Beginning at noon today (Wednesday, May 22) through Friday morning, May 24, Westhoff Plaza will be closed to allow for additional maintenance to the area. The City’s new bike and skate facility is located in Paul A. Westhoff Park at T.R. Hughes Boulevard and Cool Springs Industrial Drive, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.
A Memorial Day Ceremony commemorating U.S. military personnel who died while in service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27, at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Belleau Creek Road, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Free parking is available.
Brigadier General Greg S. Champagne, U.S.A.F, will be the keynote speaker. Brig. Gen. Champagne is the Assistant Adjutant General for Air Forces in the Missouri National Guard stationed at Joint Force Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO. He is responsible for the combat-readiness of approximately 2,500 Air National Guard Airmen stationed in three geographical areas. Brig. Gen. Champagne is a career Missouri National Guard officer who has served in numerous flying positions with over 3,400 hours of flight time. He flew combat missions in Operations PROVIDE COMFORT and SOUTHERN WATCH and commanded the 407th Air Expeditionary Group, Tallil Air Base Iraq, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. In his previous assignment as the Commander of the 131st Bomb Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, Whiteman Air Force Base, Brig. Gen. Champagne commanded the National Guard's only B-2 Wing which provides nearly 1,100 combat-ready Airmen for both state and federal missions....
The O’Fallon Police Department invites citizens throughout the City to volunteer for a new program, Adopt-a-Siren. Citizen volunteers are needed to accurately and efficiently help monitor each of the tornado sirens in the City’s Outdoor Warning Siren system and report whether or not specific sirens are working properly.
So that they can observe and hear “their” siren on days when the sirens are tested, O’Fallon citizens are encouraged to adopt a siren in their neighborhood. After each monthly test, volunteers will report whether or not the assigned or adopted siren worked properly or failed to perform....
Get ready for Flag Day with Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) regent Susan Russ, who will present a show on Sunday, June 9, in the historic Heald Home.Learn the story of Betsy Ross, her legendary connection to the American flag and her life during the Revolutionary War, which left Betsy a widow. The Heald Home will be open from 1 – 4 p.m., with 30-minute shows scheduled for 1:30 and 3 p.m. Admission is $2 per person at the door, and includes a tour of the house, which is located in Fort Zumwalt Park at 1000 Jessup Drive, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.
Effective Monday, May 20, the closing time for Westhoff Plaza will be 10 p.m. Westhoff Plaza is the City’s facility for skateboarders, BMX bikers and inline skaters in Paul A. Westhoff Park, 810 Shepard Drive, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Formerly, the facility closed at 11 p.m.
Be a part of O’Fallon’s awesome Heritage & Freedom Fest Parade, which will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, in downtown O’Fallon. This year’s theme is “Made in America.” Civic organizations, veterans posts, bands, churches, scout troops, businesses and others are encouraged to create an entry and join the competition for prizes. Or, just have fun and show your patriotism. Hurry and apply before the deadline, Friday, May 24, or until space fills.
Entries will be judged on how well the parade theme is expressed, with extra points awarded for incorporating music and mechanical movement. Plaques will be presented for “Best Musical Float,” “Most Patriotic Float,” “Best Color Guard,” and “Mayor’s Choice.” In addition, first, second and third-place prizes of $500, $400 and $300 will be awarded to “Best Overall” winners....
Weather permitting, on Thursday, May 16, from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. drivers can expect some lane closures at the intersection of Highway N, WingHaven Boulevard and Bryan Road. During this time, the intersection will be a four-way stop as work on traffic signals proceeds. Signs will alert drivers, but some delays can be expected.
The public is invited to attend an Armed Forces Day ceremony that will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Belleau Creek Road, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Free parking is available.
Traditionally, Armed Forces Day is dedicated to Americans serving in the five branches of military service: the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. O’Fallon’s ceremony will focus on women in the military, and Col. Anne M. Winkler, U.S.A.F., will be the keynote speaker. Am Vet Post 404, a women’s membership post, will present colors and fire a rifle salute....
The O’Fallon City Council and the Parks and Recreation Department have scheduled an open house to discuss the master plan and possible development of a lodge proposed for the City’s O’Day Park. The meeting will be held in the Multipurpose Room on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.
For more information, visit www.ofallon.mo.us, or call 636-240-2000.
Sunday, June 9
Shows at 1:30 and 3 p.m., Heald Home
Cost: $2 per person at the door; includes house tour
Get ready for Flag Day with Daughters of the American Revolution Regent Susan Russ by learning the story of Betsy Ross, the American flag, and life during the Revolutionary War, which left Betsy Ross a widow. Each show is 30 minutes.