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WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU - WILDWOOD RESIDENT SURVEY

All of us in leadership are committed to continually seeking ways to enhance the quality of life for you – our residents.   Would you please help us do that by completing this survey?  It’s short and will take just a few moments of your time. All responses are anonymous unless you choose to provide your name.


Thanks in advance for your input, and thanks for being part of the Wildwood family.

Mayor Jim Bowlin
 
Please go to the following link on the City’s website to complete the survey:

http://www.cityofwildwood.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=204

Celebrate Wildwood 2016 - including Schedule of Events
3-Story Water Slide


Celebrate Wildwood Event Feature: Entertainment for Kids

The 2016 Celebrate Wildwood Event will take place from August 26, 2016 through August 28, 2016 in Wildwood Town Center. For the detailed weekend schedule, visit www.celebratewildwood.com! There will be no shortage of entertainment for kids of all ages at the Celebrate Wildwood Event! Children’s activities will take place on Saturday, August 27, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Some of the major attractions include:

Face Painters
Balloon Artists
Juggling Jeff
Pony Rides
Local book authors
Climbing Wall in the Boy Scouts area, plus several other activities
Bounce Houses, featuring the new Full Throttle Water Slide

Check it out here: Full Throttle Water Slide in Action!

Celebrate Wildwood Event Feature:
 Concerts, Food, and Refreshments

One of the major highlight's of the Celebrate Wildwood Event is all of the musical entertainment. There are several acts throughout the weekend and there will be something for everyone!  The first performance of the weekend will be the 399th U.S. Army Band, on Friday, August 26, starting at 6:45 p.m., and will be followed by an incredible fireworks display provided by Meridian Waste Services. Please take note that the stage will be located at the end of Main Street this year, next to City Hall.  

On Saturday, August 27th, the Back Street Cruisers will be jamming from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30p.m. and will provide the tunes while you check out the Car Show on Main Street.  On Saturday evening, the Ralph Butler Band will be performing starting at 6:45 p.m., followed by yet another fireworks display! 

The final musical act of the weekend will be Teddy McCready, performing some easy listening music at the Art Festival on the upper level of the parking garage on Sunday, August 28, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Keep in mind that the Food Court and Wine/Beer Garden will be open and have a wide variety of delicious food and refreshments available during all of these performances!  You can find the Food Court and Wine/Beer Garden on the upper level of the parking garage all weekend. Some of the items that will be available for your enjoyment include:  hand-shaken lemonade, kettle korn, chicken wings, BBQ, soft pretzels, cinnamon roasted pecans and almonds, fish sandwiches, adult snow cones, kabobs, Dippin’ Dots, pork rinds, soft drinks, wine, beer and more!  So bring a lawn chair and come join us!  We’ll see you there!

For more information about Celebrate Wildwood, visit www.celebratewildwood.com!


Celebrate Wildwood Event Feature:  The Art Festival
The 2016 Celebrate Wildwood Event will take place from August 26, 2016  through August 28, 2016
in Wildwood Town Center 
For the detailed weekend schedule, visit www.celebratewildwood.com!

The 2016 Art Festival will be a major attraction of the Celebrate Wildwood Weekend Event, boasting 50+ artist booths of beautiful, one-of-a-kind art! Everything from paintings and photography, to jewelry and ceramics, will be available for your viewing pleasure and purchase! The 2016 Art Festival will take place from 11:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., on Saturday, August 27, 2016, and from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., on Sunday, August 28, 2016. The Art Festival will be held on the upper level of the public parking garage, next to the Wildwood Hotel.

Celebrate Wildwood Event Feature: Like Parades?
Well Come and Join In!  

This year’s Founders’ Day Parade will be a great family event to the start of a long weekend of activities in Town Center, which celebrates the City's 21st Anniversary. Heading this year's parade will be the Lafayette High School Marching Band and many other great participants. Want to be a part of this event? Spaces remain in the parade line-up, so you can still enter. Here are some ideas for parade entries…

  • Clubs and organizations – let people know about you!
  • Neighborhoods – create a friendly rivalry between friends in other neighborhoods - bragging rights and prizes are on the line!

  • Sports teams

  • Individuals/families – do some type of anniversary theme, since this year is the City’s 21st Anniversary

More details can be found here: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/parade/.

Prefer to be a spectator?  Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 27, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., along Manchester Road and Taylor Road. 

