Annual Soup Day – March 7 – Barry, IL

Food buttonFirst Baptist Church, 900 Main Street in Barry, will host Annual Soup Day on Saturday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Chili, vegetable or chicken noodle soup, sandwich, dessert and drink will be served.  Free will offering, carry out, and deliveries, call 335-2355.

Barry Easter Cantana Rehearsals – Feb 9 – Barry, IL

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.

Pike County Business Highlight – Hadley Creek Outfitters, Barry IL

Photo courtesty of Facebook: Hadley Creek Outfitters

Photo courtesty of Facebook: Hadley Creek Outfitters

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

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 to view videos and get updates on hunts.  You can also reach their office by phone at 217-335-3804.

Nominate your favorite Business or Establishment in Pike County!

We love receiving suggestions on how we can improve our site & our reader’s experience with us.  One awesome suggestion was to highlight area businesses each week.  This is a suggestion we’re happy to take to heart and make happen!

Please take a moment and fill out our quick and easy survey to nominate your favorite place in Pike County Illinois and Missouri.  All responses and information we collect will remain anonymous and your privacy will be maintained at all times.  Your input will help others find the great hidden gems of our county.


Please limit your nominations to the survey in the link above. We appreciate your comment submissions but there is a possibility a nomination may be missed by not filling out the survey.

Barry American Legion Events – Jan 31 & March 7 – Barry, IL

The Barry American Legion will have bingo games at the Legion building on January 31.  They will also have their annual pancake & sausage breakfast on March 7 from 6-11 am.

Western Blood Drive – Jan 13 – Barry, IL

Give-Blood-Give-LifeWestern FFA will host its annual Red Cross Blood Drive January 13, 11 am – 4 pm, in the high school gym in Barry. To make an appointment go to and enter sponsor code: Western CHS or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. All Western High School students who wish to donate must pre-register at the school office. Those who are 16 must have signed consent forms from parents.

For best results to donate blood: Eat breakfast that day, eat cereal, drink lots of water or juice, do not have any tea for one week prior to donating, do not have any type of caffeine 24 hours prior to donating and do not have any energy drinks.