For One Night Only...
The Galva Chamber of Commerce invites you to kick off Summerfest 2013 with a Free concert by the highly acclaimed
Friday, June 7th, From 6:00 until 10:00 p.m. In beautiful, shady Wiley Park.
So dust off those lawn chairs and fluff up those blankets, round up the neighbors and call your friends to join us for a fun filled night of country-rock music, Southern Cross style.
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By order of the Mayor, and with the advice and consent of the Galva City Council, this month's council meeting has been rescheduled to avoid a conflict with the Memorial Day celebration which will be held on 27 May.
This month's council meeting will be held on Tuesday, 21 May, at 6:00 p.m.
Call To Duty...
The Galva American Legion Post requests your assistance during the Memorial Day weekend for God and Country. As a tribute to our Veterans, the Legion will be putting flags on Veteran's graves as well as erecting the stunning display of patriotism we like to call the Veteran's Avenue of Flags.
To assist our Veterans, please be at the:
- Bishop Hill Cemetery at 8:00 a.m. on the 18th of May to place flags on the graves of our Veterans.
- The Galva Cemetery at 7:00 a.m. on the 19th of May to place flags on the graves of our Veterans
- The Galva Cemetery at 6:00 a.m. on the 27th of May to erect the Avenue of Flags.
For more about our Veterans, please visit our Hometown Heroes page.
A Closer Look...
If you read Dave Clarke's article (see "Hot Scotsmen Cast Fitch" below) about Murray's Fitch, you may have noticed no mention of the perennial rose fixed to our hero's lapel.
However, our extraordinary sculptor, as Clarke mentioned, happens also to be quite the intrepid researcher and historian; so, for those who were wondering about the significance of the rose, Murray explicates:
The rose on Mr. Fitch's lapel has a special meaning. It was at the Nonpariel Newspaper in Council Bluffs, IA which was the beginning of his future grandeur. Unbeknown to him at the time, meeting his future wife there was the start of the Good life; which is when he started wearing a special white rose.
The photographs that follow were taken at Peterson Health Care's Courtyard Estates, which currently hosts the Fitch Bronze.
Hot Scotsmen Cast Fitch...
On 1 February, 2013, Resident Artist Jordan Murray, accompanied by Martin Gutzmer and David Dyer, visited the fine art casting facility aptly named Hot Scotsmen Fine Art Foundry in Peoria, Illinois, to watch the pouring of Murray's latest bronze bust in his Famous Galvans series: George Fitch.
Joined by professors, students and administrative personnel from Bradley University, as well as other friends and admirers of the artist Murray, the Scotsmen graciously led a narrated tour of the facility which ended with a play-by-play description of the actual casting process.
The following photographs were taken at the event. For a video slide show of all the photographs from the event, please visit our Video Gallery and click on Murray Foundry Visit. Please note that the video is a large file that may take several minutes to load depending on the speed of your Internet connection.
For more on George Fitch and Jordan Murray, see Dave Clarke's excellent piece in the Star Courier.
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P. O. 171
311 N.W. 4th Avenue, Suite B
Galva, IL 61434
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