Celebrate Wildwood Event Feature: Founders’ Car Show

One of the fun attractions of the City’s three day Celebrate Wildwood Event, which this year recognizes its 21st Anniversary, is the always popular and fun Founders' Car Show. This year’s show is planned for Saturday, August 27, 2016, and registration begins at 10:00 a.m. and runs through 12:00 p.m. (noon). Great awards are planned in expanded categories from 2015 and everyone can enjoy all of the other activities and great food and beverages that are planned this day as well. Providing the right mood for the Car Show and the great entries will be the Back Street Cruisers, which play the best music for enthusiasts and participants alike. If you are interested in registering for the car show or for more information, please click the following link - http://www.cityofwildwood.com/568/Car-ShowRegistration fee is $15.00, with all proceeds benefiting charity.

 
Following the Car Show, a car cruise is planned, from the event grounds in Town Center Area, then along many of the City’s most beautiful rural roads, to Wildwood Community Park, which is located at 2153 Highway 109 (but you will enter from State Route 100), where a BBQ dinner will be waiting. There is no charge for the car cruise and all participants are welcome. For more specific information on the car cruise, and the Car Show, please contact jgrag@sbcglobal.net.

Need Service Hours or Do You Like to Volunteer?

The Celebrate Wildwood 21st Anniversary Event is just about a month away and volunteers are needed to help with the Art Festival, Car Show, and other elements. If you would like more information or to register, click on the following link: www.cityofwildwood.com/programs. All volunteers will receive a free Celebrate Wildwood Shirt, refreshments, and a lunch/dinner.


RECREATION EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES >>>


Calendar Contest Voting is Underway!

Voting began on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 for the 2017 City of Wildwood Calendar Photo Contest. Go to cityofwildwood.com, along with the City’s Facebook, and Twitter Pages, for voting details.  Voting will end on Thursday, August 25, 2016.
 
Thank you to all of those that submitted another year of great photos for the contest!


Junior Trailblazer Program

Know any kids in the 5 to 13 year age range who would love to get out and enjoy some of Wildwood's trails? Then check out the City's Junior Trailblazer Program! This fun program will have kids (and their families) getting out and getting fit (don't tell them they will learn some things as well). Check it out here: http://cityofwildwood.com/580/4802/Junior-Trailblazer-Program


Pavilion Rentals

With summer now here and the kids out of school, families and friends gather to celebrate milestones or just to have time together. Looking for an outdoor venue to hold your celebration?  The City of Wildwood has three (3) beautiful park pavilions available for your upcoming events. 
 
Anniversary Park and Old Pond School Park have great outdoor pavilions available for your family and friends to join you on your special celebrations. The pavilions at Anniversary Park and Old Pond School hold up to thirty (30) people. The parks have playground equipment and also provide picnic tables.

The City's new Community Park has a pavilion, with convenient restrooms a part of it, that seats over one hundred (100). Nearby is the all-inclusive playground and the great outdoors!
 
For more information, please contact Amanda or Gary at 636 458-0440 or via e-mail at amanda@cityofwildwood.com or gary@cityofwildwood.com. Additionally, pavilion reservations can be completed online at: www.cityofwildwood.com/pavilions.


Wildwood Historical Society - August Program

Society president, Lisa Kelpe, will present Show-Me Missouri, a celebration of our State’s 195th Birthday. There might even be some cupcakes to help celebrate! We’ll learn fun facts and stories from all over the State and its past. This program is a great way to learn some more things about Missouri that you might have never known.
When >> Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Where >> Wildwood Historical Society Meeting Hall, 18750 Highway 100, Wildwood, Missouri 63069 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS >>>


Our Parks and Trail Facilities

Over the past few months, the City has experienced vandalism at some of its park and trail facilities. The St. Louis County Police Department - Wildwood Precinct is quick to respond to these problems and thoroughly investigates all of them. However, the damage is done and the cost, in some instances, to repair or replace these facilities is significant. You can help! If you see something suspicious or notice graffiti, please contact the Department of Planning and Parks at (636) 458-0440, during normal businesses hours, or the St. Louis County Police Department - Wildwood Precinct at (636) 458-9194 anytime thereafter. If it is an emergency, please call 911. Your help will ensure our facilities in Wildwood are protected and repaired, when needed, to be safe and functional for us all. 


