Random Acts of Kindness Program
St. Peters' Random Acts of Kindness Program was created by the Board of Aldermen and Mayor to help citizens recognize fellow citizens for going above and beyond with demonstrations of acts of kindness in our community.
No one is too young or too old to make a difference, and no act of kindness is too small! Help St. Peters celebrate the good and nominate someone for a Random Acts of Kindness award.
Purpose & Objective
- To recognize acts by people in our community that make St. Peters a great place to live;
- To motivate all citizens to see the good happening in their community;
- To celebrate above and beyond kindness during regular Board of Aldermen meetings.
- Nominees must be individuals who reside or own a business in the City of St. Peters
- Groups are also eligible
- There is no age limit
- The Mayor and Board of Aldermen, as well as their immediate family, are not eligible to make nominations nor receive awards
- Acts not eligible for an award include, but are not limited to: specific job or volunteer duties; matters of political controversy, ideological or religious responsibilities, or those contrary to the City of St. Peters policies
The nomination procedure shall include the filing of the Random Acts of Kindness nomination form (see printable downloads on the right) at City Hall located at One St. Peters Centre Boulevard, St. Peters, MO 63376, by email to this address, or online through the link at the top of this page. Any questions can be directed to 636-477-6600. Specific examples must be cited identifying ways in which the nominee went above and beyond to demonstrate acts of kindness to benefit the community or individual(s) outside of the nominee's own family. Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis but must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the presentation date for consideration that quarter. Nominations are reviewed and considered by a committee of staff members appointed by the City Administrator. The committee will inform the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the recipients selected for the Award.
Award & Recognition
Awards will be given four times per calendar year or at the discretion of the committee. Recipients will be recognized quarterly at a regularly scheduled Board of Aldermen meeting and will receive a Random Acts of Kindness Certificate signed by the Mayor. Recipients may also be recognized in City of St. Peters publications.
Learn about recent Random Acts of Kindness Honorees below:
Roy Bumstead, Ward 1
Nominated by Donald and Rose Mundwiller, presented on Oct. 26, 2023
Pictured above: Roy Bumstead, surrounded by family, is presented with a Random Acts of Kindness Certificate of Recognition. Nominators Donald and Rose Mundwiller are to the left of Roy. To the right, among family members, are Ward 1 Alderman Rocky Reitmeyer and Ward 1 Alderman Joyce Townsend
Roy Bumstead of Ward 1 received a Random Acts of Kindness Award for being a wonderful neighbor. He assisted a neighbor by cutting up a large limb that fell into their yard, and he regularly volunteers to cut neighbors’ lawns when they need help. He was thanked for his kindness and willingness to help others in need. Roy, thank you for your kindness and willingness to help others in need. You are a great role model, and you help make St. Peters a great place to live!
His neighbors, Don and Rose Mundwiller, nominated Roy.
Harry Prinster, Ward 2
Nominated by Michael and Kristen Layman, presented on Oct. 26, 2023
Pictured above, l-r: Nominators Michael and Kristen Layman, Harry Prinster, Ward 2 Alderman Judy Bateman, and Ward Alderman Gregg Sartorius
Harry Prinster of Ward 2 received a Random Acts of Kindness Award for helping a new neighbor with their growing grass. Harry voluntarily cut the lawn for someone he hadn’t even met, and then welcomed them to the neighborhood by offering to move in some boxes. Harry, kind people like you make our world and our City a better place to live!
Neighbors Michael and Kristen Layman nominated Harry.
Charlie Kennedy, Ward 1, and James Hasheider, Ward 3
Nominated by Jennifer Hasheider, James's mother, presented on May 11, 2023
Pictured above, l-r: Ward 1 Alderman Joyce Townsend, Ward 1 Alderman Rocky Reitmeyer, Charlie's sister Emerson, Charlie Kennedy, Charlie's mother Lisa, James Hasheider, James's brother Ryan, James' mother and father Jennifer and Joe Hasheider, Ward 3 Alderman Melissa Reimer, and Ward 3 Alderman Dave Kuppler
Charlie and James were recognized with Random Acts of Kindness Certificates of Recognition for their actions to help a man who had fallen during a rain storm and needed medical attention. The boys called 9-1-1 when they saw the man had a head injury, and they waited for the ambulance to arrive before they left him.
Charlie and James, we commend you for acting with compassion and making sure that a person in need received proper care. Thank you for this Act of Kindness!
Joseph Creach and Lee Creach, Ward 2
Nominated by Diane Creach, presented on Feb. 23, 2023
Pictured, l-r: Ward 2 Alderman Dr. Gregg Sartorius, Jerry Creach (recipients' father), Lee Creach, Diane Creach (recipients' mother), Joseph Creach, and Ward 2 Alderman Judy Bateman
Joseph Creach and Lee Creach are brothers who were honored for rescuing a man who was stuck in his car surrounded by rising floodwaters during the historic flash flood of July 26, 2022. Joseph and Lee waded into chest-high waters to the road outside their home, helped the man out of his car window, and brought him safely to their home. We commend both of these brothers for responding with compassion and courage when they saw a fellow human in need of their help.
Norma Adams, Ward 1
Nominated by Patricia Woellner, presented on Oct. 27, 2022
Pictured, l-r: Guy and Teri Bueker (son-in-law and daughter), Norma, and Ward 1 Alderman Joyce Townsend
Norma Adams was honored at the Board of Aldermen meeting on Oct. 27 with a Random Acts of Kindness Award for her unwavering service to her friends and neighbors at Church Street Village. Norma picks up items from the food pantry on a weekly basis and delivers them to the folks in her apartment building. She takes package deliveries to her neighbors’ apartments every day. When residents don’t have transportation, Norma volunteers to take them to their medical visits. Norma, thank you for all of your selfless acts and for helping so many people in need!
Sylvia Clark, Ward 2
Nominated by Doris Wagner, presented on Oct. 27, 2022
Pictured, l-r: nominator Doris Wagner speaking with Ward 2 Aldermen Judy Bateman and Dr. Gregg Sartorius. Honoree Sylvia Clark was unable to attend.
Sylvia Clark was honored at the Board of Aldermen meeting on Oct. 27 with a Random Acts of Kindness Award for being a great example for our community through her many thoughtful deeds. Sylvia cleans up trash along streets in her subdivision and the subdivision next to hers ... and she does it with a smile and kind words for everyone she meets. She helps her Homeowners Association with Christmas home decoration contests and other tasks that have a positive impact for her subdivision. Sylvia, thank you for your kind deeds and for helping make St. Peters a great place to live!
Maia Fuentes and Nico Fuentes, Ward 3
Nominated by Phyllis and Jim Britton (Ward 4), presented on Jan. 27, 2022
Pictured above: Ward 4 Alderman Patrick Barclay, Ward 3 Alderman Terri Violet, Keith Parris (uncle of Kaitlyn Welker), Kaitlyn Welker, Maia Fuentes, Heidi Fuentes (mother of Nico and Maia), Ward 3 Alderman Melissa Reimer, and Ward 4 Alderman Nick Trupiano (Nico was not present)
Brother and sister Nico Fuentes and Maia Fuentes of Ward 3 received Random Acts of Kindness Awards and were recognized along with friend Kaitlyn Welker (a nonresident) for stopping to help a couple, Phyllis and Jim Britton, when their van stalled. The Brittons (Ward 4 residents) reported that “without missing a beat” these young people helped by stopping traffic and getting their van off the road. After an attempt to jump their car, they gave the Brittons a ride home. The couple said that Nico, Maia and Kaitlyn were sweet and kind, and that they were touched by their selfless acts.