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Whether it’s old-fashioned comfort food, American-style barbecued meats and side dishes, kettle corn, funnel cakes, chicken s trips, nachos, ice cream, Hispanic offerings, Asian delicacies such as egg rolls and crab rangoon, it will be available at the food court tent on the James J. Eagan grounds. Various beverages will also be for sale.
The Valley of Flowers Car Show will feature about 200 cars and take place Saturday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. along rue St. Francois Street. Set against the backdrop of the historic business district of Old Town, the Open Class Show will have cars lined up from St. Pierre Street to Lafayette Street. Beginning at 8 a.m. May 2, this section of rue St. Francois will be closed to traffic, with only cars in the show allowed access.
The 2015 Valley of Flowers parade theme celebrates “Those Who Serve.” City and local municipal emergency responders’ vehicles,, many veterans groups and local government officials will join the Valley of Flowers Queen candidates, the current 2014 Queen and Court, floats, decorated and antique cars, marching bands, horses, dogs, and others. More than 120 units will participate this year.
The Duchesne Knights of Columbus grounds are reserved for families throughout the Valley of Flowers Festival. Those under age 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. The grounds, located on Washington Street between St. Ferdinand and Lindbergh Blvd. (N. Hwy 67), next to St. Ferdinand Shrine, will host rides, games, and food vendors, including the Knights barbecue.
Rides, games, entertainment and plenty of food and beverages will be included at the 53rd annual Valley of Flowers Festival in Florissant May 1-3. The theme of this year’s event is “Valley of Flowers Celebrates Those Who Serve.”
Events and activities throughout the weekend will be held at five locations: The James J. Eagan Community Center at the intersection of Parker and Waterford; the Duchesne Knights of Columbus grounds on Washington Street between St. Charles Street and Lindbergh Blvd; Old Town Florissant along Rue St. Francois; Koch Park at Howdershell and Charbonier; and Saint Ferdinand Shrine on Rue St. Francois next to the Knights of Columbus grounds.
GNC Chamber Honors Several
Businesses at 60th Anniversary
By Bob Lindsey
The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce 60th anniversary event on April 16 included special presentations to chamber volunteers, honors to long-time chamber businesses and the presentation of the 2015 Business Person of the Year award to John Ortwig, owner of Florissant Glass and the Old Town Chapel. The event was held at Norwood Country Club.« Previous Entries Next Entries »