Spirit Festival to be ‘Out of This World’

Sandra Magnus

Sandra Magnus

Lindbergh Schools officials are urging residents to travel “Out of This World” at the district’s 19th annual Spirit Festival Saturday, May 15.

Festivities will begin at 9 a.m. with a parade starting at Sperreng Middle School, 12111 Tesson Ferry Road, and ending at Lindbergh High School, 4900 S. Lindbergh Blvd.

The parade will include floats from district schools, the Lindbergh High School Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band, cheerleaders, pom squads and color guards.

NASA astronaut Sandra Magnus will serve as grand marshal of the Spirit Festival Parade and have a meet-and-greet booth from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the festival.

Magnus also will speak at a free public forum at 7 p.m. today — May 13 — in the Truman Elementary School cafeteria, 12225 Eddie & Park Road.

The Spirit Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the Lindbergh High School campus. The event is a family and community celebration that features game booths, more than a dozen rides, silent auction, a children’s area, sports challenges and refreshments, according to a news release.

Ongoing entertainment is the order of the day. Performances include: high school jazz groups, the Lindbergh High School Strolling Strings, Lindbergh High School Pom and Baton, the Sperreng Fiddlers, the Sperreng Jazz Ensemble and local bands.

Free parking and shuttles are available at all five Lindbergh elementary schools.

Parking also is available after 10 a.m. at Sperreng Middle School and Lindbergh Early Childhood, 10305 Concord School Road. Parking is not available on the high school campus, but shuttles will run continuously until 9:30 p.m.

The Spirit Festival is a substance-free event open to the community. For more details, visit