When…Ladue School District collected more than 3,000 canned and non-perishable food items for the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry and the St. Patrick Center for the homeless? The ‘Fill the Bus’ campaign, in its third year, allowed students and faculty to bring in items or cash donations, which totaled $370.

When…The Whitfield Varsity Dance Squad was awarded the title of 2011 Missouri State Dance Champions, Class 1? The Missouri Dance Team Championships were held at Francis Howell Central. The Whitfield dancers also received first place in Mix, Class 1 and second place in Kick, Class 1. In addition to the awards for dancing, the group earned the Academic All State Award for having the highest team grade point average in Class 1. Pictured: Whitfield Varsity dancers.

When…Southwest Airlines presented a check for $207,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Metro St. Louis? The check came from the company’s 25th Annual LUV Classic Golf Tournament. The donation will help fund the building of a third Ronald McDonald House complete with a special Southwest Airlines room fitted with actual Southwest Airline seats and parts of a plane. Pictured: David Walker, Debbie Rothe, Amy Collard and Dina Mcmath.

When…The Moonrise Hotel hosted the Green Ball in celebration of Earth Day? Guests celebrated with locally sourced and organic foods prepared by Eclipse, live music by Hudson and the Hoo Doo Cats, a green fashion contest and live ‘green’ entertainers. Pictured in back: Sheniqua Faulker, Darin Slyman. In front: LN design editor Katie Yeadon, Jean Ponzi and Debra Bass.

When...The St. Louis chapter of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) honored several members at its sixth annual Networking Awards Luncheon at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac? The awards were given in accordance with CREW’s mission to advance the success of women in commercial real estate, showcase the power of networking and support the community. Pictured: Award winners Melissa Vighi, Sara Stock, Ann McReynolds, Meg Mannion, Julie Drummond-Alderman and Christy Boland-Merdinian.

When…The employees of Garden View Care Center of Chesterfield presented a plaque expressing gratitude to Metro Transit head and three-term former Chesterfield mayor John Nations? The reception honoring Nations was held at the Care Center. Nations was instrumental in re-establishing transit service to Chesterfield after Metro Transit budget and service cuts threatened the jobs of many Chesterfield employees. Pictured: John Nations with Garden View Care Center of Chesterfield employees.

When…The Sports Trivia Championship was held at Chaifetz Arena in an effort to raise money for St. Patrick Center? Warren Powers, former Mizzou head football coach, and Gus Otto read questions in one round as ‘Living Legends’ who played in the Super Bowl together for the Oakland Raiders. Pictured: Joe Ambrose, Warren Powers, Gus Otto and Bob Leonard.