Kiwanis Club of Galena replaces old playground equipment

GALENA–The Kiwanis Club of Galena recently donated new playground equipment for Grant Park.

On July 6, the old playground was removed to make room for new equipment.

In addition to the Kiwanis donation, construction assistance was donated by Mike & Nick Sproule Construction and Matt Heller and Louie’s Trenching Service.

Grant Park Makeover 4

Installation took place on July 7. The structures were assembled and cement was poured. GameTime workers were hired from Rockford and assisted local volunteers in the process.

In addition to new equipment, the new playground has also been re-mulched.

Among the new additions are a slide, swing-set and jungle-gym.

The only piece that remains from the previous park is the merry-go-round.

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Sign up now for the Galena Independence Day parade!

The Kiwanis Club of Galena July 4 parade kicks off at 6 p.m. on Galena’s Main Street. It’s easy–AND FREE!–to register your entry in the parade.

Just download the ParadeEntry2017 form, and send it to You can also fax 815-777-3809.

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Join the Kiwanis Club of Galena

New to Galena and want to serve the children of the world?

Or are you a longtime Galena resident, and you’re looking to do more in the community?

Join Kiwanis! Below is the membership form. Just fill it out and bring it with you to our meetings. The Kiwanis Club of Galena meets every Tuesday at noon at Midwest Medical Center.


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Celebrate Independence Day 2016 in Galena

Make plans now to come to Galena for the 22nd annual Kiwanis Club of Galena Independence Day events on Monday, July 4, 2016!

Live music starts at the City Hall parking lot on Green Street at 2:30 p.m. The GOATS Cycling Club will be offering food and beverages. The parade kicks off at 6 p.m., and the fireworks light up the night sky at dusk.

Events are also planned throughout the community earlier in the day. For more information, click here.


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Fireworks, parade, party in Galena for Independence Day



Do you love America? Then come to Galena for the annual July 4 celebration!

Each year the Kiwanis Club of Galena plans the parade, this year set to start on Galena’s Main Street at 6 p.m. But before the parade, check out the live music and party at the Green Street Plaza. Food and beverages are provided by the G.O.A.T.S. Cycling club.

Fireworks are set to begin downtown at dusk.

For more information, call Teresa Hannaman at 608-732-8628 or email


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Sign up now for Galena’s July 4 parade!

The Pleasant View 4H Club handed out cheese sticks in the 2014 Galena parade.

The Pleasant View 4H Club handed out cheese sticks in the 2014 Galena parade.

GALENA–The Kiwanis Club of Galena is planning the annual Independence Day parade for Saturday, July 4. There’s no entry free for participants, but the club does need entrants to register ahead of time.

Please download and fill out the 2015_ParadeEntry form, and either mail it to PO Box 319, Galena, IL 61036. You can also fax it to 815-777-3809, or email it to

Parade line up is 5 p.m. The parade kicks off at 6 p.m.

As every year, the event is weather-permitting. Please visit this site for more information.

Galena’s fireworks–also brought to you by the Kiwanis Club of Galena–begin at dusk.

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2015 scholarship applications now available

GALENA–The Kiwanis Club of Galena is sponsoring two scholarships for graduating seniors from Galena High School (GHS) this year.

One $1,000 scholarship is earmarked for someone attending a two-year program or vocational school, and the other $,1000 scholarship, the Tom Sprague Memorial Scholarship, will be for someone attending a four-year program. Sprague was an active Kiwanian in the Galena club who was instrumental in starting the Galena Kiwanis scholarship program before his death in early 2012.

The scholarship applications are available at the high school guidance counselor’s office. Scholarship applications are due in at the GHS guidance counselor’s office by Friday, April 17.

The Kiwanis Club of Galena meets every Tuesday at noon.

For more information, or to join the group, call 815-777-0019.

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