24th Annual Salute to Scott Tribute and Business Expo and Purple Heart Community Recognition scheduled

The O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce, along with the City of O’Fallon and Village of Shiloh are hosting the 24th annual Salute to Scott Tribute and Business Expo on Saturday, November 10, at Gateway Classic Cars in O’Fallon from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. 

Last year was the first year the event moved indoors and was celebrated in conjunction with Veteran’s Day. The response was so positive, it was decided to continue at that location.

This year, in addition to all of the usual events, the Chamber and municipalities will be recognizing and honoring Purple Heart Recipients. Both communities have recently been designated as Purple Heart Communities. Congressman Mike Bost, Honorable Mayors Jim Vernier and Herb Roach will read a proclamation, recognize Purple Heart recipients in attendance, and unveil the associated signage to be placed in both communities. If you are a Purple Heart recipient, the Chamber would be honored to have you at this event and at this 10 a.m. ceremony.  Please RSVP to uspurpleheart@gmail.com by October 28. 

This event is organized by O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee to show appreciation for base personnel and to increase the awareness of the important relationships that exist between Scott Air Force Base, its families, and surrounding communities. Bring your military or government civilian identification card and get in free which gives you access to all the food, fun, and prizes. 

If you’re associated with Scott Air Force Base or an O’Fallon-Shiloh resident who directly supports the base, please bring your family and join the Chamber for free food, drinks, and activities.

Free hot dogs, chips and soda will be served 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Local restaurants will be on-hand to provide “A Taste of.”  The O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a business expo from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The expo features displays from local businesses. These businesses, as well as all of O’Fallon-Shiloh, are happy to show their appreciation for those “who serve.” 

While the adults are enjoying the classic cars on display, the kids can have fun at the Kid Zone. There will be mascots on hand to visit and we even have FREDBIRD® from noon until 1 p.m. Come take your picture with him!  

Make sure you stop by the information booth any time from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and register for attendance prizes. Names will be drawn at the end of the event and winners notified. The Chamber have some great prizes again this year – don’t miss out!

For more information on the Salute to Scott Day event, contact the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce at (618) 632-3377. As the event gets closer,  the Chamber will have information on its website and Facebook page.