(PRWEB) June 05, 2013
An outdoor community festival, reenactment of St. Louis’s founding fathers arriving on the Riverfront and a region-wide Birthday Celebration are key events being planned by stl250 for the Gateway City’s 250th Anniversary next year. These events are just some of many celebrations in development by St. Louis community partners, and the festivities will only grow in the coming months! stl250 is a nonprofit organization solely focused on commemoration and celebration of St. Louis’s founding on its 250th anniversary in 2014. The announcement was made today at the stl250 Launch Event.
stl250 was created by area volunteers to coordinate the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis by Pierre Laclede. The goal of the organization is to use this Semiquincentennial milestone to increase the pride in our region by building on the momentum already underway.
The 2014 celebration year will be co-hosted by City of St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley. Ameren Chairman, President and CEO Tom Voss and his wife Carol will serve as stl250 co-chairs.
The stl250 celebration will begin at Grand Center’s New Year’s Eve First Night 2013 and will close on New Year’s Eve 2014. Events will be held throughout the year by both stl250 and thousands of other organizations and communities. stl250 is planning a big splash for the 250th birthday weekend (February 14 – 16, 2014) which includes:
“St. Louis has a long history, current momentum and a promising future,” said Erin Budde, Executive Director for stl250. “It’s important that we mark this major milestone in a way that engages our entire region. stl250 and its volunteer leadership have much work to do over the next seven months to finalize plans, engage partners from across the region while broadly telling the story of our past, present and future through events that range from the grassroots to grand scale,” Budde continued.
stl250 encourages and welcomes individuals, organizations, as well as communities throughout the region to be an active part of the celebration in the following ways:
A robust social media platform of website, searchable calendar of activities, Facebook suite, Twitter and blogging will highlight activities and key dates throughout the year, while encouraging the community to contribute their stories to the on-going dialogue.
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stl250 is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization formed to serve as the governing entity for all official events and activities celebrating St. Louis’s 250th anniversary. All planning and progress to date has been the work of hundreds of region-wide volunteers who own businesses and work in universities, civic and cultural institutions, media and entertainment companies, as well as the government. stl250 is comprised of and led by a board of directors and a robust advisory board structured into focused committees including planning, educational and historical activities, programs and events and outreach to the community.
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