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									           Pacific Area Chamber of Commerce
              Friday Update – April 20, 2012
                     Support Small, Local Businesses
                                … and
                     You Support Your Community!

                           Pacific License Office
                             333 Chamber Drive
                             Pacific, MO 63069
                            M – F - 9 am – 5 pm
                          Saturday – 9 am – 12 Noon
                              (636) 257-5156

Thank you to all who came out to support the homecoming of U.S. Army
Specialist Jeffrey L. White, Jr. Not even the rain could put a damper on the
support and togetherness everyone displayed for this hometown soldier.
Thank you for your prayers, concerns, support, and display of honor.

      Tickets still available
      Pacific Area Chamber of Commerce
      Awards Banquet - April 26
      Four Scholarships will be awarded to PHS senior boys and
      girls that applied. Community awards will be presented.
      Tickets are $15 each and include dinner and the evening’s events. Tickets may
      be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce.

      Scholarship Candidates and Sponsors
      Rachel Hendrix – Dance Connection
      Christopher Hayden – Citizens Bank
      Heather Castelli – Edward Jones – Greg Meyers
      Michael Allen – Husky Corporation
Elizabeth Petersen – Pacific Foods

 Businesses who have sponsored the Chamber of
Commerce Scholarship Awards program for 2012:

Banquet Sponsors:
Citizens Bank
Husky Corporation

Dance Connection
Edward Jones – Greg Myers
Pacific Foods

Supporting Sponsors:
NEC Insurance
Show Me Auto Body & Restoration

Donating Sponsors:
Garment Restoration
Gardner Electrical Services
Omer and Associates
Pacific Care Center
Meramec Valley R-3 School District
Megan Goss, D.C. – Bischoff Chiropractic
Bell Funeral Home
Knighthawk Security
Mike and Neva Bagwell
Route 66 REALTORS – Kay LeClaire
Route 66 REALTORS - Tammy Ray – Spuhl
Dan Donnelly – Backpack Foundation
First Christian Church
Paint Away
Coleman Florist

GOLF Tournament – Friday, June 1
Hosted by Pacific Area Chamber of Commerce
Wolf Hollow Golf Course
Check In/Lunch – 11:00 – Start Time 12:00 Noon
Start getting your teams together now!
More detailed information coming soon
Contact - Jack Bone at: or (636) 219-6689

Chicken and Dumpling Dinner – Friday April 20 – 5:00 pm
at Tri – County Senior Center, Pacific
Adults - $9.00
Children age 5-10 years - $5.00
Flea Market – Downtown Pacific
St. Louis Street and Pacific Station Plaza
Saturday, April 21 – 8am – 3 pm
10 x 15 booths available - $15
To register for a booth call April with Kaleidoscope – 636-257-2484

Now Open!
Maries Boutique Express
311 E. Osage (Next to Red Wing Shoes)
Monday – Saturday - 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Closed Sunday - (636) 394-0553
Clothing, jewelry and accessories at great prices

Located on St. Louis Street, Downtown Pacific
10:00 am
Home Décor and small refurbished furniture

New Location…
Education Station – Opens its doors at a new location
Saturday, April 21
Education Station invites you to stop in to celebrate their new
115 W. St. Louis Street, Pacific (next to the Library)
Drawings for free programs to adults and children and promotional
items to registrants and visitors

Now Hiring – Café Palermo
A new restaurant in Pacific; located in Lamar Plaza off Lamar Parkway
Call: Julie – 314-737-2339 if interested in employment.

WOMEN in BUSINESS – Expo/Seminar
At the Gala Center in Union (Next to Great 8 Cinema)
Tuesday, April 24 – 5:00 – 7:30 pm
Enjoy wine and hor’dourves
Speakers and business professionals on hand to answer questions about your
business concerns
FREE – but you must RSVP before April 24
Call: Mike Kennedy – (636) 584-0566
Sponsored by PNC Bank of Union
Six Flags Tickets Now Available for Purchase at Pacific
Area Chamber of Commerce
      One Day General Admission Price - $29.99 - Main Gate Price
You SAVE $20.00 on a full day of fun!
 Child price - $36.99 (2 & under free)
      Season Pass - $54.99 - Main Gate Price - $59.99
You SAVE $5.00 on a summer filled with fun!
      Tickets are valid at Six Flags St. Louis only
      All ticket sales purchased through the Chamber are final
Park Schedule
      Park Opens – Friday, April 6 – Weekends Only
      Daily operation begins – May 21
      Hurricane Harbor Water Park opens Saturday, May 26
      Please visit for updates and operating
calendar changes

Spring Blood Drive
Tuesday, May 8
3:00 – 7:00 pm
Meramec Ambulance District
429 E. Osage, Pacific
                                   It’s Official
                Win a Missouri Hidden Treasures Getaway Package

Social Media-ready:
It’s Official; Win a #VisitMOtreasures Getaway Package:

Jefferson City, Mo. — Missouri is loaded with Hidden Treasures; unique places and attractions,
off the beaten path, just waiting to become the next big thing. The
Missouri Division of Tourism and think these places
are already big things, so they want to familiarize you with some of
these jewels—and, they’re giving away some stupendous getaway
packages to prove it . . . no purchase necessary. Interested?

