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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2011


Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities Awards Grants


Thirty Jo Daviess County not-for-profit organizations received a total of $49,943.00 in
grants at the eighth 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 2010
Galena Country Fair.  In addition to the grant monies distributed, donations in the amount of $14,490.00 were also given to parishes and organizations who supplied workers for the 2010 fair. 
The organization also donated $500.00 to the Galena Police Department, and $500.00 to the Galena Area EMT's for their assistance at the fair. The City of Galena received $10,000.00, which was a portion of the gate receipts from the fair. 

This results in a grand total of $75,443.00 in donations and grants returned to the citizens of
Jo Daviess County this year.

This year’s fair will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9, 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.

2011 Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities Grant Recipients

The Workshop, Galena
$1,100.00 - laundry cart replacement

Stockton Police Department, Stockton
$1,010.00 - portable thermal printers

Galena ARC, Galena
$1,000.00 – fitness equipment

East Dubuque Fire Department, East Dubuque
$1,800.00 - pagers

Warren Library, Warren
$700.00 – updating children’s department

St. Michael’s Church, Galena
$1,000.00 – Hispanic ministry ESL

Hanover Fire Department, Hanover
$1,000.00 - portable radios

Juvenile Justice Commission, Galena
$1,980.00 - anti-bullying program

Holy Cross Church, Stockton
$1,500.00 - special assistance program

East Dubuque Police Department, East Dubuque
$1,663.00 - computer server

Jo Daviess County Health Department, Galena
$1,000.00 - WIC program

St. Mary’s Church, Elizabeth
$3,000.00 - emergency assistance

Galena Police Department, Galena
$2,760.00 - hand-held radios

Tyler’s Justice Center, Stockton
$777.00 - forensic improvement project

Warren Ambulance, Warren
$1,500.00 - audio visual equipment

United Churches Food Pantry, Galena
$3,000.00 - produce & protein items

St. Mary’s, East Dubuque
$2,500.00 - emergency assistance

Galena Area EMS, Galena
$2,500.00 - communication system

Volunteer Hospice of NW IL, Stockton
$930.00 - training & educational resources

East Dubuque Knights of Columbus, East Dubuque
$3,000.00 - emergency assistance

Jo Daviess County Mounted Patrol, Galena
$1,000.00 - uniforms & equipment

Caring Neighbors Food Pantry, Warren
$1,000.00 - milk & margarine program

Menominee Fire Department, Menominee
$615.00 - two-way radios

St. Mary’s & St. Michael’s Churches, Galena
$1,000.00 - community assistance

Stockton Police Youth Group, Stockton
$1,200.00 - equipment replacement

Galena Elks Lodge, Galena
$3,000.00 - Christmas food baskets

Hanover Library, Hanover
$2,000.00 - adult & children’s books

Stockton Ambulance, Stockton
$1,910.00 - 1st responder & oxygen bags

Warren Fire Department, Warren
$998.00 - tools & small equipment

Riverview, Galena
$3,500.00 - violence prevention education & domestic violence emergency shelter

2011 Grant Award Total: $49,943.00

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