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Home & Garden Show Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration

Annual Earth Day / Arbor Day Celebration and Home & Garden Show

After days of rain and cold weather, Mother Nature decided to smile on the residents of St. Peters for their 12th annual joint Earth Day celebration. Early morning cool temperatures didn't keep steady crowds away from this much anticipated event. Festivities included numerous exhibits, along with fun and educational activities for the entire family. "How To" clinics were presented on lawn & garden care, building & remodeling, maintenance, nutrition and recycling.

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FREE tree seedlings that were distributed on Saturday morning, as well as free mulch, compost and ground wood, turned out to be a big draw. They included Dogwoods, Redbuds and red maples.

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Children's activities included putt-putt golf, a magician, art and nature projects, and colorful costumed characters. (Below)

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Magician Brian Styles, a popular local magician, did his "Must Be Magic" show for memorized youngsters.

Furbearers are widespread in Missouri and the St. Peters area is no exception. Youngsters and adults alike enjoyed the hands-on display of pelts, skulls & skins presented by the Missouri Dept. of Conservation.

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Central County Fire & Rescue units were on hand to explain fire and safety rules, show off new vehicles with all the bells & whistles and even a vintage fire truck.

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The Disabled Athletes Sports Association is a local equal opportunity, non-profit group doing its best to build funds and specialized equipment for local youth who would like to participate in recreational and organized sports activities suited to their physical challenges.

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The local health inspector chatted with St. Peters residents to explain his job function and how health and safety guidelines are important for both homes & businesses.

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Jim Jarrell, president of "Team JMS" and a St. Peters resident, brought his racing car to the festivities to help promote drug-free youth, taking his anti-drug and anti-alcohol message to the youth in our city.

You may visit their web site by clicking here.

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The mission of Team JMS is to reach all youth and educate them on how drugs and alcohol can ruin their lives and destroy their dreams of the future. By incorporating how safety equipment protects the drivers of the race cars, they are able to get kids to understand how important is is to create "safety equipment" in their own lives.

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A VERY excited 4 year old sits behind the wheel of the Team JMS racing car and sees himself as he'll be in 20 years from now!

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