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Family Ties Start with a Fun Family Time

We’ve recently discovered the newest best kept secret to family fun in St Charles County. It’s called Towne Park and it’s located right off Hwy 61 across from Pointe Prairie Rd near Wentzville. You’d never know it was there in a million years, but it’s the coolest 109 acres of old fashioned family entertainment around. Of course, there’s your standard picnic area and an exceptional playground, but that’s just beginning. There are miles of trails, and several fishing lakes. But the really awesome part is a kid’s exploration area.  It’s a real hands on experience, with handmade musical instruments, a sand house where kids can dig to their heart’s content, bones to identify, a water pump where kids can ride a bike to pump water, and other fun activities like balance beams. There’s also a beautiful early 1800’s home on the site. It just can’t be described with words, you just need to experience it. It will be a great addition to your arsenal of things to do with the kids. Did I mention it’s free? Check it out and make some memories with your kids. We made some memories with three of our grandson’s there tonight, and they are already talking about going back tomorrow. What other best kept secret fun family places do you know of in the area?


S. Courtney Lawson Writer and speaker Sandy Lawson recently hit two best-seller lists with the new business book, "Transform," co-authored with best-selling author and speaker Brian Tracy. Sandy Lawson serves as a Care Pastor at Element Church, in Wentzville Missouri, one of the fastest growing churches America. Sandy recently joined noted business development expert, best-selling author and speaker, Brian Tracy, along with a select group of the world's leading experts, to co-author the book titled, Transform: The World's Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Get to the Heart and Soul of Transforming your Life, Business & Health. The book was released on September 18, 2014 by CelebrityPress™ - a leading business book publisher. On the day of release, Transform reached best-seller status in two categories - reaching as high as #6 in the "Direct Marketing" category. The book also reached best-seller status in the "Marketing and Small Business" category. Sandy contributed a chapter titled, "The Relationship Transformation...Taking Relationships From Terminal to Transformed." Sandy Lawson has over 30 years of experience partnering with her husband, Kip, in family ministry and outreach. She's had the privilege of serving on staff at three mega churches prior to Element Church. In addition, she and her husband also had the honor of building the bus ministry of the Oneighty Youth Group at Church on the Move in Tulsa, Oklahoma from 400 riders weekly to nearly 1,500 riders each week. Her biggest joy is coaching people in their personal relationships and helping them reach their God-given potential. She and her husband have helped hundreds of couples turn failing marriages into happily-ever-afters, as well as assisting parents in their quest to create healthy thriving families. In their career, Sandy and her husband have been a major influence in the lives of thousands of children, teens, and adults around the world. Sandy is the mother of three, and the grandmother of eight wonderful grandkids. She and her husband have been married over 46 years. She is the author of a parenting book, "Parenting Through the Mirror" which explores the concept that great parenting must begin with personal transformation. She is also the author and illustrator of a children's geology book, "Iggy and the Volcano" that teaches kids the cycle of igneous rocks. Sandy is a freelance writer, speaker, blogger and was a major contributor to an internationally distributed children's curriculum. After such a successful release, Sandy Lawson will once again be recognized by The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors™, an organization that honors authors from many of the leading independent best-seller lists.

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