Crestwood committee starts planning for city’s 75th anniversary in 2022

Crestwood City Hall

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Crestwood City Hall

By Lucas Irizarry, News Editor

The City of Crestwood’s 75th anniversary falls on Nov. 12, 2022 and the city is beginning to plan a year’s worth of events to celebrate the occasion.

In early June, the 75th Anniversary Committee, chaired by Ward 3 Alderman Greg Hall, met for the first time to discuss ideas and break down the sub-committees of the group. The committee includes an alderman from each ward and 14 other citizens and city officials. 

Hall said the committee will have an official budget at the end of the year when all of Crestwood’s budgets are approved, and it has final say on planning for the celebration. 

The committee has met three times — June 7, July 6 and Aug. 2 — and so far has tentative ideas on fundraising dates and goals and ideas for events.

The tentative fundraising schedule started in August of this year with a bowling event and includes five other events through October of next year. The total fundraising goal is between $15,000 and $20,000. Ward 2 Alderman Mary Stadter is in charge of the fundraising subcommittee. 

The fundraising subcommittee suggested a golf tournament in April at Aberdeen Golf Club in Eureka, with hole sponsorships and a beer/liquor cart. Aberdeen is owned by Crestwood residents.

The main event of the year-long celebration will be a parade, with the date yet to be determined. Hall said he is in talks to get the Anheuser Busch Clydesdales to walk in the parade. 

“Their availability might make a difference as to when we have the parade,” Hall said. 

The marketing sub-committee, headed by Angela Sebben, is in the process of creating a logo for the anniversary that will run alongside Crestwood’s current logo on event memorabilia and marketing material. On Aug. 2 the committee decided to move forward with a logo created by Sebben. It will vote on any changes or variations to the logo at its meeting in September.