Parkville April Cruise Night
Saturday, April 7, 2012, 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Historic Downtown Parkville, Missouri
City Parking Lot
Spring is right around the corner and so is Parkville's first Cruise Night of the year! Find your ultimate dream car while you listen to the cool tunes of yesterday. Take in a little shopping and grab a tasty bite at one of Parkville's terrific eateries. The Son's of the American Legion will offer onsite food. To learn more visit www.parkvillemo.org.
2012 Parkville Cruise Night Dates
Saturday, May 5
Saturday, June 2
Saturday, August 4
Saturday, September 1
Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:
Parkville Farmers Market
Hosted by Main Street Parkville Association a Committee of Parkville Community Development Corporation - 501©3
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate
Parkville Antique Mall New Location
Main Street Parkville Association (MSPA) is pleased to announce that it will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Parkville Antique Mall new location on Monday, February 20, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
The Parkville Antique Mall opened September 2003 and is proud to call Historic Parkville our home.
January 2012, The Parkville Antique Mall moved. Everyone is invited to see their new location. Help them celebrate by visiting during their Open House, Monday, Presidents Day, February 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The MSPA Ribbon Cutting is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., followed by special refreshments.
The Parkville Antique Mall new address is 160 South Main Street, Parkville, Missouri, just 4 buildings east of their old location. It features over 40 dealers, on 2 floors, offering a wonderful selection of antiques, collectibles, and vintage, retro, eclectic and treasures for everyone.
Their courteous staff is always there to help you. Their goal is to make your Open House visit fun and enjoyable. Treats will be available all day!
Parkville Antique Mall
160 South Main Street
Parkville, Missouri 64152
Main Street Parkville Association Proudly Announces New Officers for 2012
Downtown Parkville, Main Street Parkville Association, is proud to announce their new elected officers for 2012. The new officers for Main Street Parkville Association were elected Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at the monthly Membership Annual Election Meeting held at the American Legion in downtown Parkville, Missouri. Main Street Parkville Association and the new officers look forward to the upcoming year.
Election results are as follows:
Allan Moore was elected Chair
Susan Smith was elected for Vice Chair
Genevra Boucher was elected for Secretary
Josh Brock was elected for Treasurer
Bill Grigsby’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Main Street Parkville Association (MSPA) honored Bill Grigsby’s many selfless contributions to the City of Parkville with the presentation of the organization’s first annual Grigsby Lifetime Achievement Award to Parkville Alderman Marvin Ferguson at the Christmas on the River Celebration on December 2.
Carol Kuhns, MSPA chair, said MSPA has established the Grigsby Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize and honor individuals who best exemplify the qualities demonstrated by Bill Grigsby, including community leadership, volunteerism, commitment, dependability, positive attitude and the ability to work with a variety of individuals and communications. “Bill Grigsby has always been Parkville’s best cheerleader and supporter,” said Ms. Kuhns. “Bill’s love for Parkville has always been very contagious. We miss him greatly. MSPA wanted to remember Bill by honoring others who are so important to our city and our residents. We are so pleased to be able to present this award to Marvin Ferguson, who has served our City for more than 38 years as an alderman and supporter.”
Mr. Ferguson first ran for alderman after his neighborhood had just been annexed by Parkville. His first interest was to be able to help lead the changing zoning laws for his neighborhood. As his wife, Sandra, remembers, “Each time he would think about stepping down, there was another issue needing his attention. Our phone rang all of time with residents with problems.” Marvin was always ready to help.
As Mayor Pro-Tem for many years, Mr. Ferguson stepped in three times to serve as Mayor. He served as chair of the City’s Finance Committee and helped keep the growing City in the black. Because of his commercial real estate development experience, Marvin lent his expertise as the City worked with developers and legislators. He helped the City grow with grace and charm. Marvin has had the vision and experience to help the city develop and still hold on to its history and good ways.
Walter White and other members from the Chief’s Ambassador Club were on the stage with Fran Grigsby, Bill’s beautiful wife, to present the award to Marvin during the Christmas on the River Celebration. “It is an appropriate night to make this presentation,” said Ms. Kuhns. “It is because of Bill’s vision about a holiday celebration on the riverfront in downtown Parkville that we are here this evening enjoying the holiday voices of children and great fireworks. We are so pleased to remember Bill and honor Marvin with this award.”
