*** Jefferson County Pachyderms Events ***


Pachyderms @ House Springs Christmas Parade - 2013

President Van de Riet, First Vice President Bickowski, Secretary Haynes, former Secretary Groeteke,. Larry Haynes, Janis LaForest and Jim Terry joined in the celebration of the House Springs parade.  Even though the weather was a challenge, there were many colorful floats, wagons drawn by dogs, group of horses, colorful fire trucks and other Christmas displays.  The route was filled with many spectators.  The members of the Pachyderm Club handed out treats provided by Schroeder Sod Farms.  We were very happy to join in the festivities and thank the members of the Lions Club for this wonderful opportunity.

Crystal City Christmas Parade


Club President Linda Van De Riet carried

the club banner in the parade.



On Sunday September 22 pachyderm members Jan Laforest, Don Bickowski, Sue Bickowski, Renee Reuter, Charles Groeteke and Club President Linda Van De Riet  were at the annual Arnold Days Parade.

This years parade featured the Anheuser Bush Clydsdales with the Honorable Mayor Counts riding with the drivers. The Pachyderms were at the front of the parade and were well received by the thousands of spectators who viewed the parade. Our new banner was proudly displayed along with our national and state flags. We also distributed Pachyderm literature to many citizens. If you missed the largest annual parade in Jefferson County this year, plan on attending next year the club had a blast.

Members in the Arnold Days Parade

Jefferson County Pacjhyderm members Linda Van De Riet, Don and Sue Bickowski, Renee Reuter, Jan Laforest, and Charles Groeteke carried our new banner in the parade.

Jefferson County Pachyderms at Arnold Days Parade

High Ridge Homecoming/Fenton Days Parade

charlie and Paul at high ridge OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 20130824_100134lining up for fenton days

Saturday August 24, 2013 : The Jefferson County Pachyderms were on the move. First stop the Fenton Days Parade in Old Town Fenton. What a crowd ! Great Event and a lot of Fun. Pachyderm members Linda Van De Riet, Don Bickowski ,Carol England, and Charles Groeteke marched in the parade displaying the Pachyderm banner and our national and state flags.

Next Stop the High Ridge Homecoming Event and Fair. Great event lots of family fun. Members Don Bickowski and Charles Groeteke met with many  citizens as well as  Representative Wieland, Judge Missy and Recorder of Deeds Debbie Dunagan.

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