Don't miss out on this year's Celebration of Lights display in Fort Zumwalt Park. Watch this video and find out more!
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 26-27.
- The Renaud Spirit Center (RSC) indoor recreation complex will be closed on Thanksgiving, but it will be open on Friday, November 27, 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, O’Fallon’s Celebration of Lights display in Fort Zumwalt Park will open for the season from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. with holiday scenes along a one-mile route twinkling with holiday lights. The park will be open nightly through December 30 except on Christmas, December 25. For hours, admission and specialty rides, check www.ofallon.mo.us/celebration-of-lights or call 636-379-5614.
Treat your family to a night of fun and holiday magic at O’Fallon’s Tree Lighting Ceremony from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18. The event will be held at O’Fallon’s Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Admission and parking are free.
The highlight of the event is the countdown to the lighting of a huge Christmas tree, a City tradition led by Mayor Bill Hennessy, launching the official start of the holiday season. The evening’s entertainment is free and includes live choral and instrumental music throughout City Hall, visits with Santa, face painting, holiday games and crafts, and rides on the City Train (weather permitting). Vendors will have hand-crafted gifts and decorations for sale, and concessions will be available for purchase....
In an effort to reach those who need support from the community, O’Fallon’s Volunteer Services Department is launching its 15th annual Cornucopia of Care food drive on November 9. Collection canisters located at various sites around the community are set to receive donations of non-perishable canned and boxed food and personal care items through Saturday, December 19.
“Increasingly, we find that many of those needing assistance today were the ones who donated to past food drives,” said Kathy Halstead, O’Fallon’s Manager of Volunteer Services. “Recent economic challenges require them to stretch their limited funds to pay utility bills, housing, transportation and medical needs. With less food donations coming in and more families in need, local food pantries may not have enough food, and so those families may go hungry.”...
In observance of Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11, the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall) will be closed. City Hall is located at 100 North Main Street in O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.
Also, a Veterans Day Ceremony honoring all U.S. veterans will begin at 11 a.m. at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Belleau Creek Road 63366. The memorial is located off I-70 at Exit 219 on the southeast corner of the overpass. Free parking is available....
O’Fallon, Missouri’s annual ceremony honoring and thanking veterans for their service will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11, at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Belleau Creek Road, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Free parking is available.
The keynote speaker for the event is Lieutenant Colonel Joe Meister of the U.S. Air Force....
For their dedication and commitment to service, City of O’Fallon volunteers were recently honored with a dinner, the showing of a video highlighting O’Fallon volunteers in action and presented with awards at the City’s 19th Annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet. Many volunteers who were recognized have donated hundreds of service hours to the City over the past year.
O’Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy presented awards for service on a City board, commission or committee, whose members “quietly move the City forward one informed recommendation at a time,” said Hennessy. He named Ron Shaver as O’Fallon’s “2015 Volunteer of the Year” for serving on the City’s Parks and Recreation Board since 1998 and for participating as a City volunteer for 17 years. The Mayor also named the Citizens for the O’Fallon Police Station & Courthouse Committee as the City’s “2015 Ambassadors of the Year.” The committee members are: Jim Frain, Jennifer Thomas, Holly Murray, Richard Rowe, Karlyn Cox, Jamie Cronk, Bill Fath and James Davis....
For a dress-up party that’s sure to please the princesses and superheroes at your house, register kids ages 2-5 for “Capes and Crowns,” which will be held on Friday, October 30. Kids will have a blast playing super games, making magical crafts, listening to tales of enchantment and enjoying a snack. Capes and Crowns will be held from 9:30 – 11 a.m. in the Civic Annex, 410 East Elm Street near the O’Fallon Municipal Centre. The cost is $10 for residents and $12 for non-residents. Be sure to register by Friday, October 23; there’s no registration at the door. To sign up for Capes and Crowns:
- Call 636-474-2732 and register with a credit card.
- Or, register in person at the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle (63368), or the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 400 Civic Park Drive (63366).
- Or, visit the Parks and Recreation website, www.ofallon.mo.us/ParksandRec; on the left-hand menu select “Programs,” then “Special Events” to find Capes and Crowns, course number 45067.
For more information, please contact Danielle Reecht at 636-474-8111.