Barry American Legion will have their monthly stag supper and meeting on Dec. 11. Ham and Beans will be served at 6:30 p.m., with meeting starting around 7 p.m. We still have several who haven’t paid their dues for 2015. If this includes you, please bring your checkbook.
The Barry Food Pantry, 6030 Decatur Street in Barry, will be closed the week of November 24-29. They will not be open any days of this week. Barry Food Pantry will have a “Toys for Tots” fish fry fundraiser with Santa Claus to visit the American Legion Hall in Barry on December 6 from 4-7 pm.
Come out and have a ball at the Wine & Cheese Festival Saturday, November 8 at Collver Family Winery, 2 Rooster Way, Barry. There will be wine, cheese and music by Mike & Kathy. $5 cover charge. Be sure to check out their website to stay up to date on info at the winery. www.collverfamilywinery.com
Western 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.
The Western Community Center YMCA located at 1400 Mortimer St in Barry Illinois will be open for member use from 4:00 am until 11:00 pm seven days a week for active members beginning September 15.
Members will enter through the side entrance, where there is a card reader that opens the door. There will be a desk staff available Monday-Thursday from 8:00 am – 11:00 am and 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Friday from 8:00 am – 11:00 am and on Saturday by appointment only. Staff will be available to give tours, set up memberships as well as provide equipment orientation.
Extended hour access cards will be ready for pick up during the current staffed hours, 6:00 am – 1:00 pm or 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm Monday through Friday and 8:00 am – 12:00 pm on Saturday, beginning September 10. For questions or to learn more about the Western Community Center YMCA, contact them at 217-335-3030, by email at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.westernymca.net
Barry Public Library is planning a Lego activity and would like to have donations of used Legos. Please check your closet and see if you have any you would like to donate. Bring them to the library, or if you are in the country, library staff will figure out how to pick them up.
Ladies, if we can have your attention for a moment. Please don’t get rid of your gorgeous prom dresses once prom season is over. You can wear it again (your parents will love that they’re getting their money’s worth out of your dress lol)! Keep that dress and wear it in the Pittsfield Fall Festival in August! You know you looked amazing in it once, so make sure to wow everyone one more time before you move onto the next year’s fashion!
Keep an eye on the local papers, Pike County Happenings, the Pittsfield Fall Festival Facebook page, and listen to WBBA to stay up to date on Fall Festival info. This is a great pageant to be a part of, don’t be shy, own that catwalk!