Lego Donation – Barry, IL

public library button Barry Public Library is planning a Lego activity and would like to have donations of used Legos. Please check your closet and see if you have any you would like to donate. Bring them to the library, or if you are in the country, library staff will figure out how to pick them up.

New Canton Harvest Festival – Sept. 5 & 6 – New Canton, IL

PCH festivals fairs“New Canton in Wonderland” is Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5-6 in New Canton.  Opening ceremonies are 6 p.m., Friday.  Royalty contests, including Queen, Jr. Miss, Little Miss, and Little Mr. are 7 p.m.  Baby and toddler contests are 9 a.m. Saturday.  Grand parade is 1 p.m.  Band “Loaded” plays 2:30-4 p.m. and fried chicken dinner is 4-7 p.m.  Talent contest is 4:30-6 p.m. and 6:30-9:30 p.m.  Great Mountain entertains.  Sunday a.m. is breakfast and church.  Royalty contestants are needed: Girls 5-18 and boys 5-9 and must live in old West Pike District.  To pre-register call Margo, 217-440-5613 by Aug. 27.  Baby and toddler contest open to public.

Celebration of Church & Youth – Aug 24 – Barry, IL

Your Church LogoCome join the Barry United Methodist Church on Sunday, August 24 for a celebration of church and youth during the worship service at 10:30. There will be games and treats for the children. All families, members and friends are invited to attend.

Slip & Slide Fun – August 23 – Nebo, IL

Your Church LogoThe Nebo Nazarene Church will have their Slip & Slide this Saturday starting at 11 am. Bring your whole family out for a day of wet and wild fun! Refreshments will be provided. Kids of all ages are invited to come spend the day having a blast and showing off their Slipping & Sliding skills!!

Perry Pioneer Days – Aug 23-24 – Perry, IL

PCH festivals fairsPerry Pioneer Days will be held Saturday, August 23 through Sunday, August 24.
Friday, August 22 will be a set up day. Beginning at 6 pm, volunteers are needed to help set up the stage, bleachers, and tents. Food stands will also be open Friday.

Town-wide yard sales will begin at 8 am on Saturday, August 23. The Jr. Miss Perry contest and Little Mr & Miss Perry contest will begin at 9 am. The baby contest will be held at 10 am. Crowning of Jr Miss Perry will be at 11 am. The Perry United Methodist Church chicken dinner will begin at 11 am and from 11-2 the Perry Pioneer Days food tent will be open. Beginning at 1 pm, Madyson Woods will perform on vocals and guitar.

The Pioneer Day grand parade and kiddie parade will begin at 2 pm. Antique tractor show, games, a hay scrabble, balloon toss and kiddie tractor pull will be held at 3 pm. The pie eating contest is scheduled for 4 pm and the Jr variety show will begin at 5 pm as well as the fish supper. Buffalo and catfish will be available. Presentation of the 2014 Perry Pioneer Day royalty and honored citizens, Jack & Dianna Phillips, will be at 6 pm.

“Timewell Spent” will perform from 7-10 pm and a teen dance at the North Pike Firehouse will be held from 8-10 pm. The dance is open to 5th – 8th grades.

A community church service will be held in the Perry Park on Sunday, August 24 at 9 am. Registration for the Rainbow Run 3K will begin at 1 pm at the Griggsville-Perry Jr High parking lot and the run will begin at 2pm. Proceeds go to Autism Speaks.

Cub Scout Sign Up – August 26 – Pittsfield, IL

CubScout_4K Pittsfield Cub Scout Pack 18 will hold their annual kick-off for the new year of scouting Tuesday, August 26th at 6:30 at King Park.
Cub Scouts is open to boys grades 1st thru 5th. Feel free to bring fishing equipment to keep the boys busy while the parents meet at 7 (there will be other adults to help).
We are in need of a Den Leader for the 1st grade group, if interested or if you have any questions feel free to contact Pack 18’s Cubmaster Alisha Ballinger at 217-653-2116 (texting is ok).

Youth League Basketball Signups – August 14 – Pittsfield, IL

local sports buttonLast sign-up for Pike County Youth League Basketball is 6-7:30 p.m., Aug. 14 at Crossroad Gym for third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade boys and girls.

For information call David Forshey, 217-779-0287 or Cindy Forshey, 217-257-8002

Saukee Athletics Selling Ads – August 11 – Pittsfield, IL

local sports buttonThe Sukee Athletic Department will be selling advertisements in the athletic programs.  If you are interested in purchasing an ad, you can contact Don Bigley at Pittsfield High School 217-285-6888.  All ads must be purchased by Monday, Aug. 11.

DNR Hunter Education Course – August 12-14 – Pittsfield, IL

Deer HuntDepartment of Natural Resources Hunter Education Course is 6-9:30p.m.  Aug. 12, – 14 at Pittsfield American Legion.  State law requires all hunters, born on or after Jan.  1, 1980, successfully complete the course before they can receive their first hunting license.  Participants completing the course receive a Hunter Education Certification verifying they have passed the safety instruction.  This is an opportunity for young hunters who need the course in order to qualifty for their first hunting license.  It can also be beneficial for beginning hunters, regardless of age or experience.

The 10-hour course include instruction in wildlife management, firearm safety, hunter ethics, game identification, first aid, survival techniques and regulations.  Students must attend each of the three sessions in their entirety in order to graduate.  There is no minimum age requirement, however, students under 10 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, be able to read material and pass a written exam.

There is no charge for the course. Pre-registration is not required. All students are asked to bring pens or pencils. Parents are welcome and encouraged at attend.

For questions call IL Department of Natural Resources,  1-800-832-2599 or email:

Soccer Sign Ups Extended – Pittsfield, IL

soccerThis session will be held for boys and girls ages 4-18.  Children must be 4 by September 1 and no older than 18 by September 1.  Games will be played on Sunday afternoons at Pittsfield Lake.  There will be a registration fee of $25 for one child, two children $45, three children $65, and four children $85.  Cost includes t-shirt.  Financial assistance is available.  Registration forms are available at the United Methodist Church in the entry area or you can also find a registration form on their Facebook page Pike Soccer – Illinois.