Downtown Parkville Introduces Eco-Friendly Transportation
Main Street Parkville Association is proud to announce the use of eco-friendly, short distance, urban transportation to historic downtown Parkville, Missouri. Main Street Parkville Association has partnered with Tricycle Transit to offer you on-demand transportation around downtown Parkville. Look for the pedicabs in downtown Parkville every Friday, Saturday and at special events. Pick up a ride any time. It's as simple as hailing a taxi cab. The riders work on gratuity, but if you are curious the suggested rate to tip is $1-$2 per block.
Parkville Christmas on the River
An Old Towne Holiday
Friday, December 2, 2011
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Historic Downtown Parkville
Admission is Free
Parkville's 19th Annual holiday celebration is sure to create lasting memories for you and your family! Join us for a family-style holiday kick-off with live entertainment, the 1,000 voice children's choir from Park Hill School District, a Children's Christmas Village, classic Christmas movies on Main Street, Santa's arrival, fireworks and more!
This is Parkville's 19th Annual Christmas on the River, which is hosted by the Christmas on the River Committee of the Main Street Parkville Association and Parkville Community Development Corporation, 501©3 charitable organizations.
Free shuttles to the event will be running Friday from 5:30 p.m. till 10:00 p.m. from Park Hill South High School, South Platte County Community Center (YMCA), and Park University.
For the little tykes: Come see Santa from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Santa's house just south of the main stage. While you're waiting, take a ride in the "Santa Express" choo-choo train. Santa's Helpers will be available to escort your family to the Olde Mill for our Children's Christmas Village where there will be lots of free Christmas-themed activities for kids aged 2-12.
For the shoppers: Stop by the Christmas Market and pick up some Christmas gifts, stocking stuffers, food and something hot to drink while you listen to the music on the main stage! When you're done there, walk up Main Street and into English Landing Centre and browse through the many unique shops that will be open.
For all ages: While you stroll along Main Street and visit our local merchants, stop and watch a classic movie on the 16 foot screen in Pocket Park or listen to the strolling carolers as they pass. If your feet get tired, hop on a hayride sponsored by Mike Emmick of Edward Jones or take a ride the Tricycle Transit.
For the traditionalists: Grab a bite to eat downtown or in the Christmas Market, get yourself some hot chocolate or cider and watch all the acts on center stage and enjoy the 1,000-voice choir (student choirs from Park Hill School District) finale! Of course, after that, we'll end the evening with a spectacular fireworks display!
Sponsors for the holiday celebration include:
Country 94.1 KFKF
English Landing Centre
Park Hill School District
Parkville Community Development Corporation
Platte County Community Center
Platte Valley Bank
Hosts for the Christmas Village:
Platte County Community Center South (YMCA)
College Nannies and Tutors
Living Water Christian Church
Northland Impact United Methodist Church
Special Thanks to:
Mike Emmick, Edward Jones for the Wagon Rides
For more information and a schedule of events, visit the Christmas on the River Event Page.
PARKVILLE OLD TOWNE MARKET COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
The Board of Directors of the Parkville Old Towne Market Community Improvement District (POTMCID) elected two new members to the Board and elected officers at the group’s annual meeting on Friday, October 7, 2011.
Joining the Board are January Carter and Chad Earwood. Ms. Carter is the owner of Aura Hari Studio and Boutique in downtown historical Parkville. Mr. Earwood is the owner of eShipping and operates additional business in the Old Towne District.
Elected as officers for this year are Tom Hutsler, Chair, (Joint Sales and Development/English Landing Center); Kevin Heaton, Vice Chair (Stone Canyon Pizza); John Kuhns, Treasurer (H.M.S. Beagle) and Carol Kuhns, Secretary/District Manager (H.M.S. Beagle).
The POTMCID was formed in 2006 under the leadership of Main Street Parkville Association. Funds from the PITMCID are used for downtown marketing, streetscape beautifiction and improvements, and economic development of the Parkville downtown. Over the past four years, POTMCID funds have been used to upgrade and enhance downtown lighting, to expand promotional and marketing efforts, and support the economic viabiity of the businesses within the District.
