Happy June everyone!
Woo hoo, summertime is upon us.  Unofficially, but we will
take it.  It is the time of year when our city comes alive with all
kinds of great activities.  

Scroll down and find this year's itenerary for the
Patriots In The Park Celebration, it will be the 4th of July
before we know it.

Do you have a bit of an artistic flair?  If so, you might enjoy
participating in the patriotic "Fire Hydrant Project",
all the details are below.  

Don't forget Pontoon Beach's Acoustic music evenings, you
will find the schedule lower on the page.  St. Elizabeth's
Parish Picnic is just around the corner, always a fun time.
We hope you enjoy this month's pictures of the tiny house
and castle from the early days of Wilson Park.  And as always,
new information is always posted at the bottom of the page,
so check back often.
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The Melting Pot Market
Saturday, June 10th
10 am to 3 pm
at Civic Park
in historic downtown
Granite City
See you there!
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Long time friend of GraniteCityGossip.com, Sandy Sides Castor,
visiting the little "Fairy Castle" in the rock garden of Wilson Park
over seventy five years ago.  The castle was surrounded by a moat,
Sandy must have gotten a boost over!
Another picture of the little castle, notice the moat.
This picture is c. 1930's and was contributed by Nancy
Gibbs & GC Chronicle:  A Pictorial History
The little house c. 1940.  An earlier shot than the one
featured at the top of the page.  Photo credit:  Linda
Sperry Mizell & GC Chronicle:  A Pictorial History

Granite City Park District ( Est. 1921)
Wilson Park (Est. June 1, 1923)
"One of the most photographed sites in
Wilson Park. This miniature house was
in envy of many young ladies, with the
interior lights and working door. The
house had withstood the test of time with
minor modifications until recent years
when it was removed."
Granite City, IL Chronicle:  A Pictorial History
2013
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Below
The little house in latter years, this
picture is sometime in the early 1990's

Photo credit:  Victoria Scarborough Decker
Granite City, IL Chronicle:  A Pictorial History
All that remained of the little fairy house, from a few years ago.
Mr. William & Trustees, can we get another made?
Design Your Own Crafts
Six Mile Regional Library District
Summer Reading Program
Every Monday - Thursday & Saturday from  11 am to 3 pm
Youth Department at the dowtown library - 2001 Delmar Avenue
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You Bring The Ideas