Happy June everyone!
We are taking some time off this month (we will be back soon)
and have decided to revisit last June's home page.  This
particular home page generated many emails from our
viewers who loved the little "Fairy Houses" in Wilson Park
that they knew from their
childhood, the choice to revisit these images was easy!

We want to congratulate all 2018 Granite City High School
graduates and wish them all the best and much success
in all their future endeavors.

We are looking forward to Granite City's
Annual Patriots In The Park Celebration coming up in
July, and will publish information as it becomes available.

A special thank you to all who participated in the Madison
Avenue clean up project and a special thank you to the
members of Unity Baptist Church for the recent clean up of
Wilson Park's "Sunken Gardens".  
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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!
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

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. Williams & Trustees, can we get another made?
Granite City Park District Board of Commissioners recognizes Unity Baptist Church with  a
Resolution of Appreciation for clean up of the park's "Sunken Gardens"
The Melting Pot Market
Saturday, June 23rd
10 am to 3 pm
in historical downtown
Granite City's
Civic Park at
20th & Delmar Avenue

Ladies and gentleman, this is going to be a
great day with local favorites!
"BLUES N GRASS" plays from 10 am to
11:45 am, and then
plays from Noon till 3 pm!
The second Thursday of every month at the
Randall D. Dalton Veteran's Park
5111 State Route 111 in Pontoon Beach
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

June 14th - Teddy McCready & Rocky Mantia
July 12th - "Big Wheel"
August 23rd - "Three Pedros"
September 13th - Cameron Barton- Lead Singer
for "Survivor"
October 11th - "The Vault"

Bring your lawn chair, your blanket, your cooler
and join us for an evening of live music -
"Wonder Dogs" available for purchase!
Community Garden - 20th & Missouri Avenue
August & 24th Street (Empty Lot)
Cayuga & Layden (Empty Lot)
First Assembly of God - 2317 Madison Avenue
First United Presbyterian Church - 2160 Delmar
Route 66 Flea Market - 3121 W. Chain of Rocks
Just Teazin' Hair Salon - Iowa & 30th Street
Lincoln Place Comm. Center - 822 Niedringhaus
Mallard Lake 1 - Rose Avenue in Pontoon Beach
Mallard Lake 2 - Osprey Drive in Pontoon Beach
Mallard Lake 3 - Entrance from Pontoon Road
Marshall Avenue & Costello (Corner)
Tri-Angle Park - Rock Road & 21st Street
Tri-City Park - McCambridge Avenue
Trinity United Methodist Outreach - 2617 E. 25th St
Wilson Park - 29th Street & State Street (Corner)
Worthen Park - Maryville Road & Parkview Drive
Summer Maker Series: Terrariums
June 30th . 10am - 12pm
2001 Delmar Avenue
Create your own terrarium at the library!  
We will provide the materials and guidance,
you bring the creativity.
Registration is required as space is limited.
Questions? Call 452-6238 ext 755  
Interview at the library
Tuesday, June 19, July 17 & August 14
11 AM - 12 PM
History Room, Downtown Library, 2001 Delmar Avenue
Hiring for a range of positions across Madison County.
Come take the first step toward your new job!  
No appointment is needed, please bring 2 forms of ID.
Questions? Call 452-6238 ext 730
Just Unwind Yarn Club
The Third Tuesday of each
month to knit, socialize, and
share techniques with fellow
yarn crafters!
6-8 PM
At the library at
2145 Johnson Road
Call 452-6238 ext 755