O'Fallon Update Newsblog

All information posted below and on subsequent pages is provided by the City of O'Fallon's Communications team. Follow @cityofofallon on Twitter for the latest happenings.

Bring your dog to Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center for the Pool Paws Dog Swim on September 9

Party with your dog and socialize with other dog owners at the “Pool Paws Dog Swim” on Saturday, September 9, at Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center, 403 Civic Park Drive (in Civic Park), O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. The event, which will be held from 9:30 –11:30 a.m., features raffles, games and prizes, and every dog gets a chance to win an attendance prize. Dogs will have a great time playing with the water spouts on the beach and paddling in the pool. Humans will not be swimming with their pets but they are welcome to wade up to their knees in the leisure pool.

The cost is $10 per dog, which includes one human and $3 for each additional person. Funds benefit the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation. Dogs must be accompanied by an adult (age 18 or older) and have written proof of rabies vaccination.

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O’Fallon’s Patriot Day Ceremony is Monday, September 11

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 Monday, September 11, at the City’s 9-11 First Responders Memorial.

Created with steel salvaged from the attacks on New York City’s World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the monument is located in the parking lot on the east side of O’Fallon’s Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

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O’Fallon’s Fall Fest on September 9th

Get a head start on fall festivities at O’Fallon’s Fall Fest on Saturday, September 9. Featuring lively bluegrass music, shopping at arts and crafts booths and free activities for families, the event will be held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in pretty Civic Park, 308 Civic Park Drive, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Admission, parking, entertainment and kids’ activities are free.

The Fall Fest’s exciting lineup of acoustic bluegrass bands starts with the Moore Family Bluegrass Band, followed by The Bibb Family, harmonica champion Eric Thompson, National “Open” Fiddle Champion George Portz & the Friends of Bluegrass, Junior Fiddle Champion Deven Mahale, and Lit’l Miss Country, Ruby Pearson.

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Alligator's Creek open, City Hall and the RSC closed on Labor Day

In observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 4, 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 10, for annual building maintenance. The indoor recreation complex is located at 2650 Tri Sport Circle (63368).

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O’Fallon’s annual “Support Our Troops Supply Drive” collects personal care items for troops serving overseas

To show appreciation for deployed U.S. troops, donations of snacks, batteries, and personal care items are being collected through O’Fallon’s Support Our Troops Supply Drive. The drive will continue through September 8 and donations can be dropped off at multiple collection sites located throughout the community.

“Our troops overseas deeply appreciate knowing that America remembers them as they serve, and they also welcome the practical, everyday items from home, items that are difficult to come by while stationed overseas,” said Kathy Halstead, O’Fallon’s Volunteer Services Manager. “Donations from this annual drive will be sorted, packaged and shipped as part of National Day of Service and Remembrance on September 9, which is one of several projects to be completed by caring citizens. We’re also encouraging people to contribute signed ‘thank you’ notes and cards for the troops, which will be placed into each box shipped.”

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O’Fallon, MO recognized as one of the top 100 safest cities in the nation

The National Council of Home Safety and Security listed O’Fallon, Missouri, as one of the “100 Safest Cities in America 2017.” The organization is made up of home safety and security industries. O’Fallon is the only Missouri city named on the report, which ranks O’Fallon as 43rd safest city. Read the report at www.alarms.org/top-100-safest-cities-in-america-2017.

To identify the nation’s safest cities, the council reviewed FBI Uniform Crime Report Statistics. The cities’ rankings were then based on the number of reported violent crimes and property crimes per 100,000 people.

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Ticket to the Beatles headlines O’Fallon’s Food Truck Frenzy in Sports Park on August 4

Come together for a Friday night of Beatles music and food truck feasting at O’Fallon’s Food Truck Frenzy on Friday, August 4, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Featuring a free tribute concert by Ticket to the Beatles, the event will be held in Sports Park, 3589 Highway K, O’Fallon MO 63368, with free parking and admission.

Rendezvous Café & Wine Bar will sell wines and brews, and Gloria’s Unique Boutique will have merchandise for sale. Food trucks will have a variety of food for sale and include Cardinal Nation, StLouisianaQ, STL BLT, Twisted Taco, Zia’s on the Hill, Doughboys Wood Fired Pizza, The Crooked Boot, Wingnut, Cruzin Fusion, Kona Ice, Sarah’s Cake Stop and the Half Baked Cookie Dough Company. (Food truck service is subject to change without notice.)

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Wanted: vendors with high-end arts and crafts, gifts and more at O’Fallon’s 2017 Fall Fest

If you are an artist or upscale crafter, you’re invited to apply for booth space to sell your original creations at O’Fallon, Missouri’s annual Fall Fest. The event will be held in Civic Park, 308 Civic Park Drive (63366) from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

The September date is a new date for the Fall Fest, now in its 33rd year and known for great shopping at vendors’ booths for home and garden specialties, fall decorations, holiday gifts and decor, trendy original arts and crafts, jewelry, unique clothes and accessories, furnishings and delicious festival food and beverages. Event highlights include live music, free kids’ activities and tours of the Log Cabin Museum.

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Open auditions set for the O’FallonTheatreWorks’ production of the musical comedy, Bye Bye Birdie

O’FallonTheatreWorks (OTW) will hold open auditions for the musical comedy, Bye Bye Birdie, on two Saturdays, August 5 and August 12, at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Show production dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 3 – 5 and 10 – 12.

Casting calls for teens and adults; no children’s role will be available. Both singing and non-singing roles are available. To secure their hour time slot for an audition, auditioners must sign up in advance on the O’FallonTheatreWorks Facebook page. Go to www.facebook.com/OFallonTheatreWorks and sign up at https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30e084fa8a72ba0ff2-byebye

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O’Fallon’s Purple Heart Parking Program dedicates parking spaces in City Parks to combat-wounded

The City of O’Fallon has embraced the national movement to provide designated parking spaces for Purple Heart recipients. The Purple Heart is a U.S. military medal awarded in the name of the President to soldiers who have been wounded or killed in enemy combat.

Beginning this week, parking spaces for Purple Heart recipients are being marked in City parks: CarShield Field, Veterans Walk, Civic Park, Dames Park, Fort Zumwalt Park, the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, at the Renaud Spirit Center, Sports Park I, Sports Park II and Westhoff Park.

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