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Peggy Whetzel

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With the idea of motivating residents to “go the extra mile” in doing something meaningful with their lives and making the world a better place, Mayor Bill Hennessy and the O’Fallon City Council proclaimed Saturday, November 1, as “Extra Mile Day.”

In his official proclamation, Mayor Hennessy said, “The City of O’Fallon, Missouri acknowledges that a special vibrancy exists within the entire community when its citizens collectively ‘go the extra mile’ in personal effort, volunteerism, and service. I urge each individual to take time on this day to not only go the extra mile in his or her own life, but to also acknowledge those who are inspirational in their efforts and commitment to make their organizations, families, community, country and the world a better place.”

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Wham, bam, POW! For an amazing dress-up party that’s sure to please the princesses and superheroes at your house, register kids ages 2-5 for “Capes and Crowns,” which will be held on Friday, October 31. Kids will have a blast playing super games, making magical crafts, listening to tales of enchantment and enjoying a royal snack. This new O’Fallon Parks and Recreation program will be held from 9:30 – 11 a.m. in the Civic Annex, 410 East Elm Street in downtown O’Fallon. The cost is $10 for residents and $12 for non-residents and the deadline for registration is Friday, October 24. To sign up for Capes and Crowns:

  1. Call 636-474-2732 or 636-379-5606.
  2. Or, come to the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle (63368), or the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 400 Civic Park Drive (63366).
  3. Or, visit the Parks and Recreation website, www.ofallon.mo.us/ParksandRec; on the left-hand menu select “Programs,” then “Special Events” to find Capes and Crowns, course number 42111.

For more information, please contact front desk staff at 636-474-2732.

With an open invitation for individuals, families and groups to participate, hundreds of volunteers are preparing to tackle dozens of projects that will make a positive impact on the O’Fallon community. For the 14th year, the City of O’Fallon is announcing plans to celebrate Make A Difference Day, a national day of service that connects people with opportunities to serve, increases the strength of communities and promotes civic engagement. Areas of impact have been identified and all projects will be completed simultaneously from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, October 25.

“National Make A Difference Day is the largest single day of service, with millions of people around the country coming together to improve their communities,” said Kathy Halstead, O’Fallon’s Volunteer Services Manager. “This year, many of our local projects are focused on the environment.  We anticipate expanding our creek and roadside cleanups in an effort to reduce the negative effect that litter and debris have on plants, wildlife, and the land itself.

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City of O’Fallon trash service customers are invited to take advantage of the City’s free, bi-monthly drop-off for many items that are too large to fit into curbside trash containers. The drop-off will be held 7 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday, October 18. Acceptable items can be brought to O’Fallon’s waste transfer station at 1572 Progress West Lane, O’Fallon, MO 63366. The final bulk waste drop-off date for 2014 will be Saturday, December 13.

The free drop-off is limited to O’Fallon trash customers as part of their enrollment. Customers must show a current photo ID with their O’Fallon address and unload their own items. A complete list of non-acceptable and acceptable bulk waste items for the drop-off is available at www.ofallon.mo.us/bulk-waste or call 636-272-0477. Only one load per household will be accepted and only cars, pickup trucks, and small trailers 10 feet or less will be allowed.

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Lampooning all of Shakespeare’s plays in 97 minutes, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised) is a rollicking, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s comedies, histories and tragedies. It was one of London’s longest-running comedies, with a reputation for leaving audiences teary-eyed and helpless with laughter.

The O’FallonTheatreWorks production will be performed on October 17-19 and 24-26 at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall),100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. The curtain will go up at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Concessions will be available for sale.

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Scare up a spooky Friday night of fun by registering for the “Haunted Park Hunt” for ages 21+. Perfect for couples and friends, the scavenger hunt will be held from 7 – 10 p.m. on October 17 in Dames Park, 389 Dames Park Drive, O’Fallon Missouri 63366. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams deciphering clues and tallying the most points. Be sure to bring a flashlight!

The cost per couple is $30 for O’Fallon residents and $36 for non-residents. Participants must register by October 12; no registration will be taken at the gate.To sign up for the “Haunted Park Hunt,”

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The City of O’Fallon, Missouri, has been ranked second in the nation among cities with a population of under 100,000 for job growth by the financial website WalletHub.com.

In an article posted on WalletHub.com, “2014’s Fastest Growing Cities,” by financial writer Richie Bernardo, O’Fallon was listed as number two on a chart, “Highest Job Growth,” showing the top five of the 210 small cities (population under 100,000) that were considered for the study. O’Fallon also was the only Midwestern city included on the list. http://wallethub.com/edu/fastest-growing-cities/7010/

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With the air turning crisp and exciting, celebrate the arrival of fall by dancing the night away at the Fall Fest Street Dance on Friday, October 10, and shopping and having fun at the Fall Fest on Saturday, October 11, in O’Fallon, Missouri. The back-to-back events offer free admission and parking, with vendors selling food, desserts and beverages throughout.

Fall Fest Street Dance - Party beneath the autumn moon to the music of Trixie Delight’s powerhouse vocals on rock ‘n roll hits from today back to the 1970s. Friday’s dance will be held on Civic Park Drive from 7 – 10 p.m. All ages are welcome!

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Seniors and their family members are invited to the 6th Annual St. Charles County Senior Fair, which will be held from 9 a.m. – noon on Saturday, October 4, at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Admission and parking are free. Highlights include musician Dan Sproat, who will entertain from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., and guest speaker Deputy Steve Case, who will explain the county’s Care Trak program for families at 11 a.m. Additional features of the fair include:

  • Vendors offering specialty services geared to seniors, such as home health care, veterans’ benefits and non-emergency medical transportation
  • Free health screenings
  • Refreshments, raffles and prizes
  • Flu vaccinations; seniors should bring their health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid card
  • The Prescription Drug Take-back Drop Box; bring unwanted or expired prescription medications for safe disposal

For more information, please contact Darren Granaas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 636-474-8150.

In preparation for the City’s annual Celebration of Lights, Fort Zumwalt Park will be closed to vehicles from Monday, October 13, through late January 2015, so that crews can safely install holiday lights and scenes for the City’s annual Celebration of Lights display. The park’s disc golf course, “The Fort,” also will be closed during this period.

Pedestrians are welcome during daylight hours, but for safety’s sake are required to stay on the paved drive through the park, which has a designated lane for walkers and joggers. And everyone is invited to see the Celebration of Lights, which will be open the day after Thanksgiving at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 28 through December 30, closing only for Christmas, December 25.

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