Town Talk Features

In the Know: 11.7.18

apa adoption center
The nonprofit rescue organization’s annual Canine Carnival brought in more than $40,000 for stray pets in the St. Louis area. Activities included dog costume contests, adoptions, raffles and more.

major brands inc.
After a challenge by Major Brands chairman and CEO Sue McCollum, four local women business leaders created their own limited edition bourbon blend and began offering it for sale at a recent fundraiser. Proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, Forest Park Forever, the Contemporary Art Museum and Saint Louis Fashion Fund. More info is available at

joe’s place

Officials from America’s Center donated $10,000 to Joe’s Place on behalf of Taylor Swift. She requested a local charity for foster children receive the funds, which were donated as a gesture of gratitude to the singer for her recent concert at the convention complex.

care to learn
The nonprofit recently held its first-ever Celebrity Draft & Dine event, when guests bid on private gourmet dinner experiences with celebrities. The night, which raised more than which raised more than $245,000,
ended with live music and drinks.