A retirement party is planned for Peg Ratliff, who is retiring from teaching at Griggsville-Perry School. The celebration is at the Griggsville Park, 12:15 pm. Come and join in wishing Peg good luck in her retirement!
Before the party, Bright Star Worship is 10 am and potluck is 11 am. Everyone is invited to the worship service. For more information, call parish office, 833-2575 or Pastor Dave at 217-779-8215.
The Skinner House annual ice cream social will be held on Saturday, July 19. Kenny Bradbury will entertain with his music. Homemade ice cream, cake and beverages will be available. Funds raised are used for maintenance of the Skinner House. Come enjoy the evening!
The Lady Tornadoes will host a softball clinic July 14-18 at the Little League Diamond. This clinic will run from 5:30 to 7:30 each evening. The clinic will be for girls going into the 6th grade through 10th grades. Cost is $30 (includes a shirt). All proceeds go to the Lady Tornadoes softball fund. Entry forms can be picked up a the school office or call Robert Kennedy at 217-473-0651. Form and fees must be turned into the school office by Monday, July 7.
We hope you’re all enjoying summer by attending our local festivals and fairs! Griggsville’s Western IL Fair has already kicked off today, June 25 with a great crowd and activities. The following are the activities for the duration of the Western IL Fair.
Thursday, June 26:
8 am — Livestock Arena Beef Show. Family meal at noon. Swine show after the Beef Show.
1 pm – 7 pm — 4-H exhibit building open
7 pm — GRANDSTAND: Queen Pageant and Princess contest
GRANDSTAND — Dueling Pianos performing throughout the evening
Friday, June 27:
FAMILY NIGHT with Woody’s Menagerie. Family Style Special front gate prices of $10/person including rides.
9 am — Livestock Arena Master Showmanship Auction preview
5 pm — Livestock Auction
6:30 pm — Livestock projects released following auction
American Legion Hall Animal Science Skill-a-thon after Master Showmanship Projects released, 3-5 pm.
Budweiser Entertainment Tent – Hip Bone Same, 8 pm to Midnight
Saturday, June 28:
School bus and Modified Demolition Derbies, 7 pm
Budweiser Entertainment Tent – Next of Kin, 8 pm to Midnight
Sunday, June 29:
UPA Tractor and Truck Pull – 4 pm
Budweiser Entertainment Tent – Washer Tournament 1 pm start. Entry $20 per team
Pike County livestock group invites family and friends and businesses to attend the livestock auction held on Friday, June 27 at the Griggsville fair grounds where there will be the Pike County 4-H exhibitors with their projects.
The buyers are asked to register at 5:30 pm and at this time they will be able to visit with the 4-H exhibitors and ask them about their projects to get to know them. A meal will be served to the buyers by the Pike County Beef Association at 5:30 pm. The sale will begin at 6:30 with the assistance of Brian Curless. Come and support the 4-H livestock auction.
Pre-K parents, it’s not too early to be thinking about Fall 2014. If your child will be attending Pre-K for the first time, be sure you have scheduled your child’s physical and have met all other health requirements. First day of attendance for Pre-K students is Thursday, August 21. If all health requirements are not met and the school doesn’t have your child’s certified birth certificate & copy of social security card, your child will not be able to attend Pre-K.
There is a Pre-K Screening on Monday, August 18 for those that may have missed the screening in March. Please call the school at 217-833-2352 to make an appointment.
Mandatory Pre-K Parent Meeting for all Pre-K parents, whether they are newly enrolled or returning students will beheld on Thursday, August 14 at 7pm.
Griggsville Day Unit of HCE will meet at 1:30 pm on June 19 at Liberty Village in Pittsfield. The meeting will be in the main dining room and drinks will be provided. Sally Bennett will present the minor lesson on Margaret Woodrow Wilson and Susanne Curry will present the major lesson on Managing a Gluten-Free Diet.
Recently a medical doctor appeared on national TV offering this advice regarding food choices: “Just eat what your grandma ate”. This advice is the subject of the June 12 Griggsville Historical/Genealogical Society Meeting at the Skinner House.
The meeting will start at noon with a luncheon donated and served by Pike WCTU. A DVD featuring nutritionist Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D. will be shown around 12:30 pm. Sharon Clarkson of Pittsfield will share her experience of overcoming adult-onset diabetes and high blood pressure using interesting changes in her eating habits. Discussion will follow with meeting ending at 2 pm or before. Visitors are encouraged to attend as well as members. Persons wishing to be included in the lunch count may call 217-833-2500 by Wednesday, June 11. Anyone is welcome to join the meeting later for the program if unable to attend the meal.
Griggsville Historical/Genealogical Society meets the 2nd Thursday of the month usually at 2 pm. The meeting will begin at noon for the June meeting due to the nature of the program.
Western Illinois Fair opens Wednesday, June 25 with the DARE program at the grandstand with special gate price of $10 for all patrons, which includes rides. Many prizes will be given. The Miller Spectacular Shows return to our midway with state fair rides and many food & drink concessions.
Schedule this year is DARE program Wednesday with special gate price; Queen and Little Miss Pageant on Thursday with Dueling Pianos, Friday is family night with a special gate price and Woody’s Educational Wildlife presentation at the grandstand. Woody’s has been featured on Jay Leno, Racheal Ray and Fox St. Louis. Saturday night, both bus demo and modified demo. UPA tractor and truck pull is featured Sunday, last night of the fair.
Daily admission is $8 ticket without rides and $15 with rides. Season tickets are $30 without rides and $50 with rides.