Friday, May 3, 2013
We're giving you some highlights featured at today's festival.
Florissant Patch highlights five things we think you should know before you head out to the 2013 Valley of Flowers Festival. For a full schedule of the entire festival, make sure to check out the festival guide.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The festival will begin on Friday and parents must be present with those 18 and under on Knights of Columbus grounds.
As the Valley of Flowers festival gears up for another year of family fun and celebration, residents and visitors will notice a number of changes for this year’s festival. According to a press release, the festival will go to a three-day format of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In years past, the festival started on Thursday with “Family Knight” at the Knights of Columbus grounds. Remember you can get instant news updates. Like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, or signup for the Hazelwood Patch newsletter here. In addition, an adult must accompany those under the age of 18 while on the Knights of Columbus grounds. Mayor Tom Schneider said that in years past there were too many teenagers hanging around the Knights grounds…
Monday, February 18, 2013
The deadline has been extended to Feb. 22.
The Valley of Flowers committee has extended the deadline for the 2013 Valley of Flowers queen candidate entry. The new deadline is Friday, Feb. 22. Candidates must meet the following criteria: Judging for the queen contest will take place April 7 at the James J. Eagan Center, and the queen, first runner-up and three maids will be announced at the end of the Valley of Flowers parade, May 5. The queen will also receive a $1,000 scholarship. Last year, Monica Wilson was crowned Valley of Flowers Queen. The Valley of Flowers runs from May 3-5. Remember you can get instant news updates. Like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, or signup for the Hazelwood Patch newsletter here.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Cruz and several others receive honors at culmination event of the festival.
While moms across the country celebrated being queens for the day, the 49th Valley of Flowers Festival crowned its newest queen from a field of 22. Immediately following the parade, this year's award winners were announced at the pavillion on the Knights of Columbus grounds. Before the crowning of this year's queen, the members of last year's court, Nasya Buckley, Madison Call, Samantha Rupp, Nicole Schuler and Queen Colleen Hoette, made a few remarks and thanked their families for their support. Then, each of the 2011 queen candidates said a few words to thank their families and sponsors. Florissant Mayor Tom Schneider then made the big announcement for the 2011 court. "Happy Mother's Day to everyone," he said, which was met with …
There's a bunch going on in Hazelwood. Check out what we have planned this week.
There's still a lot going on this week in Hazelwood. After a few weeks filled with severe weather, Holiday's and festivals, the City of Hazelwood still has much more news. Check out what we’ll have for readers this week: The weather looks to be a bit settled this week as the National Weather Service reports most days this week sunny with highs in the 80s. A chance of rain and storms does loom during Wednesday night. We have coverage of the latest Hazelwood City Council meeting which included heated conversation regarding the city's alcohol sales requirements. View the Valley of Flowers as we’ll make sure to have a full photo recap of the 49th annual festival in this week’s Viewfinder. We also have coverage of the Hazelwood School District …
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Stop by the Valley of Flowers Sponsor Tent for an opportunity to meet the editors and writers of Florissant and Hazelwood Patch sites.
Every day Hazelwood Patch churns out a number of news, sports and features regarding our community and what’s happening. If you haven’t caught the person behind the site around town, today provides the perfect opportunity. During the Valley of Flowers festival, Patch will set up shop to meet people in the sponsorship tent from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. You have the opportunity to meet Florissant Patch editor Aja J. Junior, Hazelwood Patch editor Candace Jarrett as well as a few of the freelancers who produce the content that you see every day. Stop by the table and pick up some Patch gear to flaunt around town, too! If you stop at the table, you can talk to us about community news that you want us to look at or chat with us about what you’ve seen on …
Thursday, May 5, 2011
North County is transforming for annual spring festival. Drive north on Lindbergh and you'll see the ferris wheel from afar in Florissant.
Spring has sprung, and for North County that means it's times for the Valley of Flowers Festival. For the past 49 years, the festival has been major event not only for the Florissant community but for the North County area. Throughout the next few days, Hazelwood Patch will cover the food, the people and the events that make up this festival, and we're off to a good start with a thorough examination of the festival's schedule. Check back here for more up-to-date goodies on this year's festival.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Luehr's Carnival employees setup for carnival goers at St. Louis Mills Mall this past weekend on April 30.
That's right. It came back again. We're talking about Luehr's Carnival at St. Louis Mills Mall. The event, which took place from April 21 through May 1, featured funnel cakes, a Tilt-A-Whirl and all sorts of fun and exciting rides for all levels of thrill seekers. At night bright lights lit up the Mills parking lot as families flocked from St. Louis and St. Charles counties to enjoy some fun together. Check out Hazelwood Patch contributor Zekita Tucker's pictures from the carnival crew setting up. If you missed this carnival fanfare, be sure to check out the Valley of Flowers fetivities this weekend.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
With a couple of weeks left in April, here's a peek at the Valley of Flowers Festival. Will you be attending?
Thousands of people will descend on the Florissant area during the first weekend of May for the annual Valley of Flowers Festival. The 49th Valley of Flowers Festival takes place May 5-8 at various venues throughout Florissant, including the James J. Eagan Center, the Knights of Columbus grounds and the Old St. Ferdinand Shrine. This year's theme is "Valley of Flowers Mothers Love...," and mom Marquita Parker has been chosen as the parade marshal after her 10-year-old daughter, Mera, a student at Atonement Lutheran School, won the festival's essay contest. "I hope my mom gets picked to be parade marshal because she is an example of how a mother's love has gone further than her own kid and has positively impacted many kids in the community…