October 10, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Hundreds of 3rd Graders to Visit City Hall

About 400 third grade students will meet Mayor Bob Stephens, members of City Council and city Staff at a special event tomorrow beginning at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

"The Treasures of the City," a treasure hunt for knowledge about city government, is part of the Springfield Public Schools' Partners in Education (PIE) program, and is a 23-year tradition.

The students have been studying local municipal government for the past several weeks as a part of their regular social studies curriculum. Lessons learned in the classroom will be complemented by the student field trip with their families, which includes a look at police and fire vehicles and a tour of Busch Municipal Building and Historic City Hall.

When students arrive, they are provided a treasure map and clues that will lead them around Government Plaza, until they discover the treasure in City Council Chambers.

For more information, contact: Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, 417-864-1009 (office) | 417-380-3352 (cell), cscott@springfieldmo.gov

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Department of Public Information

840 Boonville Avenue • P.O. Box 8368 • Springfield, MO 65801
417-864-1010 • Fax: 417-864-1114 • springfieldmo.gov