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February 1, 2012

Community News


Valley Of Flowers Queen Candidate Applications Available Applications are now available from the Valley of Flowers Office, 601 rue St. Charles, Florissant, MO 63031, telephone 314.837.0033 for the 2012 Valley of Flowers Queen Candidates. All candidates must be 16 years of age by April 30, a junior in high school and a resident of the City of Florissant. Sponsors need not be a Florissant business. The number of candidates is limited to the first 25 candidates and will be selcted in the order in which the completed application is received by the Valley of Flowers office. Rules and regulations for queen candidates are included with the applications. Completed forms are now being accepted through Feb. 10. The Valley of Flowers Committee has chosen “Valley of Flowers Celebrates 50 Years of Festivals” for the 2012 Festival. All candidates will be asked to select a theme that has been used in a previous festival for her parade entry. Judging will take place at the James J. Eagan Center on Sunday, April 1. A din-

ner will follow to recognize the candidates, sponosrs and families. Candidates are judged on poise and personality. The Queen, first runner-up and three special maids will be announced at the conclusion of the parade on Sunday, May 6. A scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to the queen and many gifts and prizes will be given to the all the young ladies on the court at the conclusion of ther reign. The queen and court will represent the Valley of Flowers Committee and the City of Florissant at numerous events throughout their reign and will be expected to be available for these events. Please call the Valley of Flowers office at 314.837.0033 for your application or email the committee at and an application will be sent. Applications are also online at

‘Musical Mayhem’ Annual Fundraiser for Center for Hearing & Speech

Dueling pianos will provide the entertainment for a great cause when The Center for Hearing & Speech holds its annual fundraiser, “Musical Mayhem – An Evening to Remember,” from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2. The event will once again take place at Harrah’s St. Louis Hotel and Casino at 777 Casino Drive in Maryland Heights. Tickets are $85 per person which includes cocktails, appetizers, live and silent auctions, and entertainment. A VIP table for 10 guests is available for $1,000. To purchase tickets, call the Center at 314.968.4710. “This is undoubtedly our most popular event of the year,” said Rita Tintera, executive director for the Cen-

ter for Hearing & Speech. “It’s a chance for us all to appreciate the impact that hearing and speech have in our lives, because being able to communicate is something no one should take for granted.” The Center for Hearing & Speech is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that reduces the impact of communication disorders on the health and well-being of individuals in the St. Louis area. The Center’s primary goal is to identify, treat and prevent communication disorders by providing audiology and speech/language services to infants, children and adults, regardless of whether they have the insurance and/or fi-

nancial resources to afford these services. On-site and outreach efforts provide identification and treatment of communication problems among low-income populations who would not otherwise have access to such services. The Center for Hearing and Speech is a United Way agency. For more information, please visit

Electronics Recycling Drive The city of Florissant will host a major electronics recycling drive for its residents on Saturday, April 28. Residents will need to provide proof of residency by providing staff a current resident card or a Meridian Waste or utility bill and a driver’s license. Mayor Thomas P. Schneider recently reached an agreement with Meridian Waste services to provide additional equipment and manpower the city will need to hold this event. Acceptable items to be collected are computers and all accessories, networking and telecommunications equipment, phones (home and cell), clocks, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, stere-

os, A/V equipment (including cable and satellite boxes), home electronics and appliances and any item with a gasoline engine that contains an electronic ignition or board (provided the engine has been drained prior to the event). The recycling event will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday April 28 at the St. Ferdinand Park rear parking lot. The event will be held rain or shine. Mayor Schneider encourages all residents to participate. Recycling conserves natural resources, saves money, creates jobs, eliminates waste in landfills and reduces harm to the environment.

For more information, please call the Florissant Health Department at 314.839.7655.

CN: Feb. 1. 2012  
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