Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association, St. Louis MO

Seeking a Great Board Member~

Hello Neighbors,

Welcome the month of March!

Our association will have its annual elections for board members, at the April 27th general membership meeting. There is one position open-Third Vice President. This position is for a term of two years. We seek representation from all geographic areas of our neighborhoods. Board members are expected to attend nine (9) monthly meetings, four (4) quarterly neighborhood meetings, various events and be a current in dues as a paid member of SWGNA. If interested, please email (director@southwestgarden.org); or mail a letter of interest to the office. The deadline for nomination is Friday, March 27, 2020, to be eligible for the April 27th election.

Attention members, it’s not too late, if you have not already done so, this is a great time to become a member. We are seeking YOU! According to the bylaws, an individual must be a fully paid member in order to vote in the upcoming elections of Board Members on April 27th.

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Shout Out for our Annual Trivia Night


Hello All,

Our annual trivia night is just around the corner! Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 21st. Location will be St. Louis Activity Center 5602 Arsenal Street St. Louis, MO. 63139. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Deadline for the early bird special is March 1st.

Discount pricing is for tables of eight only $160.00 until March 1st. Thereafter, walk in pricing will be in effect with $25.00 per ticket or $200.00 a table. Complimentary Beer and soft drinks provided. Feel free to bring snacks to share with your table. Mulligans, Gift bag raffle tickets will be for sale. To reserve your table now simply mail or drop off your check or cash to Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association 4950 Southwest Avenue St. Louis, MO. 63110. Please include your name, email, phone number and number of tables with your payment. You can also make a secure payment with .

We plan to have a fun trivia, an awesome silent auction that you will not want to miss, raffles, wine pull and games! First and Second Prizes will be awarded after 10 rounds of trivia.

All proceeds benefit the Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association. Your support will enable us to continue providing programs like Sublette Park Tree Planting, Heroes Appreciation Day and our Annual Holiday Open House.

Questions? call 314-772-6082.

See You Soon~

Mary Ann, Julie, Barbara, Jana and Kris

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HURRY! Early Bird Special for Trivia Night Ending Soon~


Hello All,

Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 21st for the annual trivia night at the St. Louis Activity Center 5602 Arsenal Street St. Louis, MO 63139. Doors open at 6:30 pm , trivia starts at 7:00 pm

Save some money now! Take advantage of the early bird special purchase your table for $160.00. Deadline for the early bird special is March 1st. Discount pricing is with tables of eight only $160.00. Thereafter walk in pricing will be $25.00 per ticket or $200.00 a table. Complimentary Beer and soft drinks provided. Feel free to bring snacks to share with your table. Mulligans, Gift bag raffle tickets will be for sale. To reserve your table now simply mail or drop off your check or cash to Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association 4950 Southwest Avenue St. Louis, MO. 63110. Or, you can make a secure payment with

just use director@southwestgarden.org when logging in to Paypal.

In order to make the silent auction bigger and better, we need your help.  Would you be willing to donate a basket, gift cards or gift certificates.  Your donation would be greatly appreciated!!  To arrange pick up call 314-772-6082 or email director@southwestgarden.org

Looking forward to be seeing all our neighbors~

The trivia committee

Mary Ann Owens, Jana Scharnhorst, Julie Sjuits, Kris Jackson and Barbara Beck

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye our Annual Trivia Night is back ~

Dear Neighbors,

 – The Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association cordially invites all to attend our  Annual Trivia Night and Silent Auction. It will be held On Saturday, March 21st at the St. Louis Activity Center 5602 Arsenal Street St. Louis, MO. 63139. Doors open at 6:00 pm and trivia begins at 7:00 pm  This event promises to be the best of the best with a fun trivia and games.  Of course, you don’t want to miss our fabulous silent auction!  Back by popular demand is the gift bag raffle and wine pull, as well.

Discount pricing is in effect until March 1st with tables of eight only $160.00. Thereafter walk in pricing will be $25.00 per ticket. Complimentary Beer and soft drinks provided. Feel free to bring snacks to share with your table. Mulligans,  Gift bag raffle tickets will be for sale. To reserve your table now simply mail or drop off your check or cash to Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association 4950 Southwest Avenue St. Louis, MO. 63110. Or, you can make

(Simply use the email director@southwestgarden.org when logging into PayPal.)

