Saturday, August 28

"Bags" Tournement next week-end!!

Here is the latest from Chris Keller - Great job and good luck Chris!!

"Good morning WW Folks-
Kerry or I have been approached by many of you over the past few months about the annual cornhole/bags tournament we put on with friends and family to raise awareness and money for autism. I know we've had some good times throwing bags up at the pool this summer so perhaps that practice will carry over for many of you next week at the tournament on Sunday, September 5th at Kirkwood Park. We expect to have roughly 200 teams and over 1,000 people out there this year so as you can see from the attached picture, we had to build a lot of cornhole sets (which will be offered in our auction) to accomodate the number of games.

As the Scott's and Nigh's will tell you, this is a fun event. We'll have tournaments for the adults and kids plus a food/beverage garden with pick up cornhole games and a Silent Auction/Raffle.This is the last week to sign up as registration closes next Friday, September 3rd. If you're interested in playing or attending you can sign up at the following link -

Also, with the addition this year of "The Post Party" if you are unable to make the day's event you can join us at The Highland's in Downtown Kirkwood on Sunday evening for some music by Project 324, food and beverages to celebrate the day (sign up in advance online as well at the link above).


Thursday, August 26

Driving in Warson Woods becomes more and more tricky

Mr. Benz, could you please let me know where the next hole is going to be?

This morning on my way to Ste. Gen, it felt like I was stuck in a maze. Flanders looked open to traffic although it was not very clear. Then I add to take the Detour off Woodlawn to reach the School. Drivers seemed lost. It took everyone by surprise. Trucks everywhere, Bulldozers digging and blocking the streets.

At 11 a.m I got stuck on Flanders for good this time with a truck blocking the street and NOBODY to direct traffic either way or let us know what was going on. Cars were backing up. Total Chaos! Same thing last night on Bennett where it shut down with no warning sign and no indication of how long it would be closed for.

Last night, numerous residents were looking for answers when picking up their kids at School. And I feel bad for some retired folks who are so used of doing things a certain way, suddendly confused as of how to drive back home. I spotted quite a few cars swinging dangerously with some unhappy drivers at the wheel.

So where is the next hole gonna be?

Trot Thru the Woods 2010 - We are looking for Sponsors

If you know anyone who would be interested, tell them to contact Laura Crites or myself. Here is the Letter we already sent out to local businesses around Warson Woods:

"Dear Sir/Madam,

The Warson Woods Running Club has begun plans for this year’s “Trot Thru the Woods” 5K run and “Run Around the Block” .5K for the younger runners and those who prefer a slower pace. The event is scheduled for November 27, 2010, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The club seeks to promote community spirit and support the healthy lifestyle enjoyed in Warson Woods.

Last year’s event was overwhelmingly successful. It hosted 230 participants and 24 volunteers. Mustering community spirit with many local businesses’ support and sponsorship from the law firm of Behr, McCarter, and Potter, PC and Rohan Woods School, the run achieved its goal of encouraging youth exercise by including more than 50 young racers (under 12 years). In addition the “Trot Thru the Woods” was able to make a donation to “The Backstoppers”.

This year we hope to grow significantly! Our goal is to add at least 100 runners and double the number of youth participation. Demonstrating our commitment to young people, the running club has chosen to donate all profit to “Friends of Wings”. This organization provides pediatric hospice services in our community, see

The running club is looking for merchant support and sponsorship for the “Trot Thru the Woods”. Can your business provide support for run? We need food, water, coffee and sports drinks, as well as monetary contributions for the clock, medals for the children, race day goody bags and their contents, printing, and t-shirt advertisements. All contributions will be acknowledged in promotional information on the day of the run. Those who contribute at the $250 level will be designated an official race “Sponsor” and so acknowledged with their logos on the t-shirts and two 5K entries.

Please contact me via email or by phone if you can help in anyway. This is a great opportunity to support the Warson Woods community as it further seeks to distinguish itself.

Many thanks for your consideration,

Laura Crites, “Trot Thru the Woods” Committee"

Wednesday, August 25

"Protecting God's Children" Workshop

As I am gearing up to coach soccer at Ste Genevieve du Bois, I had to go through the "Protecting God's Children" Class last night. 150 people attended the class and after over 2 hours of heart breaking footage of molested children and testimonies from child molesters, I wanted to know how many offenders were registered in our neighborhood.

I simply went on the Family WatchDog web site and plugged my Zip Code. Here is a copy of the Map of the Warson Woods area... 337 registered offenders...(click on Map to enlarge).

Tuesday, August 24

Are you for real?

We all have crazy schedule these days, but always remember that when your child is with you....that your child is ....with you...

And my personal favorite:

Sunday, August 22

Trot Thru the Woods 2010 - Entry Form

Don’t start your holiday running around alone; run with friends! Mark your calendars now for the second annual “Trot Thru the Woods” 5K and “Run Around the Block” half-mile family event, scheduled November 27, 2010 starting at 8AM (5K) and 9AM (.5 mile). The challenging course begins at Rohan Woods School in Warson Woods. The half mile run encourages youth participation offering no entry fee for participant 8 years and younger, everyone must register. This year the “Trot Thru the Woods” is proud to be teamed up with “Friends of Wings”, with all profits going to support pediatric hospices services. Fill out the entry form today and start the holiday season off in full stride.

Here is the Link to the 2010 Trot Entry Form!!