Stemming from connections to Christian Brothers at the LaSalle Institute in the township of…More Glencoe (now Wildwood), the Sacred Heart parish was formally founded in 1889. "Harmony, charity and love for the Eucharist" is the parish's motto.
Sacred Heart Athletic Association parishioners volunteer as coaches for the church's basketball and volleyball teams. Other activities include a gardening club and quilting group.
The parish has operated a parochial school since 1948. For children who attend public schools, this church offers a Parish School of Religion (PSR).
In the northern-most tip of Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park is tucked a school managed by the Missouri…More Division of Youth Services (DYS).
Called Babler Lodge, the facility is home to juveniles who are located there for an "alternative education" by state officials. Students are in grades 6 through 12.
The area near the lodge is closed to visitors of the park.
Arleasha Mays, assistant communications director, Missouri Department of Social Services, said students sent to Babler Lodge typically stem from offenses such as stealing, truancy or property-related infractions.
Students come from the counties of St. Charles, Jefferson and St. Louis, as well as St. Louis City, according to Mays. She said students live at the lodge for a period of three to six months while they are completing education and treatment programs.
Stemming from volunteer firefighters in the 1960s, this fire protection district provides many valuable services to…More residents, organizations and business owners in Eureka and select areas of Northern Franklin County.
Eureka Fire Protection District serves more than 28,000 people living within 82 square miles. It has three fire stations, whose members are a combination of paid (career) employees and volunteers (reserves). It is geographically the largest fire department in St. Louis County.
Addresses for the three stations are:
House 1 - 4849 Highway 109
House 2 - 1815 West Fifth Street
House 3 - 3570 White Oak School Road
If you would like assistance with installing child safety seats, this is the right spot. The Eureka Fire Protection team also can join special events to assist with public education, and sometimes birthday parties, by special request.
The firemen also conduct CPR classes and are part of Eureka's dedication to the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. In addition, the professionals participate in search-and-rescue missions as well as large animal rescue efforts.
Youths ages 14 through 17 who are considering firefighting as a profession may join the Explorer Post 2498 program.