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Even though the calendar says spring officially started on March 20, it sure doesn't seem like
it around here!  Are you tired of the rain?  How about the gloomy weather?  We are offering up a
taste of spring in this month's home page update.
Please take a moment to visit our local APA's web site, they continue to be in dire need of
donations.  You can help by clicking on the donations button, remember $5.00 feeds a cat for an entire month,
or by attending the Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser, which benefits
our local facility!  GraniteCityGossip.com contacts Ellen, hoping she will help our APA shelter!
Read the email below
Ameren raising
rates again!
Are you wondering
what you can do
about it?
Writing your
legislators
is the place to begin!

Let your voice be
heard!
Let them know you
are counting on
them to stop this
increase!
Click here for details

WELCOME HOME
CHELSEA

After surviving a house fire in
February, Chelsea is doing well
and is
on her way home!

Click here for updates on
Chelsea and her family
GraniteCityGossip.com's Church of the Month
First Presbyterian Church
2160 Delmar Avenue
www.firstpresgranitecity.com
Traditional Service
Sundays
9:45 a.m.

Lewis Trotter, Pastor

Office Hours
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday
Waste Management Sponsors a Dedicated
Blood Drive for Young Leukemia Patient



Employees from Waste Management gave the gift
of life at a blood drive in honor of seven year old
Hannah Brumley, of Grantie City, on Friday,
March 21st at their facility in Belleville . Hannah
has been diagnosed with
leukemia and is presently undergoing treatment.
A family member, Tim Kirksey, that is employed by Waste Management, along with other employees,
helped coordinate the blood drive in Hannah’s honor.  General Manager Kenny Skaggs and his team
from Waste Management were instrumental in getting employees to the drive. Fifty two people
showed up to help save the lives of children like Hannah and the thousands of people who need
blood to survive in the eight local hospitals that Central Illinois Community Blood Center
supplies with blood.  Christina Schutze recruiter for the blood center said, “Blood is needed every
day for patients with cancer, trauma, sickle cell anemia and other diseases. We are very thankful that
Waste Management recognizes that need and participates in this community service.”
Pictured from left to right - employee Tim Graham,
District Manager Kenny Skaggs and Tim Kirksey,
Hannah’s cousin.
Rain, Rain, Go Away!!!
Flooded Big Lots
Parking Lot
A New Lake in
Wilson Park
Lake on 203
by Mac & Mick's
Click to Enlarge Photos
1982 Cross Country
Motor Home For Sale











A Real MUST SEE - Click Here
Dad and son take advantage of Saturday's little bit of sun
by hitting tennis balls at Wilson Park

CHICKEN & BEER DANCE
to benefit the family of

Lynn Doolittle
Proceeds to help with funeral and
hospital expenses

VENICE SOCIAL CLUB
Saturday, April 6

6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
4168 State Route 162, Pontoon Beach
$15 per person / $25 per couple

For advance ticket sales contact
Jarred 520-7942
Jessica 520-7941 or Kristi  210-4440

Spaghetti Dinner
to Benefit the  Granite City
APA
Friday, April 11, 2008     
5:00 -7:00 pm
Granite City Township Hall

Tickets available at the township
office in advance
or sold at the door

$5.00 per ticket / Carry out or eat in
Please take a moment to visit the
website ofGranite City's APA.  
They are a "no kill" shelter
in dire need of
donations and volunteers.
Click here for more details

GraniteCityGossip.com's Plea to
Ellen to Help our APA

After years of dedicated service, not only to our own community,
but to many surrounding communities, our local APA not only
is desperate for a face lift, but is so deserving of it.

The following message was sent to talk show host
Ellen Degeneres in hopes she can highlight the good works of
our APA and inspire people to send in donations from
around the country.


Dear Ellen,

We are a couple of local gals on a mission.  We are from
Granite City, Illinois, a small steel mill town located across the
Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri.  Over the last several
years, our community’s population has gone from
46,000 to 32,000, and during this time our local APA has
suffered tremendously.

Our mission is to save our local Granite City Association for
the Protection of Animals from closing it’s doors.  Our APA is
completely funded through donations, and those donations have all
but stopped coming.  Our shelter is a “no kill” shelter that has
been in existence for over thirty years....

Read entire letter
Who remembers Uncle Charlie's Drive In?  For you young'ns,
they were located at the corner of Nameoki & Victory.
Look at those 1960 prices!
Do you recognize
any of these eight
lovely young ladies
who participated
in the 1969
Miss Granite City
Contest?

If you would like to
take a guess, please
email us!

We will post their
names at a later date.

This should be fun!
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All Nations Deliverance Ministries
This is the place where miracles happen every day

$150 Computer Program For Qualifying Families

Click here for additional information
Take a trip back
in time -
click on the TV
and have some fun
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