Chambersburg Christian Church 101st Annual Chicken Dinner – August 27 – Chambersburg, IL

The Chambersburg Christian Church will hold it’s 101st Annual Chicken Dinner on Thursday, August 27.  Serving will begin at 4:30 pm.

Carryouts will be from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.  Those wanting a carryout after 4:30 pm will need to get a number and then go through the line.  The menu will be fried chicken, potato salad, slaw, corn, baked beans, 5-cup salad and lot of pies and cakes.  Homemade ice cream will also be available.  Everyone is invited to come and share in food and fellowship.

Bethel Church Homecoming – August 16 – Pike County, IL

The Bethel Church Homecoming will be held Sunday, August 16 at the Bethel Church between Griggsville and Detroit.  Dinner is 12:30 pm with the service set to begin at 2 pm.  Bring a covered dish.

Crime Stoppers – July 29

Pike County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the reported theft of two ATVs from 270th Ave, one quarter mile south of County Highway 13 on July 6.

The ATVs are described as 2013 Honda Rubicons, both camouflage in color and last seen three weeks prior to July 6th date.  If you have any information on this or any other crime taking place in Pike County call Pike County IL Crime Stoppers, 217-285-1500.

All calls are anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest, you will be eligible for  up to a $1000.00 cash reward.

Irick-Scherer Reunion – August 7, 8, 9 – El Dara, IL

The annual Irick-Scherer Reunion is August 7, 8, and 9 at Pleasant View School on El Dara Road.

Festivities begin at 5 pm on Friday night with fish fry and pot luck dinner.  Saturday events begin at 3 pm with games for children followed by carry-in meal, including barbecued pork.  A family talent show, singing and dancing will follow.

Sunday’s church service begins at 10:30 am followed by another carry-in dinner, including chicken.  This is the 82nd consecutive reunion of descendants of Jacob and Elizabeth (Schere) Irick.

Back to School Immunizations – Pike County, IL

Pike County Health Department will offer Back to School Immunization clinics in August.

Clinics will be held on the following Mondays:

  • August 3rd: 1:30 – 6 pm
  • August 10th: 1:30 – 4:30 pm
  • August 17th: 1:30 – 6 pm
  • August 24th: 1:30 – 4:30 pm

These are walk-in immunization clinics with no appointment needed.  Clinics will be held at the health department, located at 606 West Adams St. in Pittsfield.  Please bring your child’s Medicaid/KidCare card with you to the clinic.  If you have private health insurance, please contact your insurance company before coming to the clinic to determine insurance coverage for immunizations and to verify that Pike County Health Department is in your insurance network.

There is a new vaccination requirement for the coming school year.  Students entering 6th grade (age 11) must receive a meningitis vaccine.  Students entering 12th grade must show proof of two doses of meningitis vaccine at school entry.  Only 1 dose of meningitis vaccine is required for school entry if the 12th grade student received their first dose of meningitis vaccine at 16 years  of age or older.

Contact Nancy Halpin, RN at Pike County Health Department at 217-285-4407, ext. 124 for more information.

 

Baylis Fall Festival Cancelled

Baylis Fall Festival coordinators are regretful to announce the annually scheduled event for August 7th and 8th is officially cancelled due to issues with electric, safety, landscaping and weather.   They will be back in 2016.

EPIC Star Raft Informational Meeting – Aug 8 – Pittsfield, IL

EPIC will use the Star Raft model to build community connections for people with developmental disabilities in Pike County.
But… why do you care?  What does that mean anyway?
In sailing, boats have a specific way to tie up in the harbor so that all the connected boats can share what they have on board and share where they are anchored.  The boats connect in a circle (or Star Raft) and I can move from boat to boat to enjoy a different view — where another boat is anchored.  I can share what I have on board and others can share with me.  Boats can leave or enter the circle without the rest of the circle coming undone.
 
In the Star Raft model, we build community in the same way.  We bring people together with purpose so that they can share what they have on board — their skills, talents, interests.  And they can share where they are anchored — by inviting others to the places in the community where they ‘belong’.  
 
A simple example:  One person in the group would like to explore an interest in gardening.  Someone says, “I know the lady who owns the local nursery.  Maybe we could visit with her a bit.”  Someone else says, “I can bring my spade and some seeds.  I would enjoy spending an hour tomorrow helping you do some planting at your place.”  Someone else says, “I belong to the Garden Club.  Come with me to our next meeting.  I’ll introduce you to the others.  Perhaps you’d like to join.”
 
By very simply bringing people together with purpose, we can build community connections in a meaningful way for people with developmental disabilities.  Those connections then lead to an improved quality of life in unpredictable and creative ways that are highly individualized.  
 
By the way, the Star Raft model works with any group of vulnerable people living on the edge of the community.
 
Please view the short preview attached, share the information, and plan to join us for a day with David Wetherow on Saturday, Aug 8th in Pittsfield.  Bring a friend, a colleague, a neighbor…  Click here for details and registration.  Registration is not limited to Pike County residents.  All are welcome.

Art At Free Press Coffee Shop – Pittsfield, IL

Free Press Coffee shop will be hosting Canvas & Coffee on July 31.  Call 285-6110 to register.

Crime Stoppers

Pike County Sheriff’s Department is investigating theft of license plates believed to have been stolen from a car while parked near Gray Cemetery July 4th sometime between 10:00 AM and 3:45 PM.  If you have information on this, or any other crime taking place in Pike County, call Crime Stoppers, 217-285-1500.  All calls are anonymous and if information leads to an arrest, caller will be eligible for up to a $1000.00 cash reward.

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