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Valley of Flowers winners

Pretty Baby Winners & Parade Units Honored

photos b Bob Lindsey

The 2016 Valley of Flowers Festival wrapped up with the announcement of the awards for the winners in the Pretty Baby contest as well as the parade units at the end of the parade Sunday, May 8.

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Valley of Flowers crowns 2016 Queen Katie Wissler

2016 Valley of Flowers Queen and Court (L-R): Queen Katie Wissler (Winschel Carpet Service from Incarnate Word Academy. First runner up Ally Frey (Incarnate Word, Cannoli’s), Special maids Rebecca Bazan (Lutheran High School North, Old Town Donuts), Jennifer Welch (McCluer North High School, Don Henefer Jewelers), Tori Turpin (Marquette Catholic High School, Dooley’s Florist and Gifts)                                                   Nichole Richardson photo2016 V-F Queen and court

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Florissant Police make arrest

Warrants Issued on Burglary Suspect After Months of Investigation


A burglary suspect is now in custody after Florissant Police have been looking tirelessly for him for the last five months. Wayne M. Collins was arrested by Florissant Detectives on Wednesday May 4th in the 200 block of Brighton Park Dr. in St. Charles City. Detectives had been looking for Collins in connection with a burglary which occurred at C&C Cell Phone Repair located at 1141 N. Highway 67 in Florissant, on Dec. 17, 2015

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‘Valley of Flowers Celebrates . . . The World of Entertainment’

Annual Festival in Florissant Promises a Weekend of Fun

Since 1963, the Valley of Flowers Festival celebration has been the “first festival of spring,” featuring a variety of events, including a superb parade. Events included in this three-day celebration are a flower and plant sale, culturally diverse performances, baseball games, a classic car show, a vendor/craft fair, flea market, a pretty baby photo contest, children’s activities and, of course, good food. Carnival games and exciting rides are featured at the Duchesne Knights of Columbus Fairgrounds.

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2016 Valley of Flowers Queen Candidates

2016 queen candidates

Seated L-R: Claire Jackson, Tori Turpin, Holly Hennessey, Katie Wissler, Nyia Cockrell, Mia Hutchason, Mckenna Morris, Abbey Freihoff, Bria Luem.

Standing L-R: Ally Frey, Lexi Conner, Kayleigh Fite, Carmen Stevens, Lexie Shanklin, Lily Kostecki, Maddie Dickson, Rebecca Bazan, Jennifer Welch, Ayiana Dickson, Allison Meyer.

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Mark Your Calendar

   Thursday, May 5

   Blood Pressure Clinic at St. Catherine Retirement Community, 3350 St. Catherine St., at 10:15 a.m. RSVP to 314-838-3877.

Friday, May 6

   Annual Spring Sale at St. Stephen Episcopal Church, 33 N. Clay in Ferguson (corner of Darst and Clay). Friday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday May 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.! Clothes, books, collectibles, toys, shoes, small furniture, videos.

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