PHS Food & Toy Drive Begins This Week – Pittsfield, IL

check this out buttonPHS Student Council Food and Toy Drive began this week. Food, personal items and money for 20 families and 30 senior citizens will be collected. Each child receives a toy they have specified on a wish list, plus an outfit (top and bottom) of winter clothing, unless they have specified an other clothing need. Clubs and organizations are asked to bring specific items.

A giving tree with gift tags will be in the front foyer by November 17. Purchases must be new items only. Money will also be collected in homerooms. Final day to contribute is Friday, December 17. Homeroom with the most points will enjoy a celebration in January. Contact Mrs. Davidsmeyer or Mrs. Aebel for more information.

Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner – Nov 20 – Pittsfield, IL

thanksgiving1The Pittsfield United Methodist Women invite you to their Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner on Thursday, November 20 from 11 am to 1 pm. Only $10 dine in or carry out adult tickets. Dinner includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, green beans, creamed turnips, cranberry salad and pie. The dinner will be held at the Orr Hall. No need to find a parking place, just drive thru and follow the signs!

Pittsfield Police Department School Patrols Announced

pch back to schoolPittsfield Police Chief Kenneth G. Yelliott announces directed patrols
will be conducted on school routes during the 2014 – 2015 school year.
The first full day of school activities take place on Wednesday, August
20, 2014. Pittsfield Police will conduct additional patrols on school
routes. The routes are identified as Piper Lane, South Jackson Street,
South Monroe Street, South Madison Street, South Memorial Street, and
Clarksville Road.
Officers will focus on violations of child restraint, graduated license,
electronic communication devices, speeding, and safety belts. The
public is reminded the speed limit on these streets is 25 mph.
The routes will be busy prior to opening, open lunch period, and
dismissal times of the schools with drivers of parents transporting
children, teenage drivers with recently obtained drivers licenses, school
teachers, school buses, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic. The purpose of
this enforcement effort is to enhance road safety and to reduce the risk of
crash injuries.

Hinch Reunion – August 10 – Barry, IL

family reunion buttonAnnual Hinch reunion is at former Catholic Church in Barry Aug. 10.  Planned meal time is 12:30, with meeting following.  Included will be a silent auction, election of the officers for the coming year, various prizes given out.  Possibly softball later!  Tom Miller

4th of July Activities – In and Around Pike County!

4th of july pchWhat better way to celebrate our freedom and independence than with a community celebration?! Let us help you get ready for this holiday with a listing of community events and activites that will be held in honor of this historic holiday!

Pittsfield:

Pine Lakes Jellystone Park – Fireworks show July 4. Gate opens at 8:30 pm. Entry Fee: $5.00 per car

Pleasant Hill:

4th of July Parade at 11 am will go through the town and end at the city park.  National Anthem at 1 pm, baby contest at 1:15, Little Mr & Miss contest at 2:15, Prince & Princess at 3, Jr. Miss & Miss at 4, Cheerleaders at 5, Lip Sync contest at 5:30, Miss Fire Cracker at 6:15, Fireworks at dusk.  Half Moon Petting Zoo will have pony rides.  Spring Creek and Pleasant Hill EMS will have a disaster relief trailer in parade and park to raise money.

Outside of Pike County:

Quincy 4th of July Fireworks will be held at the Illinois Veterans Home at 9:20 pm. Spectacular fireworks display on the grounds of the Illinois Veterans Home. Refreshments will be available. The Concessions and Kids Zone will open at 5 pm. Pre-firework entertainment will be provided by the Quincy Park Band at 7:30 pm. Fireworks begin at dusk. Parking is limited, use the shuttle bus from Lot C at Quincy University at 18th & Elm Streets.

Louisiana, MO 4th of July Celebration. Come to the riverfront in Louisiana and enjoy food and fun during the afternoon and evening followed by the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Fireworks Show at dusk!

