Several fundraising events remain Saturday night, but it’s mission accomplished for the Galva Arts Council — plus some.

Several fundraising events remain Saturday night, but it’s mission accomplished for the Galva Arts Council — plus some.

The GAC has exceeded its $25,000 goal for the Levitt Amp Galva Concert Series. The Levitt Foundation will match the GAC’s effort with a $25,000 grant to help make this summer’s 10-concert series in Wiley Park a reality.

A few donations are still pending, according to GAC’s Kathy Cuff, and are expected to be delivered soon. And a few fundraisers are still pending.

Soup Supper and Exorna, Saturday, March 10 — The Galva Arts Council’s volunteers will host a soup supper at the GAC downtown building with live harp music from 4 to 6 p.m. courtesy of Galva High School senior Laural Almquist. 

The soup supper costs $5 per person. Carryout is available if you bring your own dish. A quick clean-up will follow as the Arts Council prepares for the Irish band Exorna to take the stage at 7 p.m. as part of its monthly Coffeehouse series.

Levitt Amp Galva Logo Contest, Saturday, March 10 — Since the snow and bad weather kept so many people from seeing Sarah and the Underground on Feb. 10, the Galva Arts Council has decided to extend the logo contest voting. Voting continues during the Soup Supper and Exorna events. The logo that raises the most money wins.

Fundraising for the Levitt Amp Galva Concert Series continues throughout the concerts. Anyone interested in making a donation can mail a check or money order to Galva Arts Council, PO Box 29, Galva, Ill., 61434 — put “Levitt Grant” in the memo line. You can also donate through Facebook (Galva Arts Council — Galva, Illinois) or through our webpage



The following organizations, businesses and individuals were instrumental in helping the GAC reach its fundraising goal — Quad City Arts, Galesburg Community Foundation Capacity Grant, City of Galva, State Bank of Toulon, Community Foundation of Central Illinois Opportunity Grant, Galva Pharmacy, Bishop Hill Bakery and Eatery, Fallengrund Alpacas, Michael and Lynne Grant Faller, Wiley Park Productions, Brian “Fox” Ellis, Mel Foster Co. of Kewanee, John H. Best and Sons, Inc., Megan Sloan, Trademark Vacations by Shawn Kendall, Geneseo Chamber of Commerce, Marge Dickinson, Dixline, Casey’s, Galesburg Community Foundation Discretionary Grant, Crescent City Tap and Delta on the Square and their staff, Hathaway’s Ace Hardware and Fresh Market, Jeff Hatch, Tri-County Eye Care, Porter-Hay Insurance and Gustafson Ford. 

“Without their help and the help of numerous community members making donations of various sizes, we would not have been able to reach of our goal,” Cuff said.


Exorna bio

Following the soup supper Saturday night, Exorna takes the stage as the March performer in GAC’s Coffeehouse Series.

The band plays Celtic pub music and features front man Victor McMullan (vocals, bodhran, spoons, bones, snare drum, washboard, guitar, blarney); Forrest Harris (fiddle, accordion, tenor banjo, whistle, mandolin, guitar, vocals) and newest member Tim Duggan (guitar and harmonica).

Exorna understands that when people spend their hard-earned money on a night out, they want to have a good time. They want to laugh, sing and be part of the show. 

For a decade, Exorna has been leaving people with smiles on their faces, playing music that is authentic and down to earth, singing songs loaded with humor and sentimentality, fiddling tunes, and doing it all on traditional instruments.