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.

Egg-citing Underwater Egg Hunt for kids

What’s pools of fun for kids ages 4-12? It’s the O’Fallon Parks and Recreation Underwater Egg Hunt at the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon MO 63368. The event will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, April 7, and the Easter Bunny is sure to be there. The cost is $12 for O’Fallon residents and $15 for non-residents, and pre-registration is required by Friday, March 31, so get cracking to save your place!

For the hunt, kids will be divided into age groups to search for eggs, and prizes will be awarded after the eggs are collected. Kids should bring swim goggles and a waterproof container for egg gathering.

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Food trucks and music highlight the Adult Easter Egg Hunt for ages 21+ only

You can safely put all your eggs in one basket and have an egg-ceedingly fun Friday evening for yourself and friends (age 21+ only), at O’Fallon’s Adult Easter Egg Hunt on April 7, from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

New this year, the event is being held in Sports Park and features a DJ, adult beverages and food trucks from which to purchase great food. Participant swag includes a T-shirt, a souvenir gift and a prize pack. Bring a flashlight and a basket for collecting the eggs, and win a prize if you gather the most. The cost is $18 per person for O’Fallon residents and $20 for non-residents. Sports Park is located at 3589 Highway K, O’Fallon MO 63368.

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The MYAC Candidates’ Forum gives voters a chance to hear O’Fallon Mayoral and City Council candidates’ views

The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) will host a Candidates’ Forum at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, for the Mayoral and City Council candidates on the ballot in the City’s general municipal election on April 4. The forum will be moderated by the MYAC, and each candidate will have two minutes to respond to questions posed by MYAC members. Candidates also will have an opportunity to make opening and closing statements of three minutes each.

The Candidates’ Forum will be held 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 City Administrator Bonnie Therrien announces resignation

O’Fallon City Administrator Bonnie Therrien announced her resignation effective February 28, 2017, in a letter to Mayor Bill Hennessy and the O’Fallon City Council. Therrien has served in that position since July 2013. Assistant City Administrator Lenore Toser-Aldaz has been named interim City Administrator, effective immediately.

“I am grateful to Bonnie for her service to O’Fallon, our residents and our businesses,” said Mayor Hennessy. “Bonnie is a true professional, and she has helped our City move in a very positive direction over these past four years. She was a strong supporter of our City staff, and I appreciate all she’s done for our employees during her time with O’Fallon.”

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O’Fallon’s Parks and Recreation Job Fair for part-time year-round and summertime workers

If you’re looking for a part-time job, O’Fallon’s Parks and Recreation Department is holding a Job Fair on Thursday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for part-time seasonal and part-time year-round positions. The Job Fair will be held at the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon, Missouri 63368.

To prepare, applicants are strongly encouraged to fill out an application at www.ofallon.mo.us/hr in advance of attending the job fair. Applicants also should come prepared for an interview, and in some cases could be hired the same day. Attendees also will have an opportunity to complete an online application at the fair.

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Fort Zumwalt Park will be closed to the public on March 11 for a disc golf tournament

On Saturday, March 11, Fort Zumwalt Park in O’Fallon, Missouri, will be closed to the public from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. for the Smokin Aces Disc Golf Tournament. The tournament will be played on the park’s disc golf course, The Fort.

For information about The Fort, visit www.ofallon.mo.us/parks&rec/disc-golf-course. To learn more about the tournament, visit http://smokinacesdg.com/p/2017-smokin-aces-tour.

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Give a gift of luck with a life-saving donation of blood on March 3

To help local blood banks maintain adequate supplies, the City of O’Fallon is hosting the National Volunteer Donor Blood Drive on Friday, March 3, 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.

Donors can pick their appointment time by using this direct link for an Express Appointment:

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Justice Center Construction Timelapse: May 2016 - February 2017 (Video)

Watch this amazing Justice Center construction timelapse from O'FallonTV!

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Black History Month - Mary Stephenson (Video)

Every February our nation comes together to celebrate Black History Month. And here in O'Fallon we respect and honor the achievements of former resident Mary Stephenson. Watch her story here!

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The Missouri Department of Conservation awards O’Fallon, Missouri, $10K for planting and education

The City of O’Fallon received a $10,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) program.

O’Fallon was one of 36 communities to receive the grant, which O’Fallon has earmarked for education and tree planting.

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