  In order to make the silent auction bigger and better, we need your help.  Would you be willing to donate a basket, gift cards or gift certificates.  Perhaps you have a lovely painting or a piece of decor lying around the house that would make a nice auction item.  Your donation would be greatly appreciated!!  To arrange pick up call 314-772-6082 or email director@southwestgarden.org

All proceeds benefit the Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association. Your support will enable to continue providing programs like Sublette Park tree plantings, Heroes Appreciation Day and our Holiday Open House.

Looking forward to be seeing everyone!

The Trivia Committee

Sponsoring Board Members- Jana Scharnhorst and Julie Sjuts.

Mary Ann Owens, Barbara Beck, David Kren and Kris Jackson

for supporting the Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2020/02/05/hear-ye-hear-ye-our-annual-trivia-night-is-back/

2019 Holiday Open House

The Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association would like to cordially invite all of our neighbors to our HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE             

Holiday Open House
Monday, December 2nd                         
4 to 8 p.m.               
At the SWGNA Office             
4950 Southwest Avenue

Everyone residing in the Southwest Garden Neighborhood is welcome!  Come meet your neighbors and make new friends!  Refreshments will be served.  
Mark your calendars—Hope to see you there!

RSVP on Our Facebook Page

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2019/11/20/2019-holiday-open-house/

Check out the latest Communicator!

Dear Neighbors,

It’s that time again to mark your calendar for the third quarter general membership meeting. It will be held on Monday, July 22nd at 7:00 pm at the St. Louis Activity Center. For details about our guest speakers and more, check out the latest edition of the Communicator,

The BMO Harris Bank and Walgreen Project continues and Confluent Development Company is seeking your feedback. Do check out pages 3 and 4 of the Communicator for details and an image of the proposed signage.

Sublette Park  Fireworks are scheduled for Saturday, July 13th 
Come Early for great music and to insure seating~

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Executive Director

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2019/07/05/check-out-the-latest-communicator/

Summer Fun Things to do~

Hello Neighbors,

It’s official, tomorrow Friday, June 21st is the first day of summer. Here is a snapshot of free events to take advantage of over the next few months.

Jungle Boogie at the St. Louis Zoo  5:00 pm

Friday, 6/28: Charles “Skeet” Rogers

Friday, 7/5 Midnight Piano Band

Friday, 7/12 Cree Rider Family Band

Friday, 7/19 Zydeco Crowdaddys

Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden 7:00 pm

Wednesday, 6/26 The Gene Dobbs Bradford Blues Experience

Wednesday, 7/3 Mardra and Reggie Thomas

Wednesday, 7/10 Boomtown United

Wednesday, 7/17 Annie and the Fur Trappers

Wednesday 7/24 Dave Grelle’s Playadors

Wednesday, 7/31 Starwolf

St. Louis Art Museum Film Festival  Art Hill 6:00-11:30 pm

Friday, 7/12 Black Panther

Friday, 7/19 Anchorman

Friday, 7/26 Ocean’s 8

Friday, 8/2 The Goonies

Don’t forget to mark your calendar ~

Saturday, July 13th Sublette Park Fireworks

Monday, July 22nd Third Quarter General Membership Meeting St. Louis Activity Center 5602 Arsenal Street St. Louis, MO 63139 7:00 pm

Enjoy the festivities!

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Executive Director

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2019/06/20/summer-fun-things-to-do/

An Update from 8th Ward Alderwoman, Annie Rice~

Neighbors, I am so sorry to not be able to be there tonight. I’ve been at the hospital with my Dad almost daily since the end of March after some pretty difficult news, and we’re coming off a particularly difficult few days. If I’m ever unavailable, please contact my secretary Sherri Bill at the Board of Aldermen and she can assist you until I’m able to. And I wanted to say thank you for your support in our recent elections! I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve you. 

