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June 16, 2005

Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities Awards Grants

GALENA, IL – Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities, Inc., (JDCCFC) awarded $38,792.24 to
25 Jo Daviess County not-for-profit organizations at the second annual JDCCFC grant presentation held June 16 at The Irish Cottage.  The volunteer run and organized not-for-profit organization, JDCCFC, is a fundraising body with a mission to facilitate and assist charitable causes throughout
Jo Daviess County.

An additional $22,525 in proceeds from the 2004 Galena Country Fair have been distributed to the following not-for-profit organizations: $14,190 to 14 Jo Daviess County parishes and organizations
that supplied workers for the 2004 fair, $300 to the Galena Police Department, $300 to Galena Area Emergency Medical Services, and $7,735 to the City of Galena which was equal to half of the 2004 Galena Country Fair gate receipts. The grants and donations contributed from the 2004 fair total $61,317.24.

Held in picturesque Grant Park overlooking historic Galena, Illinois, the Galena Country Fair is a Columbus Day weekend tradition. The 2005 Galena Country Fair will be held October 8-9 and feature the work of more than 150 artists and crafters.  The fair boasts original handcrafted work including quality baskets, birdhouses, floral items, folk art, jewelry, metal work, paintings, photographs, pottery, stained glass, wood items, wreaths and more.  Both days of the fair include a farmers’ market, children’s games and prizes, a raffle, a wide variety of fair food and beverages, and live musical entertainment.  

2005 Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities Grant Recipients

CHOICES for Family Peace & Justice, Galena, Illinois
$903.00 – emergency food & shelter program for victims of domestic abuse

Women at the Well, Holy Cross Parish, Stockton, Illinois
$1,000.00 - speakers for spiritual needs program

Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Galena, Illinois
$2,000.00 – program expansion

East Dubuque Police Department, East Dubuque, Illinois
$754.99 – K-9 unit

Galena Area Emergency Medical Service, Galena, Illinois
$729.00 – camcorder, case and tripod for training sessions

Hanover Community Fire Protection District, Hanover, Illinois
$410.00 – portable radio/pager

Galena Police Department, Galena, Illinois
$3,400.00 – two portable radios and one “My Digital Partner" video system

Jo Daviess County Leadership Forum, Stockton, Illinois
$2,000.00 – tuition offset

Galena-Stauss Hospital & Healthcare, Galena, Illinois
$2,000.00 – Health & Harmony healthy lifestyle program

Warren Area Ambulance Service, Warren, Illinois
$2,326.00 – stair chair upgrade

Habitat for Humanity, Galena, Illinois
$2,000.00 – windows for two homes

NICAA Senior Citizen Services, Jo Daviess County
$1,750.00 – Golden Meals program

Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, Galena, Illinois
$1,000.00 – K-9 unit operations

Elizabeth Community Ambulance Service, Elizabeth, Illinois
$410.00 – portable radio/pager

JDWI, Galena, Illinois
$2,774.25 – Hepatitis B vaccination program

Stockton Community Ambulance Service, Stockton, Illinois
$2,550.00 – three jump kits and three hand-held two-way portable radios

St. Mary’s School, East Dubuque, Illinois
$575.00 – TV/VCR/DVD update

Kiwanis Club of Galena, Galena, Illinois
$750.00 – pediatric backboards for three ambulance service providers

Hanover Ambulance, Hanover, Illinois
$2,150.00 – stair chair

Warren Fire Department, Warren, Illinois
$1,200.00 – smoke training machine

Rainbow Ridge, Inc., Galena, Illinois
$1,200.00 – replacement of household furniture and appliances

Elizabeth Community Fire Protection District, Elizabeth, Illinois
$410.00 – portable radio/pager

Tyler’s Justice Center for Children, Stockton, Illinois
$2,500.00 – case management

St. Mary’s Youth Ministry, East Dubuque, Illinois
$1,500.00 – video equipment for youth program

Riverview Center, Inc., Galena, Illinois
$2,500.00 – prevention education program

2005 Grant Award Total: $38,792.24

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