Thursday, May 16, 2013
Parents are sponsoring the benefit for the Sappington Elementary third-grader who died following a car accident on May 9.
Parents at Sappington Elementary School are sponsoring a lemonade stand Friday, May 17, to benefit the family of third-grader Lonnie Avent, who died following a car accident on May 9, according to a release from the Lindbergh School District. Lemonade will be sold all day starting at 10 a.m. in the Sappington Elementary School parking lot, 11011 Gravois Rd. The proceeds will assist the family in paying for funeral arrangements. There is no set price for drinks, but donations will be accepted, according to the release. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lonnie’s family during this extremely difficult time,” Sappington Principal Craig Hamby said in the release. “I am proud of our Sappington community for coming together and supporting them …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Lonnie Avent, a Lakeshire boy who attended Sappington Elementary School, died Thursday evening.
A 9-year-old Sappington Elementary School student died Thursday evening after being struck by a car. Lonnie Avent, of Lakeshire, was hit by a neighbor driving through the alley behind the 4900 block of Alcott in the Walnut Park neighborhood. Police reported to media that Avent was struck by the 33-year-old driver after jumping into the alley from the top of a trash dumpster. Family members were quick to correct media reports, saying Avent was playing football with his father and other family, according to KSDK. Lanette Cassel, who identifies as Avent's aunt online, described the boy as an honor roll student who loved life, sports and his Nintendo DS. "I will always love him," she posted on KSDK. Avent's visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m…
Friday, May 10, 2013
Come out and act like a kid! Crazy Bowl Night to benefit Affton High School class of 2014, sponsored by 2014 Parentboosters.
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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Kathy Beezley, nurse at Rogers Middle School in Affton, blogs on Patch for National Nurses Day. Find out what it means to be a school nurse.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Affton High School Senior, Stephen Pinkerton, signed with Missouri Valley College to play volleyball.
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Thursday, April 18, 2013
Two Affton businesswomen founded a new Meetup group looking for a way to bring neighbors and businesses together.
Have you ever driven through Affton or Shrewsbury, noticed a shop or business and thought, "I really need to try that place!" Well you're not alone. Two Affton businesswomen say they want to get to know their neighborhood better, so this month they founded the Affton Meetup group, an online forum where neighbors can meet and talk online to organize adventures out into the real world. "We want to get to know our neighbors a little bit better," says Therese Ippolito, a massage therapist at the Spine and Joint Center of Affton and one of the organizers with the group. "Affton's a really small community but we have so many things in our backyard that we don't know about." The Affton Meetup Group's first event is a happy hour for professionals…
Registration for the charity run, which benefits the Herndon Family of Affton as well as St. Louis Children's Hospital - Neurorehabilitation Department, closes Sunday.
Rogers Middle School seventh-grader Mitchell Herndon was a healthy, typical 12-year-old boy until last year, when his health began to fail, leaving him unable to run, walk or even get up on his own. Today, Mitchell is improving so much with the help of St. Louis Children's Hospital - Neurorehabilitation Department that he even walked into school on his own at the start of this semester. Mitchell's classmates, teachers and community members are organizing a race called The Affton 5 to benefit his family and the hospital that helped him heal. Thirty middle school students and their four teacher sponsors at Rogers Middle School organized The Affton 5, a five-mile charity race here in Affton. The course will pass by each building in the Affton…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Anna Forcelledo had crossed the finish line about 35 minutes before the explosions happened, stltoday.com reports.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Anna Forcelledo, of Affton, had crossed the finish line about 35 minutes before the explosions happened, stltoday.com reports.
Explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon had people carrying bloody spectators into the medical tent set up for runners, reports Back Bay Patch in Massachusetts. "There are a lot of people down," the Associated Press quoted one man saying. The explosions happened about three hours after the winners crossed the finish line. Anna Forcelledo, of Affton, had crossed the finish line about 35 minutes before the explosions happened, according to stltoday.com. She was standing in the family gathering area. Forcelledo told the daily newspaper, "It was a really amazing day up to this point. It's been a span of emotions. We're counting our blessings and pray for those who were injured and died." Forcelledo is a physical education …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The District barbecued and handed out over 200 hot dogs, chips and drinks thanks to Kenrick’s Meats and Catering. Firefighters gave tours of the engine house and the emergency equipment.