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
Would you or do you know someone that would like to be a member of the Apple Harvest Festival Royal Court? It is a great opportunity to meet people in your community and other communities in Lewis County. Kids from kindergarten age to high school seniors are eligible. Girls from K to 5th grade are eligible to be Little Miss Apple Harvest Festival. Boys and girls from 6th grade to high school seniors are eligible for the King and Queen of the Apple Harvest Festival. Parents can contact Jennifer at email@example.com for more information about the benefits of being a member of the Royal Court.
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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Get out your old running shoes. It is time for the Apple Harvest Festival Fun Run and Walk at the Carlisle Lake Smoke Stack Saturday, Oct. 4th. Race day registration starts at 7:30AM. 1 mile kids run/walk at 8AM, 2 mile walk at 9AM and 5K run at 9AM. You can get an entry form HERE and poster with more information HERE.
It is that time of year again. The Apple Pie Contest at the 6th Annual Apple Harvest Festival. Get out your Grandma's recipe or your own secret recipe for Apple Pie. The Apple Pie Contest will be Saturday, Oct. 4th at the Onalaska Community Youth Center, 233 Central Ave. Bring your pies to the OCYC by 11AM. Judging will start at 11:30AM. The winner will get a plaque and a gift certificate. All contestants will be eligible for door prizes. Bring two pies. One for the contest. The other will be auctioned off at 1:45PM on the Main Stage at Carlisle Ave. Slices from the judged pies will be sold also. Money raised will benefit the OCYC and the Onalaska Youth Network. Be sure and download our APPLE PIE CONTEST FLYER with more information. An entry form can be found HERE
The Community Health Survey wrapped up a bit ago, and now we are preparing to start the “what do we do now?” discussion. Donna Beegle, president of Communication Across Barriers will make a presentation Wednesday, Sep. 24th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Centralia College's Corbet Theater. The community is encouraged to come and listen to Donna as she presents the results of the recent Lewis County Community Health Survey as well as offering strategies for fighting poverty. Donna will also be speaking about intergenerational poverty at the United Way of Lewis County campaign luncheon on Wednesday, September 24 from 12:00-1:30pm at the Great Wolf Lodge.
The 2014 Apple Harvest Festival Schedule is up now. You can find it right HERE. The 2014 EVENT GUIDE is also up. This year we are having a 4 day festival starting Thursday, Oct. 2nd. Be sure to check out the schedule and attend the events. Volunteer forms, reimbursement form, contribution form and any other form that you might need for OA or the Apple harvest Fesitival can be downloaded HERE. If you have any questions about the Apple Harvest Festival or you would like to volunteer. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next community meeting is October 7th. This months meeting will be a candidate forum for Lewis County public offices. It will be at the Onalaska Elementary School gym instead of the OCYC and it will start at 7:00pm. We will have more information about the candidates that are attending posted here.
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.
The OCYC is closed the rest of summer. We will be opening back up when school starts. 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. Call or text Paul at 360-304-2416.