Were You There When…

First Bank’s Diana Myers with first-graders at Woerther Elementary School in Ballwin

When…thousands of spectators gathered in Plaza Frontenac’s parking lot to see nearly 250 of the finest exotic and classic cars at the 22nd annual St. Louis European Auto Show? Presented by St. Louis Motorsports, all proceeds from the event will benefit Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

When…the International Rett Syndrome Foundation raised $45,000 at its second annual St. Louis Strollathon. More than 250 participants, including 20 girls and women with Rett Syndrome, joined in the one-mile, family-friendly stroll in Tilles Parks. All proceeds will benefit Rett Syndrome research. Pictured: Larry and Lily Opinsky.

When…First Bank employees participated in ‘Teach Children to Save Day 2009’ by visiting West County schools to educate children about the value of savings? Pictured: First Bank’s Diana Myers with first-graders at Woerther Elementary School in Ballwin.

When…250 guests sang their favorite Elton John and Billy Joel tunes at the The Saul Mirowitz School Reform Jewish Academy Gala? Eighty-thousand dollars was raised by the event, which also honored the memory of founder Saul Mirowitz and teachers Paula Hertel and Yifat Shefts for their five years of service. Pictured: head of school Cheryl Maayan presents awards to honorees Phyllis Cherrick and Jack and Ellen Deutsch.?

When…the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation held the Jackie Smith Golf Experience at Algonquin Golf Club? Pictured: event co-chair and president of Algonquin Country Club, Bill Rowe.

When…American Red Cross volunteers and staff presented the Lifesaver Community Award to the city of Richmond Heights Parks and Recreation Cooperative for encouraging water safety through Red Cross learn-to-swim classes, lifeguarding lessons and training in First Aid, CPR and automated external defibrillator use? Pictured: the awards ceremony.