Sappington-Concord Memorial Park to get new neighbor!
As of today, January 13, 2016, Sappington-Concord Memorial Park will have a new neighbor! And the new neighbor, the Lindbergh Schools, is a long time friend. Former Lindbergh Schools Superintendent Dr Jim Sandfort was instrumental in the 1992 founding of the Sappington-Concord Historical Society, SCHS. The SCHS has been with Lindbergh Schools ever since, holding its meetings there and offering support to the Lindbergh Schools and Lindbergh students.
The former Johnny’s Market is across the street, Denny Road, from Sappington-Concord Memorial Park where SCHS has its World War II Honor Roll. The Memorial Park is maintained by Boy Scout Troop 646 of St. Catherine Laboure.
The Call newspaper states that current Superintendent Jim Simpson said, “Johnny’s Market is a local landmark, and we respect the long history it has in our community. We look forward to revitalizing this intersection with new construction and being a good neighbor to the surrounding homes and businesses.”
Sappington-Concord Memorial Park is destined to be part of the “front yard” for the new Lindbergh Schools central office!
See the SunCrest Call newspaper‘s article announcing the purchase of the former Johnny’s Market property by the Lindbergh Schools.
See January 14, 2016 South County Times article on the purchase of the former Johnny’s Market property for the new Lindbergh Schools district offices.
See January 20, 2016 SunCrest Call article on the planning and construction of the new Lindbergh Schools district offices.
Sappington-Concord Memorial Park has been the site of the annual SCHS Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by Sappington-Concord Historical Society since 1995. In 2015, the ceremony was held on the green at St Lucas UCC on Denny Road, a short distance up the hill from the park. The 2016 ceremony will again be held on the green at St Lucas UCC. The Memorial Day ceremony is a community wide event to honor the contributions and sacrifices of our veterans and armed forces to protecting our country.
See photos of past SCHS Memorial Day ceremonies.