The 2012 Community Winter Fireworks Festival is scheduled to be held on Saturday, Dec 29 in Downtown Kirkwood.
The musical group Project 324 will perform at 5 p.m. at Station Plaza. At 6 p.m. the colorful Shaolin Lohan Pai Lion Dance Troupe will make an appearance as a large Chinese dragon accompanied by a group of Chinese drummers, meandering from Argonne Dr. to Station Plaza.
Kirkwood Mayor Art McDonnell will make brief remarks and KHS student Lilly Karrer will sing the Star Spangled Banner prior to the fireworks, which will begin at 6:30 pm. The display will be launched from the parking lot at Kirkwood City Hall, located at 139 S. Kirkwood Road.
“Snow date” is Sunday, Dec 30 at the same time and place. For cancellation information, check the City of Kirkwood’s website atwww.kirkwoodmo.org
Public safety is the Kirkwood Police and Fire Departments’ number one goal so, due to the large volume of pedestrian traffic anticipated, a detour route will be in place. The following streets will be closed: a portion of Kirkwood Road, from Argonne to W. Madison; W. Madison will be closed as well as the 100 block of E Argonne, and a portion of the 100 block of W. Argonne. Northbound traffic on Kirkwood Road will be diverted to Taylor Ave. and southbound to Clay Ave. until spectators have dispersed.
Due to a private party, the Kirkwood Train Station will be closed to the public.
Parking will be available in area public lots, as well as the Station Plaza garages. Outdoor personal facilities will be available in the Greenway area, just west of the Farmers’ Market and on the border of Station Plaza.
Following the display, attendees can enjoy dinner at one of the many local restaurants. Everything from fine dining to fast food is available within walking distance or just a short ride.
The Festival is hosted by the City of Kirkwood and underwritten by private donations. They include 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; Rotary Club of Kirkwood.
For additional information about the event, contact Donna Poe, executive director of the SBD at 314.822.0084 or firstname.lastname@example.org To become a donor, call Barb Byerly at 314.909.8482 or email@example.com.
Information provided by Downtown Kirkwood Special Business District.