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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
Griggsville Perry High School Blood Drive is being sponsored by the Anatomy/Physiology and Health Occupation classes on March 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The blood drive will be held in the large gym at Griggsville Perry High School located at 202 North Stanford in Griggsville. Please call the office at 217-833-2352 to sign up for an appointment to give blood. Please note that when donating make sure and bring a valid photo ID. Dependent on the amount of blood units contributed, a Senior student will be given a scholarship at the end of the school year.
First Baptist Church, 900 Main Street in Barry, will host Annual Soup Day on Saturday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Chili, vegetable or chicken noodle soup, sandwich, dessert and drink will be served. Free will offering, carry out, and deliveries, call 335-2355.
Pike County Community Blood Drives are 11:30 am – 2 pm, Monday at Illini Community Hospital, 640 W. Washington Pittsfield and 4-6 pm at David Schrock’s House, 17652 County Hwy 11, Pleasant Hill. For your convenience call blood center toll free to sign up at 1-866-GIVE-BLD. Walk-ins welcome and appreciated. Central Illinois Community Blood Center, a not-for-profit organization is provider of life-saving blood for 15 hospitals throughout central Illinois, including Passavant Area Hospital and Memorial Medical Center and St. Johns Hospital.
Illini Community Hospital will celebrate the opening of the new Consulting Physician Clinic, Outpatient Services and Oncology areas with an Open House scheduled for Thursday, February 5th from 4-6 pm. The public is encouraged to attend. Those planning to attend the Open House event are asked to enter the hospital through the main lobby entrance off of Washington Street. Staff members and volunteers will be on hand to escort visitors to the new area. Light refreshments will be served.
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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.
Between Nov. 20 and Dec. 20, patrons of Pittsfield Public Library may pay their overdue fines by bringing in non-perishable food itmes. Food For Fines is great wayfor our patrons to give back to the community and return their account to good standing. Food For Fines applies to overdue fines only. It does not apply to lost or damaged materials. All items collected will be distributed to local food banks. Please, no glass items. Only unexpired, in good-condition, non-perishable food items will be accepted. Come in and see us at the Library, or call 217-285-2200 for information on any outstanding overdue fines.
The Pittsfield Public Library is sponsoring “A Giving Tree for Senior Citizens”. We are asking that you open your hearts to this often forgotten group of people. The Giving Tree will be in the Adult section of the Library with tags on the tree for both men and women. The tree will be up from Nov. 20 through Dec. 19. There are 25 tags to be filled so please help these most deserving of seniors. This year, if anyone would like to leave a monetary donation, the library will pick a gift for you. We have a list of gift suggestions available at the library. For more information contact Sara Bernard at the Pittsfield Public Library 217-285-2200