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Galva Competes for Concert Series...

The Galva Arts Council is now in the running for a grant that would provide significant funding for a 10-week live music series they have planned for the summer of 2018.

Sponsored by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a national foundation dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of America through free live music, Galva Arts Council hopes to qualify as one of 15 winning organizations competing in the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards.

The Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards are an exciting matching grant opportunity created by the Levitt Foundation to serve small to mid-sized towns and cities with populations up to 400,000. Up to 15 nonprofits will receive $25,000 each in matching funds to produce their own Levitt AMP Music Series—an outdoor, free concert series featuring a diverse lineup of professional musicians.

The Galva Arts Council submitted the proposal for Galva, Illinois. The proposed venue site is Wiley Park. Galva’s proposal is now posted on the Levitt AMP website for public voting. http://levittamp.org

A successful campaign for Galva depends on community participation to get as many online votes as possible to bring the concert series to town. Community support, as measured by the number of online votes received, will be one of the key factors when the Levitt Foundation selects up to 15 winners.

Supporters are asked to visit https://grant.levittamp.org/voter-registration-page/ to register and vote. Online public voting opens November 1 and ends November 20 at 7:00 p.m. Central Time. The Top 25 finalists will be selected through online public voting. The Levitt Foundation will then review the proposals of these 25 finalists and will select up to 15 Levitt AMP winners, which will be announced on January 2, 2018.

"The City of Galva is very excited to be in the running for a ten week concert series that will allow us to enjoy and learn from the good work of dedicated and talented musicians," says David Dyer, Galva’s City Administrator.

Galva Arts Council asks supporters to start spreading the word to family, friends, colleagues and neighbors and rally the community to sign up and vote for Galva’s proposal.

Learn more at http://levittamp.org and http://galvaartscouncil.org.

For more information, contact John Taylor at john.r.taylor@gmail.com

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American Legion Announces October Events:

The Galva American Legion will be holding a community breakfast at the Galva Legion Building located at 45 Wallace Street on 8 October, 2017 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.

On 28 October, 2017, the 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.


Abilities Plus Picnic...

In conjunction with the Galva Lions Club, the City of Galva is grateful for the opportunity to participate in the Abilities Plus Annual Picnic and Awards Program. Please enjoy the photographs of this year's event and make sure you visit Abilities Plus online to learn more about this wonderful organization. Click on any thumbnail to view the accompanying image. Look for the controls in the upper right hand corner of your screen to start, pause or stop a slideshow of the images.


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Collectors and Diners...

The Bishop Hill Heritage Association is organizing the 4th annual Collectors Weekend on Saturday October 14 and Sunday October 15, 2017. What is Collectors Weekend? It is the opportunity for local collectors to show off their treasures to the public.

For one weekend only at the Steeple Building Museum, display your collections, whether they are cap pistols, porcelain dolls, or other antique/vintage items. The BHHA will provide the site and the promotion; you will provide the display.

If you are interested in participating in this year's Collectors Weekend and would like to show off your treasurers, please call 309 927-3899 or email bhha@mymctc.net for more details. Items are for display only, not for sale.




In addition, the BHHA is hosting the premiere of Dinner and Drama at the Dairy on the evening of Saturday, October 14. For this fundraising event, a Swedish Meatball Dinner will be provided by the Filling Station. The dinner will be at the Dairy Building, located at 410 North Erickson Street. Following the meal, attendees will drive around Bishop Hill in people movers, provided by the Galva American Legion. As you tour Bishop Hill, historical figures from our past will step out and take you back to their time with stories from Colony days.

The cost of the dinner and the historical drama is $25 per ticket. Dinner times are 5:30 and 7 p.m. Call 309 927-3899 or email bhha@mymctc.net to order your ticket today, while supplies last. Proceeds from this event benefit BHHA activities.

Dairy Building

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A Few Photos From the Galva Car Show...

Click any image to view it. Look for the "play" button in the upper right hand corner of your screen to start the slideshow feature (tip: you will find only a close button on the image itself, the play and pause controls will be off the image in the upper right hand corner of your screen).

For more Car Show photos, visit our Gallery.


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Machinery Pete Comes to Galva...

Jerry and Connie Kuster give Machinery Pete a tour of their International Harvester (and more) collection.