Members of the St. James Chamber of Commerce, local donors, and city officials delivered boxes of donated Christmas gifts to the Missouri Veterans Home-St. James on Monday. Part of the Helping Our Heroes program the Chamber holds each year, the donation drive was a huge success and items will be dispersed to residents living in the facility.
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The Missouri Veterans Home-St. James (MVH) held a Veterans Day ceremony to honor veterans living at the facility and the men and women who have served to defend America’s freedoms. Snowy weather altered many of the plans for the day, but staff took time to recognize veterans and thank them for their years of service on Monday.
The St. James Chamber of Commerce will once again sponsor the annual Christmas parade, which is scheduled for Saturday, December 7 at 6 p.m. Businesses, clubs, organizations, churches, and schools wishing to participate in this year’s event are encouraged to pick up a parade application now.
The Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC) recently announced it has received nearly $5 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to make upgrades to four Missouri Veterans Homes, with the Missouri Veterans Home-St. James (MVH) to receive $618,309.
St. James had two high school students selected to the All-State Choir after auditioning and earning a spot on the choir on November 9. Kaitlyn Higgingbotham and Emma Carroll were both selected to the choir and will have the opportunity to practice and perform with others selected from across the state.