Lafayette Bible Baptist Church celebrated its 50th anniversary in a two-day celebration on Sept. 29-30. The celebration was a gift to the community as well as an opportunity for the church to celebrate its heritage as a “fundamental, independent, Bible-believing, Bible-preaching Baptist church with a burden for missions.” Lafayette Bible Baptist Church is located at 18810 Hwy. 100 in the Pacific/Wildwood area of West St. Louis County. It is online at lbbc-stl.com.
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In an effort to better serve its client families, Circle of Concern Food Pantry has transitioned from a traditional pantry model to a client choice pantry. The new service model will allow the pantry’s clients choose what they want and need to address medical, dietary and cultural concerns. The program also is to reduce waste and provide the pantry with a better sense of what it needs in terms of food donations. While going through the redevelopment process, the nonprofit took the opportunity to make a number of upgrades to its building located at 112 St. Louis Ave. in Valley Park.
• • •St. Louis City, Clayton, The Grove and now Chesterfield – Sauce on the Side opened this summer at 1637 Clarkson Road with a full menu of hand-crafted calzones, salads topped with house-made dressings and mouth-watering desserts. Owners Mark Robinson and Lance Caden invite customers to stop by and check out the company’s reward program and to peruse its menu and hours anytime online at sauceontheside.com.
NETWORKING & EVENTS
The West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce hosts its general membership meeting luncheon from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25 at The Wildwood Hotel, 2801 Fountain Place in Wildwood. Guest speaker Dan Coughlin will share how to “Optimize Your Individual Effectiveness.” Admission is $25 for members; $30 for non-member guests. There is a $5 surcharge for registration less than 48 hours prior to the luncheon and for walk-ins. To register, call (636) 230-9900 or visit westcountychamber.com.
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The West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce and Jay Wolfe Toyota of West County host an ‘80s-themed Chamber Trivia Night & Costume Party at 7 p.m. [doors open at 6:30 p.m.] on Saturday, Oct. 27. Beer, wine and soft drinks are provided. Guests should bring snacks and table decorations and dress for fun! Admission is $30 per person; tables seat eight. To register, call (636) 230-9900 or visit westcountychamber.com.
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The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce’s general membership meeting is from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 at Wings of Hope, 18370 Wings of Hope Blvd. in Chesterfield. Admission is $30 for members; $35 for guests. A $5 discount applies for registrations through Friday, Oct. 12; a $5 surcharge applies to registrations after Oct. 15. Walk-ins will not be guaranteed a meal. Register online at chesterfieldmochamber.com or by calling (636) 532-3399.