The nonprofit Onalaska Alliance owns Carlisle Lake and its surrounding property, and has plans to provide new recreational, educational and historical opportunities for the community. More long-term goals include developing trails, building restrooms and adding a day use area with 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 owns Carlisle Lake and its surrounding property, and has plans to provide new recreational, educational and historical opportunities for the community.
There is more work going on at Carlisle Lake. We have started construction on restrooms that will be on the north side of the parking lot. Continue reading for more information.
The 2015 Apple Harvest Festival will be October 2nd thru 4th this year. It is never to early to start planning ahead. It will be another great weekend of food, drink, music, parade, apple pies and fun. Mark it on your calender and we will see you then. Much more will be revealed in the coming weeks.
"A Natural Field Guide to the Plants of Carlisle Lake" is now published and available on Amazon! This book was written entirely by students, and 100% of the profit made from this book goes directly to the Onalaska High School Science Club. The book is about the natural history of Carlisle Lake and the plant life that makes up its ecosystem. Click HERE to go to the Amazon page, or search the title on Amazon.com.
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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The Onalaska Alliance would like to invite you to our 1st Annual Membership Dinner. It will be Novenber 14th, 5:30pm at the Onalaska Elementary School gym. It is $15.00 per person. This dinner will be an introduction to our new Membership program. Here is a Membership Brochure with more information. Here is a FLYER with more information about the dinner. You can download a copy of the Membership Application here. Hope to see you all there.
What a great festival we had the first weekend in October. Everything was just about perfect. The weather could not have been any better. The Fun Run started things off Saturday morning with over 100 entrants. The parade was fun for participants and bystanders. There was a good assortment of vendors selling crafts and goods. A good assortment of food was available. The music was top notch. The different events like the canoe and kayak races and the apple pie contest were a success. Onalaska Alliance would like to thank all the volunteers that helped make this festival so great. The Alliance would also like to thank all the people that came from near and far to experience our Apple Harvest Festival. Hope to see everyone back next year.
Our next community meeting will be Tuesday, November 3rd. Lewis County Commissioner Gary Stamper will be the guest speaker. Our community meetings are no longer at the OCYC. They are held at the Onalaska High School, room 408. The meeting time is still 6pm to 7pm. . The room is easily accessible from the front parking lot.
The OCYC now open four days a week. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3pm to 6pm. If you would like to particpate, donate or volunteer. Drop by and talk to one of the volunteers. The OCYC is located at 233 Central Ave. Behind the Water Department.
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 Tourism 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.