For more information about the POTMCID, please contact Carol Kuhns, District Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd Annual Parkville Pub Crawl
Presented by the Parkville
Area Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, October 15
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join the Parkville Area Chamber of Commerce for the 2nd Annual Parkville Pub Crawl. For only $25 you will be provided with transportation, great specials, games and prizes.
11:00 am Register at American Legion on Main Street in Downtown Parkville
11:30 am First flight leaves for bars
Register online today at www.parkvillechamber.com
Buses will rotate among all participating establishments. And return all participants to American Legion approximately 4pm for final wrap up. The American Legion will be sponsoring a post event Karaoke event at Legion on Main Street starting at 4:00 pm.
Click Here - Registration Form
Contact the Parkville Chamber of Commerce directly with any questions at 816-587-2700.
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"Through the Woods"
5K Trail Run / Walk
Parkville Nature Sanctuary
Saturday, November 5
For those of you who lamented the cancellation of the Parkville Days 5k, we've got something new for you! The "Through the Woods" run / walk will take place on the beautiful single-track trails of the Parkville Nature Sanctuary and on the grounds of Park University on Saturday, November 5, 9:00 a.m. Areas of the race will be technical, rocky and steep, as well as flat, gravel surfaces.
You don't have to be a trail runner to take part in this; you just need to love nature! Hot chili and apple cider will be served at the end of the race while you enjoy the roaring fire pit. All runners will also receive a commemorative soup crock.
The run benefits Parkville's Christmas on the River. Christmas on the River is an event of the Parkville Community Development Corporation, a 501©3 charitable organization and Main Street Parkville Association.
Register at www.active.com or Download the Form by Friday, October 28 or visit Cycle City in the Parkville Commons. Registration must be received by October 28 to guarantee free gift.
Special thanks to our sponsors:
Michael P. Berry, DDS, Pediatric Dentistry
North Kanas City Dental Group
Parkville Nature Sanctuary
Platte Valley Bank
The walls are finally coming down in Parkville . . . the sandbag walls and just in time for Labor Day Weekend!
Join us in downtown Parkville this Labor Day weekend. Enjoy shopping, grab a tasty bite at one of Parkville's terrific eateries, live music, Cruise Night and support March of Dimes.
Rich Berry, an Acoustic Blues artist, will be preforming live on Main Street in Pocket Park tonight from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. So if you are in the mood for some foot stomping', head bobbin', juke jointin', harmonica soaked acoustic blues check him out! And, River Bend Restaurant and Bar will live music by North America from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. on their rooftop with Happy Hours specials.
Saturday night is the last Parkville Cruise Night of the year till April 2012 starting at 4:00 p.m. Bring or find your ultimate dream car while you listen to the cool tunes of yesterday by the Yardogs. The Yardogs are a rockin five-piece band performing a mix of their own original music and tunes from some of their favorite bands and artists.
Deja' Nue, a local merchant on Main Street, was approached by a six year old named Tucker last weekend who is a March of Dimes baby. He was born weighing a whopping one pound. He is now six and is trying to raise $1000 every year for Bikers for Babies. That is the amount that he needs to become an Ambassador. That enables him to take a lap around Kansas Speedway on the back of a Harley Bike. The downtown merchants merged together to help him reach his goal. Support Tucker and the March of Dimes out this Saturday.
Deja' Nue will have a tent set up in front of their store on Main Street with silent auctions items for Tucker. The silent auction items include items from Peddlers Wagon, Main Street Inn, Wines by Jennifer, Pieces of the Past, Frank's Italian Restaurant, Deja' Nue, Parkville Coffeehouse and more. The tent will also include RMP spray paint art and M&A creations on hand doing live demonstrations. M&A Creations does chain mail jewelry. Plus live acoustic music by Chase Fanning.
Happy Labor Day weekend from downtown Parkville!
Parkville Days Riverfest 2011
Parade Entry Winners, Special Thanks to Our Sponsors and Volunteers
43rd Annual Parkville Days Riverfest 2011 Parade Winners
Parkville Days Riverfest is proud to announce the three top best themed entry's winners for this year's parade. The parade theme was "Excellence in Education". First place was awarded to Park Hill South High School Marching Band, second place was awarded to Karate for Kids and third place was awarded to Kindergarten Readiness. The parade was held on Saturday, August 20 in Downtown Historic Parkville.
