O'Fallon Update Newsblog

All information posted below and on subsequent pages is provided by the City of O'Fallon's Communications team. Follow @cityofofallon on Twitter for the latest happenings.

O’Fallon’s “Making a Difference” Blood Drive

Can you help save a life or three? If you are at least 17 years old and healthy, please donate blood on Friday, October 18, between 11a.m. and 3 p.m. at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. O’Fallon’s “Making a Difference Blood Drive” will collect donations of whole blood and double-red blood cells.

“Taking a few minutes to donate whole blood can help as many as three people survive a life-threatening trauma or health condition,” said Kathy Halstead, Manager of Volunteer Services. “Double-red cell donations are especially important to surgical patients and those with cancer or chronic blood disorders.”

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2013 Patriot Day Ceremony (Video)

Watch the 2013 Patriot Day Ceremony held on the campus of the O'Fallon Municipal Centre.

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Test your fitness level by competing in O’Fallon’s 11th Annual Alligator’s Creek Triathlon

If you enjoy a challenge and like to swim, bike and run, sign up for O’Fallon, Missouri’s 11th Annual Alligator’s Creek Triathlon, which will be held from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 11. The race begins at Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center, 403 Civic Park Drive, O’Fallon 63366, with a 300-yard serpentine swim, followed by an 18.6-mile bike ride and a 5K run through City streets. Awards will be given to the top three overall winners and in age-group divisions.

The cost to register through Thursday, July 18, is $49 for individuals and $88 for teams. The field is limited to 300 participants. A $10 late fee will be added to the registration fee from July 19 through August 1, the deadline to register for the event. T-shirts are not guaranteed to late registrants.

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Heritage & Freedom Fest '13 (Video)

With colorful rides and games, tasty festival food, and some of the best national music acts in the country, O'Fallon's annual Heritage & Freedom Fest is a three-day celebration like no other!  Relive every exciting highlight, from the parade on the Fourth of July to the stellar fireworks displays that closed out each night, with this highlights video of the festival.

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Faith County coming to the O’Fallon Municipal Centre stage

O’FallonTheatreWorks’ production of the southern-fried comedy, Faith County, will be performed on April 19-21 and 26-28 in the auditorium-theater at O’Fallon’s 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 at 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Set in a small southern town where the beehive hairdo is still the rage and Saturday nights are reserved for the tractor pull, the story unfolds at the Faith County Fairgrounds, where a colorful collection of town and country folk exchange insider gossip about one another and show off their handiwork, with especially stiff competition in the arts and crafts category. Originally written as a radio show by Mark Langdon Smith, Faith County enjoyed a 35-week run on WLYX in Georgia, and it was featured as a special on NBC TV’s Dateline.

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