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5 Things To Do Before Summer Ends

Summer isn’t officially over until September, but school starts next week.

For families in O'Fallon, summer will be over soon—despite the scorching temperatures. Most on Aug. 15.

Now's the time to grab last minute summer fun. Temperatures are expected to remain in the high 90s for the next few weeks, but after highs of 105+, a 95 degree day may seem perfect for a walk in the park.

 Here’s a few ideas on how to squeeze the last bits off fun out of your kid’s summer break.

Hit a park: Kids love playgrounds and the summer heat has been keeping a lot of children tucked away in their basements playing video games. If you still think it’s too hot, try going in the early morning or late evening hours. Try one of these parks with great playgrounds: Westhoff Park, ,

Go on a treasure hunt: Give the kids each a couple of dollars to spend at the Goodwill, one of O'Fallon's consignment shops or dollar stores. Give them direction, like "find a Christmas present for Grandma" or "Find a nice toy we can donate to the Crisis Nursery (or another good cause)." They'll have a blast! 

Enjoy a concert: You and the family can enjoy the last two free summer O'Fallon Jammin' Concerts this year at Civic Park.

  • Aug. 14 Stray Bullet: Rock n' Roll
  • Aug. 21 Vote for Pedro: Popular music  

Get back to the Farm: Let the kids pick out some fruits and vegetables for a lovely summer salad. You can check out Dee's Produce stand at 509 N Main St, O Fallon or at 5335 Gutermuth Rd., in Cottleville.

Squeeze in a history lesson that's fun: Take the kids to St. Charles County's newest park, Towne Park, and read about the historic Boyd Mansion, which was built from the bricks of the famous Pink Plantation. Then try to find the pink bricks! (Here's a hint: they're easiest to spot near the back porch.) Towne Park also has some great nature play areas, too!

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