Pike County Color Drive 2014 – October 18 & 19


It’s that time of year again for the great Pike County Color Drive! This is the 26th year for the Color Drive and each year brings amazing things to see, do and eat. Be sure to visit the Pike County Color Drive’s official website at www.pikecolordrive.com and visit their Facebook page by clicking HERE.  This year’s event is October 18 and 19.  Download your own 2014 event map and brochure on their website or by clicking 2014 Pike County Color Drive Map Brochure.

Radio coverage can be heard on WBBA FM 97.5 with commentary by Pittsfield Rotary Club.  Listen in your vehicle or even online!  The following events are ones found on Facebook and submitted to Pike County Happenings.  We hope to see you out as we also provide running coverage on our Twitter page!  This year PCH can be found in the southern part of the county beginning in Nebo and following Illinois 96 all the way to New Canton!  Follow us on our adventure around the river as we weave in and out of some of the most beautiful areas in our county.  Last year’s trek around the northern side was so much fun, we just had to do it again!  Follow us on Twitter by clicking HERE.

 

Here are just a few of the events happening around the county this weekend that aren’t included on the brochure.  Be sure to check them out!

Nebo:
Nebo will be serving their famous fish sandwiches and selling apple butter this weekend! There will also be a petting zoo, pony rides, hay scramble and several vendors. Be sure to stop by the welcome booth for your stamp!

Rockport:
Lots to see in this small, idyllic town! Don’t pass through without stopping for some delicious food and great finds with antiques and finds at the old Odd Fellows Hall just west of the park and the great food vendors. Something for everyone in this picturesque spot!

Pleasant Hill:
Annual Color Drive Tent Service at the Pike County Fairgrounds Sunday, Oct 19 at 10 am. Join together with our church family for a time of praise and worship at the Pike County Fairgrounds as our community celebrates The Pike County Illinois Fall Color Drive

Pearl:
The Pearl Community Center will raffle a quilt and gift card at the Color Drive Oct 19. For more information, call Julia Hatcher at 217-829-4260 or Lois Stewart at 217-829-4430. The proceeds will be for purchasing Christmas lights.

Pittsfield:
Nucci’s Pasta House is ready to serve the hungry visitors to town! Help them celebrate their first year open during the Pike County Color Drive by stopping by for some delicious Italian food! Be sure to check out their website for their full menu, updates and specials by clicking HERE.

Baylis:
Be sure to stop by the Baylis Baptist Church on Saturday for some great food in a controlled environment we are also an official stop so get your card punched, Thanks see you on Saturday.

Milton:
Many new vendors this year! Eagle Creek Carving Company will be back with chainsaw carving demonstrations.

Pittsfield FFA will be selling chili on the square.

East Pike Fire Protection District will be selling pork and BBQ brisket sandwiches on the square.

Griggsville:
G-P FFA will be serving pork chops, ribeyes and pork burger sandwiches Saturday, Oct 18 and Sunday, Oct 19 at the Western Illinois Fairgrounds in Griggsville. They will also be serving biscuits & gravy each morning for breakfast along with coffee. Proceeds go to support the G-P FFA Leadership program and National FFA Convention. Drive-up and take out service will be available.

G-P FFA will host it’s 8th annual antique tractor show at the Western IL Fairgrounds Oct 18 & 19. Voting will take place Sunday and plaques will be awarded at 3:30. Tractors need to be in place by 9 am each day. Show one or both days. Call Chris Miller, Ag instructor, at 217-430-6970 for questions and more.

The Skinner House on North Stanford St. will be open Saturday, Oct 18 from 9 am to noon. Tour the historic house and museum room which contains Nellie Grant items and Page Hatch hand carved decoys. Homemade apple dumplings will be available.

 

 

Griggsville-Perry Craft Show – November 8 – Griggsville, IL

CraftShowOn Saturday, November 8th, Team Impact / OTSD will have the Griggsville-Perry Craft Show.  If anyone would like to be a vendor please contact Kayt Risley, 217-257-3848 or risleyk@griggsvilleperry.org.  You can email the registration form to Kayt or stop by the high school.  Registration fees are $25.00 (2 chairs included) & $5 carrying fee for help carrying items into the school.

