Happy October Granite City!
Okay, does everyone have their rakes ready to go?  Autumn is upon us once again and you know that
means plenty of leaf raking ahead!  But don't let that stop you from joining in the many activities
and events that will be happening this month.  Check out the "Dance Clinic" event being sponsored by
the GCHS Dance Team, and don't forget that "Elvis" is coming to town!  We have trivia nights this
month, all for worthy causes.  And the Annual Spooktacular Event is just around the corner, along with
the last Melting Pot Market of the season, the Iron Pour event and a brand new event for the
downtown area..."The Cutting Room" Haunted House which will be in the old YMCA building!
Don't forget to pick up a dozen of your favorite tacos at the Eagles event in a few weeks, every taco
sold helps our local Granite City APA take care of our furry friends! There is a free gospel concert
series, a great Family Fun Night and much, much more...And goooooo football Warriors!

It's October in Granite City...the best hometown in the world!
Visit our new
Granite City Cinema, located in
historical downtown at
1243 Niedringhaus Avenue
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GraniteCityGossip.com says "hats off" to Brenda Whitaker
How many people do you know who could pull off a "hat trick" of community
events, plus one, in a single weekend?  Not many, right?  None? Then you must
not know Alderwoman Brenda Whitaker who did just that. She coordinated and
executed four major community based events this past weekend, in addition to
running her restaurant business, the Garden Gate Tea Room. Brenda and her
non-profit organization "
Alfresco Productions" sponsored the "Spooktacular"
Halloween event, the final
Melting Pot Market of the season, the 2nd Annual
Iron Pour
and launched her latest project, The Cutting Room Haunted House
at the YMCA! Brenda is not only a visionary, but a planner, a coordinator and
hands on, from inception to completion!  Her dedication and resolve is unmatched
and Brenda's continuous effort works wonderfully with the vision of our fine mayor,
and together they are putting feet on the pavement in downtown once again!  Her
Blue Collar Blues BBQ Festival, among her other countless projects for our
town is truly making downtown the arts & entertainment district of Granite City.
Thank you Brenda Whitaker (and Daisy)!