Tom P Schneider
“I hope it stimulates someone else to start their own quest…”
The Golf Guide Trail
article by Kathleen Nelson • Sunday, April 15, 2012 • STLToday.com

I hope it stimulates someone else to start their own quest…”

The Golf Guide Trail

article by Kathleen Nelson • Sunday, April 15, 2012 • STLToday.com



Golf Guide Trail favorites
"No matter where I went, I found a challenge or a beautiful view."
Caption: Florissant Mayor Tom Schneider poses at No. 15, the signature hole at The Golf Club of Florissant on Wednesday April 4, 2012. Schneider set out to play every course in the Post-Dispatch golf guide. Photo by Christian Gooden.  Article by Kathleen Nelson. 
"The Olympic flag has flown by the pro shop of Glen Echo for the past 108 years, and in 2016 will be lowered and transported to Rio."

Golf Guide Trail favorites

"No matter where I went, I found a challenge or a beautiful view."

Caption: Florissant Mayor Tom Schneider poses at No. 15, the signature hole at The Golf Club of Florissant on Wednesday April 4, 2012. Schneider set out to play every course in the Post-Dispatch golf guide. Photo by Christian Gooden.  Article by Kathleen Nelson. 

"The Olympic flag has flown by the pro shop of Glen Echo for the past 108 years, and in 2016 will be lowered and transported to Rio."

2012 St. Louis golf course map
Use the Post Dispatch’s map for more information on a course near or far from you.
By Don Reed • dreed@post-dispatch.com and Josh Renaud • jrenaud@post-dispatch.com | Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2012

2012 St. Louis golf course map

Use the Post Dispatch’s map for more information on a course near or far from you.

By Don Reed • dreed@post-dispatch.com and Josh Renaud • jrenaud@post-dispatch.com | Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2012


Wishing you all a very Happy Holiday!
CHRISTMAS IN OLD TOWN FLORISSANT . 12/3/11

CHRISTMAS IN OLD TOWN FLORISSANT

December the 3rd

Mayor Thomas P. Schneider is pleased to announce that the City of Florissant and Old Town Partners of Florissant have teamed up again to host Christmas in Old Town Florissant.

The annual Christmas Walk will be held on Saturday, December the 3rd in Old Town Florissant.  The festivities will begin at 2:00 p.m. on rue St. Francois and end at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall with the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree.

Many retail shops and restaurants will be open like Stems Florist, The Silver Moon Stencil Shop, Florissant Old Town Marketplace, Village of the Blue Rose, Dooley’s Florist, Korte’s Frames and gifts, Sandie’s Interiors, City Diner, Helfer’s Deli, Hendel’s Market Café and De.lish Cheese Cakes, so you can combine your day with eating, shopping and enjoying the holiday festivities.

Santa Claus will arrive in Florissant at 2:00 p.m. at the Senior Dining Center which is located at 621 rue St. Francois.  Santa Claus will welcome all children to visit him from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  This is a very popular event so get there early!  While visiting Santa at the Senior Dining Center take the opportunity to enjoy story telling, face painting, pictures with Santa and more, then stop at City Hall for more crafts for the kids, as well as music and entertainment.

Starting at 4:00 p.m. near the sidewalk in front of the Senior Dining Center there will be three plaque dedications by Mayor Schneider for former Mayor Arthur Bangert, Mayor Henry Koch and Mayor Sidney Garrett.

Topping off the entire day will be the walking Christmas Parade.  The parade will begin from the Senior Dining Center at 5:30 p.m. and will travel up rue St. Francois to City Hall.  Following the parade will be the Christmas Lighting ceremony which will begin at 6:30 p.m.  The Christmas Lights of Florissant will be turned on with the switch being thrown by Mayor Schneider.  

If you want to be a part of the parade or if you need information about the Christmas Walk please call Florissant Old Town Partners at 314-837-0033.

Set aside December 3rd and spend it in Old Town Florissant.



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City of Florissant’s 225th Anniversary Celebration

St. Ferdinand de Fleurissant 1786-2011


People from all faiths celebrated 225 years of working together for the progress of our beautiful city in the Valley of Flowers. All activities took place in and around the beautifully illuminated Old St. Ferdinand Shrine and the Knights of Columbus Hall.

