Ward 1 Alderman John 'Rocky' Reitmeyer
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John ‘Rocky’ Reitmeyer lives in Crystal Lake Estates and has been a
resident over 20 years. He is a graduate of Northeast Missouri State
University (now known as Truman State) and is retired from Boeing Co.
He and his wife, Gayle, have four children and three grandchildren.
Alderman Reitmeyer has served as a Ward 1 Alderman since April 2000.
Alderman Reitmeyer currently serves as an Aldermanic Representative to the Veterans Memorial Commission and also volunteers every month at the USO at Lambert Field.
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Message from Alderman Reitmeyer
Tips for Your Visit to Celebrate St. Peters
We’re going to have another great Celebrate St. Peters festival in 2019—I hope you can join us! Yes, we’re back at 370 Lakeside Park! The event will take place Sept. 20-21 along the lake.
This year, we’ll have Main Stage headliners Sawyer Brown on Friday evening, and Head East on Saturday evening. Bring the kids out to the Community News Family Area on Saturday for the Home Depot Kids Workshop and kids’ entertainer Babaloo. And, don’t forget that on both Friday night and all day on Saturday, you can enjoy carnival rides, game booths and local vendors with yummy food and plenty of shopping. This year, the Celebrate Stage is in the vendor area with Pete Sigmund starting the entertainment at noon, followed by Wade Trent from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Plus, be sure to stay Saturday evening for fireworks over the lake before Head East takes the Main Stage!
Before you visit, there are a number of things to know to help you get the best experience at Celebrate St. Peters. Keep in mind that this year we will have some changes due to this year’s flooding impact on 370 Lakeside Park. Here are some tips I hope you find useful:
- There will be no free general parking inside 370 Lakeside Park this year in order to limit activity on the flood-impacted lawn areas at the park. Due to limited parking, arrive early and strongly consider using satellite parking at Mid Rivers Mall. FREE shuttles are available at all parking areas.
- If you want to park inside 370 Lakeside Park, act fast to purchase a Reserved Parking Pass in advance. Reserved Parking Passes are on sale at City Hall and the Rec-Plex in advance only from Sept. 3 through close of business on Sept. 20—or when they sell out. There are 500 Reserved Parking spots available. Bring your St. Peters Resident Privilege Card to get a discount. The cost for Reserved Parking Passes is $20 for St. Peters residents with their Resident Privilege Card, or $25 for the general public. One Reserved Parking Pass is good for both Friday and Saturday. Come and go as you need to during both days of the event without having to worry about a parking place! There will be no Reserved Parking Pass sales at the event.
- If you have an accessible parking tag, we will have a limited number of accessible parking spots in the Reserved Parking lot and near our shuttle stops. But, you need a Reserved Parking Pass in order to access the Reserved Parking lot. All accessible parking is first-come, first-served.
- Be sure to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating at the Main Stage. There are areas for seating on paved surfaces and the lawn. But, the festival will not have seating set up in front of the Main Stage.
- You can bring soft drinks and food into Celebrate St. Peters, but you cannot bring in coolers, glass beverages or alcohol.
- Pets are also not allowed (besides service animals for persons with disabilities).
- Bring cash to the event for concessions and game tickets. An ATM machine will be available on site in case you need cash during the event. Some vendors will accept credit/debit cards, but we can’t guarantee that you will be able to get what you want if you don’t have cash.
- Our Carnival is separated into three sessions: Friday from 4-10:30 p.m.; Saturday matinee from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday evening from 5-10:30 p.m. Unlimited carnival ride wristbands are available for both Friday evening from 5-10:30 p.m. and the Saturday matinee. You can purchase discount tokens for unlimited carnival rides in advance for $20 at City Hall or the Rec-Plex through end of business Sept. 19. If you purchase an unlimited ride wristband at the carnival, the cost is $25 (Friday evening and Saturday matinee only).
- You may also choose to purchase tickets for carnival rides at the event. On Saturday evening, rides can only be purchased through tickets sold at the event—unlimited ride wristbands are not available for Saturday evening.
- Another option is to purchase a Celebrate St. Peters Family Special to get both a Reserved Parking Pass and tokens for two unlimited carnival ride wristbands at a savings of up to $21! The cost is $49 for St. Peters residents with a Resident Privilege Card or $54 for the general public.
- And don’t forget to stop by “The Ancient Order of Hibernians Booth” for some Tasty BBQ and Sweet Corn. “Just Smell That Smoke”!
I hope to see everyone at Celebrate St. Peters this year! To learn more about the event, including an event schedule, a list of vendors, volunteer opportunities and more, go to www.stpetersmo.net/Celebrate.
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A New School Year!
I hope everyone had a great summer, and now it’s time to get the kids ready for school again. I remember back when school started after Labor Day and we knew we had a full summer break.
A big reminder to our high school drivers to be courteous when parking near their school. If they are parking outside of the school parking lot check with the subdivisions next to your school to see if you can park there during the day. Some subdivisions have restrictions and I hate for anyone to get a ticket for “No Parking.”
Now enjoy and do great in your Classes, Activities and have a Great Year!
Don’t forget to save all those aluminum cans for our “Pennies for Patriots” program. Please drop all your aluminum cans off at the west side of City Hall in the Brown Dumpster and also at the Mayor Tom Brown Senior Center inside in the two Blue Dumpsters and you can travel to Recycle City and drop them off in the Big Blue Dumpster at that location. All the money raised by sale of these aluminum cans goes to the USO at Lambert Field for the Veterans who have put their lives on the line in the past and also every day to protect the Freedoms we cherish.
The USO is a Home away from Home and this is one way we can make them feel good when they travel to our area.
I support all our Veterans and “God Bless America!”
Please remember that as your alderman, my door is always open. Contact me with any concern you might have. My phone is 636-485-5710 and I have a new Email account and it is: firstname.lastname@example.org
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