Art Speaks – Nov 24 thru Dec 6 – Pittsfield, IL

artArt 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.

PHS Food & Toy Drive Begins This Week – Pittsfield, IL

check this out buttonPHS Student Council Food and Toy Drive began this week. Food, personal items and money for 20 families and 30 senior citizens will be collected. Each child receives a toy they have specified on a wish list, plus an outfit (top and bottom) of winter clothing, unless they have specified an other clothing need. Clubs and organizations are asked to bring specific items.

A giving tree with gift tags will be in the front foyer by November 17. Purchases must be new items only. Money will also be collected in homerooms. Final day to contribute is Friday, December 17. Homeroom with the most points will enjoy a celebration in January. Contact Mrs. Davidsmeyer or Mrs. Aebel for more information.

Bingo Anyone? – Nov 15 – Pleasant Hill, IL

BingoPleasant Hill FFA Alumni is hosting a Longenberger Basket Bingo Saturday, November 15 at Pleasant Hill Elementary School. Supper is at 5:30 pm, Bingo starts at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome to play. Funds raised will assist in the FFA scholarships and leadership activities of the Pleasant Hill FFA. Join in the fun! For more information call 217-734-2311 and ask for Mary Barnes.

UMC Carols of Christmas Bazaar – Nov 21 – Griggsville, IL

christmas eventThe Griggsville United Methodist Women invite you to attend their annual “Carols of Christmas” Bazaar on Friday, November 21 from 10 am to 2 pm. Doors open at 10 am and lunch will begin at 11 am with soup, sandwiches, desserts and drinks. Items for sale will include homemade candies, yeast breads, cakes, cookies, tea rings and other assorted dessert items. There will be live music from 11 am to 1 pm. For more information please contact Pastor Dave at 217-833-2575 or 833-2457.

“Hi Neighbor Club” Christmas Shopping Trip – Dec 6 – Hull, IL

shoppingOn Saturday, December 6, the “Hi Neighbor Club” will host a Christmas Shopping Trip to the South County Mall and the Chesterfield Mall. The bus will leave the Hull Community Building at 7 am and will be returning to the Hull Community Building at 9 pm. Cost to join this trip is $30 per person. To sign up to go on this full day of shopping fun, please call Sherri at 217-426-4521.

Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner – Nov 20 – Pittsfield, IL

thanksgiving1The Pittsfield United Methodist Women invite you to their Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner on Thursday, November 20 from 11 am to 1 pm. Only $10 dine in or carry out adult tickets. Dinner includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, green beans, creamed turnips, cranberry salad and pie. The dinner will be held at the Orr Hall. No need to find a parking place, just drive thru and follow the signs!

Art Contest at Illini Oncology Department – Submissions due by Nov 18 – Pittsfield, IL

artIllini’s Oncology Department is moving to a new space and would like area artists to submit artwork to help decorate the new area. The artist can choose any type of artwork and the subject of the piece is also left to the artist’s discretion. Artwork will be judged during the open house for the new space that will be held this winter. Prizes include: First place, $250; Second place, $100; Third place, $50. Artwork must be submitted by November 18 to the Illini Public Relations Department. For more information call 217-285-2113, ext 3810.

Last Month to Purchase Tickets for All-Sport Raffle

sub-logoThis is the last month to purchase tickets for the All-Sport raffle. Tickets can be purchased from any athlete or the office of Pittsfield High School. The drawing for the winning tickets will be held Saturday, November 29 at half-time of the Saukee boys basketball game during the Saukee Turkey Tournament. First prize in the drawing is $5,000. There will be eleven other winners.

Operation Christmas Child 5K Fun Run – Nov 15 – Pittsfield, IL

operation xmas childThe Pittsfield United Methodist Church Youth Group will host an Operation Christmas Child 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk on Saturday, November 15 at 8:30 am. The race will start at the church. Registration begins at 8 am on Saturday.

Celebrating 65 Years of Marriage Open House – Nov 15 – Pittsfield, IL

happy anniversaryScott and Lois Payne of Pittsfield will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an Open House hosted by their daughters from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene in the Family Center in Pittsfield. Friends and family are invited to attend the celebration. No gifts please