Spirit Festival to mark 20th anniversary

The Lindbergh Schools Spirit Festival will return Saturday, May 21, to celebrate its 20th anniversary with the parade, games, food and fun that the community has loved for years.

While the festival does bring together students and families from across the Lindbergh district for this annual celebration, all community members are welcome to attend, according to a news release.

The Spirit Festival parade will begin at 9 a.m. and travel from Sperreng Middle School, down Concord School Road, then right on Roxanna Drive to the Lindbergh High School campus, 5000 S. Lindbergh Blvd. It will feature the 200-plus-member Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band, cheerleaders, Flyerettes, the Mehlville Fire Protection District, Board of Education, Lindbergh Leaders, Teacher of the Year Eric Cochran and elementary school floats.

Opening ceremonies will take place at 10 a.m. and the festival will continue on the high school campus until 9 p.m. Live student musical entertainment will be featured on the main stage from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This year’s festival will include games, rides, food, sports challenge, face painting and free child IDs from MoCHIP. The Missouri Child Identification and Protection Program’s ID kit includes digital photos and fingerprints, and a dental bite impression. Families receive a mini CD that is Amber Alert compatible. The screenings are provided by the Missouri Masonic Children’s Foundation.

Advance tickets and ride bracelets will be available from from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday May 20, at the Lindbergh Schools Auditorium. Sales are cash only.

Ride bracelets, which cost $25, and tickets also will be for sale at the festival.