PCST Swim team will hold sign ups on Saturday, May 2 at Orr Hall in the Pittsfield United Methodist Church from 9-11 am.
The Griggsville-Perry FFA will have its annual greenhouse plant sale Friday, May 1, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm and Saturday, May 2, 9 am to 12 pm. Additional dates will be announced next week. Large assortments of annuals, vegetables, and hanging baskets. Proceeds go to support Griggsville-Perry FFA Leadership Programs.
The Western IL Fair is seeking contestants for the 2015 Queen and Princess Pageants. The queen contestants must be between the ages of 16-21. The princess contestants must be ages 5-6. The contestants may reside in the counties of Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Morgan, Pike or Scott. The queen contest offers a $1,000 scholarship along with cash and prizes. For more information contact Beth White at 217-370-3638.
The Southern Gospel recording artists, The Chosen Ones, will be appearing May 2 at 6:15 pm at the Detroit Christian Church in Detroit, located 7 miles East of Pittsfield on State Hwy 106. Cookies, finger foods, sandwiches, iced tea and coffee will begin at 5:30 pm in the church annex. For more information about this event, please contact Steve Haskins at 217-891-7616.
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce’s 21st Annual Golf Open fundraiser is Friday, April 24th at Old Orchard Country Club in Pittsfield. Registration will begin at 8:15 AM with a shotgun start at 9:00 AM. Lunch will be provided. Team sponsorships is $240 for a 4 person team, which includes golf fees, cart rental, skins & mulligans and lunch. A Business Sponsorship which allows businesses to set up a booth or have special activities and personnel at the Tee Box of the sponsored hole is available for $150. A combination Team & Hole Sponsorship is available for $340. Other special sponsorships such as closest to the pin, longest drive, etc. are available. Register your team and pay by April 17, and receive 4 chances (one for each team member) for a drawing for an Odessey White Hot putter. Download the form on the Chamber’s website- Chamber section- then blue golf tab.
The Taste of Pike Food & Home Show will be held on Saturday, May 2 at the Crossroads Center in Pittsfield. Event will take place from 11 am to 4 pm with Free-will donation for admission. Food and drink will be available to sample and purchase along with other vendor items. Come on out for a fun filled day and enjoy foods from Pike County, crafts and home ideas! There will be a Silent Auction and a raffle for a $500 meat bundle. Admission, raffle and auction money will benefit the Pike County Fire Department. For info call Chris at Save-A-Lot at (217) 285-5712.
*Still taking vendors through April 12!
The Home and Community Education (HCE) will host a spring luncheon April 22, featuring The Casteel Color Wheel Spring Style Show. The event will be held at the Crossroads, 125 W. Jefferson in Pittsfield. Style show will be held from 10 am to 11:15 am. Lunch will be served after the show. Tickets available through HCE members.
The University of Illinois Extension Unit 14 will be offering a Cake Decorating Workshop for youth ages 8-18 on Monday, April 6 from 9:30 am to 11 am at the Pike County Farm Bureau building located at 1301 E. Washington St in Pittsfield. You can register participants at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/abhps or by calling the Pike County Extension office at 217-285-5543. For questions please contact Tammi Koltveit at 217-285-5543 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pike County 2015 Relay for Life will be held on Saturday, June 20 from 11 am to 11 pm at the courthouse in Pittsfield. There is no registration fee this year. We are looking for more teams. If you would like more information, would like to register a team or would like to donate a raffle item please call Event Chairs Brandy Allred at 217-779-9297 or Susan Manker at 217-370-5995.
Sunrise services at Greenpond Christian Church will be Sunday, April 5 at 7 am. Breakfast and an Easter Egg hunt to follow service. Everyone is welcome to attend.