Arnold Days Parade 2012

Roy Wilde on the AHS Float which won 3rd place and $200.

What a beautiful day to have a parade!  It was so cool outside–low 70s and overcast.  The amount of floats entered in this year’s parade was unending, it seemed.  The AHS float was #84 and on the right  you will see the float honoring Roy Wilde for his 38 years of service to the Arnold Planning and Zoning Commission.  Roy’s last meeting was September 11, 2012.  He has served as Secretary for all of those years.   The backdrop is that of the Collins Tract which Roy Wilde and Bernie Marquardt worked to save in 1997.  Then the park was renamed the Strawberry Creek Nature Area.

Front Row: Carol Dornseif, Rosemary Thompson, Sandy Byrne
Back Row: Doris Kirkpatrick, Warren Pflantz, Bernie Wilde. Ward 2 Councilwoman Michelle Hohmeier also walked with AHS.

We had lots of  volunteers who worked in the “uniform” and walked on the sides of the float distributing flyers which describe the upcoming events for the next four months.  Several people were excited to see that another Trivia Night will take place on Nov. 3 at St. John’s Lutheran School.

On Saturday, about 130 cars were at Arnold City Park “under the trees.”  During that time Bernie distributed flyers about the upcoming Historical Society Car Show on August 17, 2013, with a $10 entry fee.  More details to come.

The truck was also decorated carrying out the theme of the City’s 40 year anniversary. Allen Flamm drove Roy’s truck.

A fun but very tiring weekend celebrating the City of Arnold’s 40 years, keeping AHS in the limelight and creating much awareness for the rest of this year.


Tickets for the upcoming 100 year old Houses in Arnold Tour on Sept. 30 from 2-5 were sold at the AHS booth. Several people purchased tickets for that tour.  EVERYONE MUST HAVE A TICKET WITH RIBBON to enter any of the houses on this tour.

In 1997 the grassroots citizens worked hard to win the vote to save an 118 acre tract of land to become a nature park. That vote took place Aug. 5, 1997. The park was renamed Strawberry Creek Nature Area.
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