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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On Saturday, June 27th, Lewis County Love in Action is excited to host the first LC LiA Fun Day & Races. Kick off the day with a 5K at 10am and let the kids tackle the 1K about 11:30am. Throughout the day there will be live music, storytime, children's dance teams, and children's poetry readings. Also, the famous Love in Action Bake Sale table will be filled with your favorite treats from our past bake sales. There will be several vendors, and a vintage carnival too. In addition, the smoke stack will be featuring artists from Northwest Spray Day, in part of the a live spray painting exhibition around town. The event is free admittance, and our proceeds from the race, carnival, and bake sale will be sent to the children at LiA. Invite your friends, spread the word, and come celebrate our community and our children as we support Love in Action.
The Onalaska Cub Scouts are looking for new members. Boys first throught fifth grade are eligible. They do fun activities and community service to earn badges. It is a great experience for kids and parents. Parents can get more information about the local pack HERE. Information about the Cub Scout organization can be found HERE.
Our next community meeting will be Tuesday, July 7th. Some members from the Ethel Grange will be speaking. Come join us and find out what a local grange does to help support our community.
The OCYC will be open on Thursdays only for the summer. It will open at 7pm. 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.