O'Fallon Update Newsblog

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O’Fallon to request release of 2016 Community Development Block Grant Funds

The City of O’Fallon will request the release of 2016 CDBG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Friday, August 26, 2016, following a two-week period in which the public will have the opportunity to comment on the slated use of the funds. O’Fallon’s 2016 CDBG Annual Action Plan identifies community needs and has been proposed for the following projects:

  • Home improvement loans and siding replacement grants to eligible, low-to-moderate income households throughout O’Fallon
  • Senior transportation and assistance through the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging, which operates out of O’Fallon’s Senior Center
  • Public Service Agency Assistance reimbursements for eligible public service agencies which support O’Fallon residents
  • The Disabled Transportation Program which provides rides to medical and essential living appointments for residents with disabilities
  • ADA Public Facility Assistance Program funds for the removal of material and/or architectural barriers that restrict the mobility or accessibility of elderly or severely-disabled persons to public facilities
  • Program Administration providing for the salary, benefits and training of the CDBG program administrator

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Organize your household with the help of O’Fallon’s Environmental Services events

Every other month through 2016, the City of O’Fallon’s Environmental Services Department holds two events that can help people dispose of unwanted items.

Free Electronics & Appliance Recycling Event – Open to everyone, drop off unwanted appliances and electronics – basically anything that has an electric cord or takes a battery – at O’Fallon’s CarShield Field (formerly T.R. Hughes Ballpark west parking lot) from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 13. 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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Auditions coming up for the O’FallonTheatreWorks’ fall drama, The Diary of Anne Frank

Open auditions for the classic World War II drama, The Diary of Anne Frank, will be held on Sunday, August 14, from noon to 2 p.m. at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

Auditioners should bring a photo of themselves and a resume and be prepared to perform a cold reading from the script. Call-backs will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 15. Crew members also are needed to help with the production. Performances will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 4 – 6 and 11 – 13.

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Annual “Support Our Troops Supply Drive” sends message of gratitude to those serving overseas

To show appreciation for deployed U.S. troops, donations of commonly used items difficult to get while stationed overseas are being collected through O’Fallon’s Support Our Troops Supply Drive. The drive kicks off Thursday, August 11, and continues through September 11, with multiple collection sites throughout the community.

“Our troops overseas deeply appreciate knowing that America remembers them as they serve, and they also welcome the snacks and practical items from home,” said Kathy Halstead, O’Fallon’s Volunteer Services Manager. “Donations from this annual drive will be sorted, packaged and shipped as part of National Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11, one of several projects to be completed by caring citizens. We’re also encouraging people to contribute signed ‘thank you’ notes and cards for the troops, including personal messages of gratitude, which will be placed into the packages being sent overseas.”

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Call for artists to show and sell their work at the annual RSC Art & Family Festival

The City of O’Fallon, Missouri, is looking for artists to showcase and sell their original fine art and unique, high-end crafts at the RSC Art & Family Festival, which will be held from 5 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, at the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon 63368.

The festival features a gathering of the best local artists, crafters and musicians, and gives the public a chance to meet artists and buy their original art. The event includes an open house and free family activities. Admission and parking are free, and food will be available for purchase. For an application or more information, contact Tyler Landreth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.%20">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 636-474-8105.

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O’Fallon’s August 5th Food Truck Frenzy in Fort Zumwalt Park features music by Fanfare

Listen to Fanfare play Motown, R & B, pops and disco, and dine on culinary-style cuisine purchased from a variety of food trucks at O’Fallon’s next Food Truck Frenzy on Friday, August 5. The event will be held from 5- 8 p.m.in Fort Zumwalt Park, 1000 Jessup Drive, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Admission and parking are free, and kids can jump and play on an inflatable at no charge. Patrons are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

The evening’s food truck lineup includes Frankly Artisan Sausage, Mel’s Food Truck, Russo’s Trucktoria, STL BLT, My Big Fat Greek Truck, St. LouisianaQ, Slide Piece, Yo! Salsa, Sarah’s Cake Stop, Kona Ice and O’Fallon’s own Rendezvous Café & Wine Bar, which will sell locally-crafted wine and beer. (Food truck service is subject to change without notice.)

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Call for vendors selling art, high-end crafts and unique creations at O’Fallon’s 2016 Fall Fest

If you are an artist or upscale crafter, apply for booth space to sell your original creations at O’Fallon, Missouri’s annual Fall Fest. The event will be held in Civic Park 6 – 10 p.m. on Friday, October 7, and from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2016.

O’Fallon’s popular Fall Fest is known for vendors selling home and garden décor, flowers, fall-to-winter holiday gifts and decorations, art, trendy original crafts, jewelry, unique accessories, delicious festival food and beverages, and free kids’ activities and bluegrass music throughout the day.

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O’Fallon seeks applicants for open board, commission and committee seats

The City of O’Fallon is seeking public service-minded residents to fill vacant seats on the following boards, committees and commissions: • Board of Adjustment – one position for an alternate member • Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB) – one position for an O’Fallon motel/hotel manager (need not be a City resident) • Historic Preservation Commission – one position for a Ward 2 representative and one non-voting member • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board – one position for a Ward 4 representative • Planning and Zoning Commission – one position for a Ward 1 representative • Senior Resident Advisory Committee – one position each for Ward 1, 3 and 4 representatives, and one at-large position Information about the duties, regular meeting times and dates for each board, commission or committee is available on the City’s website. To be eligible for service, applicants must be residents of the City of O’Fallon (except to serve on the CVB), live in the ward they seek to represent and meet other requirements. Applications for service may be obtained from the City Clerk, Pam Clement, or downloaded at www.ofallon.mo.us/dept_admin_cityclerk.htm. Mail completed applications to Pam Clement, City Clerk, O’Fallon Municipal Centre, 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri, 63366. For more information call 636-379-5555 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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“Boys of Summer” exhibit at the Cultural Arts Gallery in O’Fallon’s RSC puts the spotlight on STL Cardinals baseball greats

St. Louis Cardinals baseball is the heart and theme of “Boys of Summer,” an exhibit of original paintings and drawings by O’Fallon native and graphic designer Bryan “Wiz” Wieczorek. The exhibit opens Friday, July 22, at the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), where it will be available for viewing, free, through September 2 during regular business hours: 5:15 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday - Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sundays. The public also is invited to meet the artist at a free reception on Friday, July 22, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. The RSC is located at 2650 Tri Sports Circle in O’Fallon, Missouri 63368.

“I try to create art that I know other people will enjoy,” said Wieczorek. “In St. Louis, that’s Cardinals baseball. The game of baseball is something that I’ll always cherish for the father-son bond it brought about for me and many others.”

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O’Fallon names Patrick McKeehan as new Economic Development Director

Mayor Bill Hennessy and O’Fallon City Administrator Bonnie Therrien announced the hiring of Patrick McKeehan as the City’s new Economic Development Director. McKeehan replaces Mike Hurlbert, who recently was appointed as Director of Community Development for St. Charles County.

McKeehan brings 30 years of economic development experience to O’Fallon with roles throughout the St. Louis Metro Area and Metro East. His experience includes leadership and consulting roles with the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois, St. Louis Regional Automotive Partnership/Ford Hazelwood Task Force, the St. Louis Regional Chamber, St. Louis County Economic Council and Missouri Department of Economic Development.

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