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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2018


Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities Awards Grants


Thirty Jo Daviess County not-for-profit organizations received more than $37,000 in grants at the 145th 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 2017 Galena Country Fair. In addition to the grant monies distributed, donations were given to churches and organizations who supplied workers for the 2017 fair, the City of Galena , the Galena Area EMS , and the Galena Police Department .

2018 Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities Grant Recipients

St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Galena, $1,000

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, $1,000

East Dubuque Fire Department, $1,500

Stockton Ambulance, $2,000

Warren Police Department, $1,000

Galena Elks, $1,000

Church of St. Mary, Elizabeth, $1,000

Caring Neighbors Food Pantry, Warren, $1,000

Apple River Fire Department, $3,000

Senior Resource Center, Hanover, $1,000

Riverview Center, $1,375

East Dubuque Knights of Columbus, $1,000

Elizabeth Food Basket, $2,000

Warren Ambulance, $1,775

Galena Knights of Columbus, $880

Mutual Aid Box Alarm System, East Dubuque, $825

First Presbyterian Church, Apple River, $1,000

Stockton Township Public Library, $1,000

Galena Fire Department, $1,750

Warren United Methodist Church, Warren, $1,000

St Mark’s, Dubuque, Iowa, $1,000

Stockton Community CPR, $480

Galena EMS, $3,000

Blackhawk Park District, Warren, $1,000

Galena United Methodist Church, $800

Hospice of Northwest Illinois, $1,400

St. Ann Catholic Church, Warren, $1,000

Kreider Services, Galena, $350

Stockton Police Department, $1,200

United Churches of Galena Food Pantry, $1,500

The 2018 Galena Country Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7, 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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