Special Thanks to Our Sponsors and Volunteers
BIG THANKS FROM PARKVILLE DAYS RIVERFEST 2011!
Main Street Parkville Association would like to take this opportunity to thank Park University, North Kansas City Beverage and English Landing Centre for their donations and sponsorships in making this year's event a success. Plus, the many volunteers who donated their time to the festival.
The festival featured many arts and crafts booths from dealers around the region as well as many of our local merchants. Everyone enjoyed our Blues and Jazz line-up; children especially enjoyed the carnival rides and games. This continues to be a fun-filled family event year after year.
43rd Annual Parkville Days Riverfest
August 19 - 21, 2011
English Landing Centre, Parkville, Missouri
Friday, August 19 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, August 20 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday, August 21 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
One of downtown Parkville's biggest festivals, the Annual Parkville Days Riverfest offers great family entertainment and fun in historic downtown Parkville.
This year's event offers something for everyone! Artists and crafters will have their work on display in booths in English Landing Centre. Food vendors will offer everything from kettle corn to drinks to corn dogs. There will be pony rides for the young at heart. The 2nd Annual Kansas City Mini Maker Faire will be set up all weekend with do-it-yourselfers exhibits and demonstrations. There will be great jazz and blues on the stage in English Landing Centre Friday night and Saturday starting at 4:00 pm. Everyone is encouraged to use the free parking at Park University and take the free shuttle to the festival. Parking downtown is very limited.Plus, the merchant's downtown will be hosting their end of summer sale Friday and Saturday.
Saturday entertainment will include Tumble Cheer Gym, Kansas City Mini Makers Fair and Karate for Kids demonstrations. And, watch the sky light up Saturday night with the Sky Lantern Launch at H.M.S. Beagle. Each lantern will sell for $10 each or 3 for $25. Purchasers may write messages on each sky lantern before being launched. Each sky lantern is constructed of flameproof paper and bamboo and is 100% biodegradable. Profits of each sky lantern purchase goes to Parkville Flood Relief.
This year's parade (starting at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 20) promises to be the "best ever." Not only will there be bands and floats, but this year's parade will feature entries by area Shriners! The theme for this year's parade is "Excellence in Education" and Park Hill Superintendent Dr. Dennis Fisher, Park Hill School District, is the Grand Marshal. Following the parade the Harvey Band will be preforming in Pocket Park until 3:00 pm.
Sunday on the stage local artist will perform live acoustic and Millennium Academy will have 20 minute demonstration, a free 20 minute Krav Maga (adult self-defense / fitness workout) and a free 20 minute youth self-defense martial arts class at 11:30 am.
The 2nd Annual Kansas City Mini Maker Faire will be set up in English Landing Centre all weekend. The Mini Maker Faire will feature the works of Kansas City's own do-it-yourselfers with exhibits and demonstrations on robotics, costumes, amateur radio, a Jacob's Ladder, MakerBot Cupcake CNC's and more! The Mini Maker Faire is being hosted by the Make:KC group in partnership with the CCCKC Hackerspace and H.M.S. Beagle and in cooperation with the national Maker Faire organization.
Admission is free and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to enjoy a relaxing day at English Landing Centre. Everyone is encouraged to use the free parking at Park University and take the free shuttle to the festival. Parking downtown is very limited. Alcohol will be available at the festival; but cannot be taken out of the festival grounds. Outside alcohol will not be allowed into the festival.
Hosted By: Main Street Parkville Association a Committee of Parkville Community Development Corporation - 501©3
Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:
Park University and North Kansas City Beverage Company
Parkville August Cruise Night
Saturday, August 6, 2011
4:00 - 8:00 pm
Historic Downtown Parkville, Missouri
English Landing Center
Find your ultimate dream car while you listen to the cool tunes of yesterday. Take in a little shopping and grab a tasty bite at one of Parkville's terrific eateries. The Son's of the American Legion will offer onsite food. Don't forget to pick up your limited edition dash plaque. Participants who are bringing their cars to show will need to enter English Landing Center off of Main Street. To learn more visit www.parkvillemo.orgor call 816-505-2227.
2011 Parkville Cruise Night Dates
Saturday, September 3, 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:
Main Street Parkville Association
KC Street Rod Parts
Parkville Farmers Market
Tallant's Body Shop
The Local Café
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