The calendar may say summer doesn't begin for another three weeks, but this week will certainly start to feel a little more like it, for a variety of reasons.
First things first. Monday is Memorial Day, when we remember the sacrifices made by those men and women who have fought and died defending our freedom. We'll take you to Jefferson Barracks, where Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from around the area worked over the weekend to prepare the National Cemetery for what is always a special day.
We'd also encourage you to check out the final full day of competition Monday at the , with events being held at the , and other Creve Coeur venues.
The Memorial Day holiday does impact city services. City offices are closed, and trash collection will be pushed back by a day. There is no Planning and Zoning Commission meeting for this week. It will be held Monday June 6.
We also charge full steam into the final week of graduation season in Creve Coeur, having kicked it off with and on Sunday. follows suit on June 1 and finishes things off on June 2. Check back following each of the ceremonies for a complete recap along with pictures of the grads on their special day.
Just because we're heading into the summer months doesn't mean we'll stop recognizing smart kids doing good things in our community. We'll still be sharing our Whiz Kid nominees every Wednesday. If you have someone you think should be selected, email me (Gregg.Palermo@patch.com).
The school year may be out, but some of our local athletes are still chasing state glory. We'll be recapping how track and field participants did in Jefferson City over the weekend, and we'll also have previews leading up to trip to baseball's final four in Springfield on Friday.
That's just a small sample of what's to come this week at Creve Coeur Patch. We hope you come back often to see what's going on around your town.