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Happy Autumn Granite City!
Welcome to crisp, cool mornings and tons of leaf
raking.  But who doesn't love this time of year?
One of our favorite holidays, Halloween, will
be here before you know it.  Check out this month's
update for fall time pics, games & local activities.

Relleke's Pumpkin Patch
is in full swing, preparing for their
annual fall event which has become
a local tradition, and always fun  
for all.

Fournie Farms, another local
tradition, offers some of the most
beautiful fruits and vegetables
we have ever seen.
Hurry up and visit them soon,
they are open until
October 31!
WORD OF LIFE TABERNACLE
FAMILY FUN NIGHT!

4870 Maryville Road
Friday, October 31
"A safe and fun alternative from a
traditional Halloween"

Click here for additional information
The B.U.R.T. Underwater Rescue
Team
held a fund raising barbecue on
October 3 & 4th at the Schnuck's
parking lot here in Granite City.
B.U.R.T. is a completely voluntary rescue
group serving Madison County and it's
surrounding areas. Click on their logo
below to read more about the wonderful
work they do for our community.
GraniteCityGossip says THANK YOU
to B.U.R.T.

The Association for the Protection of Animals of Granite City
held their annual "Critterfest" on Saturday, September 27 at Wilson Park.
The beautiful weather made for a perfect day at the Critterfest.  
Thanks to everyone for all of your hard work!   Click here for additional photos
Welcome to the World
Little Aubrey Joyce
Born
September 27, 2008
Proud Great
Grandparents
George & Joyce
Tanksley
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Simply follow the link below, sign up and vote for our shelter to receive a well
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Do you remember the "castle" off of Old Poag Road?
Located off state highway 111, between Edwardsville and
Hartford, the place was called the Castle, and was built in 1897
by a hopeless French romantic for his wife. The castle was a 14
room mansion, the entire property was surrounded by a moat that
had been stocked with exotic fish. In the early 1900's the
Frenchman's wife died and he lost interest in the property and
returned to France. Since then the place has been a speak easy, a
resort, a military school and even a home for pregnant unwed
mothers. In the 1960's a couple from Woodriver purchased the
property and had grand plans. Shortly after buying the place the
couple became sick and the husband passed away. The wife moved
into a more modest place and let the property fall into total
dismay. It became a teenage party house and was wrecked by
vandals, only to be totally destroyed when a fire was started in
March of 1973. Today there is only remnants of the fountains,
statuary, gazebos and bridges that surrounded the property.

Click here for more history and additional photos
Granite City High School - College/Career Fair

Wednesday, October 22, 2008
6:30 to 8:00 pm
High School Cafeteria

Meet representatives from independent Illinois
colleges and out-of-state and private institutions.
Receive general information, answers and
brochures!

Granite City High School  hosts the
GCHS College/Career Night
3101 Madison Ave, Granite City, IL
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A SPOOKTACULAR EVENING
On Niedringhaus Avenue in Historic Lincoln Place on Friday, October 24th
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
***Kids Costume Parade 6:00 pm ***
Dancing in the streets
**Movie in the Garden **
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein on the big screen!!!
Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest
And Elvis Impersonator CONTEST
"CONJURING UP THE KING"
Elvis contest open to everyone, please come  dressed and ready to perform at 6:45
FREE ADMISSION!!!!

For more info, Call 876-3325 or 452-0539
Congratulations to
Taylor Milam
ELKS STEAMERS
U10 Boys Soccer Team
is hosting a BBQ in the
parking lot of Glik's on
October 24 & 25
10 am to 6 pm
$6.50 per plate
Your choice of pork steak
or brat and two sides!

We will deliver to small
companies & businesses!
Please call
540-5107 or 540-5106
Thank you for your support!
Team & Coach Kelly Trebing
Taylor was recognized at Tuesday's
school board meeting for her
outstanding achievement on the ISAT test.
Taylor earned the highest score in reading
and math for her grade level at
Wilson Elementary School.
Her mother & father are very proud of her!

GREAT JOB TAYLOR!
Annual Fall Fest
Wednesday, October 29
5:00 p.m.
906 Thorngate
Click Here For Details!
Great On Gas!
For Sale
Oldsmobile Aurora
Click Here For Details
Take a trip back in time, when things were much
simpler...Who remembers
these?