O'Fallon Progress

‘Cones with a Cop’ coming to O’Fallon May 17

From left, Suzie Haas, Marion Rose, Linda Hangsleben, Latrell Burns, Rhonda Leach and Jackie Biehl, administrator of First Baptist Academy. Latrell Burns, a senior at First Baptist Academy in O’Fallon, won the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) American History Essay Award from Looking Glass Prairie Chapter, NSDAR in O'Fallon on May 3. Burns’ history topic is “Columbus and Lindbergh: A Journey Across the Atlantic” he was presented by the chapter a DAR certificate, $100 prize and a journal with a pen.
From left, Suzie Haas, Marion Rose, Linda Hangsleben, Latrell Burns, Rhonda Leach and Jackie Biehl, administrator of First Baptist Academy. Latrell Burns, a senior at First Baptist Academy in O’Fallon, won the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) American History Essay Award from Looking Glass Prairie Chapter, NSDAR in O'Fallon on May 3. Burns’ history topic is “Columbus and Lindbergh: A Journey Across the Atlantic” he was presented by the chapter a DAR certificate, $100 prize and a journal with a pen.

TUESDAY, MAY 17

‘Cones with a Cop’

O’Fallon Police will be hosting its first ‘Cones with a Cop,’ in partnership with I Scream U Scream, from 3-4 p.m., Tues., May 17 at the ice creamery located at 214 W. State Street. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to meet police officers, get a tour of a police car, and even meet the Disney’s “Frozen” character Olaf, while enjoying a free soft serve cone. The event is open to the all, and each child will be served one free ice cream cone. For more information contact Capt. Mark Berry at mberry@ofallon.org or call 624-9512.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18

O’Fallon EMS open house

In honor of National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) week, May 16-20, the O’Fallon Public Safety Department is hosting an open house event from 4-7 p.m., Wed., May 18 at Fire/EMS Headquarters and Fire Station No. 4, at 1215 Taylor Road. Tours of the Fire/EMS Headquarters available, along with a landing of the ARCH Medical Helicopter, a life-sized operation board game, bounce house and free food. The event is free and open to the public.

THURSDAY, MAY 19

Township Seniors

The O’Fallon Township Senior Committee will hold a dinner at 5:30 p.m. May 19 at the O’Fallon Township Building, located at 801 East State St. in O’Fallon. Entertainment will be provided. All O’Fallon Township residents are invited to attend. Cost is $3 per person. Tickets are available at the township office. The last day to buy tickets is May 13.

Pachyderms

The Metro-East Pachyderm Club, of O’Fallon, will be having a meeting at noon on Friday, May 12 at Amoré Ristorante located at 1030 Eastgate Drive in O’Fallon. On the agenda, members will host a guest speaker, Dan Ford, who is a researcher and author about Liberty and Historic Constitutional government. For more information call Karen Rees at 618-334-3799.

FRIDAY, MAY 20

Nickfest

St. Nicholas Church in O’Fallon, located at 625 St. Nicholas Drive, is hosting its Second Annual Nickfest on Friday, May 20 through Saturday, May 21, bringing a full two day line of family fun entertainment beginning at noon on Friday, May 20, and runs until 10 p.m. Continuing the fun the next day with a 5K run/walk begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 21 with rides, food, games and entertainment open from noon until 10 p.m. Volunteers needed, event pre-registration and tickets is available on the church website at http://www.stnicholasofallon.org.

Fish Fry

The O’Fallon Knights of Columbus and Ladies Auxiliary continue to sponsor a weekly fish fry from 4-8 p.m. every Friday at the K of C Hall, located at 402 E. Hwy 50, across from the City Park. The traditional menu of cod and tilapia will be available, along with hamburgers, hot dogs and additional side dishes. Baked cod has also been added to the menu. Dine in or carry out is available. Orders can be called in at 632-6229, and we now take credit cards. Lunch is also available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays.

SUNDAY, MAY 22

Food Pantry golf scramble

The 20th Annual Pete MacLaughlin Memorial Food Pantry Golf Scramble will begin with check in at noon, and tee off at 1 p.m. The event will be held at The Hills Golf Club at McKendree University in Lebanon. Cost is $65.

The scramble will be followed by a meal, prizes and auction. For individual and team registration, donations, or further information, contact Roy Carlson, 624-1711.

