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Volunteers Needed for 2016 Relay for Life – Pike County IL

American Cancer Society’s Signature Fundraising Event Empowers Community  
to Fight Back Against Cancer and Save Lives 
PITTSFIELD, Illinois – The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to recruit 
fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, plan entertainment and lend a 
hand to ensure the success of the 2016 Relay For Life of Pike CountyCancer survivors, 
caregivers, community leaders and anyone wanting to make a difference is invited to participate. 
The first volunteer committee meeting will be held on ThursdayDecember 10 at 6:30 PM at 
Liberty Village of Pittsfield610 Lowry St., Pittsfield, IL. The meeting will begin the planning 
process for the Relay For Life of Pike County, which supports the American Cancer Society’s 
mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures 
and by fighting back against the disease. 
Relay For Life is a fun event that brings together families, friends, businesses, hospitals, schools 
and faith-based groups to celebrate the lives of those who have had cancer, remember those who 
lost their battle, and fight back against the disease.  
The event is held from 11 am to 11 pm as individuals and teams camp out at local high schools, 
parks, fairgrounds and other gathering places, with the goal of keeping at least one team member 
on the track at all times throughout the evening, signifying that cancer never sleeps. Teams do 
most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their 
campsites during Relay.  
If you would like to join the Relay For Life of Pike County as a volunteer or team participant, 
call the American Cancer Society at (217) 523-4503, or visit 
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About the American Cancer Society 
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving 
lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest 
voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer 
death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our 
progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will 
celebrate more birthdays this year. As we mark our 100th birthday in 2013, we’re determined to finish 
the fight against cancer. We’re finding cures as the nation’s  largest private, not-for-profit investor in 
cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for 
access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get 
help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit  

Murder Mystery Party – Oct 20 – Pittsfield, IL

Murder Mystery Kickoff Flyer

The Relay For Life of Pike County is holding a Murder Mystery Party Tuesday, October 20 for their 2016 Relay For Life Kick-Off!


All are invited to attend to learn more about Relay For Life, register a team for the 2016 event, and solve a murder! Enjoy some delicious refreshments, mingle with friends, and get involved in Pike County’s fight against cancer!


An Assassination in Hollywood Murder Mystery Party Relay For Life Kick-Off

Senior Citizens Center

220 W. Adams, Pittsfield, IL

6:00 PM

$5 suggested donation

First Annual Pike Co Fire Depts Trap Shoot in Memory of Paul Craig – August 29 – Summer Hill, IL



Come to Hopewell Winery on Saturday, August 29 for the First Annual Pike County Fire Departments Trap Shoot in memory of Paul Craig.  The money raised from this year’s trap shoot will go to the North Pike Fire Department in Paul Craig’s name for the memorial garden Paul had started.

The event fee is $25.00 per person; this cost covers the clays and a meal.  For those that do not wish to participate in the shoot, the meal will cost $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids.  All ages are welcome but only those 21 or over are allowed in the winery, kids are welcome outside.  Event is sponsored by G&M Electrical & Cooling and Save A Lot.

For those interested in participating in the trap shoot, you need to be signed up at least by August 19th if they do not have the 100 participants allowed.  Sign up by contacting Chris Sitton on Facebook or at Save A Lot.  Those shooting will need to be at the winery no later than 9:30 am on Saturday, August 29 for the safety meeting and registration.  Participants will sign in, pay and receive their gun tickets if they desire to purchase them for the raffle.  Those who will be shooting have been asked to drink no alcohol before or during the shoot, alcohol will be allowed after the shoot per Hopewell policy.  Security will be on premises.

This event will also feature a gun raffle, prizes and a hidden gnome to find as well as buckets to vote for your favorite fire department. The winning department will win dinner for their department at one of their meetings, the second place department will receive a $50.00 donation and the third place department will receive a $25.00 donation.  All departments will also be allowed to keep any funds raised in their vote bucket.

