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Winter weather predicted for next 36 hours; please move cars off the streets

With winter weather predicted for this afternoon and into tomorrow, residents are reminded that O'Fallon's Municipal Code requires that cars not be parked in the street when there is any accumulation of snow, ice or other frozen precipitation.

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Parents who enroll children ages 5 – 12 in O’Fallon’s “Holiday Break Camp” can enjoy peace of mind knowing that their kids are safe, having fun and getting exercise, too. For their part, kids can have a great time finding new friends, playing games, making crafts and enjoying other activities. Camps meet from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily in the Renaud Spirit Center, the City’s indoor recreation complex. Campers need to bring a sack lunch each day; no refrigeration is available. Two sessions are available:

  • Thursday and Friday, December 26-27; the cost is $28 for O’Fallon residents and $32 for non-residents.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, December 30-31 and January 2-3 (no camp on Wednesday, January 1); the cost is $56 for O’Fallon residents and $63 for non-residents.

Parents and guardians must register campers in person no later than December 16. Registration can be taken at the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle (63368), or the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 400 Civic Park Drive (63366). For office hours and other information call the RSC at 636-474-2732 or Parks and Recreation at 636-379-5606, or visit www.ofallon.mo.us.

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Tree Lighting Ceremony (Video)

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Watch residents ring in the holidays at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at O'Fallon's Municipal Centre.


Time Capsule Opening (Video)

Posted by on in City News

The City of O'Fallon recently opened a time capsule that was buried back in 1970. Here is the story about a group of students who reunited in a shared spirit for the past.


Check out how the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council is lending their voice to City Government.


Get ready for Veterans’ Day by stepping into the historic Heald Home (circa 1884) from 1 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 10, and chatting with Vietnam-era veterans about the exhibit of military uniforms, a field radio, C-rations, weapons, ammunition and memorabilia that will be on display for the afternoon. The weapons and ammunition are inert and cannot be fired.

“This is a hands-on display,” said Sheldon Hartsfield, spokesperson for VVA Chapter 458. “People will be able to pick the items up and even put on a helmet and field gear and see for themselves how much weight we used to carry running through the jungle.”

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Beginning Monday, October 14, Fort Zumwalt Park in O’Fallon, Missouri, will officially close to vehicles so that crews can safely install holiday lights and scenes for the City’s annual Celebration of Lights display. The park will remain open to pedestrians who want to use the asphalt walking and jogging path through the park during daylight hours. Located on Jessup Drive (off Veterans Memorial Parkway), the park will reopen to traffic on January 20, 2014.

The public is invited to drive through the Celebration of Lights display, which opens at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 29 (the day after Thanksgiving), continuing nightly through December 30, except for Wednesday, December 25, when it will be closed for Christmas. The event, which is sponsored by the City of O’Fallon with help from local businesses, helps raise funds for participating not-for-profit organizations.

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Can you help save a life or three? If you are at least 17 years old and healthy, please donate blood on Friday, October 18, between 11a.m. and 3 p.m. at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. O’Fallon’s “Making a Difference Blood Drive” will collect donations of whole blood and double-red blood cells.

“Taking a few minutes to donate whole blood can help as many as three people survive a life-threatening trauma or health condition,” said Kathy Halstead, Manager of Volunteer Services. “Double-red cell donations are especially important to surgical patients and those with cancer or chronic blood disorders.”

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Question: What do you do with a young child who’s been bitten by a zombie? Answer: If you are the Greenwood family, you lock her in the coat closet.

Please Remain Calm, an original play written by O’Fallon author Carole Lanham for O’FallonTheatreWorks, will be performed at 7 p.m. on October 25-27 and November 1-3 at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

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The whole family is invited to register for the Pumpkin Picnic, which will be held from 4 – 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, in Fort Zumwalt Park. Kids, especially, love to dress up in their favorite costume and pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, go on a hayride, listen to spooky storytelling and munch on a hotdog and other treats. The cost is $10 per person for O’Fallon residents and $12 for non-residents. Parents and grandparents, don’t forget your camera! The deadline to register for the picnic is Monday, October 14. Please sign up as soon as possible. Sorry, no registration will be taken at the gate.

To register for O’Fallon’s “Pumpkin Picnic”:

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