Legends Of Lincoln – April 24 & 25 – Pittsfield, IL

Plans are progressing well for The Legends of Lincoln Antique Show and Genealogy Fair, sponsored by the Looking for Lincoln in Pike County Community Working Group. The Antique Show will feature a gathering of Early American Antiques offered for sale by a variety of dealers from around the country & an antique appraisal fair.   It will be held at the former JDL building #2 in Pittsfield.   The Genealogy and History Fair will be held at Pittsfield First Baptist Church, 104 S. Memorial in Pittsfield.  The Genealogy Fair is intended for people looking for help with Pike County genealogy research as well those looking to learn more about how to get started searching their family linage.


Antique Show
Friday April 24th 4 – 8 pm
Saturday, April 25th , 9 am – 4 pm
In the Pittsfield, IL Industrial Plaza ( JDL building #2)
One mile north of Pittsfield, IL on US Hwy 54
or 3 miles south of I-72 exit 35.

Genealogy and History Fair
Friday, April 24th 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday, April 25th 10 am to 4 pm
Pittsfield First Baptist Church
104 S. Memorial, Pittsfield, IL 62363

The Antique Show features a gathering of Early American Antiques.
Reminisce through collections of 1800 –early 1900’s keepings from the past.
Find many unique treasures among the offerings of  early American antiques & vintage décor, by a variety of antique dealers from around the country.

This event will also include an antique appraisal fair by experienced appraisers.

The Genealogy and History Fairs will be in downtown Pittsfield.  Genealogy research will be provided by
Genealogists and Pike County Historians.  Explore our area’s
Legends of Lincoln, and the history of Pike County and its families.  Discover the
lineage  of your family’s historical journey through Pike County.

While you’re here, enjoy a tour of our Lincoln Talking Houses and the architecture
of area historical buildings.  Stay in one of our unique lodging establishments, and enjoy a variety of
unique shops and restaurants while visiting

Pittsfield, one of “Lincoln’s favorite towns”.

Like this event on Facebook or for more information contact:

Antique Show: Jill Collard  (217)-285-4890

Genealogy Info & Fair:  Alice Cripe (217) 833-2310

Looking for Lincoln Information:  Kathy Zimmerman  (217) 285-6995

General info:  Kaye Iftner (217) 285-2971

Pike Co. Chamber of Commerce 21st Annual Golf Open – April 24 – Pittsfield, IL

The Pike County Chamber of Commerce’s 21st Annual Golf Open fundraiser is Friday, April 24th at Old Orchard Country Club in Pittsfield.   Registration will begin at 8:15 AM with a shotgun start at 9:00 AM.  Lunch will be provided.  Team sponsorships is $240 for a 4 person team, which includes golf fees, cart rental, skins & mulligans and lunch.  A Business Sponsorship which allows businesses to set up a booth or have special activities and personnel at the Tee Box of the sponsored hole is available for $150.  A combination Team & Hole Sponsorship is available for $340.  Other special sponsorships such as closest to the pin, longest drive, etc. are available. Register your team and pay by April 17, and receive 4 chances (one for each team member) for a drawing for an Odessey White Hot putter. Download the form on the Chamber’s website- Chamber section- then blue golf tab.

8th Annual Tractor Cruise – May 16 – Milton, IL

Western Illinois Tractor Club 8th Annual Pike County Tractor Cruise will be held on Saturday, May 16.  Cruise participants will meet at R&S Farms on the north edge of Milton (former John Deere dealership) at 9 am, travel approximately 30 miles and return to starting location around 1 pm.  Lunch will be served.


  • Must be at least 16 years of age and have valid driver’s license
  • Must have SMV emblem on rear of tractor
  • Tractor must run at least 10 mph
  • Tractor must be 20 years of age or older
  • Tractor must have good working brakes because of steep hills in route
  • No alcohol allowed

For more information call Charles Gates at 217-285-4905 or 217-473-3041

Tractor Drive for Great River Honor Flight – June 6 – Hull, IL

North River Iron Club will host a tractor drive fundraiser for Great River Honor Flight on Saturday, June 6 at Hull.  Tractors meet at 9:30 am and start time is 10 am.  Tractors drive approximately 40 miles in Pike and Adams counties.  Cost is $25 per tractor and includes lunch.


  • Tractors must travel no less than 12 mph
  • Tractors have U.S. Flag, any size
  • One person per open station tractor
  • Must be 16 years old to participate
  • SMV sign on rear of tractor

All proceeds go to Great River Honor Flight.  Help raise money for those who have served!  For more information call Eric Duncan, 217-430-2149; David Kroeger, 573-248-7345; or Billy Powell, 573-917-7850 and leave message.

HCE Spring Luncheon – April 11 – Pittsfield, IL

The Home and Community Education (HCE) will host a spring luncheon April 22, featuring The Casteel Color Wheel Spring Style Show.  The event will be held at the Crossroads, 125 W. Jefferson in Pittsfield.  Style show will be held from 10 am to 11:15 am.  Lunch will be served after the show.  Tickets available through HCE members.

Autism Color Run – April 25 – Pittsfield, IL

Puzzlebox: Autism Color Run will be Saturday, April 25 at 9 am to 11 am.  The run starts at 9:30 am.  For more information please contact Taylor Sweeting at 217-285-2113, ext 3227 or 217-370-8142.  You can also contact by email to:  taylor.sweeting@yahoo.com