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Mid Rivers Newsmagazine 3-7-18

Local news, local politics and community events for St. Charles County Missouri.


28 I COTTLEVILLE PARADE I March 7, 2018 MID RIVERS NEWSMAGAZINE COTTLEVILLE • 5205 HWY. N 636.441.7755 MON-FRI: 8AM-7PM • SAT: 8AM-6PM • SUN: 8AM-4PM Check our website for our full ad flyer • Fish Fries Every Friday During Lent Cottlveville Only • 10am - 6:30pm Due to St. Patrick’s Day Festivities, we advise our customers to pick up their Corned Beef Rounds NO LATER than MARCH 16 We reserve the right to limit quantities. Pre-Order Corned Beef Rounds TODAY! Fully Trimmed Cut-to-Order Baby Back Ribs $ 4 49 lb. Bacon Wrapped Filets $ 6 49 each All Natural & Skinned 9 oz. average @MIDRIVERSNEWS MIDRIVERSNEWSMAGAZINE.COM Tradition returns with St. Patrick’s Day parade, Run for the Helmet Be the first to know. Local news, sports, school stories, health and events delivered directly to your inbox. Go to Sign up Today! Why Pay A HIGH PRICE FOR A ROUTINE TAX RETURN? Those Nationwide Tax Chains have to pay their CEOs! We can typically save you 30% or More On Your 1040 Fees When Compared To Nationwide Chains & Franchises. Why not try the local people where YOU keep the money that would go to corporate executives. CALL US FIRST To Discuss Our Reasonable Rates And Year-Round Expertise. P.S. WE ALSO LIKE TO SHOW OFF THE GRANDKIDS Alliance Tax & Accounting 636-477-0829 (0TAX) 5055 Highway N • Cottleville, MO 2 blocks from Francis Howell Central High Participants at the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cottleville. By JESSICA MESZAROS For one lucky day, on March 17, runners and spectators will take to the streets of Cottleville to celebrate a decade of turning the town green. A local tradition since its creation in 2008, the Cottleville St. Patrick’s Day parade has become one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in all of St. Charles County with more than 100 floats and a rising number of annual spectators. “The whole scope has gotten bigger,” Mayor Jim Hennessey said. “The number of floats has gotten so big that we’ve had to limit it.” According to Tom Smoot, director of the annual Run for the Helmet 7K, the run and parade take about six months of preparation with the registration process opening as early as October. “This is our 10th year, so things come together fairly efficiently,” Smoot said. At 8 a.m. on March 17, the annual Run for the Helmet event commences with a 7K [4.35-mile] run and a 2-Mile Fun Run. The 7K takes place on a course certified by Fleet Feet and with RFID “chip” timing and same day results. The 2-Mile Fun Run is a casual, untimed event. Strollers and pets are prohibited. Standard registration for the 7K ended March 1; however, late registration [$40 per runner] remains open through March 16. Late registrants are not guaranteed a race T-shirt or preferred size if shirts are available. Registered runners can pick up their T-shirts and packets from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. March 15-16 at Cottleville Fire Station No. 1. The race begins near Cottleville Fire Station No. 1, 1385 Motherhead Road, and finishes with a post-race party at Bemo’s, 5373 Hwy. N. The awards ceremony is [Photo credit] expected at 9:30 a.m. near the finish line. Awards will be given to the top male and female overall winners in individual age categories from children to seniors. Open parking for the run is available only until 7 a.m. when the parade route – and related parking – closes to vehicle traffic. Road closures take place on Motherhead Road, Hwy. N and Weiss Road. However, a shuttle service is offered as follows: • Service: 6:30-7:30 a.m. • No Service: 7:30-9:30 a.m. [during run] • Service: 9:30-11:30 a.m. • No Service: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. [during parade] • Service: After parade until 4 p.m. Accessible parking for the event is located at Francis Howell Central High, 5199 Hwy. N. Parking at any other business or private property without permission is prohibited, and vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense. Shuttle pick-up parking is at St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive. Shuttle pick-up and drop-off locations are at Cottleville Wine Seller [5314 Hwy. N], Bemo’s and the Cottleville Fire Station No. 1. Attendees also should note that no large coolers or items are allowed on the shuttles, as the vehicles

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