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.”

“We are extremely proud to have O’Fallon recognized as an Extra Mile City,” said Kathy Halstead, O’Fallon’s Manager of Volunteer Services. “O’Fallon has a reputation as a leader in community volunteering, with thousands of citizens focusing their efforts on worthwhile projects each year. We can look to them for inspiration in doing our personal best to create a meaningful life that includes service.”

For more information about Extra Mile Day, visit http://extramileamerica.org.