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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2016


Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities Awards Grants


Thirty-five Jo Daviess County not-for-profit organizations received a total of $64,981.93 in grants at the 13th 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 2015 Galena Country Fair. In addition to the grant monies distributed, donations in the amount of $13,365.00 were given to churches and organizations who supplied workers for the 2015 fair, the City of Galena received $10,000 and $500 each was donated to the Galena Police Department and the Galena Area EMS. This translates to $89,346.93 in grants and donations returned to benefit residents of Jo Daviess County.

2016 Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities Grant Recipients

St. Mary Catholic Church
Galena, Illinois
$1,500.00
emergency assistance program

Warren Fire Department
$850.00
vehicular accident equipment purchase

Galena Police Department
$1,000.00
solar powered speed signs

Warren Police Department
$800.00
computer software upgrade

Midwest Health and Fitness Center
Galena, Illinois
$300.00
Kids on the Move program

Church of St. Mary
Elizabeth, Illinois
$800.00
emergency assistance program

St. Michael Church
Galena, Illinois
$1,500.00
emergency assistance program

Stockton Fire Department
$9,000.00
Res-Q-Jack purchase

Knights of Columbus
East Dubuque, Illinois
$3,000.00
emergency assistance program

Stockton Community CPR
$2,591.00
CPR supplies: Rescue Anne and baby

Menominee Athletic Club
$600.00
defibrillator battery and pads update

Warren Public Library
$1,851.20
Lego Club program startup

Galena Primary School Music Program
$350.00
ukuleles

East Dubuque Fire Department
$2,000.00
stair chair

Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol
$1,000.00
safety equipment update

Galena Elks Lodge #882
$1,000.00
Christmas food basket program

Warren United Methodist Church
$1,000.00
emergency assistance program

Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Department
$1,905.81
radar unit replacement program

FHN Family Counseling Center
$2.500.00
Jo Daviess County Big Brothers /Big Sisters

The Workshop
Galena, Illinois
$3,000.00
air compressor for industrial contracts

Stockton Ambulance Service
$1,354.00
Veinlite LED

Caring Neighbors Food Pantry
Warren, Illinois
$1,600.00
milk and food purchases

United Churches Food Pantry
Galena, Illinois
$2,000.00
childrens’ backpack project

Hanover Ambulance
$2,629.92
three portable radios

HCC Servant Leadership
Stockton, Illinois chapter
$3,000.00
Stockton Nutritional Outreach Works

Mutual Aid Box Alarm System
East Dubuque, Illinois
$750.00
self-contained breathing apparatus

calibration machine Jo Daviess County WIC Program
$1,000.00
safety seats for children

Riverview Center
Galena, Illinois
$2,000.00
client basic needs assistance

East Dubuque Fire Dept.
$1,000.00
portable radio replacement

Family T.I.E.S.
East Dubuque, Illinois
$1,000.00
hearing/vision screening program

Kreider Services
$1,700.00
specialized chair, wheelchairs, Xbox system

Galena Fire Department
$1,000.00
projector and accessories for training center

Galena High School Band
$1,000.00
equipment trailer

Warren Youth Sports
$900.00
summer ball equipment replacement

Jo Daviess County Emergency Agency
$7,500.00
upgrades for command post

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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