Saturday, July 25, before the Firemen’s Chicken Fry, the Western Community Center YMCA will have a 5K Family Fun Run. This brand new event is designed to keep you cool while you run the hilly roads of Barry, IL. If you are interested in getting involved, contact the YMCA at 217-335-3030. The event is at 10 am and begins and ends at Lafayette Park.
Barry United Methodist Women fresh baked cinnamon roll sale is 9-11 am June 19 at First National Bank of Barry and Farmers Bank of Liberty.
Rolls will be great for Father’s Day breakfast and are $10.50 for a dozen; $7 for 8 rolls; $3.50 for 4 rolls. They will go fast. Quantities may be limited. Reserve order by June 15 by calling Marsha Woods at 217-653-3018.
Pre-orders available for pick up June 19 during sale, June 16 from 6-8 pm or June 19 from 7-9 am at Barry United Methodist Church.
Barry Fire Department is sponsoring a Grain Bin Rescue Training, June 2, noon – 4 pm and 5-9 pm at Barry Fire Department.
Contact Chris Little, 217-653-3697 to attend classes.
Western Drama Fundraising through Donor’s Choose
The Western Drama Club is utilizing the website Donor’s Choose to raise funds for new wireless microphones. Donor’s Choose is a website that educators use to fund projects for their classrooms and schools. Western Drama Club’s goal is to raise enough money to buy two new wireless headset microphones to be used during their annual play and musical. Currently, the club rents microphones for the different productions. However by investing in this sound equipment, the club will be able to cut cost over time.
If you are interested in donating go to donorschoose.org and search for “wireless microphones” or “Klauzer” or click this LINK to go directly to the fundraiser. Thank you for supporting the arts in your community.
On Saturday, March 7, 2015, several high school students from Western High School participate in IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest at Warsaw High School. The participants were Morgan Frantz, Madaline Thompson, Shelbie Hubbard, Mariah Goodwin, Madison Martin and Brandi Mehlsing. They receive three superior ratings (I) and two excellent ratings (II). They will perform their pieces at the spring choral concert on April 28.
On Saturday, March 21, 2015, two ladies from Western Junior High School participated in IESA Solo and Ensemble Contest at Jacksonville Turner Junior High School. Easton Carlen and Reese Thompson both reviewed excellent ratings (II) for their solos. They will also perform at the spring choral concert.
On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, Western Junior High School hosted the annual Pike County Conference Junior High Choral Festival. The guest conductor was Kent Kanauss and accompanist was Cindy Piper. Participating schools included Brown County, Payson, Pleasant Hill and Western. The pieces performed by this combined choir were “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive”, “The Ash Grove”, “Chariot’s Comin’!”, “God Bless America”, “Africa”, and “Dansi Na Kuimba”.
Mark your calendars!
Spring Musical “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” On Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 at Western High School at 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $5 – Adults, $3 – Students. Concessions and raffle to be sold.
Western Showcase Night on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 featuring the elementary spring program, “Just For Fun!” and the Spring Choral Concert.
Western High School Drama to Present Schoolhouse Rock Live!
Come take a step back in time with Schoolhouse Rock Live! This musical present some favorite songs from the award winning Saturday morning show, Schoolhouse Rock, as a brand new teacher prepares for the first day of school. Introduce your children or grandchildren to “I’m Just A Bill”, “Conjunction Junction”, “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly”, “Interplanet Janet” and many more.
Our cast includes Rachel Snyder, Madison Martin, Madaline Thompson, Adam Archambo, Presley Fee, Maggie Borrowman, Mariah Goodwin, Shelbie Hubbard, and Tristan Wheelen. Join us on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Western High School. Tickets are $5.00 for Adults and $3.00 for Students at the door. Concession and raffle will be sold to raise funds for new sound equipment.
The Barry Community Chorus will begin rehearsals for the annual Easter Cantana Monday, Feb 9th at 7:30 pm at Barry United Methodist Church on Perry St. in Barry. This year’s cantana, The Easter Story, by Tome Fettke and Thomas Grassi will be performed Good Friday, April 3rd instead of it’s usual Palm Sunday performance. All interested singers are invited to join us.
For more information contact Judy Steers at 217-35-2665.
Hadley Creek Outfitters was nominated by our readers are one of their favorite Place to Stay & Get Away. Hadley Creek Outfitters is located at 26625 County Highway 4 in Barry, IL. This is their 18th season running and is a full time year-round operation staffed by full and part time professionals, their business beginning with guided whitetail hunts in 1997, according to their website at www.hadleycreek.com.
The staff at Hadley Creek Outfitters enjoy their work in “God’s Country” working alongside the public, and the great landowners & farmers. Hadley Creek is nationally known with hunters coming from near and far to enjoy their services. With multiple new lodges, you’re sure to find a great rest while having fun! According to their website, Hadley Creek participates in the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Sportsmen Against Hunger program which allows hunters to donate venison.
Take a moment and visit their website where you’ll find more information on their services, great photos and a contact page where you can request a brochure. You can also follow and “Like” their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HadleyCreekOutfitters/timeline to view videos and get updates on hunts. You can also reach their office by phone at 217-335-3804.