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Friday, July 17

   Life Care Center of Florissant, 1201 Garden Plaza Drive in Florissant, holds a Bingo Afternoon the third Friday of the month at 2 p.m. Call 314-831-3752 for more information.

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A Day of Hope Community Event on July 25

 Free Event Offers Ferguson Area Steps to Positive Future 

A Day of Hope, presented by more than 40 St. Louis area churches in partnership with Convoy of Hope in Springfield, Missouri, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or while supplies last) on Saturday, July 25 in Forestwood Park, 806 Ferguson Avenue. This free event will pool multiple resources for individuals to have a stress free day – and have some family fun while participating. Area churches and community service agencies have partnered with the City of Ferguson to create this exceptionally special day. “Day of Hope, an event which occurs throughout the United States, will be especially meaningful to our community in Ferguson,” says Bishop Larry O. Jones of Greater Grace Church in Ferguson. “We’ve made tremendous strides in coming together this year and this day of celebration will be a tribute to new beginnings.” Open to the public, all activities and services are complimentary. • Lunch • Haircuts (for boys/men) • Community services: dozens of local community service organizations will assist with a variety of needs • Health Screenings (heart health, dental, and mammograms) • Kids Zone: dozens of free carnival games, inflatables and live entertainment. • A Free Bag of Groceries: more than 35,000 pounds of free groceries to be given away (while supplies last) • Digital Family portrait • Resume Writing and Job Counseling • Banking and Credit Resources • Prayer Tent: Guests will have the opportunity to receive prayer from members of local churches • Refreshments *All good and services will be available while supplies last “The City of Ferguson is proud to be a part of A Day of Hope and to support the many churches that are participating in this positive event,” said Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III. “The resources that are being offered will not only benefit the citizens of Ferguson, but will allow everyone in the region to visit our City and to see how our community will welcome them with open arms,” added Knowles. A volunteer rally will take place at 7:00pm on Friday, July 24 at Greater Grace Church, 3690 Pershall Road, Ferguson, MO 631357. Volunteer positions are available for all skill sets; from set up and break down to greeting guests; helping with activities and much more. For more information, visit Local TV stations FOX 2 and KPLR 11 are the proud television media sponsors to help spread the word. Part of the Convoy of Hope’s 50 State Tour, A Day of Hope pools together local resources to provide long-term solutions to a more positive future. For over 18 years this nonprofit organization has served 1.6 million Americans in over 200 cities. A Day of Hope is free and reservations are not required. Parking will be available in the surrounding areas and complimentary shuttle service will be offered. Details on parking, shuttles and public transportation will be available soon online. For more information visit About

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Fireworks warning

Mayor Schneider and Chief Lowery Reminder:

Fireworks are Prohibited in City of Florissant


The Florissant Police Dept. experienced a noticeable increase in the amount and size of the pyrotechnics that individuals were using on this past 4th of July and for several days before and after which has resulted in complaints of peace disturbance.

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Next Muny Show Opens Monday, July 12

Buddy Holly’ at Muny

Next Week July 12- 19

  I’ve been waiting for the   Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story’ musical to be play in St. Louis for some time. When I read that the new musical was on the Muny scheduled I was thrilled and then curious to see how they when handle the Texas singer, his outstanding rock-a-billy band and their music. Then I wondering how the show would handle his tragic death along with two other stars and the “day the music died.”                                                           -Bob Lindsey            ••••

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Holiday Inn at the Muny, July 6-12

Muny Back After July 4th Events

With Irving Berlin’s ‘Holiday Inn’

The Muny production of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn will play the St. Louis venue next week, July 6-12. The Muny did not have shows during the VP Fair which was again held in Forest Park during the July 4th holidays.

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Ferguson Fireworks Tops Off July 4th Celebration Of ‘Childhood Heroes’

Independence Day begins with a 10 a.m. parade from Paul Avenue and S. Florissant Road through Ferguson and ends with fireworks at January-Wabash Memorial Park, 501 N. Florissant Road. In-between there will be food, games, and a multitude of special events for the whole family. The theme for the 41st annual Ferguson celebration is Childhood Heroes.

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