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 has been a lot of improvements at Carlisle Lake with more to come. The parking lot has been paved and the trail around the lake improved. We have received grants for more improvments. 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
2014 Northwest Spray Day was set up to be the first annual one day live spray painting event to take place in the small town of Onalaska, Washington. This location was chosen because it is directly between Seattle and Portland making it perfect for bringing together some of the best spray paint talent from the two largest cities in the Northwest. The artists painted at the Elementary School play shed, the old transfer station and the stack at Carlisle Lake.
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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Our next community meeting is November 4th. Arlene Keenan from the SOMMA food bank in Salkum will be the guest speaker at this meeting. She will have information about the local food bank and what you can do if you want to help with the food bank.
The candidate forum was a great success. We had the candidates for Assessor, Auditor, Sheriff and County Commissioner present. Over 100 people attended. Voting is a privledge. Get informed and vote for the candidate of your choice.
The OCYC is now open on Monday 3pm to 6pm. High School Young Life starts at 7pm. Open on Thursday from 3pm to 6pm. Middle School Wyldlife starts at 7pm. The OCYC will be closed on Friday until we can find a volunteer to open at 3pm. The OCYC is open for kids from 5th grade to Seniors in High School. If you want more information or are just curious about the OCYC. Drop in and talk to one of the volunteers. The OCYC is located at 233 Central Ave. Right 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 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.