Trick or Treat at the Library! – Oct 30 – Griggsville, IL

Halloween EventsBe sure to stop by the North Pike District Library on Thursday, October 30 during Trick or Treat hours! There will be treats and “make n take” crafts available for the little ones. Don’t miss the fun, bring your friends and bring your family!

Trunk or Treat – Oct 24 – Pleasant Hill, IL

Halloween EventsThe Christian Church will host a trunk or treat on Friday, October 24 from 5-8 pm. Come out and have a great time!

Trunk or Treat – Oct 31 – Milton, IL

Halloween EventsThe Village of Milton will host a “Trunk or Treat” around the square in Milton Halloween, Friday, Oct 31 from 6-8 pm. Area farms, businesses, churches and organizations are invited to participate. East Pike Fire Protection District will have treat bags and fire prevention goodies for kids. Food, prizes, candy, games and fun for all!

Organizational help and volunteers are appreciated. Call Sherri Howland, 217-723-4311 for more information and to join the fun!

Crime Stoppers Safety Precautions

Trick or TreatHalloween is quickly approaching and Crime Stoppers of Pike County in conjunction with Pike County D.A.R.E. would like to take this opportunity to remind parents about a few safety precautions.

Since most trick or treating is done after dark, light-colored costumes and bags decorated with reflective tape or stickers will make children more visible to traffic. Costumes should not be too loose fitting to avoid tripping and falling. Have children use flashlights or glow sticks to help them see and to be seen by drivers.

While face paint offers the most unobstructed view, if choosing a mask make sure the eye openings are large enough so the child does not have an obstructed view. Children under 12 should not be out without adult supervision. Those mature enough to be out on their own should be reminded to stick to well lighted areas and stay in a group. And lastly – for those driving during the hours of trick or treating, be especially alert for children out walking around.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Pittsfield American Legion Dinner – Nov 4 – Pittsfield, IL

Legion AuxPittsfield American Legion Auxillary early chick dinner is at the Cardinal Inn in Pittsfield, 6 pm, Wednesday November 4. RSVP at the following number: 217-437-5221.

Garden Club Meeting – Oct 24 – Pittsfield, IL

pch groups and clubsPittsfield Garden Club meets Friday, Oct 24, 12 pm at Nancy Wessell’s home for a soup luncheon. Bring a dish to share. Barbara Mott will present a program about roses.
Meet at the Pike County Senior Center at 11:15 am to carpool.
Hostesses are Rosa Whitley, Debbie Grimes, Nancy Wessell, and Bev Grammer.

Trunk or Treat – Oct 31 – Pittsfield, IL

Halloween EventsTrunk or Treat “Trunks” on the Pittsfield square Oct 31 are open to the community! $100 to be given to the best dressed trunk. This is a community event serving all kids in Pike County. All trunks are welcome and encouraged to participate, businesses, family and personal.

To register your trunk and for more information call 217-285-6900.

Truck Driver Training Program – Oct 27 – Quincy, IL

jwccAn informational session about the Truck Driver Training Program at John Wood Community College will be Monday, Oct 27, 6:30 pm at the Workforce Development Center, 4220 Kochs Lane, Quincy.

Next class starts Monday, Nov 10. Classes meet Monday-Friday, 7 am to 5 pm for four weeks plus a one week pre-session. Representatives from the Truck Driver Training Program will give a brief presentation reviewing admission requirements, registration, and career opportunities in the trucking industry. The JWCC Truck Driver Training Program offers the latest technology to educate students including an up-to-date computer lab. Industry standard equipment is used as teaching tools and courses are certified by the Professional Truck Driver Institute. Are truck driving firms are hiring now. Some employers may fund tuition costs.

For information, contact the Truck Driver Training Program at 217-224-5362.

Vendor’s Market – Oct 25 – Pittsfield, IL

Vendor MarketThere’s a great line-up of vendors for this Saturday’s Vendor Market outside Nucci’s Pasta House. Come check out all the great cash and carry items from 11 am to 3 pm. This is a great addition to the already great stores located in Pittsfield! Make Saturday your shopping day and come visit the staff at Nucci’s Pasta House as well!

If you’re interested in setting up space at the Vendor’s Market or would like more information on this event, contact Tammy at Nucci’s Pasta House at 217-285-1336. There is no booth charge for those setting up.

Lunch & Learn for Gardeners – Oct 29 – Pittsfield, IL

pch groups and clubsA Lunch and Learn for Gardeners on Composting will be held at the Pike County Extension office noon Wednesday, Oct 29.

To Gardeners, compost is considered “Black Gold” because of its many benefits in the garden. Fall is a great time to start composting to recycle leaves and yard waste. Mike Roegge, Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms, will discuss composting basics.

Lunch will be available or you may bring your own. Cost is $5. To make a reservation, call the Extension office at 217-285-5543 or register online at