THURSDAY, MAY 26

Pachyderms

The Metro-East Pachyderm Club, of O’Fallon, will have its evening meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Amoré Ristorante located at 1030 Eastgate Drive in O’Fallon. For more information call Karen Rees at 618-334-3799.

FRIDAY, MAY 27

Special Olympics

The 2016 Special Olympics Illinois Foz Ryan Golf Classic will start with a four-person golf scramble at 12:30 p.m., and will be held on Fri., May 27, 2016 at the Oak Brook Golf Course in Edwardsville. Cost for registration is $85 per player and includes an 18-hole round of golf, cart, lunch, dinner and prizes. A 50/50 drawing and silent auction will also be held. To register, sponsor or donate, please contact Special Olympics Illinois at 618-654-6680 or email jdunning@soill.org.

Fish Fry

The O’Fallon Knights of Columbus and Ladies Auxiliary continue to sponsor a weekly fish fry from 4-8 p.m. every Friday at the K of C Hall, located at 402 E. Hwy 50, across from the City Park. The traditional menu of cod and tilapia will be available, along with hamburgers, hot dogs and additional side dishes. Baked cod has also been added to the menu. Dine in or carry out is available. Orders can be called in at 632-6229, and we now take credit cards. Lunch is also available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays.

MONDAY, MAY 30

Memorial Day program

The City of O’Fallon will hold its annual Memorial Day Program at the O’Fallon Veterans’ Monument, 737 East Wesley Drive, O’Fallon. The guest speaker will be Brigadier General Randall Reed, USAF, Deputy Director, Strategic Plans, HQ, AMC. Participants will include the First Baptist Church of O’Fallon Adult Choir; OTHS AFJ ROTC; VFW Post 805; Miss Lauren Lundy, St Louis Opera Theatre; Craig Bedard, SMSgt, USAF (Ret); the USAF Honor Guard Rifle Team, among many others. The names of 28 newly-inscribed veterans will be introduced at this time. The program will commence at 11:30 a.m. Patriotic music selections will begin at approximately 11:20 a.m. Veterans are encouraged to wear their medals and decorations that day. Please bring your own lawn chairs & drinks. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at The First Baptist Church of O’Fallon, 1111 East Highway 50, O’Fallon.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1

Blood Drive

The Rotary Club of O’Fallon will sponsor a Red Cross blood drive from 3-7 p.m., Wed., June 1 at St. Clare Catholic School cafeteria at 214 W. Third St. To schedule an appointment, go to the Red Cross website, www.redcrossblood.org, and enter sponsor code RotaryOfallon. Walk-ins also welcome. Please bring a valid photo I.D. Free pizza slices will be available while they last to donors courtesy of O’Fallon Papa John’s. For more information call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

FRIDAY, JUNE 3

O’Fallon Fire to hold 17th Annual Spring Golf Classic

Spring is back, and with it comes O’Fallon Fire Department’s 17th Annual Spring Golf Classic. Join the fire department on Friday, June 3, at Tamarack Country Club for a shotgun start at 11 a.m. The Spring Golf Classic serves as the department’s primary fund-raising activity that supports not only O'Fallon, but the entire fire protection district. For more information, call Golf Committee Chair, Nick Fensom at (618) 409-8772. Tax deductible hole sponsorships are available. All sponsorships will include a sign on a tee-box with recognition at the pavilion on the day of the tournament. The department is also seeking the donation of attendance prizes to be given to golfers participating in the tournament, along with items to be auctioned. You may give your hole sponsorship and/or attendance prizes to any member of the fire department.

Fish Fry

The O’Fallon Knights of Columbus and Ladies Auxiliary continue to sponsor a weekly fish fry from 4-8 p.m. every Friday at the K of C Hall, located at 402 E. Hwy 50, across from the City Park. The traditional menu of cod and tilapia will be available, along with hamburgers, hot dogs and additional side dishes. Baked cod has also been added to the menu. Dine in or carry out is available. Orders can be called in at 632-6229, and we now take credit cards. Lunch is also available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays.

TUESDAY, JUNE 6

Diane Brueckmann, of Rosey Acres, will present the program, “Eulogizes Roses,” to the O’Fallon Garden Club at 1428 E. Third St. Bueckman will demonstrate the latet and greatest for the growing season at the club’s monthly meeting. The garden club’s meeting are free and open to the public. Volunteers who are interested in coming to play in the dirt are also invited to attend garden club planting days held on Monday from 9 a.m.-noon; and Thursday from 9 am.-noon. For more information, call Harriet Baker at 632-5530.

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