January: when we all make resolutions. Here in Citywalk we are resolved to continue growing, becoming an ever stronger and healthier community. New businesses continue to open. A belated welcome to Papa John’s Pizza, 419 S. Florissant. Another new eatery slipped in: Banana Yummies, 497 Airport Road. Tax Prep Zone has opened just in time: 195 N. Florissant.
St. Louis Dazzling Diamonds Dance Company
Meanwhile, we have some Dazzling Diamonds among us! The St. Louis Dazzling Diamonds Dance Company (STLDDC) is a traveling, competitive, trophy award winning majorette dance team, founded by Naomi Ashby and DeAndre Isom. STLDDC’s mission statement is: “The St. Louis Dazzling Diamonds Dance Company’s Mission is to educate, inspire and instill principles of teamwork through the love of dance and cultivate it into a passion for a purposeful life.”
In addition to competing, STLDDC performs at community events, volunteer productions, fashion shows, sporting events, parades, birthday parties, charity events, and showcases. More than eighty-five kids (predominantly girls, but boys are welcome) practice every day at 48 S. Florissant, rehearsing Monday through Friday, 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, 9-5 p.m. They have been featured on the t.v. show “Bringit!” When asked why they have set up their location in Ferguson, Ms. Ashby said, “So many of our children who participate in our dance programs live right in this area.” STLDDC is currently raising funds for a dance floor. They have visions of expanding their programs beyond dance to agriculture and arts, having kids grow gardens and learn to cook what they grow. They will start offering programs for adults in the near future. STLDDC will open to the public in February 2017.
If you would like to become involved you can email them at email@example.com.
• Celebrate the Life of Brian Fletcher, Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Ferguson Community Center.
• Ferguson’s Indoor Farmers’ Market January 21, 2017 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm