A Message from Mayor Moeller - October

Cooler weather, the smell of bon-fires and preparing for Halloween always signifies the return of the fall season.
And while many of our fun traditions such as the Westport Halloween Parade are making a return, we have some new events to look forward to!

St. Louis has a beer making history that dates all the way back to the 1800s. Maryland Heights is home to several fantastic breweries. If you're a beer fanatic, be sure to check out the new event Beer Run which is sponsored by one our local businesses, O'Fallon Brewery. This is the first time the Parks and Recreation Department is organizing this event and it sounds like it's going to be a great time. Check out more information here.

Another annual fall tradition is Volunteer Service Day. In the past, we've had nearly a hundred volunteers come out and get dispersed to several different addresses in Maryland Heights to assist with yard clean up. The residents who apply for clean up are seniors and disabled residents. Past applicants have been so happy to see a team of volunteers show up to help get their yards in order before the winter season. If you don't mind a little exercise and enjoy working in the yard, please consider signing up to volunteer. We need all the help we can get!
Information to sign up can be here. If you have a church group, boy or girl scout troop, or know someone who needs service hours, please pass this information on to them. 

And just as we have several "spring cleaning" events, there's still time to "ditch the junk" before more things enter the home during the holidays. Don't miss Bulk Waste Day on October 9 and make it a priority to rid your house of unwanted furniture and mattresses. No appointments are required. Just show up at the Community Center where there will be dumpsters available starting at 8:00 a.m. Click here for more information.
Likewise, if you have any piles of paperwork to shred, register for a spot at the Paper Shredding event on October 16 (details are here). Clean out those medicine cabinets and get rid of unwanted pharmaceuticals during the DEA Drug Take-Back Day on October 23 (details are here). And while you're pulling out all the winter coats to get ready for the change in season, consider donating any gently-used coats to the Warners' Warm-up Coat Drive that starts on October 24 (details are here).

As always, I cannot wait to see all of our residents at the Westport Halloween Parade on October 28. It is truly one of my favorite events throughout the year and I enjoy seeing all the creative costumes!  

Have a safe and fun Halloween!