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Trees, Pumpkin Glow Will Get Last Of Funds From 2019 Park Board Allocation

With fiscal year 2019 winding down, the Ste. Genevieve Parks and Recreation board made decisions on how to spend its remaining funds for the fiscal year at its September 24 meeting.

The board had voted in August to use $1,700 of its remaining $3,665 from its annual $5,000 allocation from the Board of Aldermen to enhance the Pere Marquette disc golf course with concrete tee pads.

That left $1,965 to spend by September 30.

Following up on discussion from recent meetings, the board voted to allocate $300 to the second annual Pumpkin Glow event on October 25 and to spend the remaining $1,665 on trees.

The $1,665 should buy 12 or 13 trees, many of which will go along the walking trail in Pere Marquette Park.

In August the board had decided to spend $800 on trees and $1,000 on bicycle racks.

Field operations supervisor Gary Roth said he has eight bike racks from the Downtown Ste. Genevieve organization at his disposal. …

Vice chair Lauren Smothers asked the board if any money could be spent on the Pumpkin Glow event. She came up with the idea for the event in 2018, working with the Ste. Genevieve Art Guild, which agreed to incorporate the event into the Fourth Friday Art Walk for that month. The park board merely gave permission at that time for Main Street Park to be used for the event.

See complete story in the October 2 edition of the Herald.

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