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G-P Athletic Boosters sponsoring Kelly Miller Circus with Tiger Meet & Greet! – Oct 5 – Griggsville, IL

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Griggsville-Perry Athletic Boosters are sponsoring the Kelly Miller Circus Monday, October 5.  Everyone is invited to come out and watch the animals being unloaded and fed, witness the raising of the big top, followed by a special Tiger Meet and Greet.

Activites will begin at 7:30 am and the tent will be raised at 9 am.  Guides will be furnished for school groups and anyone attending.

The traditional “old style” circus will present performance at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm.  Support the Griggsville-Perry Athletic Boosters – buy your tickets in advance and save.  Tickets can be purchased at Griggsville City Hall, Farmers National Bank (all 4 branches) and online at www.kellymillercircus.com.

Tickets can be purchased at Farmers National Bank of Griggsville.  Adults (ages 12 and up) are $12 and children (ages 2-11) are $6.  The last day to purchase will be on October 2nd.


 

From the Kelly Miller Circus website: The circus travels on a fleet of 36 vehicles and requires an area of 350’ by 350’ to set up on. The colorful circus big top has a seating capacity of 1100 and is made of waterproof vinyl. The tent is 120’ by 120’ and is 40’ high and is supported by more than a quarter of a mile of heavy gauge aluminum tubing as well as several miles of rope, steel cable and chain. In 2007, another exciting chapter in its history began when the show was purchased by John Ringling North II. Mr. North’s great uncles were the famous Ringling Brothers, his grandmother, their only sister. Born into this most famous of circus families, John grew up on the “Greatest Show on Earth”, learning circus operation from his father Henry Ringling North, and Uncle John Ringling North. He is dedicated to the circus, always seeking ways to improve it. Mr. North can be seen at most performances watching the show with a critical eye.

Visit Kelly Miller Circus on Facebook or their website at www.kellymillercircus.com

Farm Safety 4 Just Kids Golf Outing – July 18 – Pittsfield, IL

Western Illinois Chapter Farm Safety 4 Just Kids is Saturday, July 18 at Old Orchard Country Club with shotgun start 8:30 am – one flight only.

Entry fee is $240 per team for 18-hole event and includes green fees, mulligan’s, 3 flags on #7 and #16, cart, prizes, refreshments and rib eye steak or pork chop sandwiches starting 11 am and served on the course.

1st place: $400 – men’s division; 1st place $200 – Mixed Division (at least 2 women), minimum four teams in division to pay.

Optional: Skins game @ $20 per team.  Muliigan’s – one per 18 per person, included in entry fee.

Raffle tickets will be sold in advance and at registration.  Come and join the fun and support a great cause.  All proceeds go to funding of Farm Safety Day Camp and safety activities for youth.

To reserve a spot call Jeffat 217-473-7866 or Cindy at 217-473-1324.

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

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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

Save A Lot 4-person Golf Outing – July 11 – Pittsfield, IL

Save A Lot 4-person golf outing will be July 11 at the Old Orchard Golf course at 40570 243rd Avenue, Pittsfield, IL 62363.  Cash prizes, hole prizes.  To sign up, call 217-491-2494.  Money raised will go to Pike County 911 and Pittsfield Lions Club.

5K Family Fun Run – July 25 – Barry, IL

Saturday, July 25, before the Firemen’s Chicken Fry, the Western Community Center YMCA will have a 5K Family Fun Run.  This brand new event is designed to keep you cool while you run the hilly roads of Barry, IL.  If you are interested in getting involved, contact the YMCA at 217-335-3030.  The event is at 10 am and begins and ends at Lafayette Park.

Fun at the Fair 5K – June 27 – Griggsville, IL

Griggsville-Perry Athletic Boosters will host “Fun at the Fair” 5K Fun Run on Saturday, June 27.  The fun run is slotted to benefit the Griggsville-Perry Athletic Boosters in helping pay for Griggsville-Perry Assistant Coaching staff.

Pre-registration forms are available for pick up at FNB of Griggsville, Griggsville Estates, and Free Press Coffee in Pittsfield on the square.

Entry for students, K-12 is $10 per participant, and adults are $15 each.  “Fun at the Fair” Run will begin with registration at 7:45 am at the Griggsville American Legion park lot with the race beginning at 8:30 am.

Registration fees are non-refundable with the race being held rain or shine. Checks should be made payable to: GP Athletic Boosters c/o Jill Kunzeman.

3rd Annual Glow Run 5K – June 19 – Pittsfield, IL

Are you ready for the 3rd Annual Glow Run non-competitive 5K?  Race starts at the courthouse in Pittsfield on June 19.  Registration is at 8 pm with race starting at 9 pm.  Cost is $20 per person, $5 for children 12 and under.  Be sure to register by June 9th to guarantee your t-shirt!

Register online at www.illinihospital.org.  For more information call 217-285-5635.

Water Aerobic Classes at King Park Pool – Pittsfield, IL

Water aerobic classes being May 28 at King Park Pool in Pittsfield.

Classes are Tuesday and Thursday, 12 noon to 1 pm and 5-6 pm during Adult Swim Time.  Cost is $1 pool entry fee.  Classes are free.  Any adult that wants to be healthier, have fun and meet new people can attend.  All supplies provided; no swimming knowledge required.

For those who want to take advantage of the water other days, adult swim time is everyday 6-8 am, 11 am – 1 pm, and 5-6 pm.  There is adult swim time summer passes for those who might want to come just to walk in the water or swim during these hours.

This particular pass is only good for adult swim time.  For questions call Helen Hilgedick at 285-4524 or King Park Pool at 285-6011.

Lincoln Days Civil War Reenactment – June 6 & 7 – Pittsfield, IL

Lincoln Days Civil War Reenactment is June 6 & 7, 2015.
The schedule is: SATURDAY
9 AM – ALL CAMPS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
11 AM – GENTLEMENS & LADIES FASHION SHOW & TEA
12 NOON – PROGRAM ON THE IRONCLAD VIRGINIA
THAT WILL BE TAKING PART IN THE BATTLE
12:30 PM- 10TH IL CAVALRY BAND IN CONCERT
2 PM – BATTLE REENACTMENT
3 PM- PRESS CONFERENCE W/PRES. LINCOLN, GEN GRANT & GEN . LEE
CANADY CANNON
DUSK – NIGHT CANNON FIRING BETWEEN GROUND FORCES & THE IRONCLAD VIRGINIA
SUNDAY:
9 AM – CAMPS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
1860’S PERIOD CHURCH SERVICE
NOON – CANDY CANNON
1:30 PM – BATTLE REENACTMENT
NAUVOO ON THE ROAD WILL PRESENT PERIOD CRAFTS & CHILDRENS GAMES ALL DAY SATURDAY.
ALL DAY SATURDAY & SUNDAY
CIVIL WAR EMBALMING AND BLACKSMITH DEMONSTRATIONS.
PERIOD FOOD & VENDORS
U S MARSHALLS PERFORMING SKITS
GO TO WWW.PIKELINCOLN.COM OR CALL 217-285-6995
FOR MORE INFO.

Join the Two Rivers Sportsman’s League!

Two Rivers Sportsman’s League is an exciting opportunity hosted by Belleview Community Church for area anglers and hunters. With once a month meetings, with refreshments provided and a brief session with a timely thought from God’s Word, monthly recognition is awarded for various hunters and anglers alike. This year long opportunity can lead to recognition for fisherman of the year honors and hunter of the year hunters. Each recognition will then lead to the opportunity for sportsman of the year honors at the year end Sportsman’s banquet.

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