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Hello everyone -
As this most peculiar summer starts winding down, we will
be welcoming autumn in a matter of weeks.  Life in
Granite City over the past several months has been like no other that
any of us have ever experienced.  So much was missing from our
normal summertime activities.  No 4th of July fireworks, no St. Elizabeth
picnic, none of the fund raising barbecues held by our churches and local
organizations, no Melting Pot Market, just a smattering of yard sales and
none of our fun Trivia nights.
Missing these things makes us realize just how much we take for granted,
and how important time with family and close friends really is.
Our young ones are now learning from home, on-line, in a way most of
us never expected to see.    To say the least, things certainly have
changed for the time being...but some things never change, like the
leaves we will be raking up very soon, our beautiful mums will be blooming,
and carving pumpkins is just around the corner.
We want to give a huge thank you to our GCPD & GCFD, PBPD & Long
Lake Volunteer FD and all first responders for keeping us safe.  We want
to thank our front line workers who keep our essential businesses open.
We are looking forward to better days ahead - fall evenings with backyard
bonfires and weenie roasts are almost here!
Watch for our reopening!
Jesse White Announces Expired Driver’s Licenses, ID Cards, and License Plate Stickers
Extended an Additional Month – Until Nov. 1 and suggests delaying facility visit during
heatwave

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that expiration dates for driver’s licenses/ID cards and
license plate stickers have been extended an additional month – from Oct. 1, 2020, to Nov. 1, 2020. This
new Nov. 1 extension also includes those who have July, August and September expiration dates. As a
result, expired documents will remain valid until Nov. 1 so customers do not need to rush into Driver
Services facilities, especially during the current heatwave.

“Extending expiration dates until November 1 means people with an expired driver’s license, ID card or
license plate sticker do not need to rush into a Driver Services facility immediately,” said White. “During this
current heatwave, I would suggest residents consider delaying their visit to a facility. But if you must visit a
facility, please come prepared to wait outside due to social distancing, which limits the number of people
inside a facility at one time.”

White continues to urge the public to consider using online services when possible instead of visiting a
facility due to heavy customer volume. Customers who can conduct business online may go to www.
cyberdriveillinois.com to take advantage of online services – such as renewing license plate stickers – from
the comfort of their own home. People who conduct online transactions will avoid waiting in line at a facility.
We are happy to share, we now have an Amazon Wish List.
The items that we regularly use at the Shelter are on that list
for you to purchase and if you would like, can be sent to us
directly.
You can also sign in with your Amazon
information to
smile.amazon.com and choose the Granite City APA
as your Charitable Organization you would like to
donate too and a small portion of any purchase you
make on Amazon will be donated back to us.
As
always, we can't Thank You enough for your time, your
consideration, and of course your donations.
CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR WISH LIST!
JOIN US VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM!
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 AT 6 PM
FRIDAY
SEPTEMBER 25th
9 am till Noon
WORSHIP IN THE PARK
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
10:00 am

Come worship with us under the trees at the Twigs Annex at 2450 Stratford Lane

Bring your lawn chairs, brunch, and your family out to a socially-distanced church
service where folks of all backgrounds, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender
identities are welcome! Masks will be required!

Offering will be received via mobile giving at
https://thrivegc.churchcenter.com/giving
HIGH SCHOOL
EQUIVALENCY

(formally GED)

DAY CLASS
Hosted by SWIC Adult Education
Sam Wolf Granite City Campus

Monday, September 21
9 am till 12:50 pm

4950 Maryville Road

SWIC IS ENROLLING NOW!
The next session of HSE
(formally GED)
classes will begin for daytime
students on September 21st.

All day classes will follow a hybrid
model (part on-campus, part
online).

Contact Barb at 618-797-7358 or
barbara.vrabec@swic.edu for more
information.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 at SWIC Adult Education . 4950 Maryville Road
Classes are from 8:30 am - 4:20 pm
Three year forklift license and forklift certificate
IML 189 Fork Lift Truck Safety 0.5-0-0.5
This course will provide the student with safety training in the operation of a fork lift
truck and also provide knowledge of the OSHA regulations as required by CFR
1910.178 and CFR 1910.179.
Contact Valorie at 618-797-7396 or valorie.toberman@swic.edu for more information.
MAKER'S MARKET OUTDOORS
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
9 am till 4 pm
2929 North Center St., Maryville, IL
Open Air Market - Crafters - Antiques - Woodworkers - Collectibles
Up Cyclers - Furniture
2 Food trucks, Kettle corn, Pork rinds & Italian ice and much more
5th ANNUAL HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL GOLF CLASSIC
Arlington Greens Golf Course
200 Arlington Drive

Join us for the 5th Annual Holy Family School Golf Classic.  We will continue with the
4-person scramble format at $320 per team.  
Registration begins at 7 a.m.; shotgun start at 8 a.m.  
Players will enjoy a day of food, beverages, games, closest to the pin contests, long drive
contests, senior tee boxes, skins game, 50/50, 3 flights paid out, and more.  
Golf Sponsorships are available for $100 or more.  

Click here to download the registration form -
https://holyfamilyhawks.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/HFSGolfClassic2020.pdf
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