Crestwood celebrating its 75th anniversary all yearlong with multiple events throughout the city

Crestwood City Hall

Photo by Gloria Lloyd

Crestwood City Hall

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter

This year is Crestwood’s 75th anniversary and to celebrate, the city is putting on a variety of different events, with two upcoming activities in May.

May 14 will feature a concert/movie night at Whitecliff Park and a recently added pickleball tournament. The tournament was proposed by physical therapist Ted Yemm, owner of Crestwood Sport and Spine Rehab. Yemm said his business would provide referees, food and court layouts. The tournament will feature 32 teams split into “social” and “competitive” divisions. Entry is $80 for a team of two.

“It’s a really good time to have a tournament because the St. Louis area is sponsoring a super regional for the US Pickleball Association two weeks later, so people will be looking for a tuneup tournament,” Yemm said. 

There are several other events planned for after the 14th, including bowling June 3, glo-bingo Aug. 13 and a golf tournament Sept. 12. Committee Chairman and Ward 4 Alderman John Sebben joked he has been canvassing the city’s attorneys and doctors for tournament entries.

The committee is also looking to host block parties similar to ones done for the 50th anniversary, and to plant 75 trees around the city to commemorate the occasion.

The celebration’s highlight will be a 5k race, parade and fireworks show Saturday, Oct. 15.