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San Francisco, CA (December 17, 2014) – NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy and financial literacy website, has recognized O’Fallon for its high performance in homeownership and employment analyses.

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The City of O’Fallon, Missouri, will observe the following schedule at City facilities over the 2014 Christmas and 2015 New Year’s holidays:

  • Wednesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve)

-       O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall) will be closed  

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The City of O’Fallon is seeking responsible, positive, personable, energetic people for part-time and/or seasonal jobs in the Parks and Recreation Department for 2015. In general, applicants must be at least 16 and able to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays. Applicants also must have or be able to obtain a valid Missouri driver’s license, pass drug, alcohol and background screening, and may be required to have or obtain special certifications and experience. Applications are being accepted for the following positions::

  • Camp Counselors (May through August) – Counselors work approximately 30 hours per week supervising children ages 5 – 12. Counselors will receive training, including CPR/First Aid.
  • Concessions (Year-round) – Food service workers and food service supervisors are scheduled at various locations, including Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center, Dames Park, O’Fallon Sports Park, the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, the Renaud Spirit Center and Westhoff Park.
  • Lifeguards and swimming instructors – Duties include watching over swimmers, cleaning the pool area and meeting safety regulations. Part-time positions are available at Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and at the Renaud Spirit Center year-round. Lifeguard training is available.
  • Pool Cashiers (May through September) – Cash-handling experience is preferred for this job at Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center. Duties include cash-handling, daily admissions and registering clients for pool passes and swimming programs.

Apply at the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon MO 63368. Or, apply online at www.ofallon.mo.us/human resources. The Human Resources webpage includes a list of helpful FAQS for applicants.

Cleaning house for the holidays? 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, December 13. Acceptable items can be brought to O’Fallon’s waste transfer station at 1572 Progress West Lane, O’Fallon, MO 63366.

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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For a festive holiday night out that your family will long remember, come to the Old-Fashioned Holiday Stroll in Fort Zumwalt Park on Tuesday, December 9, from 6 – 9 p.m. The cost is $2 for ages 3 and up, and free for younger children.

“The Holiday Stroll lets everyone see the glimmering Celebration of Lights display up close with the added excitement of fireworks bursting over the lake, live choir music and vendors selling hot chocolate, cookies, cotton candy and hot dogs at stations along the way,” said Jennifer Hoisington, O’Fallon’s Festival Coordinator. “Although the Holiday Stroll is just for one night, it’s one of the most memorable events of the year.”

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If your kids would like to chat one-on-one with Santa, sign them up for “Breakfast with Santa,” which will be held from 9 –10:30 a.m., or “Pizza with Santa,” from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Both programs will be held on Saturday, December 13, at O’Fallon’s Civic Annex (off Sonderen near the O’Fallon Municipal Centre), 410 East Elm Street 63366. The events include playing games and making crafts. Remember to bring a camera to catch those priceless holiday moments!

Be sure to register for either program by Friday, December 5; there's no registration at the gate. All family members (including adults) who wish to eat must register. The cost is $10 for O’Fallon residents and $12 for non-residents.

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Marking the 73rd anniversary of the bombing of the U.S. Pacific Fleet on Sunday, December 7, 1941, O’Fallon’s Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 7,in the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon Missouri 63366. The O’Fallon Veterans Commission is hosting the ceremony and the public is invited to attend. Free parking is available.

For more information, contact Conan Stott at 636-379-5550, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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With the holidays coming up, make room for new appliances and electronics by getting rid of outdated items at O’Fallon’s Free Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event on Saturday, December 6, from 8 a.m. to noon. The drop-off will be held in the west parking lot at T.R. Hughes Ballpark. The lot is located off Tom Ginnever Avenue at 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard, O’Fallon 63366. The event is open to everyone, including schools, churches and businesses.

“You can really bring just about anything with an electric cord or that uses batteries,” said Jim Wenzara, O’Fallon’s Environmental Services Superintendent. “This free service, which includes unloading items at the drop-off, is provided by the City of O’Fallon in partnership with Midwest Recycling Center.”

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With an illuminated mile of holiday lights, exciting new

With a mile of illuminated holiday lights and exciting new scenes, popular favorites and surprises around every corner, O’Fallon’s Celebration of Lights brings the sights and sounds of the holidays to life in Fort Zumwalt Park. Open nightly the day after Thanksgiving (Friday, November 28) through December 30 (except on Christmas, December 25), visitors can tour the display by car, horse-drawn carriage or wagon, and by Segway. No reservations are needed for the drive-through (not available on Mondays), but reservations must be made two weeks in advance for horse-drawn rides and Segway tours.Spaces are going quickly, so call now.

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The City of O’Fallon, Missouri, will observe the following schedule for these City facilities and services over the Thanksgiving holiday:

  • O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366, will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27-28. Visit www.ofallon.mo.us or call 636-240-2000 for more information.
  • The Renaud Spirit Center (RSC) indoor recreation complex will be closed on Thanksgiving, but it will be open on Friday, November 28 with regular business hours of 5:15 a.m.-9 p.m. The RSC is located at 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon 63368. Call 636-474-2732 or visit www.renaudspiritcenter.com for more information.
  • Also on Friday, November 28, O’Fallon’s Celebration of Lights display in Fort Zumwalt Park will open for the season from 6-10 p.m. The park will be open nightly through December 30 except on Christmas, December 25. Hours and vehicle restrictions may apply so check www.ofallon.mo.us/COL or call 636-379-5614 for more information.
  • For O’Fallon residents enrolled in the City’s trash and recycling collection, service will move forward one day, with Thursday’s collection moving to Friday, and Friday’s collection moving to Saturday. For more information, visit www.ofallon.mo.us/holiday-schedule