Community Interest

The Good Ol’ Days

By Tiffani Stewart

Paraprofessional, Boone’s Trail Branch Library 

“They just don’t make them like they used to.”
“That’s an oldie, but a goody.”
“Why, when I was a kid, things were different.”

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Boone Home will Host Militia Encampment Weekend May 6th and 7th

Are you looking for something fun and engaging to do with the whole family? Come experience life as a frontier soldier at St. Charles County Park’s Historic Daniel Boone Home. Militia Encampment Weekend is May 6th and 7th. This exciting event is free to the public and will take place from 10AM – 5PM both Saturday and Sunday. Admission for guided tours of the Boone Home and grounds still apply.

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CHOMP Regional Food Truck, Music and Film Festival to be held May 19 at SCC


St. Charles Community College will welcome up to 30 food trucks to campus as part of the CHOMP Regional Food Truck, Music and Film Festival on Friday, May 19.

CHOMP Regional Food Truck and Music Festival will be held Friday, May 19, at St. Charles Community College. The festival kicks off the 2017 series of Food Truck Frolic and Family Movie Nights to be held on Fridays, June 23, July 21, Aug. 25 and Sept. 22. 

CHOMP will be held from 5-10 p.m., featuring up to 30 food trucks competing for prizes. Guests will also enjoy live music, arts and other vendors, all on SCC’s Blue Parking Lot. 

“We invite all of our friends and neighbors out to support a great cause – your community and your community college,” said Wendy Berry, executive director for the Cottleville-Weldon Spring Chamber of Commerce. “We are thrilled to be teaming this year with the SCC Foundation to present CHOMP and the Food Truck Frolic and Family Movie Night series.” 

There is no cover charge for CHOMP. 

Leading the events is a volunteer planning committee chaired by Don Kalicak, vice president for regional development at Mercy and SCC Foundation board member. Board members from both the SCC Foundation and the CWS Chamber are teaming to help with the events. 

Premier Sponsors include Mercy and State Farm (Lew Fruend, Hank Wiese & Tom Wootten). Foodie Sponsors include SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital – St. Charles & SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital – Lake St. Louis. Community Sponsors include Acropolis Investment Management, Ameren Missouri, Bauer Orthodontics, Cintas, Commerce Bank, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, First Community Credit Union, Floyd Glass & Window, Great Southern Bank, Lutheran Senior Services, NHC – National Healthcare Corporation, Renewal by Andersen, UMB, UPS and Vantage Credit Union. Tailgate Sponsors include American Eagle Credit Union, Chesterfield Service and Sanger & Eby.  

The proceeds from the events will benefit the SCC Foundation, supporting much-needed scholarships as well as academic and program enhancements for the college, and the Cottleville-Weldon Spring Chamber of Commerce. 

For more information on CHOMP and the Food Truck Frolic and Family Movie Night events, including the food truck lineup, vendors, sponsors and movies, visit foodtruckfrolic.com or contact Wendy Berry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Betsy Schneider, SCC development director, at 636-922-8473 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The Cottleville-Weldon Spring Chamber of Commerce is a small but powerful business organization in St. Charles County, open to all businesses, including those outside of the immediate area that see a benefit in networking, being active in the community and supporting each other in a way that helps each of us to grow our business and develop professionally. 

The SCC Foundation, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, enhances learning environments for thousands of students each year through scholarship awards, academic and program enhancements as well as community outreach. For more information on the SCC Foundation and its vision to transform lives and strengthen communities, visit stchas.edu/foundation. 

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit stchas.edu.

MDC: Welcome back hummingbirds!

Missourians will begin seeing hummingbirds in April as the long-distance migrants return. 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages people to discover nature this spring by learning about the ruby-throated hummingbird. Missourians will begin seeing these hummingbirds in April as the tiny long-distance fliers return to the state as part of their spring migration from Mexico and Central America.

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MDC reminds people, “Don’t adopt wildlife!”

Leave baby wild animals where you find them, or put them back in the nest area.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Spring brings the births of wild animals such as birds, rabbits, and squirrels. With that come good intentions of kind-hearted people who want to adopt baby animals they find because they think they have been orphaned or abandoned. 

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Countywide Baby-Care Collection Drive - Shower of Love

St. Charles, MISSOURI - The Community and Children's Resource Board, announces the 11th annual Shower of Love for April, 2017. This event is a collaborative St. Charles Countywide collection drive for new, basic baby-care items (diapers, formula, baby bottles, etc.) and is designed to help prevent child abuse and neglect in families, by providing them with necessary baby supplies, which helps to decrease the amount of stress they may face. Items donated benefit moms and babies at 9 agencies in St. Charles County: Birthright-St. Charles and Wentzville, Youth in Need, Crisis Nursery, Nurses for Newborns, Mary Queen of Angels, Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Service, ThriVe St. Louis and Our Lady’s Inn. 

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