEME OF 55TH FESTIVAL

VoF_Logo_2016 pg 1   The Valley of Flowers Festival in Florissant, traditionally the first festival of spring in the metropolitan St. Louis area, will feature a theme of “The Valley of Flowers Celebrates the Wonders of the World” for the 55th annual event.  This year’s (2017) festival takes place from Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 7, with the Valley of Flowers Parade held on Sunday, May 7.   (more information on page 2-11B)

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RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 10: ‘Buffalo Soldiers and Bicycles’ Event at Underground Railroad Site

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On Saturday, JUNE 10 from 12 – 5 p.m., residents from around the St. Louis region are invited to watch local history come alive at Missouri’s first nationally-recognized Underground Railroad site, the historic Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing.

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