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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2006

Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities Awards Grants

GALENA, IL – Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities, Inc., (JDCCFC) awarded $41,383.05
to 27 Jo Daviess County not-for-profit organizations at the third annual JDCCFC grant presentation held June 15 at The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel.  The volunteer organized not-for-profit, JDCCFC,
is a fundraising body with a mission to facilitate and assist charitable causes throughout Jo Daviess County.

An additional $23,701.43 in proceeds from the 2005 Galena Country Fair have been distributed to
the following not-for-profit organizations: $16,350 to 15 Jo Daviess County parishes and organizations that supplied workers for the 2005 fair, $300 to the Galena Police Department, $300 to Galena Area Emergency Medical Services, and $6,751.43 to the City of Galena which was equal to half of the
2005 Galena Country Fair gate receipts. The grants and donations contributed from the 2005 fair
total $65,084.48.

Held in picturesque Grant Park overlooking historic Galena, Illinois, the Galena Country Fair is a Columbus Day weekend tradition. The 2006 Galena Country Fair will be held October 7-8 and feature the work of more than 150 artists and crafters.  The fair boasts original handcrafted work including quality baskets, birdhouses, floral items, folk art, jewelry, metal work, paintings, photographs, pottery, stained glass, wood items, wreaths and more.  Both days of the fair include a farmers’ market, children’s games and prizes, a raffle, a wide variety of fair food and beverages, and live musical entertainment.  

2005 Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities Grant Recipients

JDWI, Galena, Illinois
$2,293.00 – automated external defibrillator

Family T.I.E.S., East Dubuque, Illinois
$1,000.00 - early childhood program

Hanover Ambulance, Hanover, Illinois
$1,419.49 – intubation training kit

City of Galena, Galena, Illinois
$1,450.00 – Grant Park Beautification

Elizabeth Fire Department, Elizabeth, Illinois
$300.00 – GPS System

Nativity BVM School, Menominee, Illinois
$2,362.00 – school lunch program start-up

Galena Art & Recreation Center, Galena, Illinois
$1,880.00 – youth fitness and recreation equipment

Hanover Township Park District, Hanover, Illinois
$1,184.64 – security video system

Holy Cross Youth Ministry, Stockton, Illinois
$500.00 – youth leadership training

Galena Stauss Hospital & Healthcare Center, Galena, Illinois
$2,100.00 – Health & Harmony program

East Dubuque Youth Center, East Dubuque, Illinois
$1,000.00 – operating costs

Apple River Fire Department, Apple River, Illinois
$3,000.00 – air pack replacement

Jo Daviess County Radio Patrol, Galena, Illinois
$1,430.00 – portable radios/headsets

Knights of Columbus, East Dubuque, Illinois
$3,000.00 – emergency assistance fund

Warren Fire Department, Warren, Illinois
$397.00 – extrication equipment

Galena Band Program, Galena, Illinois
$1,000.00 – instruments for low-income students

Village of Hanover, Hanover, Illinois
$1,500.00 – renovation of playground

Elizabeth Community Ambulance, Elizabeth, Illinois
$3,000.00 – cardiac monitor & defibrillator

CHOICES for Family Peach & Justice, Galena, Illinois
$1,300.00 – emergency food & shelter

Menominee Dunleith Fire Department, Menominee, Illinois
$1,150.00 – gas monitor

Wesley United Methodist Church, East Dubuque, Illinois
$1,500.00 – youth leadership camp

Galena Fire Department, Galena, Illinois
$2,114.93 – rescue & cut-off saw

Hanover Library Township, Hanover, Illinois
$1,000.00 – nonfiction materials

East Dubuque Police Department, East Dubuque, Illinois
$561.99 – underwater camera

Juvenile Justice Commission, Galena, Illinois
$750.00 – mock crash & trial

Hospice of Northwest Illinois, Stockton, Illinois
$2,200.00 – grief counseling for children

Galena Police Department, Galena, Illinois
$1,990.00 – defibrillators

2006 Grant Award Total: $41,383.05

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