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SLHNA General Neighborhood Meeting – October 25th

The St. Louis Hills Neighborhood General Meeting is October 25th, 2018. Bishop DuBourg High School Cafeteria – 5850 Eichelberger. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. meeting at 7:00 pm to 8:30 p.m. Parking on upper and lower lot. Elevator access available.

  • We will ask for a vote on a change to By-Laws.  The first item is a change from a fiscal year July 1 thru June 30, to January 1 thru December 30.  The second item is to delete the 2nd Vice President position and vote in a Sergeant at Arms position.
  • The Nomination Committee is searching to fill the following; President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Sergeant at Arms and Executive Director.  The President and Executive Director are 3-year terms; the other are 2-year terms.  If anyone in the General Membership knows of anyone interested, please forward the name, position of interest and contact information to John Burghoff at  John will announce candidates at the next General Meeting.  It will then be voted on by General Membership present at the Holiday party.
  • Our local business guests include Renah Jones, owner of Dragonfly Fitness, and the new owners of Lanai Coffee,  Rich and Jake.
  • The St. Louis Hills Safety Committee will be hosting Circuit Judge Jason Sengheiser and Associate Circuit Judge Nicole Colbert-Botchway. 

Questions, about the General Meeting, please email

Brew in the Lou – October 13, 2018

Brew in the Lou and Fine Wine, Too.

LESA’s 6th Annual “Brew in the Lou” Festival will showcase new brews, aged spirits and home-grown entertainment when it returns to the Lily Pond at Francis Park,  
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, from 1-5 p.m. Francis Park Lily Pond
The 6th annual “Brew in the Lou” is Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 1-5 p.m. at the Lilypond at Francis Park, 5399 Donovan, St. Louis, MO 6310.
“Brew in the Lou” will showcase St. Louis’ best beer, wine, spirits, coffee and good eats.  Proceeds benefit the Lutheran Elementary School Association’s 35 member schools serving 8,800 students.
Festivities include live entertainment, arts and craft vendors, the “People’s Choice” Home Brew Competition, Bratwurst and Chili Contest, and special food exhibits.   Vendors will be on-site conducting product sampling and selling their wares.
Wristbands are $40 in advance and $50 the day of the event. Wristbands are held at the North and South registration tables and are all-inclusive of beer, home brew, spirits, wine and coffee tastings; and a commemorative glass.
Pet and Kid Friendly. Rain or shine event. No refunds.
Complete Information click here:
About LESA
More than 8,800 students attend LESA member Lutheran schools in the St. Louis Metro Area. A Recognized Service Organization of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, LESA represents 35 elementary schools, four high schools and five related agencies. For more information and a list of member schools, visit
Media Contacts:
Katherine (Kit) Auble, Director
Fund Development and Marketing
(314) 200-0797

The Elevens FootGolf Registration – September 15, 2018

Dear friends in and outside of 63109,

I am writing to ask you to join our efforts in maintaining and enriching our local treasure Francis Park, by singing up to participate as a golfer at our inaugural Elevens FootGolf tournament, on September 15, 2018.  

That’s right, as part of the Friends of Francis Park organization, we’re going to create a golf course complete with 11 holes spread throughout the park, and have friends and families play a round of FootGolf. Here are the details:

– We offer three times to choose from: 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.
– To sign up, simply email us at with a requested tee time.
– To secure your spot, we need to receive a $30 donation per golfer which can be done in three ways: a) PayPal: b) CashApp: $TheElevens c) Check made payable to ‘The Elevens’ and mailed to 6310 Devonshire, St Louis, MO 63109. No funds will be accepted that day.
– A FootGolf round at this event will take about 75-90 minutes to complete.
– This event is open to men, women, & older children. Please note that some of these holes are well over 100 yards, as such it may not be a fit for the lower grade school age kids.
– You can reserve a tee time as an individual, duo, trio, quartet or fivesome. Each of the 11 holes will be assigned a fivesome so we can place golfers together as need be.
– Included in your Entry Fee, participants receive a round of FootGolf, with complimentary beer, soda and water, while you are on the course.
– For those that want to simply watch the fun and become part of the gallery, we’ll have food and drink available to purchase.
– Proceeds go straight to Francis Park to keep it the jewel that it is in the 63109!

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email Jim Robben at

So, tell a friend, neighbor, and relative that live in & out of 63109 and join us for a fun way to spend some time in a great city park!


Jim Robben
Tournament Organizer – the Elevens*
*Part of the Friends of Francis Park, 501c3

Run for the Hills – September 15 2018

Whether you want to run the 5k, walk the 1 miler, watch your kids compete in the youth run or sign up to get a very fashionable t-shirt which have been spotted in countries across the globe, all of the money raised from the Run for the Hills is spent directly on our beloved neighborhood Francis Park. 
Event Details:
  • 5K – Starts at 8 am at the intersection of Donovan & Itaska Streets and ends at Nottingham & Tamm Avenues.
  • 1 Mile Walk & Fun Run – Starts at 9 am at Nottingham & Tamm Avenues.
  • 1 Mile Competitive Youth Run – Starts at 9 am on Nottingham midway between Childress & Donovan and ends near Nottingham & Tamm Avenues.
Entry Fee: 
  • $25 – Individual 5K ($30 if registering on Friday, 9/14 or Saturday, 9/15) 
  • $20 – 1 Mile Walk & Fun Run and Competitive Youth Run ($25 if registering on Friday, 9/14 or Saturday, 9/15) 
  • $60 – 5K Family registration (includes 3 unisex t-shirts)
  • 5K Run: 5 year age groups (top 3/gender) starting at U14 up to 70+, plus a Stroller Division (all ages). 

1 Mile Competitive Youth Run (14 & under only) top 3 finishers, male and female. The 5K first place finishers will be recognized with a $50 gift certificate and a 1st place trophy. Second and third place overall finishers, male and female, will be recognized with a trophy. No double dipping.

Bib and T-Shirt Pickup: 

  • Friday, September 14, 5 pm–7 pm at St. Gabriel the Archangel School Meeting Room (4711 Tamm Avenue, 63109) located off the back parking lot. 
  • Saturday, September 15, 7 am–8 am at the Nottingham/ Childress entrance of the park.
  • Youth Small or Medium (specify sizes: YS/YM) Adult Small/Medium/Large/XL/XXL (specify adult sizes: S/M/L/XL/XXL)
Registration: Click here to sign up, or click here to print form. Family registrants must complete this form and mail or register in person on Friday 9/14. Checks payable to: Friends of Francis Park. Mail entry to: Run for the Hills, P.O. Box 190314, St. Louis, MO 63119-6314.
Bring your block, bring your boot camp, bring your babies in their running strollers – just show up and be ready for a fun morning!