Friday, April 26, 2013
Massive community garage sale is a major fundraiser for the school each spring.
If you are driving in the area of Clayton and Price roads Saturday and if you are not looking for one of those fabulous discount deals at Potpourri on the campus of John Burroughs, you might want to find an alternative route. By 7:30 a.m., the doors swing wide open on the biggest shopping event of the year each year at this historic school in Ladue. Jennifer McDonnell, Kris Milner and Janet Rogers are graciously serving as tri-chairs of this event. It takes a full year to pull off a successful Potpourri. Burroughs has three annual fundraisers and this is the largest of the three. The money is generally a gift to the operating budget; a gift to a capital fund (with one currently underway) and a gift to the faculty wish list for items that …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Supporters of the Dads Club will gather at the VonGontard home this Friday night.
There are still openings to play Texas Hold 'Em Poker and support the Ladue High Dads Club, this Friday night, 7 p.m. at the home of Philip and Amy VonGontard, 9762 Warson Rd. in Ladue. This annual gathering includes appetizers and gourmet dinner; open bar, door prizes and plenty of action-packed poker. The entry fee is $75 and $100 at the door. Go to the Ladue Dads Club website to register.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
An annual fundraiser for the Ladue High School Dads' Club.
One of the traditions for the Ladue Dads Club is its annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night. The annual gathering will convene once more at the home of Philip and Amy VonGontard in Ladue Friday, January 25, 7-11 p.m. The fabulous evening includes cocktails, a gourmet dinner, auction items and plenty of Texas Hold ‘Em Poker. Tickets are $75 in advance, and $100 at the door. Registration is limited. All proceeds go directly to the Ladue High Dads Club to support their many projects during the school year. Make checks payable to the Ladue High Dads Club, and mail to the VonGontards, 9762 Old Warson Rd., Ladue, MO 63124-1472.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Voters lined a Kirkwood street Monday afternoon to express their distaste for the U.S. Senate candidate and local representative.
From a birth control costume to a sign that read "Voting Vagina," it was pretty clear why participants of a voters' rally outside a Todd Akin fundraiser thought the U.S. Senate candidate was the wrong man for the job. "It's disgusting we have a congressman who doesn't understand science," said LaDonna Appelbaum, of Creve Couer. "We need women making decisions for women, not men." Protesters lined the street of South Kirkwood Road outside Woodbine Center near Trattoria Branica where Akin was holding a fundraising event after a press conference at the Kirkwood Train Station. Many protesters wore pink Planned Parenthood T-shirts. The St. Louis chapter of Advocates of Planned Parenthood mobilized supporters of the organization through an …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Seeking high-dollar campaign donations must mean McCaskill is going after Republicans.
U.S. Senator from Missouri Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, sent me an invitation to a late lunch of snacks at a downtown hotel. To attend I could pay anywhere from $500 to $2,500. It was too pricey for my tastes, and I wrote about it here. But I have always liked Claire. She was a young girl in Houston, Missouri and then in Lebanon, Missouri. She finished high school in Columbia, Missouri, where her mother was on the city council and her father served in Governor Hearnes’ administration. What I liked best about Claire is that she worked her way through college and law school. One of the summer jobs she had was as a waitress at Lake of the Ozarks. And McCaskill never used her law degree to make a lot of money. She always worked in government…
Sunday, July 10, 2011
The fundraiser took place on July 8 in Des Peres, with money going to the St. Louis Area Foodbank.
On Friday night, dozens of supporters of Feed St. Louis gathered at McAlister's Deli in Des Peres for a fundraiser for the organization, which was started by recent Villa Duchesne graduate Katherine Godar. "The Joplin and St. Louis tornados and the flooding throughout Missouri mean that more people than ever in our community are going without a necessity we take for granted: a meal," Godar said. With the Feed St. Louis flier, 15 percent of each purchase went to the organization, which will go on as a donation to the St. Louis Area Foodbank. Among the people in attendance at the fundraiser was Anne Lord, an incoming senior at Villa who will be assisting with the operations of Feed St. Louis when Godar goes to Georgetown University in the …
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Students from Charmette Academy of Dance and Acrobatics raised money for one of their own who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
On Friday night, the Stars of Tomorrow Dance Company from Charmette Academy of Dance and Acrobatics held a benefit performance, "Dancing for Clare," in the auditorium at St. Joseph's Academy. They raised over $7,000 through admission, merchandise and raffle sales to help one of their own, 13-year-old Clare Blase, in her battle with cancer. Blase was diagnosed with adrenocortical carcinoma in January and has been undergoing chemotherapy since then. The evening started with a slideshow of photos of Blase, who is still trying to dance as much as she can, and an audio recording of her greeting to the supporters that came out on Friday night. "I'm going to kick cancer in the butt and grow stronger every day," she said in her recording. The …
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
A roundup of St. Louis news headlines for Wednesday.
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Sunday, February 27, 2011
St. Joe's supporters came together to raise money for the school.
On February 26, supporters of St. Joseph's Academy gathered for the school's annual auction night, which was co-chaired by parents Ann DeWoskin, Julie Huber and Julie Meersman. The evening brought hundreds of parents, teachers and other community members together, which reinforced St. Joe's motto: "Not I, but we." The festivities started with a mass at 4:30, followed by the start of the silent auction and cocktails at 5:30. The theme of the night was "An Evening in Paradise with the Angels," which lent the way for tropical decor and dress. Leis and tropical shirts were in abundance, and the lobby at St. Joe's was incredibly decorated. The entryway was made to make guests feel like they were going on a tropical getaway, complete with surf …
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Supporters of Conway Elementary School gathered at the Frontenac Hilton for a Mardi Gras-themed auction and dinner.
Parents, teachers and other supporters of students at Conway Elementary School took over the Ambassador Ballroom at the St. Louis-Frontenac Hilton on Feb. 12 to raise money for the school. The event included an auction, drinks, a dinner and dancing, all with a Mardi Gras theme. About 170 people were in attendance that night, and some took advantage of the theme by wearing purple, gold or green, donning some festive masks and stacking up the strands of beads around their necks. Event co-chair Beth Wasserstrom, who is a parent of two Conway students, said they originally were going to go with a Valentine's Day theme, but opted for Mardi Gras because it sounded like a fun idea. The night started with appetizers and cocktails, some of which …