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The City of O’Fallon will launch a new notification system designed to notify residents of emergencies and important information, such as road closures, major traffic issues and more. The system allows residents to receive the notifications by phone, e-mail or text message. Residents can update their profiles and recipient information on the City’s website at www.ofallon.mo.us.

The City has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The system provides City officials with the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas as well as the entire City.

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With “Celebrate National Parks and Monuments” selected as the theme for the 2015 Heritage & Freedom Fest Parade, the City of O’Fallon is seeking parade entries. The annual Independence Day event will get underway at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 4, in downtown O’Fallon.

“Our parade is the most popular in the county, and we’re expecting a huge turnout,” said Marsha Seymour, O’Fallon’s Tourism and Festivals Manager. “This year’s theme offers some terrific opportunities for creativity and patriotic expression. We encourage everyone who wants to be a part of this event, including clubs, churches, businesses, scout troops, civic organizations and families, to submit an application as soon as possible and get started on planning a great entry or float that will get a lot of attention. Volunteer assistance also is needed, which is another great way to participate in the parade.”

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Get Out O'Fallon Summer 2015 (Video)

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The Impact of Recycling (Video)

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We've all heard that recycling is good for the environment, but have you ever been curious about its other benefits?  O'FallonTV's Brett Figus show's us what recycling is doing for our community!


The City of O’Fallon is getting ready to kick off an exciting research project that relies on the support of volunteers. Recycling Research Project volunteers are needed to work alongside O’Fallon’s Environmental Services staff. Using an IPad, volunteers will identify households placing recycling canisters at the curb for collection, indicating participation in the City’s recycling program.

Volunteers are asked to commit to a schedule of one day each week for four weeks. The time frame is May 5 – May 29, 2015, Tuesday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Spreading the data collection over a month will more accurately determine who’s recycling and how often.

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Grab your family, friends and neighbors and come on out to T.R. Hughes Ballpark on Friday, May 1, from 6 – 10 p.m., for the River City Rascals Pep Rally and the first Food Truck Frenzy of the year. Gates open at 6 p.m. with free admission and parking, lots of free activities and entertainment, and food trucks selling ethnic and gourmet foods and desserts. Food trucks scheduled for the event include Yo! Salsa, Slice of the Hill, Russo’s Trucktoria, My Big Fat Greek Truck and Sarah’s Cake Stop. No pets except service animals and no outside food, beverages or coolers will be allowed.

The evening’s entertainment includes live music by the Sunset Amusement Band from 6 – 7:30 p.m. and a showing of The Lego Movie (PG) at 8 p.m. The T.R. Hughes Ballpark field will be open for seating at 7:30 p.m. Please bring blankets and/or lawn chairs to watch the movie.

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History will be made once again in Fort Zumwalt Park when the rebuilt Zumwalt’s Fort is dedicated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, as part of Founders’ Day. The dedication commemorates the rebuilding of Jacob Zumwalt’s War of 1812 family fort, or fortified home, which is said to have harbored as many as 10 families against Native American raids during the war. The newly-rebuilt fort is a gift to the City of O’Fallon from the O’Fallon Community Foundation. A limited number of wooden nickels and postcards with photos of Zumwalt’s Fort will be given out while supplies last.

Celebrating the “good old days” of the 1800s, Founders’ Day will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Fort Zumwalt Park, 1000 Jessup Drive, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. The event features demonstrations of heritage skills such as basket weaving, rope-making, bee keeping and blacksmithing, with free hands-on kids’ activities and games such as cow milking and cow roping (both simulated), and cornhusk doll-making. Don Collop’s “Cowboy’s Way of Life Chuck Wagon” and Professor Farquar and Polecat Annie’s “Great American Medicine Show” will provide entertainment and educational fun, and a trio of acoustic musicians will play old-time music. Historic Heald Home tours will be available for only $2. Hand-made merchandise and festival-style food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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To accommodate the O’Fallon Cup Criterium bicycle race, Fort Zumwalt Park in O’Fallon, Missouri, will be temporarily close to vehicles at dusk on Friday, May 15, through 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 16. The race will be held Saturday and the public is invited to attend the event, free. Races begin at 9 a.m. and continue to 4 p.m. Spectator parking will be available at First Baptist Church of O’Fallon, 8750 Veterans Memorial Parkway (63366).

More information about the race is available online at http://momentumracing.net/races/ofallon-cup.

Coming on the heels of recognition earlier this year by the National League of Cities (NLC) for completing key health goals for the Let’s Move! initiative, the City of O’Fallon, Missouri, has taken home all five gold medals awarded by the program, which is designed to reduce the incidence of obesity in American children.

The program’s overarching goal is to encourage Americans to transition to a lifestyle of healthy eating and exercising, especially where children are concerned. To that end, the Let’s Move initiative provides a platform of five goals or guidelines for community leaders to pursue in helping constituents raise healthy, active children. The City of O’Fallon has been awarded a gold medal for meeting each of the goals, which are:

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Designed for high school and college students who’d like to get or stay in shape over summer, Summer Break Memberships give students daily access to the Renaud Spirit Center without the need for a full year’s membership.

 At a cost of $114 for residents or $127 for non-residents for any consecutive three-month period between now and August 31, 2015, students can go swimming in the indoor aquatic complex, use the gym, walk or jog on the 1.10-mile indoor track, get a great workout on the cardiovascular machines and build strength and flexibility with a choice of 33 weight machines, free weights and a stretching area. The 43 cardiovascular machines offer Broadcast Vision with five TV channels and six music stations. Additional perks include a complimentary Fitness Center equipment orientation, free towel service, free use of a lock and access to locker rooms For an extra fee, personal trainers and fitness classes are available.

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