What a weekend! So much fun and excitement! Amazing donors, sponsors and partners; incredible volunteers and staff; plus an incredibly generous and creative community all came together to support the 2019 New Melle Festival! New Melle Sports and Recreation sends a huge thank you to everyone for your support and participation. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Three very deserving young ladies participated in the New Melle Festival Queen Pageant program this year: Josie Brakensiek, Emma Johnson and Lindsey Molitor. At the coronation ceremony on Friday, June 14th, Josie Brakensiek was named the 2019 New Melle Festival Queen. Lindsey Molitor was awarded the title of Miss Congeniality. All three candidates are to be congratulated and commended for their work and effort.
Over 45 people participated in the 1st Annual New Melle Festival Gizzard Run on Saturday June, 15, 2019. There were 3 walk/races to choose from, in various age categories.
There was a 1K fun walk/run through the streets of town, plus a competitive 5K run/walk and a 10K run that followed Hwy Z and Foristell Road to the Park at New Melle Lakes.
Thursday, June 14, 2019 was Family Night at the New Melle Festival. This family-friendly event features lots of opportunities to learn and explore, including demonstrations and vehicle tours by numerous first responders, including the St. Charles County Canine Unit, Bomb Squad, Tactical Support, Forensics truck, and a Police Helicopter, plus a St. Charles County Ambulance, Air Evac Helicopter; New Melle fire department vehicles and more.