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Volunteers and donations are needed for O’Fallon’s National Days of Service and Remembrance on September 11–12. The event features community service projects honoring the everyday heroes and the memory of the victims of the attacks of September 11, 2001.

  • The Support Our Troops Supply Drive, which began August 11, continues through September 11 for personal care items, batteries, and small packages of snacks for troops. Drop-off sites are listed at . Donations of $15.90 per box are also needed to cover mailing costs. Called a “Stamp of Support,” the donations can be dropped off at City Hall, with checks made payable to H.E.R.O.E.S. Care.
  • The Patriot Blood Drive will be held on Friday, September 11, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the O’Fallon Municipal Center (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, MO 63366. Walk-ins are welcome!
  • The City of O’Fallon and United Way of Greater St. Louis will partner to host Citizens United in Service on Saturday, September 12, from 9 –11 a.m. This event, which is supported by a Points of Light grant received by United Way, offers service projects designed to support first responders and military personnel:
    • Clean the monuments and green space at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk
    • Collect litter along Veterans Memorial Parkway
    • Sort and box donated items for shipment to U.S. troops
    • Write and decorate “thank you” cards for military members and their families

Pre-registration is required. Visit www.ofallon.mo.us/volunteer to register or for more information. Or, contact Volunteer Services at 636-379-5517 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The public is invited to attend the City of O’Fallon’s annual Patriot Day ceremony, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, September 11, at the City’s 9-11 memorial, “A Tribute to First Responders.)

The monument is located outside the O’Fallon Police Department entrance on the east side of O’Fallon’s Municipal Centre, 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. It was created with steel salvaged from the destruction of New York City’s World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 (More information about the City’s 9-11 monument can be found at www.ofallon.mo.us/9-11-memorial.)

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In observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 7, the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366, will be closed for the day. In addition:

  • The Renaud Spirit Center (RSC) also will be closed on Labor Day, and remain closed through Sunday, September 13, for annual building maintenance. The indoor recreation complex is located at 2650 Tri Sport Circle (63368).

 

  • Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center will be open for the holiday weekend, September 5 – 7, with regular pool hours of 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday, noon – 7 p.m. on Sunday, and noon – 6 p.m. on Monday. The outdoor aquatic complex is located in Civic Park at 403 Civic Park Drive (63366). Visit www.ofallon.mo.us/parks&rec/alligators-creek-aquatic-center for more information, or call 636-272-1626.
  • Pack some refreshments and comfortable lawn chairs and head for the Civic Park Bandstand for the annual Labor Day Concert by the O’Fallon Community Concert Band from 7 – 8:15 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
  • For residents enrolled in the City’s trash and recycling program, there will be no change in O’Fallon’s residential trash, recycling and yard waste collection due to the holiday. Please put trash at the curb on your regularly-assigned day.

On Monday, September 7, pack some refreshments and lawn chairs or blankets and head for the Civic Park Bandstand to hear the annual Labor Day Concert, which will be performed from 7 – 8:15 p.m. by the O’Fallon Community Concert Band. The concert includes selections from “The Sound of Music,” John Williams’ “Evening at the Pops,” “Glenn Miller in Concert,” “A Suite of Old American Dances,” “Fantasy on Yankee Doodle,” The Light Cavalry Overture,” and “Berliner Luft.”

Civic Park is located on Civic Park Drive about four blocks west of Main Street in downtown O’Fallon.

Drawing on F.B.I. statistics, the website OnlyInYourState.com recently rated O’Fallon as the fifth safest of Missouri cities with populations of more than 10,000. At about 82,000 residents, O’Fallon is the largest City to be named among the “Top 10” safest cities, and it is the only St. Charles County municipality on the list.

“We can be extremely proud that O’Fallon continues to be a safe place to live, work and play,” said Mayor Bill Hennessy. “It is a testament to our residents, our businesses and the men and women of our O’Fallon Police Department. Your dedication to caring for your homes, your neighborhoods and our entire community is the reason we have received this honor.”

To show appreciation for deployed U.S. troops, donations of pocket-sized packages of food, personal care items and other useful supplies are being collected through O’Fallon’s Support Our Troops Military Supply Drive. The drive kicks off August 11 and continues through September 11, with multiple donation sites throughout the community.

“Our troops overseas deeply appreciate snacks and practical items from home,” said Kathy Halstead, O’Fallon’s Volunteer Services Manager. “The donations will be sorted, packaged and shipped as part of National Day of Service and Remembrance projects on September 12, which will be coordinated by Volunteer Services. We’re also encouraging people to contribute signed ‘thank you’ notes and cards for the troops, and we hope to include at least one personal message of gratitude on behalf of the O’Fallon community in each package.”

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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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