Don’t Get Rid of Your Prom Dresses!

Pageant Flyer colorLadies, 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!

Wine & Cheese Festival – April 5 – Barry, IL

wine and cheeseIf you’re looking for something fun to do, why not head over to Barry, IL on Saturday, April 5th for the Wine and Cheese Festival! There will be 20 different types of cheese to try out paired with wine. This is a great event to go to if you’ve been wanting to learn how to pair your wines, what type of wine would you like if you’ve never tried it, and a chance to relax with great music by Mike and Kathy.

There is a $5 cover charge, be sure to bring your ID! See you at the Collver Family Winery at #2 Rooster Way in Barry!

Congrats to the WJHS Choral Students

jhpccWJHS Choral Students Attend PCC JH Choral Festival

On Tuesday, March 18th several members of the Western Jr. High School chorus attended the annual Jr. High Pike County Conference choral festival in Payson at the Payson-Seymour Jr.-Sr. High School. Students rehearsed for the afternoon and then preformed in the evening. This year’s director was Dr. H. Todd Evans of Pikeland Community Schools. The pieces that were preformed include Bonse Aba (Victor Johnson), A Pocketful of Rhymes (arr. Sally K. Albrecht), Home (arr. Alan Billingsley), She Sings (Amy F. Bernon), and My America (arr. Joyce Eilers)

Pictured from left to right Brianna Ervin, Easton Carlen, Sadie Ward, Lauren Woodward, and Kali Kuntz.

Apple Festival Soup Luncheon – March 30 – Barry, IL

PCH festivals fairsOn Sunday, March 30 the Barry Apple Festival will hold a soup luncheon fundraiser at the Barry American Legion Hall on Decatur St in Barry. Proceeds will be used to purchase a new trailer for the queen’s apple float. Come meet the Barry Apple Festival royalty and enjoy great food at the same time. The menu will consist of homemade chili & chicken noodle soup, Famous Apple Dumplin Inn’s Maidrites, Potato chips, apple cake & apple crisp, and drinks. Free will donation.

For questions and/or to donate call 217-440-0771.

Variety Show 2014: Winter Escape – Feb 22 – Barry, IL

School Events and Activities BoardIt’s time for a winter escape! Saturday, Feb 22, the Western Music Boosters will present their annual Variety Show at the Western High School gym at 7 pm. The show will include music by high school and junior high students as well as poetry readings, skits, guard routines and other antics. The MC for this year will be Steve Schulz.

Tickets will be sold at the door for $7 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets may be reserved by calling Western High School office. Dessert, coffee and other drinks will be on sale during the show. This year, there will also be a silent auction of items including tees & hoodies, Chicken dinner vouchers, voice lessons, Bath and Body works among others.

Stag Supper – Feb 13 – Barry, IL

AmerLegioncolorEmblemThe Barry American Legion will host their monthly stag supper and meeting on Thursday, February 13 at 6:30 pm. Planned menu is home made vegetable soup compliments of Raymond Anderson. They are expecting some Western High School Junior boys to attend and learn about Boys State.

United Methodist Bake Sale & Baked Potato Lunch – Feb 14/Feb 16 – Barry, IL

Your Church LogoTwo great events happening this weekend in Barry thanks to the United Methodist Church! To start off the weekend be sure to stop by the First National Bank of Barry from 9 am to noon on Friday, Feb 14 for the Barry United Methodist Women’s Bake Sale.

On Sunday, Feb 16 the Barry United Methodist Church high school and college students/FROG/ class baked potato lunch is from 11:30-12:30 at th4e church. Proceeds go to Heifer Project, an organization that provides animals, bees, fish and trees along with extensive training to families and individuals so they can become independent and improve their quality of life. The recipients in turn are required to train and provide offspring or fruits for other families.

Facebook Group for Pike parents with an IEP

for parents buttonParents with children with IEPs (Individualized Education Programs) often feel alone & frustrated trying to understand special education law and get the most appropriate education for their children. Parents in Pike County can now find support & connection through a Facebook group called Pike IEP Parents.

According to the Facebook group description, “This is a place to share what is working and what is not so that we can all grow in our advocacy efforts for our children. Let’s share frustrations and challenges in a constructive manner so that we can support one another in resolving issues. Equally important — let’s share successes and encourage one another. This is meant to be a helpful forum for us to find each other and work together in the best interest of our children.”

If you feel this is a group that you would like to join, please request membership on their page. Click HERE to be directed to the Facebook group site.

Summer Camp Early Registration – Pleasant Hill, IL

full moon petting farmFull Moon farm’s 2014 summer camp schedule is out. The first week is June 9th -13th. We are now accepting early registration. Register now and receive a free 1 hour private horseback riding lesson (a $20 value ).

Visit the Full Moon Farms Petting Zoo & Pony Rides Facebook page for more information! https://www.facebook.com/FullMoonFarmsPettingZooPonyRides

Full Moon Farms Petting Zoo & Pony Rides:
217-242-1104

Homecoming & Dance – Jan 31 & Feb 1 – Barry, IL

Lets Dance buttonThe Western High School Homecoming basketball game will be on Friday, January 31. The girls basketball team will play Payson-Seymour first at 5pm and the boys will play Pleasant Hill following.

The Homecoming Dance will be Saturday, February 1 from 7pm to 1-pm at the high school in Barry.