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OFP 090618 Around Town

Noon Thursday, Sept. 6, is the deadline to appear in next week’s “Around Town” listing. We must receive your event in writing with a contact phone number for questions. Due to the large number of submissions, non-profit events are run only one time in print, will be edited and appear in the week before the event date.

Email: Mail to: O’Fallon Progress Around Town, Belleville News-Democrat, 120 S. Illinois St., P.O. Box 427, Belleville, IL 62222-0427. Questions, call Jennifer Green at 618-239-2643.

Thursday, Sept. 6:

St. Clair County Genealogical Society meeting — 7 p.m. St. Luke’s Parish Hall, 226 N. Church St., Belleville. Guest Speaker: Diane Renner Walsh. Topic: Genealogy 101: Illinois Regional Archives Depository and Illinois State Archives with emphasis on land and probate records. Free and open to the public.

Friday, Sept. 7:

O’Fallon Fish Fry — 4-8 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 402 E. U.S. 50, O’Fallon. Cod and bluegill, burgers, hot dogs, sides. Eat in or carryout. 618-632-6229.

O’Fallon Fish and Chicken Fry — 5 to 8 p.m. O’Fallon American Legion, 109 N. Penn, O’Fallon. Carryouts available. 618-632-8879.

Saturday, Sept. 8:

Dedication Ceremony — 2 p.m. Shiloh Valley Cemetery, Shiloh. O’Fallon’s Looking Glass Prairie DAR Chapter dedication of their NSDAR Plaque for the Memorial Cenotaph of American Patriot and Illinois Pioneer Lt. William “Turkey Hill” Scott. Reception to follow.

Friday, Oct. 12:

‘Miracles & Milestones’ benefit auction — 6 p.m. 612North Event Space, 612 N. 2nd St. (Laclede’s Landing), St. Louis. Auction to benefit Karla Smith Behavioral Health. RSVP by Sept. 15. Visit for more information.

Saturday, Oct. 13:

John Wilt Foundation 5K Honor Run/Walk — 8 a.m. O’Fallon Veterans’ Monument, 737 East Wesley Drive, O’Fallon. Proceeds will support the military through the USO and Fisher House at Jefferson Barracks. Visit or more information or to register.