Shirts are being designed . They will have trap shoot design and in memory of Chief Paul Craig . They will be Harley Orange and black lettering . We will have them available the day of shoot but if you’d like to order one to wear for that day please contact Chris Sitton and get your order in . Shirts will 20.00 for adults and 10.00 for kids.

The menu will be pulled pork , brisket and smoked turkey and Cucumber Salad -Baked Beans and cookies and brownies.  The meal if you aren’t shooting trap will be $7.00 and kids $5.00 . If you plan on coming to just eat and attend the raffles come on out and have fun!

This event will have many wonderful items for raffle including a $500.00 meat bundle that will fill a freezer.    Be sure to visit this event’s Facebook page to check out all the raffle prizes and for updates by clicking HERE.

5th Annual Sturbie Bowl – July 19 – Pittsfield, IL

sturbie bowl

The 5th Annual Sturbie Bowl flag football tournament will be held on July 19 at 10:30 am at the high school practice field located at 201 E. Higbee St. in Pittsfield.   Participants who register by July 9 are guaranteed a T-shirt.  There will also be a non-competitive 5K.  The Sturbie Bowl raises money for the Max Zumwalt Scholarship fund.

Registration forms for both the 5K and football tournament are available from DeeDee McDonald.

Be sure to visit their event Facebook page by clicking HERE for more information.


*Photo credit: Sturbie Bowl event Facebook page

Jerri Guthrie Goodin Benefit – June 20 – Pleasant Hill, IL

There will be a benefit for Jerri Guthrie Goodin on Saturday, June 20 at the Pleasant Hill American Legion Hall.  Event will be held from 3-7 pm and feature a silent auction and fish fry.

Goodin was diagnosed with Stage IV Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma in 2010.  The family has been struggling to make ends meet for the past five years and needs our help.

The group in charge of this benefit are asking for donations of items for the silent auction and also food donations for the fish fry.  For more information or to donate please visit their Facebook page “Fish Fry and Silent Auction for Jerri (Guthrie) Goodin”.

Bobzien Family Benefit – June 20 – Griggsville, IL

A benefit is at Griggsville American Legion June 20 for education fund for the children of Rob Bobzien.  A pulled pork dinner is 5 pm.  There is a 50/50 raffle drawing; silent auction throughout the night.  Silent Auction closes at 7 pm.

The band Whiskey Revolution begins at 8 pm.  For information, to purchase raffle tickets or to donated, call April at 217-248-5409 or Stacy at 217-440-9586.

Pearl Community Center Fish/Chicken & Noodle Supper – June 20 – Pearl, IL

The Pearl Community Center will have their annual Fish/Chicken and noodle supper on Saturday, June 20, beginning at 4 pm.  Menu is fish, chicken & noodles, potato salad, baked beans, slaw, dessert, coffee and tea.  By donation.  Proceeds for Community Center and park fund.

Sprints for Spines fundraiser – June 6 – Pittsfield, IL

June marks Scoliosis Awareness month.  The annual fundraiser “Springs for Spines” will kick off at King Pool in Pittsfield on Saturday, June 6 at 1 pm.  Please join Miss Central Illinois’s Outstanding Teen Juliana Fray and donate generously.  Your donation could lead you to winning a gift card for swim gear!

Help Western Drama Club raise funds!

Western Drama Fundraising through Donor’s Choose

The Western Drama Club is utilizing the website Donor’s Choose to raise funds for new wireless microphones. Donor’s Choose is a website that educators use to fund projects for their classrooms and schools. Western Drama Club’s goal is to raise enough money to buy two new wireless headset microphones to be used during their annual play and musical. Currently, the club rents microphones for the different productions. However by investing in this sound equipment, the club will be able to cut cost over time.

If you are interested in donating go to and search for “wireless microphones” or “Klauzer” or click this LINK to go directly to the fundraiser. Thank you for supporting the arts in your community.