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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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Actors and actresses looking for dramatic roles with the potential to rivet both audiences and critics to their seats are welcome to audition for the one-act drama by Margaret Edson, Wit. Open auditions will be held from 1 – 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 16, at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon Missouri 63366.

The cast calls for a total of six adults, both men and women. Auditioners should bring a headshot, a resume of their acting experience and prepare a dramatic monologue of two minutes or less for a character close to the auditioner’s age. Performances are scheduled for October 23-25, October 30-31 and November 1. Crew members also are needed to help build the set and stage the production.

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With the reconstruction of Elaine Drive progressing, this week drivers will see both Elaine Drive and North Central opened to two-way traffic. However, construction also is moving into a new phase as improvements get underway to the intersection of North Central and Elaine Drive. As a result, North Central will be temporarily closed at the intersection of Elaine Drive, preventing traffic from turning onto either street at the closure. Both streets are off West Terra Lane in North O’Fallon. Message boards are in place to alert drivers.

Check out all the highlights from this years Heritage and Freedom Fest!


Build a cardboard-and-duct-tape vessel that can hold two people and enter the annual Cardboard Boat Race at Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center. The race will be held on Sunday, July 19, from 4 – 6 p.m. But you don’t have to out-paddle the competition to win a prize. Besides the “Fastest Boat,” awards will be presented for the “Best-Decorated Boat” and the “Titanic Award.” The outdoor pool complex is located at 403 Civic Park Drive (in Civic Park), O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

All ages are encouraged to team up for the race, including parents and kids. The entry fee for each two-person crew is $10 for O’Fallon residents and $12 for non-residents. But hurry, the deadline to enter is Wednesday, July 15. For more information or to register for the race, call 636-272-1626 or 636-474-2732. Visit www.ofallon.mo.us/parks&rec/alligators-creek-aquatic-center for more information about the aquatic complex.

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With weeks of summer still ahead, O’Fallon residents and visitors can enjoy live music, free, at O’Fallon Jammin’ concerts in Civic Park. From 6:30-9 p.m. every Tuesday night through August 25, Jammin’ will host a different band, giving patrons a chance to listen or dance to country, rock ‘n roll, R & B, Motown, oldies, pop, swing, big band and jazz.

The family-friendly concerts provide hula hoops for kids to play with, and an ADA-accessible playground, walking path and restrooms are located near the bandstand. Bring chairs or blankets for lawn seating and purchase a variety of food, beverages, snacks and treats from food trucks and concessionaires. All pets must be leashed and no glass containers are allowed in the park.

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