Pancake and Sausage Breakfast – November 15 – Griggsville, IL

School Event and activityGriggsville-Perry High School Pancake and Sausage Breakfast is 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 in the cafeteria.  Cost is free will donation.  Proceeds go to purchase gifts for G-P Christmas Program.  This is the group’s only fundraiser.  contact Jessica Bunch, 833-2352 or by email at bunchj@griggsvilleperry.org for more information.

Craft Show – Nov 8 – Griggsville, IL

School Events and Activities BoardTeam Impact/Operation Teen Safe Driving will hold their Griggsville-Perry Craft Show on Saturday, Nov 8. If you are interested in being a vendor at this event, please contact Kayt Risley at 217-257-3848 or email risleyk@griggsvilleperry.org You can email your registration form to Kayt or stop by the high school. Registration fees are $25 (2 chairs included) and $5 carrying fee for help carrying items into the school.

Blood Drive – Oct 10 – Griggsville, IL

Give-Blood-Give-LifeGPHS Anatomy and Physiology and Health Occupation classes will host their annual blood drive on Friday, Oct 10 from 9 am – 2 pm. Contact the school office at 217-833-2352 to make your appointment today. Your donation will help a senior from the school earn a scholarship.

Volley for Hope – Oct 15 – Griggsville, IL

Think Pink buttonVolley for Hope, sponsored by Team Impact/Operation Teen Safe Driving students, will be held on Wednesday, Oct 15 at the high school girls volleyball game. Pictures of baskets are on the school website at www.griggsvilleperry.org Proceeds go to those in our community battling cancer. Raffle tickets are on sale now.

G-P Pancake Breakfast – Nov 15 – Griggsville, IL

School Events and Activities BoardThe Griggsville-Perry school will be having a pancake breakfast on Saturday, November 15th from 8-11 AM. Free will donation. Proceeds will go to purchasing gifts for the Christmas Program. This program is designed to assist families within the district that are in need during the holiday season. If there are questions or comments, contact Jessica Bunch at bunchj@griggsvilleperry.org, or at 217-833-2352. Thank you for your support.

G-P Blood Drive – October 10 – Griggsville, IL

Give-Blood-Give-LifeGriggsville-Perry Health Occupation Class will have a blood drive, through American Red Cross, at the high school gymnasium Friday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join the Girl Scouts, Volunteer Today!

girl scoutsJoin the Girl Scouts today! Girl Scouts is here to inspire girls to roll up their sleeves, help their community and even earn badges and awards! Any girl in grades K-12 can become a Girl Scout. Adult volunteers make the Girl Scout program possible for girls. Locally, Girl Scouts is currently looking for Daisy (K-1 grades) and Junior (4-5 grades) troop leaders for the Griggsville area. To find out more information, contact Erica Douglas at 217-222-1030 or email edouglas@girlscouts-gsci.org

Griggsville Apple Festival – September 19, 20, 21 – Griggsville, IL

PCH festivals fairsJoin the fun this year at the Griggsville Apple Festival!  With so many things to see and do, you’re sure to have a great time with your friends and family.  Check out the schedule of events and information on how you too can join the fun!

 

Antique Tractor Pull :  Saturday, Sept. 21 hosted by the Griggsville-Perry FFA at 1:30 pm.  Unloading and registration is at Dunham’s lot along Hwy 107 across from the Western Illinois Fairgrounds.  Registration begins at noon and will conclude by 1 pm.  Entries will need 3 cards of the same information about the entry.  Entries are welcome to unload any time that morning.  TO help with planning, call Chris Miller, GP FFA advisor at 217-430-6970 with your entries or questions.

Apple Dynasty Beard Contest : Friday, September 19.  Prizes will be given out for longest beard, bushiest beard and sexiest stubble.  Also best overall voted on by crowd response.  To enter, call Janice Sneeden at 217-833-2637 or register that night.

Apple Pie Baking Contest : Pies must be in Mick Webel’s Country Financial Insurance office by 9 am for judging on September 20.  Pies will be judged on appearance as well as taste.  There will be two divisions: Age 7-15 and 16 through adult.  Cash prizes given in each division for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

Apple Festival Baby Contest : September 20 at 10:30 am.  All babies 0-24 months of age are eligible to enter.  The overall winners must be from the original Griggsville school district.  Pre-register by calling Kara Wainman at 217-491-2836 or Rindi Bennett at 217-248-0301.

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