Community Grant Program

The Millstadt Chamber of Commerce developed and established a community grant program for the local Millstadt not-for-profit organizations to help assist with programs and projects that will help improve the betterment of the Millstadt community.

If your organization would like to apply for the grant and be considered, please click the link below to review the application, print and submit your completed application to a chamber member.

Community Grant Application

MCS Science Olympiad

The Millstadt Consolidated School (MCS) Science Olympiad team recently competed in a regional competition at SIU-Edwardsville. After placing second, the team has now received the honor of moving on to the State Competition at the University of Illinois. With this amazing accomplishment comes many expenses.
To help raise money, they are hosting a Trivia Night at MCS March 28. Please see the flyer details for more information to help offset these expenses and support the team.
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Millstadt Chamber Scholarship Available

The Millstadt Chamber of Commerce is interested in supporting and advancing educational opportunities for youth. To help our dynamic local students meet the ever-rising costs of seeking higher education, the Chamber will offer a $1,000.00 scholarship. The Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for this annual scholarship.
To be considered, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • A resident of Millstadt School District for at least 12 months prior to application.
  • A senior this year and planning to enter an accredited college, university, vocational or junior college that offers occupational training.
  • Submit a completed application including a written response to essay question.
  • Provide two letters of recommendation with at least one from a staff member of the high school.
  • Submit a current transcript indicating performance, honors, class rank.
  • Demonstrate interest in community service.
  • Demonstrate character and personality – maturity, motivation, moral character and leadership skills.

Applications are available at each school’s guidance office or by clicking here.

The completed applications must be returned to Millstadt Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 72, Millstadt, IL 62260 on or before April 15, 2014. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. The winner of the scholarship will be announced at the May Membership meeting, and will be personally contacted by the Chamber of Commerce.

DARE College Scholarship

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The Millstadt Police Department will be offering its 7th annual D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) College Scholarship. The winner of the scholarship will be awarded $1,000 to be used for the upcoming school year.

Applicants must be entering college in the fall of 2014. They must be a graduate of either Millstadt Consolidated School or St. James Catholic School in Millstadt.  Applicants must also have a 3.0 high school grade point average and will be required to write a 500 – 750 word essay, submit three character references and submit their official high school transcripts.

Those interested can pick up an application at the police department or village hall, or check with their high school guidance counselor’s office.  Any questions should be directed to Lt. Alan Hucke at 476-7250.

20th Annual Weihnachtsfest

Millstadt’s 20th Annual WeihnachtsfestMillstadt’s 20th Annual Weihnachtsfest {German Christmas Festival} will be held Sunday, December 8, 2013, at St. James Parish Center, 423 West Madison Street (one block South of Highway 158).

The arts and crafts fair opens at 10:00 a.m. and features holiday decorations, hand-crafted jewelry and wearing apparel among other unique gift items.  The Millstadt Historical Society will sell its 2014 calendars with historical photographs of Millstadt, and the Millstadt Senior Center will sell items made by local residents.

German food (sauerbraten, bratwurst, roast pork, potato pancakes, red cabbage, sauerkraut, and strudel) will be served beginning 11:30 a.m.  A holiday Cookie Walk will feature home-made Christmas cookies including German specialties.

St. Nikolaus will arrive in a parade at 12:00 Noon in which civic organizations and businesses are invited to participate.  Entertainment will be provided by the Millstadt Community Choir, Waterloo German Band and St. Louis German Cultural Society Jugendgruppe {youth group} dancers. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for children to deliver their wish lists.

There is no admission charge.  Alles Willkommen!

Proceeds will benefit Millstadt Sister Cities’ Youth Ambassador Exchange and other programs with Gross-Bieberau, Germany.

*Applications for 2014 Youth Ambassadors Exchange Program are now being accepted. For more information and application forms, contact Joan Lang at 618/476-7990 or Robyn Wilhite at 314/324-7433.  The application process is open-ended.  Applications will be accepted and interviews held until all five (5) available positions have been filled.

2013 Millstadt Optimist Club BBQ/Chili Cook-off

photoThe 2013 Millstadt Optimist Club BBQ/Chili Cook-off at Liederkranz Park was a complete success! All proceeds at this event were donated to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research. We had 4 main cook-off categories of competition (and $4,000 in CASH prizes!): Snoots, Ribs, Pork Steaks and Chili and the winners are as follows:

 

 

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1st : 4-Smokin Butts
2nd : Drunken Mutts BBQ
3rd : Team Brandt BBQ

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1st : Schneiders Meats
2nd : 4–Smokin Butts
3rd : Smokin K’s BBQ

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1st : Millstadt Commercial Club
2nd : Two Live “Q”
3rd : St. James Iron Chefs

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1st : Poor Boys Chili
2nd : Woodchoppers
3rd : Hearthside Grill

HONORABLE MENTION
Peoples Choice : Smokin K’s BBQ
Best Creative Booth : Schneiders Meats

A big thank you to all of those who participated and of course, for all of those that came to enjoy the fare and of course, our sponsors!

