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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2010


Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities Awards Grants


Thirty-two Jo Daviess County not-for-profit organizations received a total of $39,937.00 in
grants at the seventh annual JDCCFC grant presentation held at The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel in Galena, Illinois.

Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities, Inc. (JDCCFC) is a not-for-profit organization whose
main goal is to provide financial assistance to those in need in Jo Daviess County.  The completely volunteer organization serves as a fundraising body to facilitate and assist charitable causes throughout Jo Daviess County.

The money used to fund this year’s grants was made available from the proceeds of the 2008
Galena Country Fair.  In addition to the grant monies distributed, donations in the amount of $13,860.00 were also given to parishes and organizations who supplied workers for the 2009 fair. 
The organization also donated $300.00 to the Galena Police Department, $300.00 to the Galena Area EMT's for their assistance at the fair, and $300.00 to the generous donor of the on-site banking facility. The City of Galena received $7,364.00, which was half of the gate receipts from the fair. 
This results in a grand total of $62,061.00 in donations and grants returned to the citizens of
Jo Daviess County this year.  In the seven years of the organization’s existence, JDCCFC has
awarded $488,409.00 in grants and donations.

This year’s fair will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 9th and 10th, in Galena’s Grant Park.  The fair features more than 150 artists and artisans offering original and handcrafted work. 
In addition, the fair includes a Farmer’s Market, a Children’s Corner featuring games and prizes, numerous raffle prizes, a wide variety of food and beverages, and live musical entertainment both days.

2010 Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities Grant Recipients

CHOICES for Family Peace & Justice, Galena, Illinois
$2,000.00 – emergency food & shelter program

Warren Area Ambulance Service, Warren, Illinois
$900.00 –TV & Accessories

Rainbow Ridge, Galena, Illinois
$1,000.00 – Fitness Program

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, East Dubuque, Illinois
$2,000.00 – needy family program

Stockton Police Department, Stockton, Illinois
$872.00 –under age alcohol program

Galena Area EMS, Galena, Illinois
$1,000.00 – communications package

Black Hawk Park District, Warren, Illinois
$700.00 – basketball hoops

The Workshop, Galena, Illinois
$1,270.00 – instructional program

Hanover Ambulance Association, Hanover, Illinois
$1,000.00 – pulse oxymeter

Riverview Center, Galena, Illinois
$2,000.00 – violence prevention program

East Dubuque Knights of Columbus, East Dubuque, Illinois
$2,000.00 – needy assistance program

Galena Police Department, Galena, Illinois
$1,000.00 – light bar

United Churches of Galena Food Pantry, Galena, Illinois
$3,000.00 – produce purchase

Stockton Ambulance Service, Stockton, Illinois
$595.00 – Welch Allyn thermometers

St. Mary's/St. John's, Elizabeth, Illinois/Hanover, Illinois
$2,000.00 – emergency assistance program

Menominee-Dunleith Fire Department, Menominee, Illinois
$1,000.00 – radio replacement

Hanover Fire Department, Hanover, Illinois
$1,000.00 – rescue stabilization equipment

Warren Fire Department, Warren, Illinois
$1,000.00 – radios

East Dubuque Fire Department, East Dubuque, Illinois
1,000.00 – EMS/Fire prevention program

Galena Elks Lodge, Galena, Illinois
$2,500.00 – Christmas basket program

Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Dept., Galena, Illinois
$1,000.00 for breathalyzer replacement

Hanover Township Park District, Hanover, Illinois
$1,000.00 for AED

City of Galena, Galena, Illinois
$900.00 for Safety 1st Program

Elizabeth Fire Department, Elizabeth, Illinois
$1,000.00 for rural water dry hydrant

Stockton Library, Stockton, Illinois
$1,000.00 for update of medical books

St. Mary’s/St. Michael’s Churches, Galena, Illinois
$1,000.00 for community assistance program

East Dubuque Police Dept., East Dubuque, Illinois
$1,000.00 for laptop computer

Juvenile Justice Commission, Galena, Illinois
$1,600.00 for program on bullying, healthy choices & abusive relationships

Friends of Galena Public Library, Galena, Illinois
$200.00 for books for babies outreach

Caring Neighbors Food Pantry, Warren, Illinois
$750.00 for milk vouchers

Tyler’s Justice Center, Stockton, Illinois
$1,000.00 for clinical mental health services

Family TIES, East Dubuque, Illinois
$650.00 for car seat program


2010 Grant Award Total: $39,937.00

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