Customers and employees of On the Run honored baseball legend Jackie Robinson at Busch Stadium with a check for $53,000 to the Jackie Robinson Foundation. The St. Louis Cardinals, On the Run and Anheuser-Busch joined forces to raise money for the national, not-for-profit organization, which offers college scholarships and support programs for disadvantaged students of color. Pictured: Representatives of On the Run present the $53,000 check.
The General Motors Foundation presented grants totaling $54,000 to five area organizations, including United Way of Greater St. Louis, St. Charles Community College, Make-A-Wish Missouri, Greenway Network and Earth Force. The GM Foundation provides funding for organizations in plant cities to provide services, education and support for employees and their families. Pictured: GM representatives present the $54,000 check.
The National Federation of Press Women recently honored Alice Handelman for 30 years of active membership in the organization. Handelman is past president of both the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis and Women of Achievement. Currently a public relations consultant, she also contributes to Ladue News. Pictured: Alice Handelman
Inspired by 7-year-old cancer patient Arianna Dougan and her mom, Lori Zucker, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley declared September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in St. Louis County. Arianna has stage 4 neuroblastoma and is working with her mom to promote childhood cancer awareness. Pictured: County Executive Charlie Dooley and Arianna stand with the official proclamation.
Clayton Mayor Harold Sanger cut the ribbon at the debut of Clayton Early Childhood Center’s new classroom and indoor play space. Board president Cason Coplin, board secretary Natalie Cox and executive director Gina Siebe also joined the ceremony. The Center’s capital campaign project, recent trivia nights and private donors funded the project. Pictured: Gina Siebe, Natalie Cox, Mayor Harold Sanger, Cason Coplin
First-time authors June Herman and Julie Dubray, and illustrator Karen Heyse published their new children’s book, Goodnight St. Louis. The book debuted at No. 6 on Publisher’s Weekly’s Children’s/Young Adult Literature list, and sold more than 3,000 copies in the first month. The book is available at more than 50 retail locations throughout the area. Pictured: back row: Sheila Michalski, Karen Heyse, Geeta Swaminathan. In front: Julie Dubray, June Herman
The third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students at Chesterfield Day School wrote thank-you letters to local firefighters to commemorate Sept. 11. Students decorated the letters, which were sent to firefighters at the Monarch Fire Protection, and thanked the first responders for their heroism and patriotism.