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City Wide Clean-up Announced...

The City of Galva will be having a clean-up week beginning June 17 and ending June 22 for Galva residents only (proof of residency will be required).

All residents are asked to bring items to Galva’s Maintenance Yard (use the driveway located between Preferred Home Health Care and Mary’s Family Dining and Lounge) to be placed in a roll off which will be provided by Eagle Enterprises.

Anyone who is handicapped or not able to take their items to the maintenance yard can call City Hall and someone will assist them. Assistance will only be available from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday June 17 through Thursday June 20. We will only come to your residence one time for pick up.

Items not accepted are shingles, anti-freeze, LP tanks, yard waste, paint, or any hazardous material. Tires will be accepted for a fee depending on their size.

White goods (refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, clothes dryers, etc.), will be accepted at the maintenance yard.

Televisions and electronic components will be accepted at Eagle Enterprises during their normal business hours.

The maintenance yard will be open extended hours June 17-20 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to allow better response to clean up.  June 21 the yard will be open until 3:00 p.m. June 22 the yard will be open from 7:00 to noon.

 

American Legion July Events:

Community Breakfast - The Galva American Legion will be holding a community breakfast at the Galva Legion Building located at 45 Wallace Street on 14 July 2019 from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. They will be serving all you can eat pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy, coffee, milk and orange juice. Pop and bottled water are available for an extra charge. A donation of $6.00 is appreciated.

 

Midsommar Music Festival Returns ...

Dancin Around The May PoleBishop Hill’s Midsommar Music Festival will return Saturday, June 22nd with a strong line-up of musical performers. In Sweden, Midsommar is one of the most important days of the year, rivaling Christmas with its festive spirit and traditions. Given Sweden’s long, dark winters, it is not surprising that the arrival of the longest day of the year is a reason to celebrate. Bishop Hill honors its Swedish roots by hosting its own Midsommar celebration. Highlights of this all-day event include Main Stage performances, a Swedish Maypole celebration, and an Old-Fashioned Barn Dance.

The free Main Stage performances in the village park gazebo will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. This year’s lineup includes Black Hawk Pipes and Drums, Orion Community Band, Jazz on the Side, and the Norwegian Bachelor Farmers. Black Hawk Pipes and Drums has been performing reels, jigs, and slow airs since 2000. The appearance of the Orion Community Band continues our practice of featuring Henry County’s town bands. Jazz on the Side returns to Bishop Hill to entertain the crowd with their big band standards and jazz selections. Kyle and Dave, the Norwegian Bachelor Farmers, have been entertaining audiences for over two decades with their eclectic blend of upbeat Scandinavian folk music, humor, and storytelling.

 
Black Hawk Pipes & Drums
 
Jazz On The Side

 

The Bishop Hill Heritage Association will also be having its annual Rabarber Fundraiser. The BHHA will be serving homemade rhubarb baked goods, with coffee and lemonade, at the Steeple Building Museum front porch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to support BHHA activities.

The Vasa National Archives, a short block from the park, will be offering a Midsummer Respite featuring drinks, snacks, and hands-on activities for the kids. The public is welcome to view exhibits and enjoy some light refreshments. Children can enjoy the Magic of Midsummer, in which kids can help measure and mix ingredients in various household science experiments to see what happens. The Vasa National Archives will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Midsommar Music Festival is sponsored by the Bishop Hill Arts Council, Bishop Hill Heritage Association, Bishop Hill State Historic Site, Bishop Hill Old Settler’s Association, Bishop Hill Vasa Lodge #683, and area businesses. Partial funding for this festival is provided by the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation. For directions and more info, visit www.bishophillheritage.org , call 309-927-3899, visit the Bishop Hill Heritage Association Facebook page, or email bhha@mymctc.net.

 

Galva Freedom Fest Announces...

The Galva Freedom Fest Committee announces the 13th Annual Car Show which will be held in Wiley Park. On Saturday, August 17th of this year, the Committee will be holding its 13th Annual Car Show from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in beautiful, shady Wiley Park. Register early by clicking the image below:

Official Brochure & Early Registration Page

Car Show

 

 

Galva Arts Council Secures Second Award...

The Galva Arts Council will once again enliven Wiley Park through the second Levitt AMP Galva Music Series, further activating the large, underused green space into a dynamic hub for self-expression, connection and layered arts experiences set to free, live music from across the globe.

The 2019 series aims to deepen community engagement and expand upon community partnerships, creating a weekly communal celebration of the best Galva has to offer.

For photographs of last year's series of concerts, visit our Gallery or visit the official Levitt AMP Galva Facebook page.

 

Sons of the American Legion...

The Galva American Legion Post #45 has received their charter for a new Sons of the American Legions Squadron.

The Legion is looking for new members to get the squadron rolling.

If you have a parent, grandparent or great grandparent or step parent or step grandparent that was in the military, you are eligible to join.

If interested, please contact Wayne Glisan at (309) 335 - 2931, Lloyd Anderson at (309) 853 - 7347 or Earl Stuckey at (309) 853 - 7917