Sponsorship Opportunities for Piccadilly Gala!

Dear Friend,

We invite you to join Blue Springs Downtown Alive! as we present  “Ladies in ParaDice”, our Second Annual Piccadilly Gala, March 12, 2015.  This tropical casino-themed ladies night out event will include a dinner and Piccadilly Auction at the Adams Pointe Conference Center, 1500 NE Coronado Drive, Blue Springs, MO.  We would appreciate the support of you and your organization by becoming a Sponsor for our event.

The Casino-themed Sponsorship Levels are as follows:

  • Ace of the Deck – $5,000 which includes 20 Guest Reservations, prominent recognition as a special VIP major underwriter, social media and program recognition;
  • King of the Deck – $2,500 which includes 10 Guest Reservations, prominent recognition as an underwriter, social media and program recognition;
  • Queen of the Deck – $1,500 which includes 10 Guest Reservations and program recognition;
  • Pair – $500 which includes 4 Guest Reservations and program recognition;
  • Jack of the Deck – $250 which includes 2 Guest Reservations and program recognition;
  • Players – $50 for 1 Guest Reservation
  • Joker – Gift-in-kind item or service donation for our auction

Please consider a Sponsorship for “Ladies in ParaDice” to support the programs of Downtown Alive! which in turn supports the entire community.  Our not-for-profit organization relies upon the generosity of individuals and businesses of Blue Springs and our neighbors.

Please contact our Piccadilly Co-Chairs as soon as possible regarding sponsorship.

Deanna Gilbert, 816-896-3657, dsspecialties@aol.com
Dana Showalter, darusho@att.net

We appreciate your help!  Save the date, March 12th, for an event you will not want to miss.


Piccadilly Gala Presale February 5th!

Join us as we host a special Piccadilly Gala Presale at Brewer’s Sports Bar on February 5, 2015 from 5:30-7 p.m. This will be an opportunity for you to buy your tickets and plan your seating arrangement for the Piccadilly Gala!

What is a Piccadilly Gala?!
The Piccadilly Gala is a Ladies Night Out and auction benefit for Downtown Alive!   This year’s theme is Ladies in ParaDice. We invite you to a tropical casino-themed night where ladies get to go out, have fun, win prizes and be waited on by the men in our community. Attire is semi-formal; think glamorous Bahamas flair!

Piccadilly Quarter Auction
Piccadilly is a high-energy auction where you could win hundreds of dollars of gifts for only a few quarters! Each guest will have a paddle number assigned to them to bid on items. Items will be presented for a bid, along with the designated bid amount ($0.25 to $3 per bid). If you wish to bid, drop the designated amount in the bucket on your table and hold up your paddle number. A number will be drawn (bingo style) and announced; if the person with that paddle number bid on the item, she is the winner!

Eat, Drink and Celebrate
Dinner will be provided by the wonderful chefs at the Adams Pointe Conference Center. A full cash bar will be available. Cash bar, silent auction, live Piccadilly auction and more!  Don’t forget your quarters for the Piccadilly Auction!

We need you!

Dear Friend,

Thanks to generous donations from our supporters,  Downtown Alive! was able to create and promote downtown events that generated awareness and excitement for our downtown district. We hope that you are able to take part in the many exciting events we have planned for 2015 and experience firsthand the pride that comes with supporting our downtown.

The benefits of a healthy downtown impact all aspects of a community from property owners, retail or service business owners, local residents and consumers, to municipal government, public schools and preservationists.  We are honored to have been named the 2013 Outstanding Affiliate Community by Missouri Main Street.  In addition, a joint project completed by America’s Community Bank and the City of Blue Springs, received the 2014 Outstanding Public Partner Award.  The “Facts and Benefits” link under the “About Us” heading will take you to a list of our many accomplishments.

Can we count on you again this year to help us achieve our goals by contributing to Downtown Alive!?  Downtown Alive! is now a 501(c)(3), nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation and all donations are tax deductible.

Without the generosity of community-minded individuals like you, we would not be able to continue our vital work.  Please return the attached Friends form and be a part of Downtown Alive! in its revitalization mission. Your generosity and partnership will make a difference.  Thank you for your consideration.

Friends Form


Niki Fatout-Waltonen
Executive Director
Blue Springs Downtown Alive!
(816) 863-5555
1124 Main St., Ste 206
Blue Springs, MO 64015

Truman Heartland Award

A special thank you to the Truman Heartland Community Foundation for awarding Downtown Alive! a grant to help fund our public art project. We received November 14, 2014  at the THCF Luncheon.

The Awards Program reads:

“A partnership of the Blue Springs Public Arts Commission, the Blue Springs Historical Society, the City of Blue Springs, downtown businesses and other organizations interested in the preservation of the history and culture of the Main Street area is awarded funding for commissioned artwork that will utilize the aluminum and steel media from old buildings and structures in downtown Blue Springs.”

We look forward to the results of our Call to Artists!

Trick or Treat Main Street

Children, pets, and adults from all around came dressed in Halloween costumes to trick or treat down main street October 25th from 10am to noon.  Local businesses opened their store fronts and set up booths along the sidewalk for a fun and safe trick or treat environment.

Activities included games, kids crafts, face paints, photos, bounce house and lots of trick or treating!


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National Night Out



On October 7, 2014, hundreds of families, elected officials and neighboring businesses stepped out into the streets of downtown Blue Springs to take a stand against crime and drug abuse.  Be sure to join us next October for another fantastic event!

What is National Night Out?
National Night Out is an annual event which takes place in communities all across America.
The event is designed to raise community awareness and inform citizens on ways we can all work
together to fight crime in our community.This FREE Event educates children and adults about crime prevention, general public safety
and the danger of drugs. Entertainment included complimentary food, game booths,
raffle prizes and live performances.
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Inklings’ BOOKS & Coffee Shoppe

opening of book store photoThursday June 12 was the Blue Springs Chamber ribbon cutting ceremony of Inklings’ BOOKS & Coffee Shoppe in Downtown Blue Springs.  The mayor and many other guests attended.  Inklings’ sells new and used books.   

Make sure you come to one of the many events Eve has at her store. 

There are book signings and poetry readings.

First Friday events with live music and lots of fun!


book store photo

Eve at her ribbon cutting