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Welcome to May everyone!  It's time for all the flowers that those April showers have
brought.  It's also time to honor our mothers on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10th.
And don't forget, Cinco De Mayo and Memorial Day...what a fun month.
Everyone please remember Sean Cook "Elcooksta" in your prayers while he's away
serving our country.
GraniteCityGossip.com gives kudos
to the gardeners at our beautiful
Wilson Park.  
They have once again created a
magnificent tulip display, which makes
our wonderful park the gem of our city.

Thank you all!

AN AFTERNOON OF TRIVIA
to benefit
Brownie Troop 1020
Saturday, May 16
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It's a reality!  Groundbreaking for the new "Granite City Cinema" will take place this summer.
The new theater, styled with a retro theme, will be located at the 1200 block of Niedringhaus Avenue.
With several new projects being launched through the Downtown Revitalization, our downtown is making a long awaited come back!
GET WELL

Richie Dooley

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Come join us in Granite City for a series of Plein Air
Painting sessions. We will be celebrating the historic but
blighted  downtown before it undergoes revitalization.
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It's Time For....

Wilson Park's
Centennial Pavilion
Summer Concert Series 2009

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Meagan Paschedag, a graduating senior at Granite City High
School, is the winner of this year’s Patriots in the Park essay
award.  Each spring, members of the English Department at
GCHS offer their senior classes the option to write an essay on
the Patriots’ theme, which this year is “Live Your Dream.”  The
students’ essays are then evaluated by members of the
department; the winner receives a savings bond and the honor
of reading the essay as part of a program at the Patriots in the
Park celebration at Wilson Park on the Fourth of July.

Meagan, daughter of Tina and Randy Paschedag, is an
excellent student.  She performed with distinction on her Prairie
State Achievement Exam by meeting the Illinois State Learning
Standards in all categories.  She is a 2009 State Scholar.  
Meagan is also active in many organizations, including National
Honor Society and the Renaissance Committee, which
sponsors activities designed to foster mutual appreciation
among students, staff, teachers and administrators at Granite
City High School.  She has for four years played on the high
school volleyball team and the soccer team.  She is also an
ALPHA Peer Leader, and she was named Elks’ Student of the
Month.  Meagan is a volunteer worker for Saint Elizabeth’s
parish.

Meagan will continue her education by pursuing a degree in
nursing at University of Missouri at Columbia this coming autumn.

Submitted by Jo Ann Aleman,
Chairman of the Department of English at GCHS
CONGRATULATIONS
to
Meagan Paschedag
This year's
Patriots In The Park
High School
Essay Winner
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We will be adding information often, so check back soon!

Patriots In The Park Idol Audition Information
15th Annual Patriots In The Park Car Show
Patriots In The Park Men's Softball Tournament
Patriot Paws Dog Costume Contest
BINGO!
Check out two of Granite City's
Bingo Nights.
Big pots & lots of fun!
PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT!!!
PLENTY OF PARKING!!!
No Smoking
Congratulations to
Granite City's own
HELEN HAWKINS
Helen was presented with the
Kimmel Community Service Award in
Environmental and Civic Betterment,
on April 29th at a ceremony at SIUE.
The awards are sponsored by the
Belleville News Democrat and
SIU-Edwardsville.

Helen was recognized
for her tireless efforts and
commitment to resolving local
drainage and flood control issues.

THANK YOU HELEN!
UNITED STEELWORKERS Troop 1899
is selling coupon books for Rally's
Valid at any Rally's or Checkers  
$5 for the book of $25 worth of coupons.
Buy one get one sandwiches, $1 off combo, etc.
Going on now thru May 30th, 2009
Contact Rhonda-618-779-9354 or Rich/Robin-618-610-2420
or troop1899.org
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convenience,
pay with PayPal
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ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD
SALE - May 16
You don't want to miss this!
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MULTI VENDOR
BINGO/QUARTER AUCTION
Friday, June 12th
Pontoon Beach Senior Citizen Hall
7:00 pm
COME JOIN THE FUN!
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