“Afraid of the Dark” – Nov 8 – Barry, IL

School Events and Activities BoardWestern High School to present a reading of “Afraid of the Dark”. A newlywed couple arrive at the family home for their honeymoon. It’s an isolated country estate belonging to his aunt and supposedly unoccupied. The groom confesses he’s been “afraid of the dark” ever since childhood. The lights suddenly go out! When they come on again, the couple find they’re surrounded by fantastical characters in this supposedly deserted house. Solving this mystery will require stepping out of their comfort zone and putting their foot down.

The cast includes: Wyatt Kroeschel as Chauncy Stone, Madison Martin as Lillums Stone, Adam Archambo as General Lee, Dominique Welch as Gridley, Jasmine Monroe as Mata Hari, Maggie Borrowman as Queen Elizabeth, Rachel Snyder as Mrs. Mayhew, Presley Fee as Tabitha, Mariah Goodwin as Karen, Morgan Frantz as JoAnn, Madaline Thompson as Alberta Stone, Sheblie Hubbard as Mrs. Bundy and Emma Raftery as Robinson

Preformances are Friday, November 7th and Saturday, November 8th at 7:30 p.m. at the Western High School Gym. Tickets will be sold at the door. $3.00 for Adults and $2.00 for students. Western Music Boosters will be selling concessions.

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!

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!

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.

Calvary Baptist Church Trunk or Treat – Oct 30 – Pittsfield, IL

Halloween EventsCalvary Baptist Trunk or Treat is Oct 30, 6-8 pm at the church. Kids can register for door prize. There will be free candy, cocoa and hot dogs. Event will be held rain or shine. Rain location is inside Calvary’s Fellowship Hall. For any questions, contact Pastor Ahron at 217-285-4282.

Get your Saukee Black Out Shirts & Sweaters – October 10 – Pittsfield, IL

sub-logoBe on the lookout for Saukee Black Out Shirts or Sweatshirts!  The first Saukee Black Out Night will be Oct. 10 at the varsity football game against Pleasant Plains.  Shirts and/or sweatshirts will be on sale soon and the designs will be “general” to accommodate for any sports’ “Black Out Night”.  Order forms and pricing will be available after homecoming week.  This event is sponsored by the PHS National Honor Society.

Perry United Methodist Church Cookout – October 4 – Perry, IL

Church Event ButtonEveryone in village of Perry, Bright Star Parish and Pike County is invited to the community park by the library in Perry for the annual cookout 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4.  The most important thing to bring is a coat, friend, and lawn chair.  There will be a hayride for the kids.  Event is free.  For questions call Pastor Dave, 217-833-3575 or 833-2457

Pittsfield Youth Library – October 3 – Pittsfield, IL

public library buttonPittsfield Youth Library will begin Library Hour in October for 3, 4, and 5 year olds.  Library Hour is free, however registration is required as space is limited.  We will have two groups with one coming Tuesday mornings, the other coming Friday mornings with both sessions meeting from 9-10 a.m.  For more information or to register your child, call 285-5232.

Join the Girl Scouts, Volunteer Today!

girl scoutsJoin the Girl Scouts today! Girl Scouts is here to inspire girls to roll up their sleeves, help their community and even earn badges and awards! Any girl in grades K-12 can become a Girl Scout. Adult volunteers make the Girl Scout program possible for girls. Locally, Girl Scouts is currently looking for Daisy (K-1 grades) and Junior (4-5 grades) troop leaders for the Griggsville area. To find out more information, contact Erica Douglas at 217-222-1030 or email edouglas@girlscouts-gsci.org

Adult Flu Clinic – October 1 – Pittsfield, IL

Pike County Health Department will hold the first public adult flu vaccination clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 1.  Clinic will be at PCHD, 113 E. Jefferson St., Pittsfield, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m and run through the lunch hour.

Additional adult flu vaccination clinic dates are Oct. 8, 15, 22, and 29.  These are walk-in clinics with no appointment needed.  For those unable to get out of their car, a drive-up service is available.  For shut-ins, PCHD Home Health nurses can come to your home and administer the flu vaccination.  Please call the health department for details on these two services.

The cost of the influenza vaccine is $25 for adults (or billed to Medicare or Medicaid, if applicable).  The CDC recommends everyone six months and older receive the flu vaccine.  People at high risk of serious flu complications, including young children; pregnant women; people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease; and people 65 years and older should make getting vaccinated a priority.  The flu vaccine is made in the same way as past flu vaccines and is approved by the FDA as usual.  An average of 100 million doses of influenza vaccine is used in the US each year and the flu vaccine has an excellent safety record.

The flu season typically runs from October through May with a peak in January.  Immunity after the flu shot is expected to last a year.

For more information, contact Nancy Halpin, RN at Pike County Health Department, 285-4407, extension 124.