Sunday, September 9, 2012
The festival runs all weekend. Check out festival times, events and even upload your own photos here!
The 26th annual Manchester Homecoming Festival took place all afternoon and night Saturday and takes place again from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Paul A. Schroeder Park. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The annual Homecoming Parade was Saturday morning. Check out some of the pics! Plus, Patch readers can upload their own photos from the festival and parade right here in this article! Just click on "Upload Photos and Videos" under the pictures. In addition to booths, rides and all kinds of food and drinks, the weekend celebration features contests, a raffle and live entertainment. Parking for the event is available at a number of churches along Meramec Station Road where shuttles will bring guests to the …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Saturday's beautiful weather brought out families who lined Manchester's streets for the Homecoming parade. Check out the pics here!
The 26th annual Manchester Homecoming Festival runs all weekend at Paul A. Schroeder Park. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) However, Saturday morning families lined Manchester Streets for the annual Homecoming parade. Manchester police, city leaders, West CountyEMS and Fire crews, local schools, cub scouts, businesses and more participated in the parade. Check out some of the photos above. Plus, you'll find even more by visiting Town and Country - Manchester Patch's Facebook page (click here and be sure to "Like" us!). Patch readers can upload their own photos from the festival and parade right here in this article! Just click on "Upload Photos and Videos" under the pictures. Find out more …
The Manchester Homecoming Parade is Saturday at 9 a.m. followed by festivities all weekend long. Check out festival times, events and the parade route here.
Friday, September 7, 2012
The festival runs all weekend and the Manchester Homecoming Parade is Saturday. Check out festival times, events and the parade route here.
The 26th annual Manchester Homecoming Festival kicks of Friday night and runs all weekend at Paul A. Schroeder Park. It takes place Sept. 7, 8 and 9. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) Patch readers can upload their own photos from the festival and parade right here in this article! Just click on "Upload Photos and Videos" under the pictures. Following at the festival hours for this weekend. In addition to booths, rides and all kinds of food and drinks, the celebration features contests, a raffle and live entertainment. Parking for the event will be available at the park ballfield (however that will be closed if it rains) and at a number of churches along Meramec Station Road where shuttles will …
Saturday, March 17, 2012
The parade begins at 11:30 a.m. in downtown St. Louis at 18th and Market streets, and heads east to Broadway Avenue and Market Street.
In St. Louis City, there will be ramp closures on eastbound and westbound Interstate 64 Saturday for the St. Patrick’s Day parade. The I-64 ramps at Market, Broadway, 20th/Chestnut and Sixth Street will be closed for short durations anytime between 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. All lanes on Route 100 (Manchester Road) from Broadway to Tucker will be closed Saturday morning from 8:00 to 10:00, for the St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Maintenance crews continue to patch potholes on state roads in the St. Louis region as part of Missouri Department of Transportation's Pothole Patrol. People can call 1-888-ASK-MODOT to report a pothole on any state-owned road or interstate. Crews will repair that pothole within 24 hours on weekdays. Motorists are urged to …
Saturday, January 28, 2012
St. Louis streets were lined with people celebrating the return of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
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Saturday, January 28, 2012
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.
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…
Monday, January 16, 2012
What started as a social media campaign to welcome home troops from Iraq is now a reality.
A grassroots effort that began just a couple weeks ago to welcome home troops from Iraq with a parade in downtown St. Louis is now a reality. The group has announced that it has met its goal of raising $25,000 to honor the veterans on Jan. 28. It is set to meet with St. Louis officials regarding plans on Tuesday. Organizer Craig Schneider, of St. Charles, told KMOX-AM that the parade is not just a way to welcome veterans back home and to say thank you. It's to help them adjust and to allow them to put their military skills back to work in the community. The Mission Continues, a national veteran's nonprofit organization, has agreed to assist the group with the parade. According to the group, St. Louis will be the first major American city …
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, …