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.

Life-saving volunteer donors needed to boost local blood supplies

To help local blood banks maintain adequate supplies this winter, the City of O’Fallon is hosting the National Volunteer Donor Month Blood Drive on Friday, January 13, from 11a.m. – 3 p.m. at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon 63366. The drive is co-sponsored by Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC). Donors must be in good health, have a photo I.D., and be at least age 17, or 16 with parental consent.

“Winter can be challenging for health-care facilities when it comes to maintaining blood inventories, especially with an increase in cold weather-related injuries,” said Kathy Halstead, O’Fallon’s Manager of Volunteer Services. “Blood supplies are always in demand, but icy weather often keeps donors away, creating critical needs with the potential to delay scheduled surgeries and other treatments. We’re encouraging every healthy adult to take a few moments to help save local lives by donating blood this month.”

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O’Fallon’s annual “King Day of Service” offers opportunities for volunteers to spread a little kindness

Community service that empowers and strengthens local communities is a legacy that reached beyond dreams and now honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and teachings. The City of O’Fallon is answering that call to serve others by hosting a “King Day of Service” from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Monday, January 16.

Family-friendly projects will be offered, each designed to have a positive impact on local residents currently living in residential care facilities. Planned projects include creating paper flowers, writing cards and letters, and decorating placemats. The finished creations will be personally delivered in early February as part of Random Acts of Kindness Day.

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O’Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy will deliver the “State of the City” address on Friday, January 6, 2017

O’Fallon, Missouri, Mayor Bill Hennessy, will deliver his annual “State of the City” address at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017, in the City Council chambers at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

The public is welcome to attend the event, which also will be broadcast live on O’FallonTV via Charter cable channel 991 and AT&T U-verse channel 99, and on the City’s website at www.ofallon.mo.us.

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O’Fallon park pavilions can be reserved for company picnics, reunions and celebrations large and small

Get the perfect outdoor pavilion for your next family reunion, organizational outing, party or reception in 2017 by reserving your choice of O’Fallon’s park pavilions.

And, starting January 3, 2017, O’Fallon Parks and Recreation will offer O’Fallon residents and non-residents a new pricing structure with half-day rentals available for 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., and full-day rentals of 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Sports Park pavilion reservations will be available March 1, 2017.)

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Private Basketball Lessons for ages 7+ can boost players’ skills and enjoyment of the game

Give your child the gift of basketball lessons designed to take his or her game to the next level with the help of Jerome Douglas, Basketball Instructor at the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC). O’Fallon’s indoor recreation complex is located at 2650 Tri Sports Circle in O’Fallon, Missouri 63368.

Lessons are available for one or two players at a time, and boys and girls ages 7 and up will learn game fundamentals, techniques and winning strategies as they boost their footwork, ball handling, shooting and rebounding skills.

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O’Fallon’s Parks and Recreation Job Fair for part-time and summertime workers set for December 28

It’s not too early to apply for a part-time summer job! To fill part-time seasonal and part-time, year-round positions, the City of O’Fallon’s Parks and Recreation Department is holding a Job Fair on Wednesday, December 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC). The indoor recreation complex is located in Sports Park at 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon, Missouri 63368.

In applying for a position, it is recommended that applicants fill out an application at www.ofallon.mo.us/hr before attending the Job Fair. Applicants also should come prepared for an interview, and in some cases, applicants may be hired the same day. Applicants also will have an opportunity to complete an online application at the fair.

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The City of O’Fallon’s Christmas and New Year’s schedules

The City of O’Fallon, Missouri, will observe the following schedule at City facilities over the 2016 Christmas and 2017 New Year’s holidays.

  • There will be no change throughout holidays to trash or recycling service for City of O’Fallon trash customers; please put containers out on regularly-scheduled days
  • Friday, December 23

                 The O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall) will be closed

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Take your family on an Old-Fashioned Holiday Stroll December 12-13

For the first time, the Celebrations of Lights’ popular walk-through event, the Old-Fashioned Holiday Stroll, will be held on two nights, which are Monday and Tuesday, December 12 and 13, from 6 - 9 p.m. in Fort Zumwalt Park. The cost is $3 per person for ages 3 and up, and free for younger children.

On these special nights, millions of lights will be twinkling along a route lined with whimsical holiday scenes featuring favorite movie and storybook characters, inspiring nativities, and more. Along the way, visitors can:

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Recycle unwanted electronics and dispose of bulk waste items with Environmental Services events

O’Fallon’s Environmental Services Department will hold two events in December for the recycling or disposal of certain outdated or unwanted items.

Free Electronics & Appliance Recycling Event – Open to everyone, drop off unwanted appliances and electronics at O’Fallon’s CarShield Field from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, December 3. The parking lot is located at the southwest corner of Tom Ginnever Ave. and T.R. Hughes Blvd., O’Fallon 63366.

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony scheduled for Sunday, December 4, at O’Fallon City Hall

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the bombing at Pearl Harbor of the U.S. Pacific Fleet on December 7, 1941, the O’Fallon Veterans Commission will hold a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony on Sunday, December 4. Mayor Bill Hennessy will deliver welcoming remarks for the ceremony, which will begin at 1 p.m. in O’Fallon’s Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon Missouri 63366.

For more information, please contact Conan Stott at 636-379-5550 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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