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.
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 annual Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 4th at Carlisle Park. It will start at 12 noon. The Senior parents will be selling candy bars to raise money for the Senior's Safe and Sober party. The Apple Harvest Royal Court will be selling muffins and coffee to help raise money for the Apple Harvest Festival. Bring the kids to the park so they can find that elusive Golden Egg. Fun for all ages. Here is a FLIER with more information.
Our next community meeting will be Tuesday, April 7th. The local Boy Scouts will be at our community meeting this month. If you want to learn more about our local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts or if you just want to show your support. Come to the meeting.
The OCYC is open on Monday 3pm to 6pm. High School Young Life starts at 7pm. Middle School Wyldlife starts at 7pm on Thursdays. THE OCYC IS NOW OPEN ON FRIDAYS!!!! It will be open from 3pm to 8pm. Please drop in and say hi to Bethany or Paul. The OCYC is open for kids from 5th grade to Seniors in High School. If you want more information 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.