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Hello everyone, we are back after a few weeks of R & R and we hope
everyone had a wonderful holiday season.  

In our travels over the years we have celebrated Mardi Gras in many
different places.  We have been to the traditional New Orleans celebration
that everyone knows, at the original home of Mardi Gras in Mobile,
Alabama, and several surrounding places including Florida and an island
or two.  So, Mardi Gras is this month's home page theme!  

We have caught beads and doubloons by the hundreds and eaten our fair
share of King Cake, but this year we are glad to be home in our city,
impatiently awaiting the end of winter and the arrival of Spring.

Please take a glance through the home page to see all of the activities that
are planned for this month.  There is an event at Alfresco, an Elvis Tribute
at the Eagles, an APA Taco and Bake Sale just to name a few.
Happy Mardi Gras everyone!

On a last note, there are three Granite City families who are facing
extremely difficult situations and who need the support of our community.  
The Wimbish family, the Valle family and the Groetecke family.  You will
find fund raising information lower on this home page.  Please consider
helping these families who are going through life altering changes.
If Granite City is known for anything, it is for standing together and helping
our own.  It's our finest quality.
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Pound Pets Inc presents Sean Michael & local
singer songwriter Dale Papp.  Tickets $30 -
includes dinner, show, soda & draft beer, cash
bar - Doors open at 5, dinner served at 6,
show to start at 7
Silent Auction . Raffles . Adoptable Pets
Ticket at Eagles Lodge or by calling Kathy
at 618-210-4425
AT THE LIBRARY!
Did you know every year TOWNSHIP OFFICIALS OF ILLINOIS gives out scholarships? A
central component of the application is an essay. Applicants must complete a 500- word
(minimum) essay conveying their understanding of township government among the local
government landscape in Illinois. Specifically, “The Role of Township Government in Today’s
Society and in the Future” and a summary of an interview with a township official. Applications
are due by April 1, 2020.
Bid Tickets 20 for $5
Paddles $1.00
Food Available for purchase $6.00
Bring Your Own Drink (No Alcohol)
Great Prizes -  50/50
Vendor Shopping Raffle
Valentine Prize
Bring your friends and have some fun
with us
The night will begin with the chili cook off. If you would like to enter
your chili in the competition, please bring a large crockpot filled
with your chili. The three categories that the chili will be judged on
will be: “Best Overall”, “Most Unique”, and “Spiciest”. Winners for
each category will each receive a gift card. If not entering in the
chili cook off, please bring a dessert.
Following the competition, we will watch the movie “Unplanned”,
which brings us an eye opening look inside the abortion industry
from a woman who was once its most passionate advocate.
FEBRUARY 20, 2020
All little girls ages 2-10 are
invited to join us and bring a
“special person” of their choosing.

The princesses are invited and
encouraged to wear their
princess attire.

Food, dancing with a live DJ,
photo and a flower for each little
girl…plus a couple of special
guests.

Cost: $5.00/Princess plus one
Maximum of $10.00 per family if
more than one Princess.
Online reservations required by
February 17th.
Click here to
reserve
Let’s get together to paint & drink coffee!  The project is a
Spring pallet sign, but you get to pick your own design.
-$30 a person - Bring your own booze if you’d like
- Food and non alcoholic beverages will be available to
purchase. - Space is limited to only 16 people.
- Everything needed for your project will be ready for you.

You can register by sending an email to
t.hartwickdesigns@gmail.com or send a DM to Hartwick
Designs @TamisCrafts.
When registering please specify if you need a
personalized project & what you would like your design
to be.  Payment required by February 20,
click here to pay on-line.
$25 Donation
It's like bingo, but with music instead of numbers.  
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Bingo will start at 7:00 pm.  
All tickets are $25, ages 13 and older to play .  Tickets
will include 10 games of bingo, beer and soda.  You
may bring your own snacks.
CASH prizes for the
winners.  Between games there will be silent
auction items, 50/50 drawing, lotto raffle,
heads or tails and a balloon pop.
Click here to purchase tickets!