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June 2009

Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities Awards Grants

Thirty-three Jo Daviess County not-for-profit organizations received a total of $73,551.00 in
grants at the sixth 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 2008
Galena Country Fair.  In addition to the grant monies distributed, donations in the amount of $14,970.00 were also given to parishes and organizations who supplied workers for the 2008 fair. 
The organization also donated $300.00 to the Galena Police Department, $300.00 to the Galena Area EMT's for their assistance at the fair, and $300.00 to the generous donor of the on-site banking facility. The City of Galena received $10,250.00, which was half of the gate receipts from the fair. 
This results in a grand total of $73,551.00 in donations and grants returned to the citizens of
Jo Daviess County this year.  In the six years of the organization’s existence, JDCCFC has
awarded $386,347.00 in grants and donations.

This year’s fair will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 9th and 11th, 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.

2009 Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities Grant Recipients

CHOICES for Family Peace & Justice, Galena, Illinois
$2,148.00 – emergency food & shelter program

Warren Area Ambulance Service, Warren, Illinois
$3,500.00 – RAD-57

Rainbow Ridge, Galena, Illinois
$1,679.00 – AED program

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, East Dubuque, Illinois
$2,000.00 – needy family program

Galena ARC, Galena, Illinois
$1,000.00 – field trips

Stockton Police Department, Stockton, Illinois
$1,400.00 – radios

Galena Area EMS, Galena, Illinois
$1,200.00 – education program

Black Hawk Park District, Warren, Illinois
$1,000.00 – operation playground

CONTACT of Northern Illinois, Freeport, Illinois
$1,000.00 – Reassurance Program in Jo Daviess County

The Workshop, Galena, Illinois
$1,000.00 – dishwasher replacement

Hanover Ambulance Association, Hanover, Illinois
$255.00 – carbon dioxide sensor

Riverview Center, Galena, Illinois
$3,000.00 – prevention education program

Apple River Fire Department, Apple River, Illinois
$3,000.00 – air bag purchase program

East Dubuque Knights of Columbnus, East Dubuque, Illinois
$2,000.00 – needy assistance program

Galena Police Department, Galena, Illinois
$1,600.00 – light bar purchase

Warren Township Public Library, Warren, Illinois
$1,500.00 – material update

United Churches of Galena Food Pantry, Galena, Illinois
$3,000.00 – produce & protein purchase

Stockton Ambulance Service, Stockton, Illinois
$3,500.00 – RAD-57C

Church of St. Mary, Elizabeth, Illinois
$2,000.00 – emergency assistance program

Midwest Health & Fitness, Galena, Illinois
$1,600.00 – fitness camp

Menominee-Dunleith Fire Department, Menominee, Illinois
$985.00 – traffic safety vest replacement

Warren Police Department, Warren, Illinois
$1,000.00 – operation education phase II

Hanover Fire Department, Hanover, Illinois
$1,500.00 – safe scene lighting program

Stockton Police Youth Club, Stockton, Illinois
$1,500.00 – youth club equipment

Warren Fire Department, Warren, Illinois
$1,390.00 – sked stretcher & radios

East Dubuque Fire Department, East Dubuque, Illinois
$1,174.00 – EMS equipment

Galena Elks Lodge, Galena, Illinois
$2,500.00 – Christmas basket program

2009 Grant Award Total: $47,431.00

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