Stag Supper – July 10 – Barry, IL

AmerLegioncolorEmblemBarry American Legion Post 222 monthly stag supper and meeting is 6;30 on July 10. Menu is unsure at this time, but possibly meatloaf by Rocky Hill. We are late in selecting officers for coming year. For suggestions, or anyone who wishes to serve, please attend meeting.

I acquired a new cell phone recently, and lost many cell phone numbers from memory. If I don’t have an e-mail address for you, and have reason to call you, I probably don’t have your phone number. Could possibly have serious shortage for next military funeral. Contact me! Tom.

Barry United Methodist Church VBS – July 21 to 25 – Barry, IL

VBSVacation Bible School at Barry United Methodist Church, corner of Mortimer and Perry streets, is 6:30 to 8:30, July 21-25. Children Kindergarten through 6th grade will enjoy songs, Bible stories, games, crafts and snacks. Barry Baptist and Christian Churches are also participating.

State Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer Traveling Office Hours

politicsMeet your representative. State Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer will be in Pike County on Thursday, June 26 with Traveling Business hours.

7-8 am at Cardinal Inn, Pittsfield
9-10 am at Pam’s Cafe, Pleasant Hill
11-12 pm at Barry Cafe, Barry
1-2 at The Bucket, Griggsville

Questions contact the District office at 217-243+-6221.

Barry Legion Stag Supper – June 12 – Barry, IL

AmerLegioncolorEmblemThe Barry American Legion Post 222 monthly stag supper and meeting is 6:30 pm, June 12. Supper will be meat loaf, prepared by Rocky Hill. As always, if you know anyone who is serving or is a veteran, ask them to join. ALL current service members are eligible, and veteran’s eligibility depends on dates of active duty. Anyone carrying a membership card has inclusive dates on the back of the card.

Skyline Ridge @ Collver Family Winery – June 7 – Barry, IL

skylineIf you love great local music, you don’t want to miss Skyline Ridge! They will be performing at the Collver Family Winery on Saturday, June 7 from 2-5 pm. There will be a cover charge of only $5.

Skyline Ridge consists of a young couple who have been playing music together for over 4 years now. Their blend of a modern country sound mixed with a touch of bluegrass makes for a unique style that you wont find anywhere else. Matt and Hannah Bordenkircher met in the summer of 2009 and soon thereafter began sharing their passion for music and the outdoors. A few years passed playing local bars and writing songs from the tree stand. All the meanwhile, their relationship grew both personally and musically. In 2013, Matt and Hannah took the next step in both facets of their lives by getting married in the fall, and making a trip to Nashville to record their EP as Skyline Ridge.

Listen to their music at Reverb Nation by clicking HERE.
Visit their Facebook Page for more info on upcoming local venues by clicking HERE
Visit Collver Family Winery’s website HERE or check them out on Facebook HERE.

Shooting Clinic – June 1 – Barry, IL

pasaThe Golden Triangle chapter of Quail Forever will have a free youth .22lr shooting clinic at Pasa Park June 1. It is open to the first 30 kids ages 5-15 to RSVP to Ryan Viehmeyer at 217-257-3885.

For more information on Pasa Park or to become a member, please visit their website at

Memorial Day Observance – May 26 – Barry, IL

memorial day veteran militaryBarry American Legion will visit area cemeteries Memorial Day, May 26 and will leave the Legion building no later than 9 am. Ceremony at Kinderhook Cemetery is 9:30; Shearer Cemetery at New Canton 10 am; Taylor Martin Cemetery by El Dara 10:30am; then to Barry to march from Lafayette Park to Park Lawn Cemetery; and leave Lafayette Park 11 am.

Lots of great events going on at the Barry Public Library!

public library buttonYou never know what you’ll find when a library throws a book sale, but you’re sure to leave with a new treasure in hand!  The Barry Public Library will be holding a used book sale from May 29th- June 6th on the sidewalk in front of the library. Besides fiction books there will also be many non-fiction books in the sale this year. The cost of the books is whatever donation you want to give to the library.

The Barry Public Library will be holding its Summer Reading Program “Paws for Reading” every Tuesday morning in June. Different animals will be visiting the library each week from 10-11 a.m. People of all ages are invited to come see the animals. The children who will participate in the summer reading challenge are 3 year olds through 6th graders. The prize for perfect attendance at the 4 Tuesday time slots will be a video rental from Stroemer Foods.

On June 3rd we will be having Master Magician Richard Landry and his Magic Rabbit Snowball. Please don’t be late. On June 10th we expect goats, baby sheep, and ducks. On June 17th the visitors will be the drug enforcement dog and the Pike County Sheriff’s Deputy. On June 24th there will be llamas.

Children who complete the reading challenges and turn in their reading sheets by their due date will receive a coupon for ice cream from Stroemer Foods. 3 year olds through 2nd grade will turn their reading sheets in by June 30th. 3rd through 6th graders will read longer books and will complete their challenge by August 12th. The older group will also have a chance to win a Kindle or a Walmart Gift Card if they get their reading sheet turned in by the due date.

Barry UMC Homecoming – June 22 – Barry, IL

Church Event ButtonThe Barry United Methodist Church Homecoming will be Sunday, June 22. Members and friends are welcome. Worship is at 10:45 am followed by a potluck dinner. Chicken and Ham will be provided along with beverages and table service. There will be time for visiting after dinner.