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2019 Grant Awards

Updated: Sep 19, 2019

A total of $35,467.94 was awarded to 28 Jo Daviess County not-for-profit organizations:

2019 Grant Recipients
Accepting grant awards from Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities on Thursday, June 20 at the Galena Elks Lodge were, back row, from left: Randy Beadle, Galena Fire Department; Paul Gray, Warren Fire Department; Jim Webster, United Churches of Galena Food Pantry; Greg Schuster, East Dubuque Fire Department; middle row: Carl Winter, MABAS; Aaron Smith, Warren Police Department; Wayne Moyer, Galena Elks; Missy Lyons, Tyler’s Justice Center; Father Howard Barch, St. Mary and St. MIchael Catholic Churches; Rachel Lenstra, Galena Public Library; Kaitlin Schmidt, St. Mark Youth Enrichment; Linda Nobis, Jo Daviess County Senior Center; Andrea Young and Norma Schwirtz, Elizabeth Food Basket; front row: Gerald Reed, Warren Fire Department; Bill Bingham, Galena EMS; Tom Staver, Knights of Columbus; Ruby and Maya Dickerson, Galena United Methodist Church youth group; Amy Niemer, Riverview Center; Courtney Busch, The Workshop; Joyce Kent, Caring Neighbors Food Pantry; Amanda Raab, Stockton PTO; and Joanne Muzzey, Juvenile Justice Council.

Blackhawk Park District, Warren

$2,800 - replace outdated slides

East Dubuque Fire Department

$3,000 - cardiac monitor

Elizabeth Food Basket

$1,000 - purchase protein, fruit and vegetables

Galena Elk's

$1,000 - Christmas basket program

Galena Area Emergency Medical Services

$2,000 - upgrading medical equipment

Jo Daviess County WIC

$475 - busy train activity panel

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Apple River

$1,000 - emergency assistance

St. Mark Youth Enrichment, Dubuque, Iowa

$1,000 - "Apples for Students" school supplies program (East Dubuque)

Stockton PTO

$1,992.84 - Kidstown playground repairs and updates

Warren School District

$992.70 - special education alternative seating

Galena Fire Department

$1,082 - portable scene lighting

Galena Public Library

$1,800 - Coding for Kids

Mutual Aid Box Alarm System, East Dubuque

$815 - re-calibration of self-contained breathing apparatus machines

Senior Resource Center, Hanover

$1,000 - direct assistance program

Caring Neighbors Food Pantry, Warren

$1,000 - milk and food purchase

St. Mary Catholic Church, Galena

$1,000 - emergency assistance

St. Michael Catholic Church, Galena

$1,000 - emergency assistance

Stockton Ambulance

$345 - infant papoose board

Warren Fire Department

$1,050 - nozzle replacement

Knights of Columbus, Galena

$1,415.40 - Coats for Kids program

First Presbyterian Church, Apple River

$2,000 - youth mission trip

Riverview Center

$1,000 - domestic and sexual violence assistance

United Churches of Galena Food Pantry

$1,000 - children’s backpack program

Galena United Methodist Church Youth Group

$500 - Sunshine Box

Juvenile Justice Council, Galena

$2,000 - county youth prevention education

The Workshop, Galena

$1,300 - lift chair

Tyler’s Justice Center, Stockton

$400 - programs and program supplies

Warren Police Department

$1,500 - radar replacement

The funds for these grants were made available from the proceeds of the 2018 Galena Country Fair event. None of the money from the profit of the fair was used toward administrative support of this group, it is strictly a volunteer organization.

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