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                                                                           Number 12 / Spring 2011

       Brought to you by your community Town Planner                   www.townplannerstl.com

                  20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

             THE ST. LOUIS                                 • 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
                                                           • 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
                                                           • Giving Back To Our Community
                                                           • Giving Back To Our Community
            TOWN PLANNER                                   • We Salute Our Sponsors
                                                           • We Salute Our Sponsors
              “ON DISPLAY                                  • Planner Spotlight
                                                           • Planner Spotlight
              EVERYDAY!”                                   •WhatThey Are Saying AroundTown
                                                           •WhatThey Are Saying AroundTown

           www.townplannerstl.com                                     314.878.0200
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        Around Town                                   Giving Back to Our Community

                                                                                                    SANTA VISITS                     CLARKSON EYECARE
                                                                         behalf of
                                                      Jerry Clinton on                            CARDINAL GLENNON
                                                                        receives a                                                    FOUNDATION GALA
                                                      Guns ‘N Hoses

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                                                       contribution fro
                                                                        ny Londoff                                                 Bill Jehling, President &
                                                      Londoff of John
                                                                      Daryl Rosen-                                                CEO of Clarkson Eyecare
                                                      Chevrolet and
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                                                                                                                                  and Dan Rosen, Publisher
                                                      Huitt of The To                                                               of the St. Louis Town
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                                                                                                 Santa, Prairie Farms and
         DAN ROSEN                                                                               Town Planner surprised
         Publisher                                                                              patients at the Bob Costas
                                                                                                Center in Cardinal Glennon
                                                                                                  Children’s Hospital just
                                                                                                  before the Holidays to
         Director of Sales & Marketing                                                            spread Holiday cheer,
                                                                                                  give out some presents
                                                                                                     and enjoy some
         ROCKY ROSEN                                                                                 ice cream treats.
         Special Events

                                                     We Salute Our Sponsors Who Have Supported Us
         CINDY STAHL
         Project Coordinator                                      5 -10 Years or More
                                                                                                 Holpers Pest Control             *St. Louis Cardinals Concerts
         SUSAN MARTIN                                 *AAA Insurance Credit Union
                                                       American Eagle
         Production Artist
                                                                                               * Imo’s Pizza – Clayton             St. Louis Cathedral
                                                      *AMTRAK                                  *Imo’s Pizza – Kirkwood            *St. Louis CVC
                                                        Art on the Square                      *In Stitches                       *St. Louis Science Center
         LYNN STICKFORD                               * Bal Coeur Cleaners                     *Jan’s Hallmark                      Schnarr’s Hardware
         Office Manager                               *Balducci’s                                Johnny Londoff                   * Sinclair Buick GMC
                                                        Ben & Jerrys                             Juvenile Diabetes                  Six Flags

                                                      * Blodgett Lighthouse                    * Keller Apothecary                * Smile Station
                                                        Bressler Organization                  *Kennerly Dental                     Software To Go
         Sales Consultant                               Buchholz Insurance                       Kingpin Lanes                      Southpointe Credit Union
                                                        Centrue Bank                           * Kirkwood Auto and Truck Repair     State Farm, Kilo Peterson
         HELENE JARGON                                * Christian Hospital                       Landings Golf Course               State Farm, Thornton

         Sales Consultant                             *Clarkson Eyecare                          Long Term Care                   * Stefanina’s Restaurant
                                                        Click Heating                            LookAfter Hair Company           *Strano Realty
         LAUREN ROBB
                                                      * Coldwell Banker Gundaker, Sue Martin   *Mai Lee Restaurant                  Strickland Insurance
                                                        Coldwell Banker Gundaker, Renaud       *Marciano Family Restaurants         Sybergs – Westport
         Sales Consultant                               Craft Alliance                           Maryville University               Thies Farm
                                                      *Dierdorf & Harts                        * Memorial Hospital                * Thomas Construction

