Open House Scheduled...
Ameren Illinois will hold an open house to discuss remediation efforts at the old Bixby Zimmer site on Monday, 3 November from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The event will be held in the City Council Chambers which are located at 311 N. W. 4th Street. All interested parties are invited to attend the open house to ask questions and learn about the remediation efforts.
Ameren Illinois is committed to making certain you are fully informed with regard to the ongoing work at the location of the former manufactured gas plant (MGP) at 104 NE 1st Street in Galva. Ameren Illinois, with oversight from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA), will begin remediation of soil impacted with gas manufacturing residues at the Galva site during the week of November 3, 2014.
The remediation will last approximately seven months. Information regarding the remediation and the events that led up to it may be obtained by downloading the Official Ameren MGP Remediation Fact Sheet.
Clay Whistle Making Workshop and Christmas Open House...
On Saturday November 1, potter Lou Hanson will be conducting a pipspel making workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Dairy Building in Bishop Hill, Illinois. Participants will learn to make a red clay whistle - - - that works, called a pipspel. A pipspel is a clay whistle shaped like a bird, commonly used as a child's toy in Sweden.
Space for the workshop will be limited to 15 adults. To reserve your spot, call 309 927-3899 or email email@example.com. The cost is $20 per person. However, if you are a member of the Bishop Hill Heritage Association, the cost is only $15. All clay, tools, materials, and kiln firing are included in the fee. You may pick up your pipspel two weeks after the workshop.
Lou Hanson apprenticed with Colony Potter Steve Holden in 1976 and 1977. She has been making her living with clay ever since. Lou owns and creates at Hantverk Galleri in Bishop Hill, Illinois. This Swedish workshop is sponsored by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. The Dairy Building is located at 410 North Erickson Street, on the north end of town.
While you are waiting for the workshop to start, visit Sweet Annie Primitives for their Sweet Annie Christmas. Located at 106 South Bishop Hill Road, this unique American primitive shop will be having their Christmas open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 309-927-3072 or check out www.sweetannieprimitives.net for more details.
Collector's Weekend in Bishop Hill...
The BHHA is sponsoring a Collector's Weekend on Saturday October 25 and Sunday October 26.
What is Collectors Weekend? For one weekend only at the Steeple Building Museum in Bishop Hill, antique and vintage items of all shapes, sizes, and topics will be displayed by local residents. Objects on display will include Hull pottery, cap guns, 1933 Chicago World Fair items, VASA ship memorabilia, and much more.
The Steeple Building Museum will be open Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. The museum is located at 103 North Bishop Hill Street. Admission is free but donations are welcomed.
This unique weekend only exhibit is sponsored by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association. For more details, call (309) 927-3899, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bishophillheritage.org.
Henry County's Largest One Day Craft Show...
The members of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority invite you to attend and participate in the 36th annual Beta Sigma Phi Craft Show on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In past years, this has been one of the area's largest and finest arts and crafts shows, with display booths set up in three locations: Galva High School gym, hallway, and outdoors.
For more information, please visit the official Beta Sigma Phi Craft Show Website, where you can find dealer application forms, links to local tourism websites, and photographs from last year's event.
Free Yard Waste Pickup & Cemetery Cleanup Week Announced...
The City of Galva is offering free pickup of yard waste on Friday, October 17th which is the last scheduled pickup for the 2014 season. Eligible items for the free pickup include grass clippings, weeds, leaves and garden waste. Waste must be placed in yard waste bags, garbage bags or cans and on the curb no later than 7:00 a.m. on October 17th.
After the free pickup, no more scheduled pickups will be held until next spring. However, Galva residents can still have lawn waste picked up but will have to call City Hall to request it. Stickers will be required on each bag. Stickers are $2.00 each and may be purchased at City Hall or Galva Supermarket.
Sticks and branches are always picked up free of charge in separate pickups. These items are picked up at the City's convenience. For more information call City Hall at (309) 932-2555.
Cemetery Cleanup Week...
If you wish to save them, artificial flowers, potted flowers, and all other plants must be removed from the Galva Cemetery by Sunday, October 19, 2014. Please do not return or place new items on graves until Friday, October 24, 2014.
Galva City Administration Building
P. O. 171
311 N.W. 4th Avenue, Suite B
Galva, IL 61434
(309) 932 - 2555 phone
(309) 932 - 3306 fax
Hours of Operation:
M,T,W,Th, F 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Galva Street Department
949 S. E. 2nd Street
Galva, IL 61434
(309) 932 - 3624 or for after hours emergencies (309) 932 - 3900