Jerseyville 4th of July Fireworks will be at the American Legion at 9 pm. American Legion, 300 Veterans Memorial Parkway
Come watch the fireworks in Jerseyville at the American Legion. Fireworks begin at dusk.

Grafton Independence Celebration will be on July 5th on Main Street at dusk.

Jacksonville 4th of July Blast will be on July 4 over Mauvaise Terre Lake at 9:30 pm.

4-H Extension Golf Scramble – June 14 – Pittsfield, IL

4hPike County 4-H/Extension Foundation golf outing is June 14, 2014. This event is a 4 person scramble – 18 hole event at the Old Orchard Country Club in Pittsfield, IL. Hole sponsorship is $50 per hole. Shotgun start is at 8:30 am.

Entry fee is $240.00 per team and includes entry fee, green fees and cart, $20 Mulligans per team, $20 skins per team, and $20 multiple flags on Par 3’s per team. Prizes are $450.00 first place, $240.00 second place, and other prizes are closest to pin, longest putt and longest drive. Meal and snacks will be provided. Proceeds go to the Pike County 4-H Extension Foundation.

To register a team or for more information, call Marilyn Hyde at 217-242-4832 or Tammi Koltveit at 217-285-5543.

The Buggs Family to perform at Senior Center – May 31 – Pittsfield, IL

live musicThe Buggs Family will perform at the Pike County Senior Center located at 220 W. Adams in Pittsfield on Saturday, May 31. The show will begin at 7 pm. All are welcome, food will be available at 5:30 pm. The will be bringing a guest that has not yet been revealed ads of yet. Food and show costs will be separate.

Fish & Chicken Fry – May 3 – Hull, IL

pch fire departmentHull-Kinderhook Fire Protection District will hold their Fish & Chicken Fry from 11am – 2pm and 4-7pm on Saturday, May 3 at the fire station located at 320 W. Highway 106 in Hull. The menu is fish, chicken, potato salad, baked beans, fried potatoes, assorted desserts and drinks of coffee, tea, Kool-aid and lemonade. Dessert donations are appreciated. Free will donations accepted. Deliveries available within village limits of Hull or Kinderhook with a minimum of $5 donation. Call 217-432-5240 for delivery. Funds go toward purchase of equipment, vehicles, and training.

Free Vision, hearing & developmental screenings – May 12 – Pleasant Hill, IL

pch youth eventPleasant Hill School District, Four Rivers Special Education District and Pike County Health Department are offering free vision, hearing and developmental screenings for children 2 1/2 to 4 yrs of age who reside in School District #3, 9am-2pm on Monday, May 12 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Call to schedule an appointment 217-734-2311. Screening and parent information determines eligibility for Pleasant Hill Pre-Kindergarten Program serving 3 and 4 year old children.

Tootsie Pop Day – May 2 & 3 – Pittsfield, IL

tootsie popThe Pittsfield Lions Club will be conducting their 2014 Tootsie Pop Day on Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 in Pittsfield. Sharon Springer, Sharon’s Town and Country Daycare/Preschool and her lions cubs will be at County Market at varying times on Friday (weather permitting) to begin the fundraiser.

On Saturday, Lions Club members will be set up from 8:30 am until 1 pm at County Market, Walmart, Farm and Home Supply, and Save-A-Lot. In addition, the Lions will be on the square in Pittsfield, Saturday May 3 during Pittsfield Main Street’s Family Day where they will be sharing information regarding the Lions’ mission of helping sight and hearing impaired people. The Lions club will accept used eyeglasses and hearing aids at all locations. Lions Club Tootsie Pop Day is a fundraiser conducted nationally by the Lions. Money raised is used to help sight and hearing impaired people locally and around the4 world.

Donations can also be mailed to: The Pittsfield Lions Club, PO Box 255, Pittsfield, IL 62363. The Pittsfield Lions Club would appreciate your support and is looking forward to seeing you May 2 and 3.