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9th Annual Public Works Day to be Held at Mueller Road Soccer Fields
Monday, April 30, 2012

St. Charles Hosts 9th Annual Public Works Day at Mueller Road Soccer Park
2012 event focuses on the national theme -- Public Works:  “Creating a Lasting Impression.”

WHO:   More than 400 preschool and school-aged children from around the greater St. Charles area will have a bird’s-eye view of the city’s Public Works department and its day-to-day activities again this year.  Public Works employees will be on hand next month to demonstrate various equipment and operational processes in an effort to promote National Public Works Week.  For more information, call the city’s department of Public Works at 636-949-3237.

WHAT:   A wide range of city equipment will be on display, including a wheel loader, sewer televising truck, street sweepers and much, much more!  In fact, students will be able to actually sit in the driver’s seat, collect trading cards for equipment onsite and have their pictures taken.  There will be GIS locaters giving students the opportunity to see an aerial view of their school.  In addition, the Water Division will provide water-testing demonstrations, including a cut-a-way fire hydrant and other water-related activities.  The Engineering Division will provide demonstrations, including the ‘red light, green light’ game, plus there will be a ‘Rules of the Road’ trike bike course set up on the premise.  Kids attending that day will have the opportunity to paint their handprints on a city snow plow.  Plus there will be goody bags, temporary tattoos, balloons, hotdogs, snow cones and a chance to meet St. Charles’ very own Public Works mascot – Bear A. Cade.

WHERE &   Saint Charles Soccer Complex Park -- 3801 Mueller Road – off Elm Point Industrial Drive @ 370
WHEN:       Friday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine)                           

ALSO:   National Public Works Week – May 20-26 – is a celebration of the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works.  Instituted as a public education campaign by the American Public Works Association (APWA) in 1960, National Public Works community event seek to enhance the prestige of the often-unsung heroes of our society – the professionals who serve the public good every day with quiet dedication.  http://www.apwa.net/discover/National-Public-Works-Week

NOTE:  In an effort to give schools advance planning time, the 10th annual Public Works Day will be held Friday, May 10, 2013.

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