O'Fallon Update Newsblog
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
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!
For an inspiring holiday weekend bursting with fireworks displays, headline entertainers in concert, unique sideshows, Kids’ Zone activities, thrilling carnival rides and great festival food and drinks, come celebrate America’s birthday at O’Fallon’s Heritage & Freedom Fest on July 2-4 at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.
Headline entertainers Gloriana, Smash Mouth, LoCash, Toad the Wet Sprocket and special guest Tonic will perform, free, on the festival’s Main Stage over July 3-4. (For a sample of each band’s best-known songs and a schedule, visit www.heritageandfreedomfest.com.) Popular regional bands the Well Hungarians and Superjam also will perform....
City of O’Fallon trash and recycling customers can bring many items that are too large to fit into curbside trash containers to the Bulk Waste Drop-off on Saturday, June 27, from 7 a.m.–3 p.m. at the City’s waste transfer station,1572 Progress West Lane, O’Fallon, MO 63366. Additional drop-off dates will be held on August 29, October 24, and December 19.
To use the drop-off, O’Fallon trash customers must show a current photo ID with their O’Fallon address and unload their own items. Only one load per household will be accepted per day, and only cars, pickup trucks, and small trailers 10 feet long or less will be allowed. For a complete list of non-acceptable/acceptable bulk waste items, visit www.ofallon.mo.us/bulk-waste. A partial listing includes:...
Heritage & Freedom Fest attendees can save 50% on carnival ride tickets by pre-purchasing their tickets before the event. Discounted Heritage & Freedom Fest tickets will be available through Wednesday, July 1. The discounted tickets will be good for all three days of the festival, which will be held July 2-4 at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard, O’Fallon (63366). Admission and parking are free.
The half-price ride tickets will be available while supplies last (through July 1):...
In early June, the railroad crossing at Main Street in O'Fallon will temporarily close while repairs are done to the tracks. The closure will last two to four days while railroad crews repair and service the area.
An exact date for closure will be available soon, as will a map detailing detours around the affected area. If you use this street on your daily commute, please make other plans during this time. Thank you for your patience.
Founders' Day was a great way for families to experience what life was like when O'Fallon was first founded. Now, watch all the highlights from Founders' Day 2015.