Monthly Archives: January 2009

8th Ward Thoroughfare Cleanup

Thank you to all who braved the bitter cold to help out.  Thanks also to Dana Grey of SouthWest Garden for providing hot chocolate and Floyd Wright for taking pictures. Check out the media center for more pictures of this event.

8th ward cleanup day

8th ward cleanup day

Join 8th Ward Committeewoman Cara Jensen for President-Elect Barack Obama’s Day of Service on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 .  Meet at the Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association Office ( 4950 Southwest Ave. ) at noon to help clean up some of our busiest thoroughfares.  We will focus on Kingshighway, Vandeventer, and Southwest Avenues within the 8th Ward of the City of St. Louis .  Please call 773-2881 for more information.

For more information on this Day of Service, click

Presidential Inauguration Celebration at the Pageant

I want to especially thank those members of the 8th ward who came out and supported this celebration.  As chair of the event, it meant a lot to me to see “my people” there having a good time.

A big Thank You to all who came out to the Pageant for our Presidential Inauguration Celebration on Tuesday night!  We collected over 990 pounds of food for Operation Food Search and drank almost 8 kegs of Schlafly InaugurALE!!

Check out the event pictures and videos:

We would love to post your pictures of the event!  Please send them to

There are still event t-shirts available.  These are one-of-a-kind-historic-memorabilia-kinda shirts with the Schlafly “InaugurALE” logo on the front and the event details on the back.

Shirts are $10 and sizes range from S to 3XL

A limited supply of logo bottles are also available with each t-shirt order – when they are gone, they are gone!!

Please email with your order.

Special thanks:

  • The Pageant
  • Operation Food Search
  • Schlafly Brewery
  • Joe Dryer & Rosemary Watts
  • The Sean Holland Band
  • Paul Brown and the Killing Devils
  • DJ Tossin’ Ted
  • Thurman Grill & Provisions
  • Donna Brooks, City Cable Channel 10
  • Gerald Palmer
  • Our volunteers