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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2012


Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities Awards Grants


Thirty-one Jo Daviess County not-for-profit organizations received a total of $46,413.00 in
grants at the ninth annual JDCCFC, Inc., 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 2011
Galena Country Fair.  In addition to the grant monies distributed, donations in the amount of $15,210.00 were also given to parishes and organizations who supplied workers for the 2011 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 $72,623.00 in donations and grants returned to the citizens of
Jo Daviess County this year.

In the nine years since the organization was created, JDCCFC has awarded a total of $596,056.00.

This year’s fair will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7, 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.

2012 Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities Grant Recipients

East Dubuque Police Department, East Dubuque
$1,000.00 - vehicle update

St. Michael &  St. Mary Church, Galena
$2,000.00 – needy family assistance

Stockton Library, Stockton
$1,700.00 - ebook access

Galena Area EMS, Galena
$1,000.00 - radio project

Family TIES, East Dubuque
$500.00 - birth to three program

Apple River Fire Department, Apple River
$1,000.00 - flashlights

Galena Community Garden, Galena
$150.00 - garden supplies

Stockton Police Department, Stockton
$1,000.00 - update to communication equipment

Juvenile Justice Commission, Galena
$1,600.00 - character building program

Elizabeth Ambulance, Elizabeth
$980.00 - radio replacement

St. Ann's Church, Warren
$1,500.00 - needy family program

East Dubuque Library, East Dubuque
$1,360.00 - teen & pre-teen events

Stockton Fire Department, Stockton
$1,000.00 – pager/radios

Caring Neighbors Food Pantry, Warren
$2,000.00 - milk & food purchases

Kreider Services, Jo Daviess County
$1,600.00 – wheelchairs

Galena Police Department, Galena
$1,000.00 - high fidelity microphones

St. Mary's Church, Elizabeth
$2,000.00 - needy family assistance

Hanover Ambulance, Hanover
$3,625.00 - narrow band radios

Midwest Health & Fitness, Galena
$600.00 - Kids on the Move Summer Camp

East Dubuque Fire Department, East Dubuque
$1,000.00 - life jackets

St. Michael's Church, Galena
$1,000.00 - ESL Program

United Churches Food Pantry, Galena
$3,500.00 - milk & backpack programs

Hanover Township Library, Hanover
$1,700.00 - e-books & audio books

Apple River Police Department, Apple River
$1,000.00 - narrow band radios

The Workshop, Galena
$1,098.00 - continuing education

Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Department, Galena
$1,000.00 - portable radio replacement

St. Joseph's Church, Apple River
$1,500.00 - needy family program

Stockton Ambulance, Stockton
$1,000.00 - pager/radios & cots

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

Riverview Center, Galena
$3,000.00 - prevention education program & probation skill building

City of East Dubuque, East Dubuque
$2,000.00 - emergency notification system

2012 Grant Award Total: $46,413.00

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