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Grants Farm opens April 12

(KTVI) – The St. Louis Cardinals are not the only ones celebrating opening day this week. Grants Farm opens on Saturday, April 12. Tim Ezell talks to a representative from Grants Farm about its opening day.

For more information: anheuser-busch.com/index.php/our-heritage/grants-farm/

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St. Louis County Councilwoman Kathleen Burkett passes

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KTVI) – St. Louis County Councilwoman Kathleen Burkett died Sunday morning at the age of 68 after a nearly yearlong battle with cancer. A longtime fixture of the St. Louis County Democratic Party, Burkett was chair of the County Democratic Central Committee through most of the 90′s.

During her tenure, she was a fierce opponent of the anti-smoking ban.

County Executive Charlie Dooley praised Burkett as someone who took care of her constituents.

St. Louis Co Exec. Dooley’s Statement on Kathleen Burkett Death

Brides against Breast Cancer offering discount bridal gowns

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KTVI) – Saturday, the “Brides against Breast Cancer” nationwide tour of gowns made a stop in south St. Louis County. The organization sells hundreds of wedding dresses at discounts from 25 to 85 percent, with the proceeds going to support cancer patients and their families.

Last year the tour raised $2million dollars.

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Rams team up with area teens to tackle diversity

(KTVI)– On the playing field these Affton Cougars and Normandy Vikings are fierce competitors.

But Thursday these students joined together with the Rams to cooperate.

“You know we’re just separated by a few miles and a lot of the issues in their neighborhoods are the same issues as our kids are going through and really they’re just the same kids,” says Dan Olive the Affton Athletic Director.

This is the second year for the Rams blitz program that promotes diversity, respect and understanding.

“It was interesting because we talked about diversity and stereotypes and we came together as a whole Affton and Normandy and set aside our differences and build a new foundation with each other,” says Affton Junior Westerband Lindor.

Thursday was the fourth and final meeting for the two schools.

At Thursday morning’s sessions students talked about race, religion, stereotypes and more.

A Safe Place fashion show

SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – This weekend you have a chance to check out some new fashions and help a good cause at the same time.

Brenda Smelser and Barb Tenholder talked with April Simpson about the 9th Annual Fashion Show to benefit A Safe Place Domestic Violence Shelter.

9th Annual Fashion Show
Sunday, April 6
12:30-3:30pm
Holiday Inn in South County Center

Find out more: comtrea.org

MidWest BatFest at World Bird Sanctuary

VALLEY PARK, MO (KTVI) – Tim Ezell is learning more about bats. Walt Crawford brought two of the bats that you can visit at the World Bird Sanctuary.

You can learn much more about bats this weekend at the MidWest BatFest while you explore bats in Missouri and what you can do to help them survive.

There will be kids’ activities, cave tours, bat mist-netting demonstrations and more.

This event presented in partnership with Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri State Parks, Missouri Bat Census, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the US Forest Service.

MidWest BatFest 2014
April 4-6

12:00pm-4:00pm
World Bird Sanctuary

Admission and parking is FREE. No reservations required.

Find out more: http://www.worldbirdsanctuary.org/