Park and Trail Memorial Program

The City of Wildwood is pleased to offer a Park and Trail Memorial Program intended for residents to honor and commemorate the memory of a loved one or close friend. The City is offering three (3) different options that can be placed in a number of different active or passive park/trail locations in the City. Please click on the link for more information: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/551/Park-and-Trail-Memorial-Program.


Alt Road Closure in Eureka, Missouri

The contractor for the City of Eureka, Missouri has closed Alt Road, between Thunder Valley Drive and Forby Road, as of Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  A signed detour route is in place and local traffic will be able to access Alt Road, at Thunder Valley Drive and Wren Meadow Drive. This closure is expected to be in place for approximately two (2) months. Click this link for updated information: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/585/Alt-Road-and-Forby-Road-Intersection.


Asphalt Resurfacing Program for the City's Rural Streets

Summer 2016

The City of Wildwood has contracted with L. Krupp Construction for its re-surfacing project for Summer of 2016. The  City of Wildwood will be milling side streets and drive entrances, prior to the two (2) inch asphalt overlay to ensure smooth transitions. For more information, please click the following link: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/586/2016-Asphalt-ResurfacingPaving Schedule: The contractor will then be paving Alt Road during the week of August 1, 2016, weather permitting. Please use caution in the work areas and expect delays during paving.


E-Newsletter – An Excellent Way To Be ‘In the Know’

The City of Wildwood would like to thank all of the subscribers to the e-newsletter for your interest in receiving it and hopes you find this weekly publication to be very informative and interesting.  It has been a major goal of the City to enhance citizen communications and input, and it hopes the e-newsletter has been an effective communication tool. However, the City is only reaching a small portion of the population and would like to reach many more of our citizens.  While not everyone wishes to receive yet another weekly e-mail, it is likely many citizens are unaware that the City’s weekly e-newsletter exists. Therefore, the City is asking for your assistance in sharing this opportunity to stay informed about Wildwood.  The following link will take you directly to the Subscription Section of the City Website: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/list.aspx. Through this link, not only can you subscribe to the weekly e-newsletter, but you can also sign up for Traffic & Weather Alerts, News Flashes, and many other City notifications.
 
The City would also ask that you forward this notice to friends and family, or share through social media sites, and let’s see if we can grow our subscriber base and keep the citizens of our great community well-informed.

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The Shoeman Water Project Shoe Drive Continues 
at Wildwood City Hall

Thanks to everyone who has donated shoes, boots, and sandals to the Shoeman Water Project.  Donation boxes are located at City Hall, 16860 Main Street, both on the 1st and 2nd Floor Foyers.  We appreciate everyone’s support of this worthwhile organization.  To learn more about the Shoeman Water Project, visit www.shoemanwater.org/.

 

Larger Recycling Carts Are Available to Residents
"Still Some Available"

If you find the 65 gallon cart to be too small for your weekly recyclables, please call Meridian Waste Services, at (314) 291-3131, to request a larger recycling cart.  Meridian will replace your 65 gallon recycling cart, with a new 95 gallon recycle cart AT NO CHARGE (the old carts cannot be utilized for anything, but recycling, and will be redistributed to those needing the smaller carts).


American Flag Disposal

The City of Wildwood accepts retired American flags for dignified disposal.  Please bring worn flags to City Hall, 16860 Main Street, and leave them with the receptionist.  All flags collected will be relinquished to the Boy Scouts of America for proper disposal.  US Flags should never be placed in the trash. 

Operation Clean Stream Registration is Now Open!

The Open Space Council's 49th Annual Operation Clean Stream is right around the corner. In 2015, nearly 2,000 citizen volunteers braved the wet weather to clean up nearly 500 miles of waterway in the Meramec River Watershed. Volunteers worked 5,778 hours and pulled 1,347 tires, 13,975 pounds of metal, and 428 cubic yards of trash from the river. Please consider joining these volunteers in 2016, as the Open Space Council anticipates another successful year of impacting Missouri's open spaces!

For more information about Operation Clean Stream, one of the nation's largest and longest-running river clean up events, please visit www.openspacestl.org/ and, again, consider joining thousands of other volunteers for the 49th Annual Operation Clean Stream on August 27, 2016! Registration for the Saturday clean up is now open at https://ocs2016.eventbrite.com.
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