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Get your day off to a fast start with O’Fallon’s Fall Fest 5K/10K Run through City neighborhoods at 7 a.m. on Saturday, October 10. This year’s race features brand new routes through City neighborhoods, DAG digital timing, a runner’s shirt and a race packet with goodies, a costume contest and complimentary food and beverages after the race. Post-race awards ceremonies will begin at 8 a.m. for the 5K and 8:30 a.m. for the 10/K. The start/finish line is outside the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall/Police Department), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon Missouri 63366.

Add to the fun by joining the horde! Dress as a zombie for a chance to win 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in the runners’ Zombie Costume Contest for all race participants at no charge. The contest will be judged by the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council. Costumes must be family-friendly and worn throughout the race.

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If you are an O’Fallon business, organization, family or individual, enter the Scarecrow-Making Contest for a chance to win $100, $200 or $300 and get noticed for your efforts. As a bonus, it will help decorate the City for O’Fallon’s Fall Fest Street Dance on October 9, and, on October 10, the Fall Fest 5K/10K Run and the O’Fallon Fall Fest.

Creativity is encouraged; the scarecrows can be whimsical, artistic, traditional, lovable or theme-based, such as sports-related or a favorite cartoon character. All scarecrows must be original, not commercially-made, and should be in good taste and not frightening, controversial or inappropriate for family viewing. Applications, rules, deadlines and suggestions for creating a scarecrow can be found at www.ofallon.mo.us/fall-fest.

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O’Fallon-area residents, employees and those interested in a career in law enforcement are encouraged to enroll in the O’Fallon Police Department’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to learn disaster preparedness skills. The free, 20-hour training, which is available to groups as well as individuals, will be taught on September 25, 26 and 27. It will cover these topics, and more:

  • Assembling a disaster preparedness kit
  • Hands-on basic medical assessment and treatment for injuries, burns, etc.
  • Working as a team to safely to conduct triage, light search and rescue and extinguish small fires
  • Communicating effectively with public safety organizations during a disaster

“If you haven’t prepared a disaster kit or come up with a family communication plan for disasters, CERT training can help,” said Police Officer Patrick Helton, who is leading the training. “Those who take the course will get free training materials and learn how to deal with a variety of emergencies. That’s important because, if a major disaster like an earthquake or tornado should strike, first responders are likely to be overwhelmed by the number of people who need help.”

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On Friday, September 18, at 7 p.m., O’Fallon’s annual POW/MIA Remembrance Day Ceremony will be held on behalf of the 83,000 American troops from all wars who remain missing in action or imprisoned on foreign soil, and the families who are waiting for their return. The ceremony will be held at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Veterans Memorial Parkway, O’Fallon, MO 63366.

Welcoming remarks will be delivered by O’Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy, and the keynote speaker will be Laura Sigmund, a senior at Fort Zumwalt North High School. The ceremony, which is hosted by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 458 and Am Vets Post 106, includes the posting of colors, the dressing of the table, the lighting of candles, the laying of the wreath, a rifle salute and taps. Music will be provided by Amanda Ellis, who will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America,” and the O’Fallon Community Concert Band. “Taps” will be played by Rick Moore, Boy Scout Troop 984.

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9-11 Ceremony Highlights (Video)

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Check out the highlights from this year's 9-11 Ceremony.


On Friday, September 18, at 7 p.m., O’Fallon’s annual POW/MIA Remembrance Day Ceremony will be held on behalf of the 83,000 American troops from all wars who remain missing in action or imprisoned on foreign soil, and the families who are waiting for their return. The ceremony will be held at Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Veterans Memorial Parkway, O'Fallon, Missouri 63366.

Welcoming remarks will be delivered by O’Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy, and the keynote speaker will be Laura Sigmund, a senior at Fort Zumwalt North High School. The ceremony, which is hosted by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 458 and Am Vets Post 106, includes the posting of colors, the dressing of the table, the lighting of candles, the laying of the wreath, a rifle salute and taps. Music will be provided by Amanda Ellis, who will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America,” and the O’Fallon Community Concert Band. “Taps” will be played by Rick Moore, Boy Scout Troop 984.

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City Tourbook RSC (Video)

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Volunteers and donations are needed for O’Fallon’s National Days of Service and Remembrance on September 11–12. The event features community service projects honoring the everyday heroes and the memory of the victims of the attacks of September 11, 2001.

  • The Support Our Troops Supply Drive, which began August 11, continues through September 11 for personal care items, batteries, and small packages of snacks for troops. Drop-off sites are listed at . Donations of $15.90 per box are also needed to cover mailing costs. Called a “Stamp of Support,” the donations can be dropped off at City Hall, with checks made payable to H.E.R.O.E.S. Care.
  • The Patriot Blood Drive will be held on Friday, September 11, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the O’Fallon Municipal Center (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, MO 63366. Walk-ins are welcome!
  • The City of O’Fallon and United Way of Greater St. Louis will partner to host Citizens United in Service on Saturday, September 12, from 9 –11 a.m. This event, which is supported by a Points of Light grant received by United Way, offers service projects designed to support first responders and military personnel:
    • Clean the monuments and green space at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk
    • Collect litter along Veterans Memorial Parkway
    • Sort and box donated items for shipment to U.S. troops
    • Write and decorate “thank you” cards for military members and their families

Pre-registration is required. Visit www.ofallon.mo.us/volunteer to register or for more information. Or, contact Volunteer Services at 636-379-5517 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Drawing on F.B.I. statistics, the website OnlyInYourState.com recently rated O’Fallon as the fifth safest of Missouri cities with populations of more than 10,000. At about 82,000 residents, O’Fallon is the largest City to be named among the “Top 10” safest cities, and it is the only St. Charles County municipality on the list.

“We can be extremely proud that O’Fallon continues to be a safe place to live, work and play,” said Mayor Bill Hennessy. “It is a testament to our residents, our businesses and the men and women of our O’Fallon Police Department. Your dedication to caring for your homes, your neighborhoods and our entire community is the reason we have received this honor.”

Check out all the highlights from this years Heritage and Freedom Fest!