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Cleaning house for the holidays? City of O’Fallon trash service customers are invited to take advantage of the City’s free, bi-monthly drop-off for many items that are too large to fit into curbside trash containers. The drop-off will be held 7 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday, December 13. Acceptable items can be brought to O’Fallon’s waste transfer station at 1572 Progress West Lane, O’Fallon, MO 63366.

The free drop-off is limited to O’Fallon trash customers as part of their enrollment. Customers must show a current photo ID with their O’Fallon address and unload their own items. A complete list of non-acceptable and acceptable bulk waste items for the drop-off is available at www.ofallon.mo.us/bulk-waste or call 636-272-0477. Only one load per household will be accepted and only cars, pickup trucks, and small trailers 10 feet or less will be allowed.

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For a festive holiday night out that your family will long remember, come to the Old-Fashioned Holiday Stroll in Fort Zumwalt Park on Tuesday, December 9, from 6 – 9 p.m. The cost is $2 for ages 3 and up, and free for younger children.

“The Holiday Stroll lets everyone see the glimmering Celebration of Lights display up close with the added excitement of fireworks bursting over the lake, live choir music and vendors selling hot chocolate, cookies, cotton candy and hot dogs at stations along the way,” said Jennifer Hoisington, O’Fallon’s Festival Coordinator. “Although the Holiday Stroll is just for one night, it’s one of the most memorable events of the year.”

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Marking the 73rd anniversary of the bombing of the U.S. Pacific Fleet on Sunday, December 7, 1941, O’Fallon’s Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 7,in the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon Missouri 63366. The O’Fallon Veterans Commission is hosting the ceremony and the public is invited to attend. Free parking is available.

For more information, 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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The City of O’Fallon, Missouri, will observe the following schedule for these City facilities and services over the Thanksgiving holiday:

  • O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366, will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27-28. Visit www.ofallon.mo.us or call 636-240-2000 for more information.
  • The Renaud Spirit Center (RSC) indoor recreation complex will be closed on Thanksgiving, but it will be open on Friday, November 28 with regular business hours of 5:15 a.m.-9 p.m. The RSC is located at 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon 63368. Call 636-474-2732 or visit www.renaudspiritcenter.com for more information.
  • Also on Friday, November 28, O’Fallon’s Celebration of Lights display in Fort Zumwalt Park will open for the season from 6-10 p.m. The park will be open nightly through December 30 except on Christmas, December 25. Hours and vehicle restrictions may apply so check www.ofallon.mo.us/COL or call 636-379-5614 for more information.
  • For O’Fallon residents enrolled in the City’s trash and recycling collection, service will move forward one day, with Thursday’s collection moving to Friday, and Friday’s collection moving to Saturday. For more information, visit www.ofallon.mo.us/holiday-schedule

With the holiday season upon us, it’s a great time for the entire family to join in a day of giving and service to help their less fortunate neighbors. On Saturday, November 22, the City of O’Fallon is hosting National Family Volunteer Day, a day of service that demonstrates and celebrates the power of families who volunteer together to support their neighborhoods and communities.

As part of National Family Volunteer Day, and with support from generationOn and Disney Friends for Change, families are invited to spend the morning helping to strengthen our community, while also strengthening themselves.  Volunteering together as a family provides quality time, strengthens family communication, and provides opportunities for family members to be role models to their children and others.

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Treat your family to an evening of holiday magic at O’Fallon’s Tree Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, November 19 from 6 – 8 p.m. A City tradition, the Tree Lighting Ceremony gets the season off to an official start at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall) as everyone gathers around for the countdown to the lighting of a huge Christmas tree in the rotunda and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Parents and grandparents, be sure to bring your cameras! The evening’s fun includes hugs from Rudolph and the Gingerbread Man, the sweet sound of live choral music, visits with Santa, kids’ games and crafts, face painting and rides on the City Train (weather permitting). Vendors’ will be on hand with decorations and hand-crafted gifts for sale, and concessions will be available for purchase.

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2014 Tree Lighting Ceremony (Video)

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 Ring in the start of the holiday season at O'Fallon's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony!


O’Fallon, Missouri’s annual ceremony honoring and thanking veterans for their service will begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 11, at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Belleau Creek Road, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Free parking is available.

The ceremony, which has been planned by the O’Fallon Veterans Commission, VFW Post 5077 and American Legion Post 388, includes remarks by Mayor Bill Hennessy and keynote speaker Major Matthew Pieper, U.S. Air Force. Maj. Pieper is an O’Fallon resident. In addition, local students will read original essays submitted to the VFW’s annual “The Voice of Democracy” and “The Patriot’s Pen” contests.

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TheCity of O’Fallon, Missouri, will conduct a public hearing beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366, concerning Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Plan for the O’Fallon Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

Those who need assistance or auxiliary aids for the meeting should contact Public Assistance Specialist Jessica Hawkins at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Ms. Hawkins can be reached at 636-379-5411, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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With the idea of motivating residents to “go the extra mile” in doing something meaningful with their lives and making the world a better place, Mayor Bill Hennessy and the O’Fallon City Council proclaimed Saturday, November 1, as “Extra Mile Day.”

In his official proclamation, Mayor Hennessy said, “The City of O’Fallon, Missouri acknowledges that a special vibrancy exists within the entire community when its citizens collectively ‘go the extra mile’ in personal effort, volunteerism, and service. I urge each individual to take time on this day to not only go the extra mile in his or her own life, but to also acknowledge those who are inspirational in their efforts and commitment to make their organizations, families, community, country and the world a better place.”

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