Come and enjoy a fun filled weekend to renew old acquaintances and make new ones.
At 5 pm on Friday enjoy the start of the Festival with the parade of Marshals followed by the prince, princess, Jr. Miss and Queen Pageant contest and the Jr. and Sr. Farm King contests along with the Sour Prune Jr. and Sr. contests. A street dance follows the contests.
Saturday morning there will be the Baby, Lil Miss and Mister Tiny Tot, and Lil Miss and Mister Pageants beginning at 9 am. A car and bike ride will start at 9 and return at 2 pm for a parade followed by more entertainment. A chicken and fish fry will be held from 4 pm – 7:30 pm or until food runs out. Other food and refreshments will be available throughout the day. There will live entertainment beginning at 6 pm. There will be craft vendors and flea market booths both days.
For information call Sharon Rennecker 217-617-6864 or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/baylishighpointglorydays.fallfestival?fref=ts
Featuring: Hypnotist William Mitchell, Frank Hawkins Nitty Gritty Old Dude’s Band, Food, and Fireworks!
Parade is Saturday at 11 AM, Assemble at the Pike Co Fairgrounds. For parade information contact Kylee Orr (618) 806-2547 Fireworks Saturday night at dusk
The Pike County Fair features all the attractions normally associated with county fair. Features are top rated society horse shows, tractor pulls, pageants, and carnival attractions. The weekend also features live entertainment and a talent show on Saturday and a mud bog on Sunday.
8 am – 10 pm daily
201 West Clay Street, Pleasant Hill, IL
For information call 217-754-2456
or visit www.pikecountyillinoisfair.org
For more than 25 years Pittsfield has celebrated Pike County’s large pork industry with their annual Pig Days festival. In honor of the pig there are activities such as longest pig tail contest and hog calling contests. There are arts and crafts, kids games, and live entertainment. And as you would expect, food stands offer some tasty pork specialties.
Event is to be held on the Courthouse Square in downtown Pittsfield. Friday 5 pm – 10 pm and Saturday: 9 am – 10 pm
Contacts: for General information & Vendor forms call the Charlie Gates at 217-285-4905; for the Little Miss Piglet and Little Mr.Pork Chop contests call Sharon Springer at 285-5760.
The Griggsville-Perry FFA will have its annual greenhouse plant sale Friday, May 1, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm and Saturday, May 2, 9 am to 12 pm. Additional dates will be announced next week. Large assortments of annuals, vegetables, and hanging baskets. Proceeds go to support Griggsville-Perry FFA Leadership Programs.
The University of Illinois Extension Unit 14 will be offering a Cake Decorating Workshop for youth ages 8-18 on Monday, April 6 from 9:30 am to 11 am at the Pike County Farm Bureau building located at 1301 E. Washington St in Pittsfield. You can register participants at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/abhps or by calling the Pike County Extension office at 217-285-5543. For questions please contact Tammi Koltveit at 217-285-5543 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pikeland District #10 Preschool, Early Childhood and PACT Head Start programs free vision, hearing and developmental screening is March 3-6 at Pittsfield United Methodist Church. Screening, along with parent information determines eligibility for these programs.
Parents of children 2 1/2 – 4 years of age, who live in Pikeland Unit #10 district are invited to schedule a developmental screening appointment. PACT Head Start serves limited income families. If you feel your child may be eligible for this program, bring proof of income and proof of child’s birth date. Tax returns for 2014, W-2’s and/or check stubs serve as income verification. Birth certificate, medical card or immunization record verifies birth.
Call South School, 285-2431, for an appointment.
Saukee Nation Pancake and Sausage Breakfast and membership drive will be Saturday, January 17 from 7 am to 11 am at the Crossroads Center dining room. Purchase tickets at home Saukee basketball games or by calling 217-473-6290 or 217-491-3522.
On Tuesday, December 16 beginning at 6 pm, the Tornadoes will play at home vs Pittsfield. Admission will be a toy to donate for the G-P Toy Drive to benefit the Griggsville-Perry School District Christmas Families. One adult or child admission free per toy. Also on that night, Team Impact will hold it’s annual Cookie Walk from 3:30 pm until the end of the game.
If you would like to donate cookies, please bring them to Kayt Risley on Monday, December 15. OTSD will be at the game that night handing out goodies.
Art Speaks, the loudest silent auction you will ever attend, is November 24 – December 6 at Free Press Coffee Shop in Pittsfield with original pieces made by Mrs. Davidsmeyer’s art classes. Winners will be announced December 6. Proceeds go to the PHS Art Program.