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Galva Fire Department Annual Hog Roast...Future Fireman

This year's hog roast will be held on Saturday, 18 August at the Galva Fire Station. Food will be served from 4:00 until 7:00pm.

The cost is $6.00 for an an adult and $3.00 for children.

In addition to the 50/50 raffle, there will be drawings for a Fitbit, and Amazon Alexa, a Grill and other donated items (need not be present to win).

The meal inlcudes:

  • Pork Sandwhich
  • Baked Beans
  • Colesalw
  • Chips
  • Drink
  • Dessert

UI Extensions Announces Master Gardener Training...

Now you can take the Master Gardener training from the comfort of your own home! University of Illinois Extension is now accepting applications to participate in the Online Master Gardener Training Program. Request an application before the August 31 due date at this Online Training link. Classes will start on September 17th.


Freedom Fest & Concert Photos Posted...

Photographs from the Independence Day Freedom Fest 5K Run and the July 4th Parade (from atop a fire truck) have been posted.

Click one of the sample images to view the rest of the photographs in any of the sets which have been posted to our Gallery, whre you can find a few photographs from the Levitt AMP Galva Music Series in Wiley Park featuring Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas (Zydeco) with Seasaw (Pop rock), along with a photograph of Victoria from Los Angeles California who was here on behalf of the Levitt Foundation, and other luminairies to include Little Elvis.

Additonally, the City is fortunate to have photographs from Upstate Rubdown's sound-check session in Wiley Park from the 15th, as well as behind the scene photos of High Up and Sophistafunk from July 22nd, Samantha Fish and Luke Winslow-King from July 29th and Kris Lager and Callipe Musicals from August 5th.

Luke Bends A String

Luke Winslow King Bends the Guitar Strings

Kris Lager Wails

Kris Lager Wails

Calliope Band Member Takes In The Scene

Calliope Musicals Band Member

Highup Warms Up



Sophistafunk Drummer

Violinist for Samantha Fish

Violinist Warms Up for Samantha Fish


Highup Warmup




SeaSaw In The Park

One Half of The Seasaw Duo

Front Runners In The 5K

Front Runners

Little Elvis Drops In

Little Elvis

Beauty Queens Line The Parade Route

Beauty Queens

Upstate Sound Check

Upstate Band

Chasing Candy On The 4th of July

Chasing Candy

Zydeco Guitarist

Zydeco Guitarist

The Other Half of Seasaw

The Other Half of Seasaw

Nathan, The Zydeco Man

Nathan The Zydeco Man

Flying Through The Course

Flying Through The Course

Upstate Warms Up



American Legion August Events:

Community Breakfast - The Galva American Legion will be holding a community breakfast at the Galva Legion Building located at 45 Wallace Street on 12 August, 2018 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.


Concealed Carry Class - The Galva Legion will hold a concealed carry class on the 18th and 19th of August at the Legion Building on the West edge of Galva. Class time is 8:00am until 4:00pm. Class size is limited to twenty (20) people. The cost for the class is $125.00 for civiliams and $75.00 for veterans. Cost of the state license is $100 for five (5) years. There are a few opening left. For more information call Wayne Glisan at (309) 335 - 2931.


Texas Holdem Tournament - On 25 August,, the Galva American Legion will sponsor a Texas Holdem Tournament at the Legion Building. Sign in starts at 5:00 p.m. and play will start at 6:00 p.m. The entry fee is $50 and one rebuy will be available for $25.00. Food and drink will be available.


Masonic Lodge Golf Outing...

The Galva Masonic Lodge will be holding their 11th Annual Gold Outing on Saturday, September 15th at the Kewanee Dunes Golf Club located at 3536 Midland Road, Kewanee.

  • 8:00 am RegistrationGolfer
  • 8:30 am Shotgun Start
  • Preferred Ball
  • $15,000 cash Hole In One Prize
  • Cost is $60 per person (includes green fees, cart rental and steak dinner)
  • Door Prizes
  • Tophies for winning teams
  • Senior and Ladies Division
  • May register as an individual or as a team
  • Rain date is 16 September

For more information, call Keith Engstrom (309) 883 - 0829 or Jim Kiley (309) 525 - 4205


Galva City-Wide Yard Sales...

Galva will be holding it annual city-wide yard sales event on Friday, September 8th and Saturday, September 9th from 8:00am until 5:00pm each day.

Visit the Ready, Set, Grow Facebook Page for instructions on how to have your yard sale information included in the Yard Sale List that will be available for pick up on the afternoon of Thursday, September 6th from the Galva Post Office.


Music Series Lineup Announced...

Grab some lawn chairs and get ready for a summer full of music in Galva. The Galva Arts Council is excited to announce a very talented lineup for its 10-week Levitt AMP Galva Music Series presented by Regional Media.

Held at Wiley Park in Galva, these Sunday concerts are an opportunity for community members of all ages to enjoy free live music in a picnic-style setting. Special activities and dinners put on by a variety of local organizations in Wiley Park will precede the concerts. Food and beverages will be available for purchase during concerts.

Admission to the concerts is free and attendees are encouraged to invite friends, family, and neighbors for an opportunity to meet new friends and celebrate the summer season.
The 2018 lineup includes the following acts:

Spotify playlist


Youtube playlist


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