            Meet Daryl Rosen Huitt,
                                                      *Dill’s Floral Haven                       Midas                              US Cellular
                                                      *Dobbs Tire and Auto Centers               Minuteman Press                    Unique Toy & Game
          Director of Sales & Marketing                 Dr. St. John                             Missouri History Museum          * Veterinary Care Center
                                                        Drury Hotels                           * North Star/Prairie Farms           WalMart
        After working in
        broadcast media,
                                                        Edward Jones/Peterson                  *Pasta House Company                 Washington University
        public relations,                             *El-Mel                                  *RealtyNet, McBride                  West Community Credit Union
        marketing and                                   EPC                                    *Red Wing Shoes South County       * Wild Horse Grill
        special events,
        Daryl Rosen-Huitt
                                                      * Firestone Tire, Creve Coeur              Remax, Vetter                    *Wingate
        joined her father in
                                                      *Fox Theatre                             * Repertory Theatre                *Zisser Tire
        business and is                               *Frontenac Cleaners                        Ronald McDonald House
                                                        Growlers Pub                           * Royal Banks of Missouri
        excited to be
        celebrating her 3rd                           *Handyman Hardware                       *St. Clair Bowl                    *10 years or more
        year with the St.                             *Harrah’s Casino                         *St. Louis Blues
        Louis Town Planner.                             Healthlink                             *St. Louis Business Journal
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      Planner Spotlight

                 Thies Farm and Greenhouses ... the only farm in the city!

       For five generations and dating back to 1885 the Thies Family has had a clear understanding of the land, strong
       roots in agriculture and a true care and passion for the local community. The Thies’ proudly provide residents and
       locally owned businesses with quality and integrity within their business practices and the products they grow.
       In 1885, Thies Farm began as a truck farm. Fruits and vegetables were raised on 25 acres of land and trucked
       daily to the produce market in downtown St. Louis. The business and production grew, eventually opening their
       first retail operation in the form of a roadside stand on North Hanley. Today, ten of the original twenty-five acre farm
       is still being used to grow fruits, vegetables and plants. Thies brothers Dave and Darrell carry on the family tradition
       by operating a second farm with a third scheduled to open in 2011.
       The Thies Family believes in partnering with the St. Louis community any way they can. Always willing to donate
       to a local fundraiser, come through in a pinch for a local grocer, provide a job for a loyal customer who is down on
       their luck and donating a portion of their October sales to non-profit organizations like Craft Alliance, Juvenile
       Diabetes Foundation and ECH. One might think important community partners come in the way of a huge dollar
       figure, but just like in business, the big hits are great but it’s the small pieces of business that are the bread and
       butter. In other words, it’s the smaller acts of kindness that help make St. Louis so special, it’s families like the Thies’
       that grow local, support local and live local.
       Having families of their own, the Thies brothers maintain a family atmosphere and make sure to continue the
       farms annual tradition of pumpkinland. Pumpkinland is a grass roots “real” fall festival with corn mazes, slides,
       swings, cable gliders, wagon rides, a petting zoo, crafts, pumpkins and more! Pumpkinland was introduced to the
       St. Louis community over thirty years ago, and now during the month of October, tens of thousands local residents
       are provided with memories that last a lifetime.
       Even though modern technology has certainly done a lot in terms of making farming easier than say, 100 years
       ago, it still holds true that in farming one always seems to be working against the clock. Just as their great-great-
       grandfather did in 1885, the Thies’ often find themselves working long hours. A 60-70 hour workweek during the
       peak of homegrown season is nothing unusual. Farming truly is a labor of love! And thanks to the Thies family love
       has been shared throughout the St. Louis market for over a hundred years. The Thies family invites you to come
       for a visit and experience the natural beauty of the land and greenhouses through the changing seasons. There
       is always something new and exciting happening on the farm!
       The St. Louis Town Planner is proud to call the Thies family one of its valued supporters.
       Organizations, Events & Partnerships
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                                                                       Christmas Party for

                                                                       the Pujols Family
                                                                       Foundation HIGH 5
                                                                       Group (people with                                              
                                                                       possibilities) organized                                             Dan Rosen, Publisher
                                                                       by Rocky Rosen with                                                  of the Town Planner
                                                                       volunteers from the                                                  congratulating Dick Vermiel
                                                                       Town Planner &                                                       on his induction to the St.
                                                                       Prairie Farms.                                                       Louis Sports Hall of Fame.
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