O'Fallon Update Newsblog

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Take your family on an Old-Fashioned Holiday Stroll December 12-13

For the first time, the Celebrations of Lights’ popular walk-through event, the Old-Fashioned Holiday Stroll, will be held on two nights, which are Monday and Tuesday, December 12 and 13, from 6 - 9 p.m. in Fort Zumwalt Park. The cost is $3 per person for ages 3 and up, and free for younger children.

On these special nights, millions of lights will be twinkling along a route lined with whimsical holiday scenes featuring favorite movie and storybook characters, inspiring nativities, and more. Along the way, visitors can:

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Recycle unwanted electronics and dispose of bulk waste items with Environmental Services events

O’Fallon’s Environmental Services Department will hold two events in December for the recycling or disposal of certain outdated or unwanted items.

Free Electronics & Appliance Recycling Event – Open to everyone, drop off unwanted appliances and electronics at O’Fallon’s CarShield Field from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, December 3. The parking lot is located at the southwest corner of Tom Ginnever Ave. and T.R. Hughes Blvd., O’Fallon 63366.

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony scheduled for Sunday, December 4, at O’Fallon City Hall

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the bombing at Pearl Harbor of the U.S. Pacific Fleet on December 7, 1941, the O’Fallon Veterans Commission will hold a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony on Sunday, December 4. Mayor Bill Hennessy will deliver welcoming remarks for the ceremony, which will begin at 1 p.m. in O’Fallon’s Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon Missouri 63366.

For more information, please contact Conan Stott at 636-379-5550 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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O’Fallon’s Celebration of Lights opens Friday


Kick off your family’s Christmas celebration with a ride though O’Fallon’s mile-long holiday wonderland, the Celebration of Lights in Fort Zumwalt Park. Starting on Friday, November 25, and continuing through December 30 (except Christmas, December 25), the park will be illuminated with twinkling lights and holiday scenes with a touch of magic. See inspiring Nativities, the Elf on the Shelf, dancing reindeer, cheerful Minions, the Polar Express, the Peanuts, Nutcracker soldiers, playful polar bears and penguins and, of course, Santa and the elves.

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Consumer research company ValuePenguin finds O’Fallon to be one of the 5 Safest Large Cities in Missouri

A new study comparing 123 Missouri cities rated the City of O’Fallon, Missouri, as 3rd safest of Missouri’s large cities.

Consumer research company ValuePenguin determined the rating based on its assessment of Uniform Crime Statics compiled by the FBI for violent crime and property crime.

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Treat your family to an evening of fun and holiday magic, free, at O’Fallon’s Tree Lighting Ceremony

Get the holidays off to a joyful start at the Tree Lighting Ceremony from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, in the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. At 6:30 p.m., gather in the Rotunda and join Mayor Bill Hennessy in counting down to the lighting of the City’s giant holiday tree to officially welcome Santa and launch the holiday season in O’Fallon.

Admission and activities are free. Choral and instrumental music will be performed by the Forest Park Elementary School Choir. Kids can visit Santa (parents, be sure to bring your camera), join in holiday games, make crafts and play in the bounce house, and the whole family can take a ride on the “O’Fallon Express” City Train (weather permitting). Vendors will offer hand-crafted gifts and holiday items for sale, and food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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O’Fallon’s Disabled Transportation Program offers free rides for residents with disabilities

O’Fallon residents with a disability who cannot drive may be eligible for a limited number of free rides to medical appointments, banks and shopping through the City’s Disabled Transportation Program.

To assist as many residents as program funds will allow, the rides are limited to two round trips per person per month. Pick-up sites must originate in O’Fallon City limits and destinations must be in St. Charles County.

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O’Fallon’s Home Improvement Loan Program assists qualifying low-income homeowners with home maintenance

If you are a low-income O’Fallon homeowner, you may be eligible for help with home repairs through O’Fallon’s Home Improvement Loan Program. The program provides forgivable, zero-interest loans of up to $5,000 on a first-come, first-served basis to applicants who qualify. If the homeowner continues to live in the house for five years without selling, the loans will be forgiven.

The 2016 income limits for homeowners are based on total gross incomes of no more than: $39,400 for a one-person household, $45,000 for a two-person household, $50,650 for a household of three, $56,250 for a household of four, $60,750 for a five-person household, $65,250 for a six-person household, $69,750 for a seven-person household and $74,250 for an eight-person household.

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O’Fallon, Missouri’s schedule on Veterans Day

In observance of Veterans Day on Friday, November 11, the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall) will be closed. City Hall is located at 100 North Main Street in O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

In addition:

  • A Veterans Day Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Belleau Creek Road 63366. The memorial is located off I-70 at Exit 219 on the southeast corner of the overpass. Free parking is available.
  • The Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), the City’s indoor recreation complex, will be open for business with regular hours of 5:15 a.m. – 10 p.m. The RSC is located at 2650 Tri Sports Circle 63368. Visit www.renaudspiritcenter.com for more information.
  • For residents enrolled in the City’s trash, recycling and yard waste service, there will be no change in service through the week due to the holiday. More information is available at www.ofallon.mo.us/holiday-schedule.
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Financial website 247WallSt.com ranks O’Fallon, Missouri, as one of America’s “50 Best Cities to Live”

The financial website 247WallSt.com has ranked the City of O’Fallon, Missouri, 8th on its “2016 Best Cities to Live” list, citing a multitude of factors such as low crime, affordable housing, employment, median income, recreational resources, student achievements and opportunities for higher education. The only other Missouri municipality to make the list was Lee’s Summit.

Thomas C. Frohlich, Evan Comen, Samuel Stebbins and Michael B. Sauter – co-authors of the article for 247WallSt.com, – detailed their methodology:

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