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CITY OF WENTZVILLE 2021 PHOTO CONTEST: ENDS JULY 31

The City of Wentzville Photo Contest is back for another summer of fun! Throughout the month of July, participants may enter up to three photographs in the contest. The submission period will remain open until 5 p.m. on July 31. Prior to submitting, please visit www.wentzvillemo.gov/photocontest to familiarize yourself with all contest guidelines. Visit www.wentzvillemo.gov/photosubmission to submit your photos and enter the contest.

Photographs will be voted on by Wentzville residents via an online voting poll. First, second, and third-place winners will be featured in a fall issue of the City newsletter and displayed in the City Hall lobby throughout the remainder of 2021! Winners will be announced on the City's social media channels during the second week in August. Good luck photographers!

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: AUG. 3

Each year residents from more than 15,000 communities join together to celebrate National Night Out (NNO), a nationwide initiative to fight back against crime and build ties between community members and law enforcement. As part of this event, Wentzville invites residents to join us on Tuesday, Aug. 3 in celebration of National Night Out. Residents are encouraged to turn on their porch lights, go outside and gather with their neighbors at barbecues, block parties and other celebrations.

If your neighborhood would like a visit from City officials during National Night Out, or if you need more information about how to plan your own NNO activities, please contact Officer Mainieri at (636) 639-2171 or via email at Michael.Mainieri@wentzvillemo.gov. For more information and ideas, visit www.wentzvillemo.gov/NNO.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPLASH: AUG. 7

The Wentzville Parks and Recreation Department and Wentzville Fire Protection District (WFPD) have once again teamed up to provide local students with one final end-of-summer celebration. Join us at Splash Station Aquatic Center on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 7-9 p.m. for this special event hosted by the WFPD. Only 800 tickets are available. Everyone who is preregistered will receive a FREE hot dog, bag of chips and a bottle of water. All attendees 14 and under will have the chance to win a Kindle Fire! For more information or to preregister, please call (636) 332-9236. Please note: All pool rules apply for this event.

PEDAL WITH POLICE: AUG. 18

Save the date for Pedal with Police! This annual summer event will take place on Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. at Heartland Park. Bring your bike and helmet and join the Wentzville Police and Parks and Recreation departments for an evening bike ride! 

Riders will follow the beautiful path inside Heartland Park around the lake, exiting onto the sidewalk on Schroeder Creek Boulevard and continuing to Fritz's Frozen Custard for a break and a FREE custard treat! After the break, riders will reverse the route, returning to Heartland Park. 

Although there is no registration deadline, all participants must register for this event and complete a hold harmless agreement by visiting www.wentzvillemo.gov/pedalwithpolice.