The nonprofit Onalaska Alliance recently took ownership of Carlisle Lake and its surrounding property, and has plans to provide new recreational, educational and historical opportunities for the community....The community service group also plans to dedicate part of the site to the Carlisle family. More long-term goals include developing trails, upgrading the parking lot, adding fishing docks and offering more handicap-accessible options.
Our annual community wide celebration is held on the first weekend in October. Thousands come every year to enjoy the fall harvest and everything great about living in the country. Local music, parade, crafts, vendors and foods are showcased at this event.
Located at the hub of Onalaska - Corner of Highway 508 and Leonard Road. The Richard C. Emigh Post #508 of the American Legion manages the park, in conjuction with Onalaska Alliance keeping up-to-date information on the reader board.
Onalaska is celebrating its 100 year birthday this year. Throughout the year there will be opportunities to participate in many awesome events. The oil painting at left by Karen Towey will be raffled off to commemorate the 100 year anniversary.
Presented to a graduating student who has demonstrated outstanding and lasting service the community to the community and provides funding assistance with the costs of continuing education.
The nonprofit Onalaska Alliance recently took ownership of Carlisle Lake and its surrounding property, and has plans to provide new recreational, educational and historical opportunities for the community.
There has been a lot of improvements at Carlisle Lake. The parking lot has been paved and the trail around the lake improved. Continue reading for more information.
Onalaska Alliance in partnership with the Onalaska School District and other local organizations invite everyone in the community to celebrate Onalaska's 100th year! This year, 2014, marks the centennial of the birth of Onalaska as a community. Throughout the year there will be opportunities to participate in many awesome events commemorating our collective history and celebrating who we are today. One fun and easy way to celebrate is to paint your mailbox purple & gold! Follow upcoming events on this website
The Onalaska Alliance is a non-porfit corporation, the mission and purpose of which is to develop innovative and sustainable economic and educational opportunities compatible with a rural lifestyle in Onalaska and the surrounding area, uniting people of diverse backgrounds to:
Reduce poverty | Enhance and develop cultural and natural resources | Develop alliances with surrounding communities | Promote the common goals of community and celebration
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Adopt-a-Highway is a roadside clean-up program that promotes pride and local ownership in Washington. Become an Adopt-a-Highway Volunteer and you will be doing something great for your community. In addition, your group's effort will be recognized with a roadside sign. Help keep Highway 508 clean between Jackson Highway and Onalaska. Learn more about volunteering or how to become a business sponsor.
The Onalaska Centennial Easter Egg Hunt is just around the corner. It will be April 19th, 12 noon, at Carlisle Park. Kids of all ages are welcome. Of course, just the younger kids get to hunt for the Golden Egg. Come on down and say hello to the Easter Bunny. Here is the flyer with the information. EASTER EGG HUNT
Tuesday, April 29th will be our 3rd annual "Community & Culture" dinner and definitely our most popular. The Spanish Club will begin the evening with a Mexican dance performance, in the Middle School gym. Dinner will follow in the Elementary Gym. Susan Roden will have a booth featuring the GAPP program. High School exchange students from France, Germany and Ecuador will share about their countries. Here is a FLYER with all the information. Please come and enjoy the evening with friends and family.
The OCYC is now open on Thursday from 3pm to 6pm. Current hours for the OCYC are Monday 3pm to 6pm, Thursday 3pm to 6pm and Friday 3pm to 8pm. Fith graders through seniors in high school are eligible to attend the OCYC. All youths that attend must have a current registration form which can be obtained at the OCYC. The OCYC is located at 233 Central Ave. Onalaska, WA. Just behind the water department building. If you would like to be an adult volunteer or just want more information about the OCYC. Drop by the OCYC during open hours or call/text Paul at 360-204-2416.
Our annual landscape clean up party will be Saturday, May 3rd at 9AM this year. Help us get our pumpkin patch ready, pull some weeds, prune some trees, mow some grass and spread some mulch. Bring your shovels. rakes, garden tools, friends and family. Get the place ready for summer. We also hope to get the inside spruced up a bit. There will be a free lunch when we are done. Please come and help support your local Youth Center.
Need to know when upcoming local events are? Be sure to check out our Comunity Calendar. It has information about upcoming meetings and events. There is a permanent link at the bottom left of every page on this web site. Also be sure to look over our Business, Community Resources and Partnerships pages. Links to those resources are at the top of every page. Help support your local businesses and organizations. If your business, organization or group would like to be included on our web site or Community Calendar. Send us an email.
We hold our monthly community meeting the first Tuesday of every month at the Onalaska Community Youth Center, 233 Central Ave, at 6:00pm. If you are interested in getting involved with your community or just want to come and sit in on one of our meetings. You are welcome to join us.