Monthly Archives: January 2016

Sam, an Army Veteran, Fights to Keep His House

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Last year, Sam, a 2-tour Iraq Army veteran, lost his house to the City of St. Louis Land Tax Auction over $947 in delinquent real estate taxes.  Since before Thanksgiving 2015, this father of 2 boys has worked extra hours and taken on side jobs earning money to retain his property.  Today, we went to the Civil Courts building to handle Sam’s final continuance…and kept his home from becoming property of the LRA (Land Reutilization Authority), thanks to Sam’s hard work and your donations.  Extra special thanks to civil rights attorney Eric Vickers, a couple proud Military Moms, Master Sgt. D, and a few U.S. Airmen—currently deployed overseas—who couldn’t bear to see a fellow vet fall upon hard times.  Neighbors helping neighbors, veterans helping veterans.  High-five yourselves, St. Louis!

PRTR Prom 2016

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in your finest cocktail attire, your puffiest 80’s prom dress, a ruffled tuxedo shirt, or just slacks and sensible shoes. Bring a date or come solo! Anything goes! Dance to the best of beats by local DJ’s, poets, and musicians, and enjoy live visual arts by some of the coolest artists in St. Louis.

PLEASE PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE via EventBrite.  (Tickets will not be sold at the door.)


$10 – person

$18 – couple

$40 – group of 5

Music and Poetry by:


Poet Pacia Elaine

Truenessia Combs


Audacious Melodious V


Nostalgia (70’s/80/s Cover Band)

Live Visual Art by:

Max & Maria Cassilly of City Museum

Laura Charles Flow Artist

Marigrace Binning

Jenni DeSuza

Raise funds and earn votes to be crowned King or Queen! ($1 = 1 vote.)  Crowns and prizes awarded to one King, one Queen, and one Couple, courtesy of Flowers to the People.  The individuals who raise the most money (and the couple who raises the most money cumulatively) will keep their crowns and hold their titles until next year’s prom!  (All votes must be turned in by 10:30pm.  Coronation ceremony immediately follows.)

Ask friends, family and co-workers for their vote ($1 donation) to win your “election” as Prom King or Queen! You may also donate yourself, and there is NO LIMIT to the number of votes you can BUY.  After all, this is for a charitable cause! (Proceeds go to Project Raise The Roof.)  Share via social media with #PRTRProm!

Handmade commemorative corsages/boutonnieres – for sale by Creative Crush Events & Gifts

On-the-spot one-of-a-kind Valentine greetings available from typewriter poet Jory Piccinino.

This swanky soireé will be held at 2720 Cherokee, 2nd Floor Ballroom.