The following article was submitted by the City of Kirkwood.
As a result of the safety measures made necessary due to the drought this summer, the Kirkwood Community Freedom Festival, one of the area’s most popular July 4th traditions, had to be canceled. In its place, the Downtown Kirkwood Special Business District’s (SBD) New Year’s holiday fun will be expanded to include the first-ever Community Winter Fireworks Festival.
This family-oriented event will be held on Dec. 29. Entertainment will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a fireworks display at 6:30 p.m. The rain or “ice” date will be Sunday, Dec. 30. The fireworks will be launched from the parking lot at Kirkwood City Hall.
During the fireworks display, a portion of Kirkwood Road and West Madison Avenue will be closed. Due to a private party, the Kirkwood Train Station will be closed to the public.
Watch for future announcements about related activities, entertainment, and parking.
The Festival is hosted by the City of Kirkwood and underwritten by private donations. They include:
- City of Des Peres,
- Des Peres Hospital,
- Webster-Kirkwood Times,
- Aberdeen Heights,
- Adams Place Retirement Community,
- Carrollton Bank,
- Eagle Bank and Trust company,
- City of Glendale,
- City of Oakland,
- UMB Bank,
- Downtown Kirkwood Special Business District,
- Barb & Jim Byerly,
- Bopp Chapel,
- Commerce Bank,
- Phyllis and Clyde Farris,
- Barbara & Art McDonnell,
- Riggs Construction & Design and
- Rotary Club of Kirkwood.
For additional information about the event, contact Donna Poe, SBD executive director, at 314-822-0084 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To become a donor, call Barb Byerly at 314-909-8482 or email@example.com.
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