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July 2017


Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities Awards Grants


Thirty-one Jo Daviess County not-for-profit organizations received a total of $45,092.58 in grants at the 14th annual Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities, Inc., grant presentation. Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities is a completely volunteer not-for-profit organization with its main goal 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 2016 Galena Country Fair. In addition to the grant monies distributed, donations in the amount of $13,310.00 were given to churches and organizations who supplied workers for the 2016 fair, the City of Galena received $10,000, the Galena Area EMS received a donation of $1,500.00, and the Galena Police Department received a donation of $1,000.00. This translates to $70,902.58 in grants and donations returned to benefit residents of Jo Daviess County.

2017 Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities Grant Recipients

East Dubuque Fire Department
Rad-57 Pulse CO-Oximeter

Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol
Safety equipment

Galena Elks Lodge #882
Christmas food basket program

Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Department
Radar unit replacement program

FHN Family Counseling Center (Jo Daviess County)
Big Brothers / Big Sisters

The Workshop (Galena)
Commercial dishwasher

Stockton Ambulance Service
Rad-57 Pulse CO-Oximeter

Caring Neighbors Food Pantry (Warren)
Dairy and food assistance

St. Mary Catholic Church (Galena)
Emergency assistance program

Warren Fire Department
Power cot battery upgrade

Galena Police Department
Monitoring camera

Warren Police Department
Portable radio replacement

Church of St. Mary (Elizabeth)
Emergency assistance program

St. Michael Church (Galena)
Emergency assistance program

Stockton Fire Department
Window removal tool package

Knights of Columbus (East Dubuque)
Emergency assistance program

Jo Daviess County WIC Program
Car seats for babies

Riverview Center (Galena)
Client basic needs assistance

Hanover Township Park District
Playground renovation

Galena Festival of Performing Art
s Acoustic curtains

Scales Mound School District Library
Gaining STEAM library program

United Way of NW IL
Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Apple River Fire Department
Computer replacements

Senior Resource Center (Hanover)
Senior citizen assistance

Scales Mound Fire Department
Grain rescue auger

Stockton Food Pantry
Food assistance

Holy Trinity Church (Scales Mound)
Youth group project

Knights of Columbus (Galena)
Coats for kids program

Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (East Dubuque)
Breathing machine calibration

St. Joseph Church (Apple River)
Emergency assistance

Stockton Township Public Library
Audio / visual collection update

The 2017 Galena Country Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 and 8, in Galena’s Grant Park. The fair features over 150 artists and artisans offering original and handcrafted work. In addition, the fair includes a farmer’s market, children’s corner featuring games and prizes, numerous raffle prizes, a wide variety of food and beverages and live musical entertainment both days.

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