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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2013


Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities Awards Grants


Twenty-seven Jo Daviess County not-for-profit organizations received a total of $39,254.00 in
grants at the tenth 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 2012
Galena Country Fair.  In addition to the grant monies distributed, donations in the amount of $14,550.00 were also given to parishes and organizations who supplied workers for the 2012 fair.
The organization also donated $500.00 to the Galena Police Department, and $500.00 to the Galena Area EMS for their assistance at the fair. The City of Galena received $9,048.00, which was a portion of the gate receipts from the fair.

This results in a grand total of $63,908.00 in donations and grants returned to the citizens of
Jo Daviess County this year.

In the eleven years since the organization was created, JDCCFC has awarded a total $???,???.00.

This year’s fair will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13, 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.

2013 Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities Grant Recipients

East Dubuque Police Department, East Dubuque, IL
$600.00 - tactical vest carriers

St. Michael & St. Mary Church, Galena, IL
$1,000.00 - community assistance program

Apple River Police Department, Apple River, IL
$1,500.00 - laptop computer

Galena Community Garden, Galena, IL
$150.00 - seeds, plants and plant food

Stockton Police Department, Stockton, IL
$1,000.00 - portable radio replacement

Juvenile Justice Commission, Galena, IL
$1,800.00 - True Lies assembly program

Galena Police Department, Galena, IL
$2,000.00 - video/audio recording system

St. Mary’s Church, Elizabeth, IL
$1,000.00 - needy family assistance

Midwest Health & Fitness, Galena, IL
$1,000.00 - Kids on the Move Summer Camp

East Dubuque Fire Department, East Dubuque, IL
$2,175.00 - butterfly valves

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

Apple River Fire Department, Apple River, IL
$830.00 - multi-gas detector

Jo Daviess County Sheriff ’s Department, Galena, IL
$1,500.00 - portable radio replacement

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

The Workshop, Galena, IL
$719.99 - wellness program

Riverview Center, Galena, IL
$3,000.00 - violence prevention education program & violence 24 emergency services

Warren Library, Warren, IL
$450.00 - teen book club

Stockton Police Youth Group, Stockton, IL
$900.00 - youth program

Hospice of Northwest Illinois
$900.00 - travel alzheimer’s resource library & children’s program

Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol
$800.00 - portable radios

Warren Fire Department, Warren, IL
$1,000.00 - air lifting bags & accessories

Knights of Columbus. East Dubuque, IL
$3,000.00 - assistance program

Menominee Fire Department, Menominee, IL
$2,000.00 - breating air compressor

Stockton Ambulance, Stockton, IL
$1,428.82 - temporal thermometer and stair lift

2013 Grant Award Total: $39,254.00.

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