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.

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.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast – Nov 15 – Griggsville, IL

Food buttonPancake and Sausage Breakfast will be held Saturday, November 15, 8-11 am at the Griggsville-Perry High School cafeteria. Free will donation and proceeds will go to purchase gifts for the Griggsville-Perry Christmas Program. This is their only fundraiser, so come on out and show your support!

Contact Jessica Bunch at 833-2352 or by email at for more information regarding the pancake breakfast.

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

Afraid of the darkWestern 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