Friday, September 27, 2013
A grand opening ribbon-cutting
ceremony is set for September 29th at 11 a.m. for the
newly revamped Pizza Parlor and Pizza Garden exhibits at the Magic
House in Kirkwood, a suburb of St. Louis. County Farm Bureaus in
the St. Louis Metro-East area and beyond that comprise the Gateway
Information Advertising Committee are sponsoring the exhibit for 10
years with a $25,000 donation. The Gateway Committee was created in
the late 1970s to create consumer-directed advertising and
The new interactive exhibit shows visitors how pizza ingredients
are tied to the farm. Six Missouri and Illinois family farms are
highlighted for each ingredient that comprises a typical pizza.
Featured farmers are: wheat, dairy, livestock, and vegetable.
Another interactive activity allows visitors to build a pizza.
Other information in the exhibit describes pizza ingredients and
what it takes to turn the raw products in to a pizza.
Outside the Magic House in the courtyard is a pizza garden
shaped like slices of a pizza, and in each slice, plants tied to a
pizza are grown. Other activities for the day include:
• A mini-farmers market
• Agriculture in the Classroom presentations and lessons
• A small animal exhibit
• Opportunities to meet farmers
• Pizza tasting
Activities will conclude at 3 p.m.
Fourteen Illinois and eleven Missouri County Farm Bureaus, along
with Illinois Farm Bureau, Missouri Farm Bureau Federation,
Illinois Corn Growers, Illinois Pork Producers, and Monroe County
Pork Producers are the sponsors of this exciting new exhibit.
Illinois counties include:
Calhoun, Clinton, Greene, Jersey, Lawrence, Macoupin, Madison,
Marion, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington, Wayne, and
Missouri counties include:
Callaway, Crawford, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Phelps, Pike,
St. Charles, St. Genevieve, St. Louis, and Warren.
For More Info Contact:
St. Louis Children's Museum
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