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.
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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The American Association of University Women gives out two scholarships to two women each year. The Dr. Kate Gregg scholarship – a full tuition scholarship – is for a female Centralia College student who will have at least 45 credits in the Fall of 2015 and is a woman graduate of a high school within the Centralia College District (such as Onalaska) or have been a resident of the district for at least the past two years.
The second scholarship is $1000 tuition scholarship for a junior or senior woman at a four-year college. She must be a woman graduate of a high school within the Centralia College District (like Onalaska) or have been a resident for at least two years before leaving to attend college.
If interested, email email@example.com and request an application. Please specify which application you are requesting.
Our next community meeting will be Janurary 6th. Cherie Rusk from the Salkum Timberland Regional Library will be our guest speaker. The Salkum Library is a great resource in our community. Come to the meeting to find out more about the library. There will be no December community meeting. Have a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year with family and friends. See you next year!
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.