Category Archives: Youth Happenings

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

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

Young Eagle Airplane Rides come to Pittsfield – July 11 – Pittsfield, IL

Jacksonville EAA Chapter 137 will be at Pittsfield Penstone Airport on Saturday, July 11 for a Young Eagle event, which provides airplane rides to youth.  Children between the ages of 8 and 17 will be given an opportunity to have an introductory flight.

EAA is an international organization with 170,000 members that has given over 1.6 million Young Eagle rides.  Purpose of the program is to develop interest in aviation.

Rides will be given 9 am to 1 pm.  A parent/guardian needs to be present for registration.  EAA members that are qualified pilots, using donated aircraft, will provide the service.

This is the fourth year the Jacksonville chapter has hosted the event at Pittsfield.  They also provide Young Eagle rides two other times a year in Jacksonville.  In 2014 more than 80 rides were given in Pittfield.

For more information, local contact is Kim Curry, 217-833-2484.

Youth Golf Camp – July 6-10 – Pittsfield, IL

Old Orchard Country Club, located at 40570 243rd Avenue, Pittsfield, IL 62363, will be hosting a youth golf camp from  July 6 to  July 10 from 8-9 am for ages 6-13.  Please contact Old Orchard for more infomation at 217-285-9041.

Summer Reading Program – June 10, 17, 24 – Kinderhook, IL

Kinderhook Township Library in Hull will sponsor a summer reading program “Western Rodeo” 10 am June 10, 17 & 24 at the library.  All cowpokes pre-school through third grade that live in Western School District are invited to saddle up and ride on over.  Event includes stories, crafts & surprises.

Mark the calendar and join in this summer fun activity.  For questions call 217-432-5409 or 217-430-5409.

Daisy Troop 5182 Memorial Day Bake Sale & Lemonade Stand – May 23 – Barry, IL

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Let Daisy Troop 5182 do the baking for your Memorial Day BBQ!  Proceeds from the bake sale and lemonade stand will be donated to the Civil War Flag restoration project at the Barry Museum.  Be sure to visit Stroemer Foods in Barry on Saturday, May 23 from 9 to noon and show your support!

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Daisy Troop 5182 lemonade stand will also be open before an after the parade on Monday in the park with donations also going toward the Civil War Flag restoration project!

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Girl Scout Daisies are in grades K-1 and meet in a nurturing, inclusive environment. They go on trips, learn about nature and science, and explore the arts and their communities. Girl Scout Daisies can also earn Learning Petals and receive participation patches. Troop 5182 is comprised of girls from the Barry and Kinderhook areas.

For information or questions, please contact  Marie Woods at 217-430-5768.

Western Rodeo at Kinderhook Library – June 10, 17 & 24 – Hull, IL

Get ready for a Western Rodeo!

Kinderhook Township Library in Hull will sponsor a reading program June 10, June 17, and June 24 at 10 am at the library.  All cowpokes from pre-school through third grade who live in Western School District are invited to saddle up and ride on over.

Event includes stories, crafts and surprises.  Mark the calendar and join us for this activity.

Pittsfield/Pleasant Hill Girls Basketball Camp – June 1 to 7 – Pittsfield, IL

Pittsfield/Pleasant Hill Girls Basketball Camp 2015 will be June 1, 2, 3 and 4.  Grades 1-3 will be held from 9 am – 11 am, Grades 4-6 from 9 am – 11 am and Grades 7-8 from 11 am – 1 pm at the Pittsfield Community School (PCS) Gym.  Instruction will be passing, dribbling, shooting and defensive principals. If you have any questions please call Jeff Shireman at 217-248-5297.

Jensen Camp Foundation Informational Meeting – May 19 – Pittsfield, IL

The Jensen Camp Foundation, a not-for-profit, grass roots organization will hold an informational meeting on Tuesday, May 19 at Pike County Community Center, 224 W. Washington St. in Pittsfield at 7pm.  Meetings are open to all.  For more information go to Jensen Camp Foundation on Facebook, visit their website at, call 217-222-1965 or email

BOGO (Buy One Get One Free) Book Fair – May 13 to 15 – Griggsville, IL

BOGO (Buy One Get One Free) Book Fair will be at Griggsville School Wednesday, May 13 through Friday, May 15.  Wednesday & Friday the book fair will be open from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Thursday the book fair will be open from 1-3 pm and reopen that evening from 5-7 pm.  Family Event will be on Thursday evening from 5-7 pm.

Mississippi Valley Service Camp Registration for 2015

Mississippi Valley Service Camp, Detroit IL, Pike County IL, Pike Co IL, Pike County Happenings, pikecountyhappenings.comMississippi Valley Service Camp will be starting soon. To register either call 217-723-4337 or email at  For more information you can also visit them on Facebook or visit their website at