The evening began at 6:00 p.m. with a plaque dedication by Mayor Thomas P. Schneider for Father Pierre-Jean De Smet, S.J. and for St. Rose Philippine Duchesne.  School presidents from De Smet High School and Duchesne High School were also in attendance.  A special St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Feast Day Mass was held immediately following the dedication.  Monsignor Mark C. Ullrich from Sacred Heart celebrated the Mass with the assistance of Monsignor Jack Schuler from St. Ferdinand and Father Thomas Keller from St. Angela Merici.

Before the Mass started Mayor Patrick Green from the City of Normandy and Mayor Matt Robinson from the City of Hazelwood said a few words congratulating the City on their 225th Celebration and gave Mayor Schneider a proclamation from their City.  Also in attendance were St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and St. Louis County Councilman Mike O’Mara who presented a proclamation. Mayor Norm McCourt from the City of Black Jack presented a proclamation and MO Senator Jane Cunningham’s office sent a Senate Resolution.  Former Florissant Mayor Robert G. Lowery, Sr. and Secretary-Treasurer Geri Debo spoke about the importance of preserving the Shrine and Florissant’s history.

All who participated in the celebration enjoyed tours of the Shrine given by the Friends of Old St. Ferdinand, live performances from Dan Leonard aka Dan the Piano Man, a professional violinist and a cello player performed in the Shrine and our Building Commissioner and amateur violinist Phil Lum played in the Old School House and several history re-enactors were present.  

Chef Don Costello with the help of Grand Knight Chris Oldani and the Knights of Columbus fed the attendees with a delicious fish fry and clam chowder, with members of the Senior Commission serving complimentary coffee and cake in the Old School House.  Hendel’s Market along with the Friends of Old St. Ferdinand Shrine co-hosted a French Wine Service.

“I would like to say thank you to all those who attended and participated.  All of you made this important event a success,” states Mayor Schneider.

For more photos and information please visit www.fvreporter.com.


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FRIDAY November 18 . FLORISSANT 225 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

225 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18TH AT THE OLD ST FERDINAND SHRINE AND SCHOOL AND KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
4-10 FISH FRY AND CLAM CHOWDER, BEER SODA AND WATER BY THE DUCHESNE COUNCIL OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 
5-10 FRENCH WINE HOSTED BY HENDELS AND THE SHRINE FOUNDATION. 
5-10 225 YEAR BIRTHDAY CAKE WITH COFFEE AND COCOA IN THE SCHOOL HOUSE
4-7 AND 8-10 PIANO BY DAN THE PIANO MAN IN THE “TOWN SQUARE” (converted parking lot) AND A SEPARATE VIOLIN AND CELLO IN THE MUSEUM
6 PM WALK OF FAME PLAQUE DEDICATION FOR FATHER PIERRE JEAN DE SMET
6:15 PM WALK OF FAME PLAQUE DEDICATION FOR SAINT ROSE PHILIPPINE DUCHESNE
7 PM MASS IN HONOR OF FEAST DAY AND BIRTHDAY OF SAINT ROSE PHILLIPINE DUCHESNE 
EVERYONE  TO BE WELCOMED BY RE EN ACTORS!
ENTER KNIGHTS GROUNDS FROM WASHINGTON STREET OR PARK AS IF ATTENDING THE VALLEY OF FLOWERS. 
EVERYONE WHO LOVES ALL THINGS FLORISSANT WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT. 
Police Department Promotions

Mayor Thomas P. Schneider is pleased to announce the following officers have been promoted to various ranks within the police department. Lieutenant Sean Fagan has been promoted to the rank of Captain. Sergeant Vince Godfrey has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Detective Rick Pfaff has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

"I would just like to express my sincere congratulations to these three men. All three have outstanding leadership qualities and professional skills that will contribute to the continued success of our award winning Police Department in keeping our citizens and their property safe. I have challenged them to share their enthusiasm, zeal and professional dedication with the entire department," adds Mayor Schneider.

Congratulations to the 2011 World Champions,  St. Louis Cardinals.

Go Cardinals!