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2023 Bishop Hill Honor Flight Benefit Returning September 17...

The 14th annual Honor Flight Benefit returns to Bishop Hill on Sunday, September 17, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Colony School. All proceeds from the day’s events will be donated to Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. The Bishop Hill Honor Flight Committee is organizing this benefit. If anyone wishes to volunteer or need more information about this benefit, please call Linda Spring at 309 507-3801.


The Honor Flight Benefit begins with a lunch at the Colony School. The Colony School is located at 405 West Main Street, Bishop Hill IL. Lunch will be by free will donation. Bluegrass music will be provided by the Tap Root Wranglers. A live auction and a raffle will be occurring as well, next to the Colony School The live auction will start at 2 p.m. conducted by Travis Spivery of Spivey Auction.


Since the start of this benefit, the community has raised more than $120,000 for the Quad Cities Chapter of the Honor Flight Network. Area veterans will be provided with a free trip to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorial with priority given to survivors of World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and any veteran with a terminal illness. Honor Flight Quad Cities operates on donations from organizations and individuals.


Right now, we are accepting monetary donations and also donations for the raffle and live auction. To make a donation or for more information about the Bishop Hill Honor Flight Benefit, please call 309 507-3801 or 309 854-1531 or 309 854-2918. Auction/raffle item donations can be dropped off at the Prairie Arts Center in Bishop Hill, IL or at County Financial in Kewanee, IL.




Commnity-Wide Yard Sale...

Remember folks, the annual Galva Community Wide Yard Sale is always the weekend prior to Labor Day weekend. This year the yard sale dates are Friday, August 25 & Saturday August 26, from 8am-5pm (you may set your own yard sale hours). Rain date is the 2nd weekend in September. Check out details and get your yard sale listed on our Facebook page.


Postings on the Page can be uploaded August 15th! You may post up to 15 pictures.. When posting your yard sale, include address, days and times of your sale. If you have your yard posted by August 22nd, you will make the yard sale list that will be available for pickup at the Galva Post Office lobby or at 704 W Division St, Galva. Please do not post yard sales for other dates on the Page, thank you.




iServe Weekend Approaching...

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Blue Star Home Program Announced...

Applications are begin accepted for those that wish to participate in the Blue Star Home Program ("the Program").

Upon completion of an extensive background check, a Blue Star home will be given the opportunity to display a blue star on on their homes indicating that they have chosen to assist any young person that feels threatened in any manner, whether that threat is bullying, suspicious activity or imminent bodily harm.

Any juvenile that is uncomfortable with conditions outside a Blue Star Home may seek refuge from those conditions by ringing the door bell, pounding on the front door or yelling for help.

Blue Star Home participants are limited to assessing the situation, calling the child's parent or guardian absent an immediate threat, reporting all such incidents to the Galva Police immediately after contacting the child's parent or guardian, or in the case of a threatening situation immediately dialing 911.

Further, Blue Star Home participants agree that they will NOT take the law into their own hands, and that they will always have the best interests of the child in mind when offering assistance.

The Galva Police Department reserves the right to reject any application for the Blue Star Home Program for any reason or for no reason at all.

If you would like to participate in the Program, download the Application, fill it out in its entirety, and return it to City Hall. If your application is approved, you will receive a call from the Galva Police Department indicating acceptance into the Program and will be allowed to pick up your Blue Star from City Hall.





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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