If he’s not there in person to introduce himself: We have a new NIS in the 8th, as of April. Keith Minor will be working with us. His email is Keith.Minor@stlouis-mo.gov and his phone number is 314-657-1378.  He’s already getting acquainted with the ward and helping with outstanding issues. Any questions about Citizens Service Bureau issues, city utilities, nuisance complaints, etc. can be directed to Mr. Minor.
The Board of Aldermen has begun our new session as of April 16. We’ll begin the budget discussions soon, and you can follow along with the Ways and Means Committee through the City’s YouTube channel, if you’re interested. 
MoDOT is working hard to complete the I-44 bridge work, and while closures of 39th Street will be intermittent, Tower Grove Avenue and Kingshighway will be planned and announced ahead of time. You can subscribe to updates from MoDOT directly from this page: https://www.modot.org/i-44-construction-st-louis-city, and I’ll post them as I get them on my Facebook Page as well.
The 50/50 Sidewalk Program was fully funded in the 2018-19 budget, and that work has begun in the 8th ward, and hopefully completed in the Southwest Garden neighborhood. Contact CSB to get on the list going forward for upcoming years.
Construction has also begun on the Tower Grove Park Access Enhancements, as you’ll have noticed along Magnolia. This major work to improve pedestrian access into our incredible back yard is the result of coordination with the 10th and 15th Wards and former Alderman Conway. You can still view the proposed plans on Tower Grove Park’s website here: https://www.towergrovepark.org/accessproject or the sign board on Magnolia.
If you haven’t yet heard, Taco Circus is moving into the old Three Flags Tavern space on Southwest! It’s great to have new businesses coming in, especially as the corner bank building is working quickly toward completion! I hope you’ve been able to get out and enjoy this gorgeous weather, and I hope to see you again soon!

Annie Rice

Pronouns: She, her, hers
8th Ward AlderwomanRoom 230  City Hall
1200 Market Street
St. Louis, MO   63103
O: 314-622-3287C: 314-399-8861

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Join Us for the Second Quarter General Membership Meeting~

You are most cordially invited to join us for the second quarter general membership meeting to be held on Monday, April 22nd at the St. Louis Activity Center 5602 Arsenal Street St. Louis, MO 63139 at 7:00 pm. Our featured guest is Colonel John W. Hayden, Jr. Chief of Police the Metropolitan Police Department. Colonel Hayden will deliver a speech and conclude with a Q & A from the audience. Come prepared with questions, Colonel Hayden would love to hear from you! Elections for SWGNA Board of Directors will be held, too. Light refreshments will conclude the meeting. We look forward to be seeing you!

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2019/04/19/join-us-for-the-second-quarter-general-membership-meeting/

Catch Up on the Latest News ~

Dear Neighbors,

First, I would like to thank one of our Board Members, Christopher Tysh, he has been working with me behind the scenes during this transition period of transfering web hosting and other updates on the web site. This project is a labor of love and evolving. So, thank you dear neighbors for your patience as all of this has been done with volunteer help!

If you drive by the office you are also going to notice some improvements.

Thanks to Alderwoman Annie Rice for facilitating the new construction of a new sidewalk. The City of St. Louis had the project completed. Actually, the concrete sidewalk had severely bucketed and was a pedestrian accident waiting to happen. Thank you Alderwoman Rice!

We would like to also thank Gary McCord, Floyd Wright and Al Jackson for the purchase and laying of new landscape timbers. We are grateful for the donation of landscaping timbers and the labor to install the landscaping timbers.

Mark your calendar for our second quarter general membership meeting to be held on Monday, April 22nd at the St. Louis Activity Center 5602 Arsenal Street St. Louis, MO 63139 at 7:00 pm. Our featured guest is Colonel John W. Hayden, Jr. Chief of Police the Metropolitan Police Department. Colonel Hayden will deliver a speech and conclude with a Q & A from the audience. We look forward to be seeing you!

Catch on all the latest news with the latest edition of the Communicator, http://www.southwestgarden.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/April-1.pdf

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2019/04/11/catch-up-on-the-latest-news/

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