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.
The ever--popular agri-land returned, compliments of Straatmann Feed in New Melle, plus booths and activities sponsored by the St. Charles County Library District, Peoples Savings Bank, Catala Facial Spa and Retreat and more. The kids also enjoyed carnival rides and a great magic show and balloon art from Premiere Entertainment.
The 2019 Festival continues Friday evening with the Queen Coronation at 7 p.m. INSIDE (this is different from the originally posted schedule) and then live music by Contagious at 8 p.m.
Saturday morning, over 60 people have signed up to run or walk in "The Gizzard Run". Races start at 9 a.m. The parade begins at 1:30, followed by activities on the ball field. The baby contest will be at 3:30 (registration 3 p.m.), and a rugby exhibition game will be played at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy live music and a cornhole tournament in the beer garden starting at 3 p.m.. Local entertainer Joe Bizelli will perform from 7 to 8 p.m. and at 8:30 Brushville takes the stage. For more information refer to the event schedule.
Watching the goats.
Holding the baby chicks.
The corn bin sponsored by Straatmann Feed.
St. Charles County Police Helicopter.
Visiting with the Helicopter pilots.
A St. Charles County Bomb Squad officer (seated)
explains some of the functions of a robot.
St. Charles County Canine Officers Bonnie and Tank with their handlers.
Officer Bailey (dog) interacts with kids.
A St. Charles County SWAT team.
Visiting the forensics truck.
Enjoying the magic show by Premiere Entertainment.
The 2019 Queen Candidate as Disney Princesses: Merida, Bell, and Cinderella.
New Melle Firefighters had their new pumper truck and UTV on site.
The Air Evac Helicopter - leaving.
Catala Facial Retreat and Boutique.
Peoples Savings Bank.
Enjoy one of the fast and furious rides.
Riding the waves on Moby Dick.
Spinning round and round.
Hey mom, look at the fish I caught!
(One of the balloon art items that were free to the kids.)