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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It is that time of year again. Apple Harvest Festival is just around the corner. It will start Friday, October 2nd at 5:30pm. The Royal Court is having a spaghetti feed at the High School commons. The new Royal Court will be crowned at half time during the football game. It will end Sunday, October 4th at 1:15 with Rosie and the Posers playing at the Middle School gym. There is lots of fun scheduled in between. Be sure and check out the SCHEDULE. There is updated information and a form for the APPLE PIE CONTEST. Be sure to look at or download a copy of the 2015 EVENT GUIDE.
This year the Apple Harvest Festival is going to have Canoe and Kayak Races at the Pond. The races will be at Carlisle Lake, Saturday Oct. 3rd, at 2:00PM. It will be a lot of fun for participants and spectators. There is a FLYER here with more information. You can also download the ENTRY FORM here. Don't forget your life vests.
The Community Farmers Market presents the 9th annual Harvest Dinner. It will be Sunday, September 27th. 5:00pm for appetizers and music. Dinner at 6:00pm. Featuring locally grown food, photo booth and kids activities on site. There will be a no-host bar. Tickets are available at Brownpapertickets.com, Santa Lucia Coffee, Book'N Brush or come see us at the Market, Tuesdays 11am to 4pm. $35 per adult. $20 age 12 and under. Add $10 for tickets purchased at the door. Seating is limited. Proceeds to benefit Community Farmers Market; a non-profit organization.
Our next community meeting will be Tuesday, October 6th. We will be discussing the 2015 Apple Harvest Festival. Feedback from the community is encouraged. We will also be discussing our membership plans for individuals, businesses and groups.
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