Art Speaks, the loudest silent auction you will ever attend, is November 24 – December 6 at Free Press Coffee Shop in Pittsfield with original pieces made by Mrs. Davidsmeyer’s art classes. Winners will be announced December 6. Proceeds go to the PHS Art Program.
Pleasant Hill FFA Alumni is hosting a Longenberger Basket Bingo Saturday, November 15 at Pleasant Hill Elementary School. Supper is at 5:30 pm, Bingo starts at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome to play. Funds raised will assist in the FFA scholarships and leadership activities of the Pleasant Hill FFA. Join in the fun! For more information call 217-734-2311 and ask for Mary Barnes.
On Saturday, December 6, the “Hi Neighbor Club” will host a Christmas Shopping Trip to the South County Mall and the Chesterfield Mall. The bus will leave the Hull Community Building at 7 am and will be returning to the Hull Community Building at 9 pm. Cost to join this trip is $30 per person. To sign up to go on this full day of shopping fun, please call Sherri at 217-426-4521.
The 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!
Illini’s Oncology Department is moving to a new space and would like area artists to submit artwork to help decorate the new area. The artist can choose any type of artwork and the subject of the piece is also left to the artist’s discretion. Artwork will be judged during the open house for the new space that will be held this winter. Prizes include: First place, $250; Second place, $100; Third place, $50. Artwork must be submitted by November 18 to the Illini Public Relations Department. For more information call 217-285-2113, ext 3810.
This is the last month to purchase tickets for the All-Sport raffle. Tickets can be purchased from any athlete or the office of Pittsfield High School. The drawing for the winning tickets will be held Saturday, November 29 at half-time of the Saukee boys basketball game during the Saukee Turkey Tournament. First prize in the drawing is $5,000. There will be eleven other winners.
The Twin Pike YMCA will have a Halloween party Friday, October 31 from 5-7 at the Y. A free T-shirt to the first 200 kids; food, fun, games, prizes, an obstacle course, and a costume contest will be some of the activities and offerings. All children must be accompanies by an adult. There is no charge for the party.
Due to the contruction, parking is available at Wallace Memorial Park with a free hayride to the YMCA. Age divisionsd and times for the costume contest are: ages 0-2 at 5:30 pm; ages 3-5 at 5:45 pm; ages 6-8 at 6 pm; ages 9-11 at 6:15 pm and ages 12-14 at 6:30 pm. No signups necessary.
The annual Bethel Homecoming is Sunday, August 17 at historic Bethel Church. A basket dinner is at 12:30 to be followed by church/music program at 2:00. Music will be provided by violinist Meredith Spradlin, a Burlend descendant and the Wade Family, descendants of Josiah Wade. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish, table service, and lawn chair.
There will be a benefit for the Mike Rumple family at the home of Billy and Heidi Doyle Saturday, July 26 at 1 p.m. The benefit is put together by friends to help Mike and his family. Mike has been unable to work since October 2013 due to surgeries and complications. There will be a band, auction, 50/50 raffle, food, petting zoo, and pony rides.