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CURRENT INITIATIVES

GROW GILLESPIE

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COLONIAL GIVING GARDEN

At the Colonial Garden, we can learn sustainable and organic gardening practices as well as laugh, and enjoy the fresh air. We hope the garden will be a place for building relationships while caring for the earth, growing good food, and sharing its nourishing harvest.

How can you help? We need volunteers to water the plants, pull weeds...

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ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY SURVEY

The City of Gillespie, in partnership with the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), is undertaking a planning effort to complete a Housing Needs Assessment as part of an overal Community Revitalization Strategy. This effort will examine housing needs as well as community life in the City of Gillespie, and will be informed by past planning efforts, data analyses, and community participation.

 

We invite all permanent residents to take part in this planning process by completing this Community Needs Assessment Survey to provide valuable information about their experiences living in Gillespie.

 

The survey is completely anonymous and does not collect any identifying information. You should be able to complete it in under 10 minutes. Your participation will help the IHDA and the City of Gillespie identify community needs and goals, and strategize for future planning and investment.

Please click on the link provided and complete the survey, thank you!

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LABOR DAY 5K

Come join Grow Gillespie on September 4th 2021, for the annual 5k Fun Run/Walk! 

For more information click below.

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Interested in becoming a vendor for the Labor Day 5k and Craft Fair? 

Click on the Vendor Application PDF link below!

MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
GET INVOLVED...

Want to shape the future of  Gillespie? Then let your voice be heard. People who are active in community development can have a big impact on the conversations that inform that space. The takeaway is that if you have something worth contributing, take ownership of it and the whole community will benefit.

We welcome people who voice their opinions, share their expertise and have a helpful attitude. All of you help build and maintain our thriving community.

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Gillespie, IL

Est. in 2018, Grow Gillespie is a community-based group working together,
with businesses & individuals, to create an inviting downtown that will foster pride

and assist in developing a flourishing business environment for the future.

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If there is a will, there is a thriving town!