Celebrating the company’s Week of Caring, more than 25 percent of employees at Reliv volunteered at Five Acres Animal Shelter, St. Louis Area FoodBank, Habitat for Humanity and Covenant House. The company has volunteered more than 1,200 hours of time at 17 different local charities since starting the Week of Caring.

At its annual employee recognition celebration, the Ladue School District named Adam Stirrat as district teacher of the year. He will represent the district at the state level. Amy Balsavias, Issac Bjerk, Stephanie Chapie, Joe Kleine, Joan Sale and Karen Sumner also were named teacher of the year at their respective schools in the district. Pictured: Adam Stirrat, Stephanie Chapie, Karen Sumner, Joe Klein, Joan Sale, Amy Balsavias, Issac Bjerk

Enjoying cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions and a performance by Central Institute for the Deaf (CID) students, guests at the CID’s Ultimate Birthday Bash raised money to benefit children who are deaf or hard of hearing as they learn to listen, talk, read and succeed without using sign language. The event celebrated the organization’s 100th anniversary, and was emceed by KSDK NewsChannel5 anchor Mike Bush. Pictured: Laurie Miller, Robin Feder, and Rachel and Jack Oliver

Students in Robin Wellman’s second-grade class at Keysor Elementary School worked with classroom parent Katie Wirth to create and present a poster of their artwork to Kirkwood Mayor Art McDonnell. The poster included drawings of the students’ interpretations of notable Kirkwood sights. The Mayor says he will hang it in City Hall.

Celebrating the developer’s new book, St. Louis Walk of Fame: 140 Great St. Louisans, John Meyer Jr. of Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan, P.C., honored Joe Edwards’ contribution to St. Louis at ceremonies at the St. Louis County Library headquarters. In addition to developing the St. Louis Walk of Fame in the Delmar Loop, Edwards, who wrote the book with his daughter, Hope, also is known for developing Blueberry Hill, the Tivoli Theatre, the Pageant and Moonrise Hotel, among others. Proceeds from the book, which features photos and biographies of the St. Louisans featured on the stars, will benefit the nonprofit St. Louis Walk of Fame organization.

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