Look for the special, 12-page “Hidden Treasures” insert in the
May/June edition of Midwest Living magazine. The flyer is filled
with photos and descriptions of some of Missouri’s hidden
treasures: ever hear of The Rusty Jug, or Dick’s 5 & 10? How
about Warm Springs Ranch or Overlook Farms? No? Well, you
have some treats in store.

Oh, and let’s not forget the “giving away” part. You can register to win—remember, no purchase
required to win—Missouri getaway packages valued at $150-$450; plus, the grand prize, a
SIMON® Gift card valued at $500 compliments of Battlefield Mall and Independence Center. Still

Here's a quick look at how the giveaway works:

       No purchase required to enter.
       To submit an entry, simply navigate to (Details, rules, and a prize
        list are posted on the site.)
       Every Friday morning, April 20 through June 22, three winners will be drawn at random,
        to receive a Missouri getaway package, valued at $150-$450. Winners will be notified by
        email at noon, CDT.
       Weekly winners will be announced on VisitMO’s Facebook page.
       You must register each week, beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, to be eligible for the
        following Friday’s drawing.
       You can only win the weekly drawing once; however, all winners are eligible for the grand
       When you register online, if you agree to share the contest information through Facebook
        or Twitter, you are also eligible for the grand prize, a SIMON® Gift card valued at $500,
        compliments of Battlefield Mall and Independence Center.
       The grand prize winner will be announced on VisitMO’s Facebook page at noon Monday,
        June 25.
       You can follow the giveaway on VisitMO’s Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest pages, using
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SCORE Sponsors:
The Many Ways of Funding a Business
St. Louis University
3674 Lindell Blvd
Cook Bldg.Room 230
St. Louis, MO 63108
Saturday April 28, 2012
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
In this workshop you will learn:
       About borrowing from family, friends and other investors
       About factoring
       About microloans and other funding sources including Crowd Funding,
        Arch Grants and venture capital
Cost - $30
       Mary Ann O’Connell – Partner, Husch Blackwell
       Joy Ann Venverloh – President, Lexx Funding
       Galen Gondolfi – Senior Loan Counselor, Justine Petersen
       Larry Ross – President, SCORE St. Louis Chapter
Register with SCORE
314-539-6600 x 242
Pacific Partnership Cruise Night
June 9 – Noon – 9:00 pm – Downtown Pacific
Food/Vendors/Music/Games/Beer Garden
$10 entry Fee
Cars must register at 3rd & W. Union St. Registration begins at 11 am
Dash Plaques for the first 300 entries
All registered entries will be entered into a drawing for Cash Prizes
1st Place - $300
2nd Place - $200
3rd Place - $100
Drawing held at 6pm – Must be present to win
Presented by the Pacific Partnership
For more information call (636) 271- 4844
For vendor information call (314) 809- 8791

Cruise Night committee meets every Tuesday evening – 6:30 PM at the Route
66 Railfan Center at the corner of St. Louis Street and 1st Street, before the
RR tracks, in downtown Pacific. Please come, get involved in this community

Recipes from Famous Locations on Route 66

White Squirrel Tavern
Once located on the south side of Highway 66 just east of Central
Avenue in Eureka

White Squirrel Doughnuts

6 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp sugar
¼ cup vegetable shortening
1 package yeast
1 ½ cups to 1 ¾ cups warm water
2 medium white potatoes – 1 cup fluffy riced potatoes

Mix 6 cups flour, salt and sugar. Add ¼ cup shortening and work with
fingers as for pie crust. Boil 2 potatoes in jackets. Peel and rice the
potatoes while still hot. Cool.
Measure 1 cup (fluffy). Add to flour mixture and blend with fingers. Add
yeast to ½ cup of warm water. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir to mix. Add the
yeast and ½ cup water mixture to other ingredients with remaining water.
Knead dough in bowl until it sticks together. It should be a stiff dough but
not dry. Place ¼ cup flour on board and knead the dough with all your
might for 5 – 10 minutes. Knead dough well. When dough gets smooth
and satiny and no longer sticks to your hand, dough is kneaded enough.
Form into a ball. Grease a deep bowl all around and turn ball of dough all
around to grease the dough. Cover w/ a towel and let rise until dough is
very light. Test: press finger deep into dough. If depression remains, the
dough has risen enough. To make doughnuts, shape into balls. Set deep
fryer to 370 degrees. Drop doughnuts into vegetable shortening and fry
until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Spread w/sugar
or powdered sugar. This recipe can also be used to make doughnuts with
a cutter or rolled out to make long johns.

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