O'Fallon Progress

21st annual Salute to Scott Picnic set for June 13

The 21st annual Salute to Scott Picnic and Business Expo will take place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at O’Fallon Community Park, 308 E. Fifth St.

This event is organized by the City of O’Fallon, Village of Shiloh and the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee to show appreciation for base personnel and to increase the awareness of the important relationships that exist between Scott Air Force Base, its staff and surrounding communities.

Free hot dogs, chips and soda will be served 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Various area restaurants will also provide samples and coupons throughout the day. The O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a business expo from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The expo features displays from more than 60 local businesses. These businesses, as well as all of O’Fallon-Shiloh, are happy to show their appreciation for those “who serve.”

Many family activities are planned. The event will feature a rock climbing wall, inflated jumping balloons, fireman’s pole, and antique fire engine rides. Also included in the day’s events is Leland & Whiskers Balloon Twisters from noon-2 p.m. Scott Credit Union will present big screen games for everyone and Element Firearms will have games for those who are over the age of 18. Also included will be live music throughout the day. The highlight of the day will be the making of the largest banana split in the area. Be ready to dive in and enjoy this special treat at 2 p.m.

Make sure to stop by the information booth any time from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and register for attendance prizes. Attendance prizes for both adult and children will be awarded throughout the day. The childrens bikes will be awarded at 2:15 p.m. People must be present to win the bikes.

Those attending can enjoy a free family swim day all day. A limited number of arm bands will be available at the information booth.

If associated with Scott Air Force Base or an O’Fallon-Shiloh resident who directly supports the base, bring the family and join in for free food, drinks and activities.

For more information on the Salute to Scott Day event, contact the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce at 632-3377.