SPONSORS
The Optimist Club of Millstadt
The Belleville News Democrat
Fletcher’s Kitchen & Tap
Fox 2 KTVI
Hearthside Grill & Fireplace, LTD.
Miller Lite
Mertz Ford of Millstadt
Waste Management
Robert “Chick” Fritz, Inc.
Schubert’s Packing Company, Inc.
Muskopf Garage

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26th Annual Millstadt Parks Biathalon

Take the Challenge and sign up for the 26th Annual Millstadt Parks Biathlon (Rain Or Shine)! Entry Fee for a single participant is $35 and $50 for a biathlon team. Run 5 miles over rolling hills, then hop on your own bike and finish the remaining 22 miles throughout scenic Southern Illinois country roads. Every participant is automatically entered into a drawing for numerous free prizes offered by area businesses and one lucky winner will receive a $300 BIG SHARK gift certificate (must be present on day of race). For more information call the Millstadt Village Office (618) 476-1514 (9a-5p, M-F).

3 Ribbon Cuttings in 1 Day!

We had 3 Ribbon Cuttings last week on Friday July, 12th and an Open House on Saturday July, 13th.  It’s exciting to see new businesses coming into our community.  Please take some time to visit these new business establishments when your schedule allows.

On Friday, our first Ribbon Cutting was at 4 Pines Firearms at Noon (www.fourpinesfirearms.com).  We then made it over to Keck Jewelers around 12:30pm and then, next door to Smokin’ K’s BBQ for our final Ribbon Cutting (located at 548 E. Washington, Suite 3 & 4).

On Saturday, we headed back to 4 Pines Firearms for their Open House from 10am to 3pm.  All the services and products 4 Pines has to offer were on display – from Firearm Safety classes, licenses for hunting and fishing, shooting supplies, fishing, hunting and more…  There was great food provided and attendance prizes were won.

Congratulations to all on opening their businesses in our great community and we wish them all well.

 

Millstadt Chamber Offers Annual Scholarship

The Millstadt Chamber of Commerce is interested in supporting and advancing educational opportunities for youth. To help our dynamic local students meet the ever-rising costs of seeking higher education, the Chamber will offer a $1,000 scholarship. The Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for this annual scholarship.

To be considered, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • A resident of Millstadt School District for at least 12 months prior to application
  • A senior this year planning to enter an accredited college, university, vocational or junior college that offers occupational training
  • Submit a completed application including a written response to essay question
  • Provide two letters of recommendation with at least one from a staff member of the high school and one from a Millstadt Chamber of Commerce member
  • Submit a current transcript indicating performance, honors, class rank
  • Demonstrate interest in community service
  • Demonstrate character and personality, maturity, motivation, moral character and leadership skills

Applications are available at each school’s guidance office as well as here:

2013 Chamber Scholarship Application

The completed applications must be returned to PO Box 72, Millstadt, IL 62260 on or before April 1, 2013. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. The winner of the scholarship will be announced at the May Membership meeting, and will be personally contacted by the Chamber of Commerce.

Local Candidates Forum Feb. 20

The Millstadt Chamber of Commerce will host a forum for Millstadt village, township and school board candidates Feb. 20. The forum will take place during the chamber’s regularly scheduled Quarterly Meeting from 5-7 p.m. at the Columbus Club, located at 114 W. Oak.

Below is a list of candidates for the April election. Each has been invited to attend the forum and speak for 3-5 minutes about their platform:

  • Township Supervisor – Randy Eckert
  • Clerk – Denise Blaha
  • Trustee – George Blaha, Ronald Eckert, Gary Huwer, Orville Mueller, Charles Todd
  • Highway Commissioner- Darryl Fults, Stanley Jarvis
  • Village of Millstadt Mayor – Linda Lehr, Mike Todd
  • Trustees – Mike French, Al Lehr, Mark Todd, Melva Way
  • Clerk – Christine Wegescheide
  • School Board – Rhonda Jenkins, Kurt Muskopf, Don Pellmann, Gwen Riley, Kevin Schmidt, Stacey Sommerfield, Ryan Tucker

The event is free and open to the public. We encourage you to learn about these candidates in order to make an informed voting decision this spring!

Candidate forum flyer