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.

KONGOS, Chase Bryant, Love and Theft and special guest Sister Hazel will headline O’Fallon’s Heritage & Freedom Fest 2016

Speaking at the April 28 City Council meeting, Mayor Bill Hennessy announced the nationally-known entertainers set to perform, free, at O’Fallon, Missouri’s Heritage & Freedom Fest. Country music’s rising star Chase Bryant and Nashville’s acclaimed Love and Theft will take the Main stage on July 3 and the sensational KONGOS with special guest Sister Hazel will rock the festival on July 4. O’Fallon’s 2016 Heritage & Freedom Fest will be held July 2-4 at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, 900 T. R. Hughes Boulevard, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

“We’re proud to bring top-name talent to our City for everyone in the region to hear and see in person and celebrate our country’s independence,” said Hennessy. “In addition to free concerts by these great artists, we’ll have two nights of exceptional fireworks displays, free sideshows, kids’ activities, three days of thrilling carnival rides and the biggest Fourth of July parade in St. Charles County. I’m proud to say that O’Fallon’s Independence Day weekend celebration is one of the largest and most popular in the metro area.”

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Fort Zumwalt Park closing to vehicles for the O’Fallon Cup Criterium Bike Race

To accommodate the O’Fallon Cup Criterium bicycle race, Fort Zumwalt Park in O’Fallon, Missouri, will be temporarily close to vehicles at dusk on Friday, May 20, through 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. The race will be held on Saturday and the public is invited to attend the event, free. Race heats begin at 9 a.m. and continue to 4 p.m. Spectator parking will be available at First Baptist Church of O’Fallon, 8750 Veterans Memorial Parkway (63366).

More information about the race is available online at www.momentumracing.net/races/ofallon-cup

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Musicians are invited to join the O’Fallon Community Concert Band for summer concerts

Musicians who would like to play with the O’Fallon Community Concert Band are invited to bring their instrument of choice and a music stand to band rehearsals at the O’Fallon Senior Center, 106 North Main Street, O’Fallon Missouri 63366. The O’Fallon Community Concert Band performs patriotic music, show tunes, pops and music composed for movies

Rehearsals for the 2016 summer concert season will be held at 7 p.m. on Mondays beginning April 25. There’s no charge to be a band member. For more information contact band director Gene Garza at 636-949-2590, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Justice Center Update (Video)

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O’Fallon’s utility tax rebate program offers refunds to eligible seniors (65+) and disabled residents

If you are an O’Fallon resident age 65 or older or a resident with disabilities, you may be able to recoup some of the City utilities taxes paid on your 2015 household gas, electric and phone bills, including your cell phone.

To fully qualify for filing, in addition to being a resident age 65 or older, or determined totally disabled by the Social Security Administration, your annual adjusted gross income must be no more than $39,400 for a single head-of-household or $45,000 for a married (two-person) household. Social Security income is not counted.

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Proposition B informational (video)

Find out more on Proposition B by watching this short informational video.

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O’FallonTheatreWorks plays for laughs with the behind-the-scenes farce, Noises Off, at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre

The O’FallonTheatreWorks production of the comedy, Noises Off – reputed to be one the funniest farces ever written – is scheduled to be performed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 4-6 and 11–13, on the stage at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

Winner of a Tony Award for Best Play, Noises Off is a hilarious play within a play. Taking its title from a theatrical term for sounds coming from off-stage, Noises Off opens on a dress rehearsal for Nothing’s On with a lot of door slamming, baffled performers who miss entrances, exits and their lines, and props with a mind of their own. During the second act, the audience sees Nothing’s On from backstage, where pandemonium reigns as the actors’ relationships deteriorate. By act three, Nothing’s On is at the end of its run and the actors are undermining their fellow actors’ performances to the point that the plot falls apart, anything goes, and the actors must ad lib their way to a riotous conclusion. The comedy includes adult humor and situations.

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Celebrate Doctor Seuss Day with the Cat in the Hat

Green eggs and ham, anyone? Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Wednesday, March 2, from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon MO 63368.

Kids ages 3 – 5 can make a craft with the Cat in the Hat, dance around with the Fox in Socks, hear a Who with Horton, count Red Fish and Blue Fish, and listen to Sam-I-Am’s friend refuse a plate of green eggs and ham – again. The program includes story time, activities, crafts and a Dr. Seuss-style snack.

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O’Fallon’s Historic Preservation Commission sponsors Black History Month display

In honor of Black History Month, O’Fallon’s Historic Preservation Commission has set up a display honoring the history of African Americans in the City of O’Fallon. The display of photos – some more than 75 years old – features portraits of some of O’Fallon’s earliest African American residents. The photos are on display in the Rotunda and Lobby on the first floor of the O’Fallon Municipal Center (City Hall). The display is free to view and open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. throughout the month of February.

“Today, we know O’Fallon as a diverse suburban community with grand subdivisions and bustling restaurants and stores, but this City has a long history that stretches more than 160 years,” said Jim Frain, who put the display together and is a member of the Historic Preservation Commission. “O’Fallon – like many Midwestern towns of the early 20th Century – was once a largely segregated town where a strong African-American community grew on several blocks in the City, known as ‘The Hill.’ The area included churches and schools and a ‘blacks-only’ cemetery called Sage Chapel Cemetery. The Cemetery was founded in 1881 as a burial site for former slaves and their descendants. Many of the original tombstones still stand at the site along Veterans Memorial Parkway.

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Important information from FEMA for those impacted by recent flooding


FEMA News Release  

Commonly Asked Questions About Federal Disaster Aid

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