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News BoyGalva Freedom Fest Announces...

The Galva Freedom Fest Committee announces two events, a PancakePancake SupperSupper which will be sponsored by the Filling Station in Bishop Hill and the 13th Annual Car Show which will be held in Wiley Park.

On Sunday, 7 April, the Filling Station in Bishop Hill invites you to come enjoy good company and delicious food from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for an at-will donation, the proceeds of which will be used by the Galva Freedom Fest Committee to defray the expenses incurred for the 4th of July Fireworks celebration held each year at the Galva Park District.

Directions To The Filling Station In Bishop Hill


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


First United Methodist Announces Annual iServe...

Get your projects submitted to the FUMC between the dates of 8 April and 22 April for help with your local projects. See the information below for more information.


Click the image below to view or print the official brochure

iServe Brochure


UI Extension Releases 2018 Impact Report:

The University of Illinois Extension has released their 2018 Impact Report for Henry, Mercer, Rock Island & Stark Counties.

University of Illinois Extension provides practical education you can trust to help people, businesses, and communities solve problems, develop skills, and build a better future. Based in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, Extension is the statewide outreach program of the University of Illinois at UrbanaIntroUIReport Champaign.

Introduced by Robert Jones, Chancellor of the University of Illinois and our very own Jenny Garner, County Director for the Extension's services in Henry, Mercer, Rock Island & Stark Counties, the Report includes information on the impact extension is having in the following areas:

  • Nutrition and Wellness
  • SNAP-Ed
  • Horticulture and Natural Resources
  • Agriculture
  • Community and Economic Development
  • 4-H Positive Youth Development
  • Program Highlights
  • Financial Information
  • Staff Listing and Office Locations

View or Print the Report by Clicking the Icon Below




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.


American Legion April 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 April 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.


On 27 April, 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.


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