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With a variety of food trucks ready to roll into Fort Zumwalt Park on Saturday, August 15, park patrons will be able to purchase favorite food and beverages for picnicking while they listen to a free concert of 1960s and ‘70s music by Roger and Bill. O’Fallon’s final Food Truck Frenzy of the summer will be held from 5 – 8 p.m. Admission and parking and free, and patrons should bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. The park is located at 1000 Jessup Drive in O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

O’Fallon’s own Rendezvous Café & Wine Bar will sell locally-crafted wine and beer. Food truck cuisine for sale includes Louisiana-style barbecue from LouisianaQ, Greek-Mediterranean gyros and appetizers from My Big Fat Greek Truck, jerk chicken and pork nachos from Smokin’ Monkey, Japanese-American fusion food from Thai Jasmine, Tuscan-inspired pizza from Slice of the Hill, a variety of tacos from Yo!Salsa and classic-traditional Italian fare from Russo’s Trucktoria. And for dessert, Sarah’s Cake Stop cupcakes and Kona Ice shaved ice. (Food truck service is subject to change without notice.)

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If you are an artist, indie crafter or shabby chic vendor, you are invited to sell your original creations at O’Fallon, Missouri’s annual Fall Fest. The event will be held in Civic Park from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2015.

O’Fallon’s popular Fall Fest features booths brimming with house and garden décor, flowers and fall decorations, holiday gifts, art, crafts, jewelry and unique accessories, festival food and beverages, and free entertainment throughout the day. Event attendance averages 5,000+.

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The City of O’Fallon will request the release of 2015 CDBG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on August 14, 2015, following a two-week period in which the public will have the opportunity to comment on the slated use of the funds.

The O’Fallon 2015 CDBG Annual Action Plan identifies community needs and has been proposed for the following projects:

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O’Fallon, Missouri shoppers will get a break from paying local and state sales taxes on many back-to-school items when Missouri’s Sales Tax Holiday goes into effect on Friday, August 7 through Sunday, August 9.

“Our merchants and businesses support the Sales Tax Holiday for shoppers, and we encourage our residents to support our local economy by shopping here in O’Fallon and ‘Keeping it in the O,’” said Mayor Bill Hennessy.

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Brendan’s Playground in O’Fallon, Missouri, has been recognized as one of “15 Favorite Playgrounds of 2015” by the website Play Across America.

Brendan’s Playground is one of four all-inclusive playgrounds listed on the site as going “above and beyond” in providing equipment that allows children of all abilities to play interactively with other children. The website hailed Brendan’s as “an exciting and stimulating playground to children of all abilities,” and included a photo, list of amenities, a brief history and an interactive map at http://playacrossamerica.com/must-read/15-favorite-playgrounds-of-2015.

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