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Happy October everyone -

Do you shop on Amazon?  Did you know that with every
purchase you make through Amazon you can donate a portion
of the sale to Granite City's very own APA?  We shop Amazon
all the time and had no clue, but we know it now and make sure
each purchase we make is through smile.amazon.com.

The GCAPA also has an Amazon Wish List. The items that they
regularly use at the Shelter are on that list for purchase and if you
would like, can be sent to
them directly.

You can also sign in with your Amazon information to
smile.amazon.com and choose the Granite City APA as your
Charitable Organization
.  Each time you make a purchase for any
Amazon item,
 a small portion of that purchase will be donated back
to
the Granite City APA.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THEIR WISH LIST!
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!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 from 10 am till Noon
Lincoln Place Community Center
822 Niedringhaus Avenue
Can you spare 2 hours on a Saturday?  If so, we sure could use your help.   
It’s time for a community clean up day
We’ll be cleaning from the entrance of route 3 and continue along Niedringhaus
Ave.  So let’s roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty.  
If you can’t do manual labor but would like to help in another way please feel free to
send a private message.  All help is appreciated.  
We’ll have trash bags, gloves, and safety glasses. If you have tools to use that would
be amazing
Check in station will be at the Lincoln Place Community Center outdoor pavilion at
9:30  - Hot dogs will be provided at 11:30 for all volunteers at the same pavilion.
Let’s spend a few hours together and make a difference

Thanks
Brenda
Join Nameoki United Methodist church for
worship every Sunday morning!
We are live from 9:30 am til 10:30 am

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HAPPY
HALLOWEEN
THE CUTTING ROOM PREVIEW
SUNDAY,
OCTOBER
24TH
3-5 pm
Come one come all to a fun afternoon of games, Bounce
house, Food, and CANDY! Bring the kids and walk through
our trunk of treats, stick around for some popcorn while the
kiddos bounce around and play some games. It will be a fun
afternoon can't wait to see you there! Wear your fun fall
masks and we will wear masks and gloves passing out candy

R-CHURCH . 3375 FEHLING ROAD
The BONNIE BRAMLETT WALL
The Bonnie Bramlett Wall, pictured at the
right, is one of the features in the new
location of the "Downtown Diner"....here is
a message from owner Brenda Whitaker
Well....it’s certainly been quite a year, one that none of us could have ever predicted,
and one that has forced many of us to make some tough decisions.
It’s been during this down time that I’ve taken the time to be still, look at things closely
and have decided to make some changes.
So here it is from the horses mouth...
The Downtown Diner will be relocating (staying downtown, of course) and the original
location is being reinvented.
I’m hoping the use of this time will be a fresh start and an exciting future!
Please watch for updates. Thanks for your continued support and here’s to a better
new year that can’t get here soon enough for me!
Thanks again and here’s to new beginnings.
-Brenda
CALL THE LIBRARY FOR CURB SIDE PICK UP
INFORMATION - 452-6238
REMEMBER - A NEW CRAFT EVERY WEEK!