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The Circus is Coming to Town – Oct 5 – Griggsville, IL

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The Kelly Miller Circus will be performing at the Western Illinois Fairground on Monday, October 5.  Show times are at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm.   Their program consists of tigers, clowns, aerial acrobatics, ventriloquist and more (information via their website under “program”).

From the Kelly Miller Circus website: The circus travels on a fleet of 36 vehicles and requires an area of 350’ by 350’ to set up on. The colorful circus big top has a seating capacity of 1100 and is made of waterproof vinyl. The tent is 120’ by 120’ and is 40’ high and is supported by more than a quarter of a mile of heavy gauge aluminum tubing as well as several miles of rope, steel cable and chain. In 2007, another exciting chapter in its history began when the show was purchased by John Ringling North II. Mr. North’s great uncles were the famous Ringling Brothers, his grandmother, their only sister. Born into this most famous of circus families, John grew up on the “Greatest Show on Earth”, learning circus operation from his father Henry Ringling North, and Uncle John Ringling North. He is dedicated to the circus, always seeking ways to improve it. Mr. North can be seen at most performances watching the show with a critical eye.

Tickets can be purchased at Farmers National Bank of Griggsville.  Adults (ages 12 and up) are $12 and children (ages 2-11) are $6.  The last day to purchase will be on October 2nd.

Visit Kelly Miller Circus on Facebook or their website at www.kellymillercircus.com

Bethel Church Homecoming – August 16 – Pike County, IL

The Bethel Church Homecoming will be held Sunday, August 16 at the Bethel Church between Griggsville and Detroit.  Dinner is 12:30 pm with the service set to begin at 2 pm.  Bring a covered dish.

Class of 1970 Reunion – July 11 – Griggsville, IL

A reunion for the Griggsville Class of 1970 is being held Saturday, July 11 from 5 to 8 pm at the Red Apple Room at 40570 243rd Avenue in Pittsfield.  Social time will be 5-6 pm and the meal will begin at 6 pm.  Class members are asked to contact Mary Dunmire at 217-473-3430 for reservations asap.  Any questions call Mary.

Fun at the Fair 5K – June 27 – Griggsville, IL

Griggsville-Perry Athletic Boosters will host “Fun at the Fair” 5K Fun Run on Saturday, June 27.  The fun run is slotted to benefit the Griggsville-Perry Athletic Boosters in helping pay for Griggsville-Perry Assistant Coaching staff.

Pre-registration forms are available for pick up at FNB of Griggsville, Griggsville Estates, and Free Press Coffee in Pittsfield on the square.

Entry for students, K-12 is $10 per participant, and adults are $15 each.  “Fun at the Fair” Run will begin with registration at 7:45 am at the Griggsville American Legion park lot with the race beginning at 8:30 am.

Registration fees are non-refundable with the race being held rain or shine. Checks should be made payable to: GP Athletic Boosters c/o Jill Kunzeman.

Western Illinois Fair Schedule

The Western Illinois Fair in Griggsville has announced their schedule for this year’s fair.  With so much to choose from, there’s sure to be something for everyone!

Wednesday, June 24:

Sponsored by The Maschoffs

  • 8 am – Poultry Show
  • 9 am – Rabbit Show
  • 11:30 am – Dog Show
  • 5 pm – Goat Show

D.A.R.E. Program, activities and prizes for kids. Prizes drawn at 8 pm.

Thursday, June 25:

Sponsored by the 3-D Leasing of Griggsville

  • 8 am – Beef Show
  • Swine show following Beef
  • Family Meal following Beef Show

Grandstand – Little Miss Queen Pageant at 7 pm

Friday, June 26:

Sponsored by Pikeland Motors

  • 5 pm – Auction Preview
  • 6:30 pm – Livestock Auction

Beer tent – Exit 52 – 8 pm to midnight

Tuff Truck/ Car Race at 7 pm

Saturday, June 27:

Sponsored by Hofmeister’s Welding & Fabrication

Demo Derby at 7 pm

  • Stock & Modified Demo: 1st prize $800, 2nd prize $500, 3rd prize $200
  • Compact Demo: 1st prize $1,000; 2nd prize $600; 3rd prize $300

Contact Jake Hull at 715-579-6373

Pro Mod Trucks: Trophies sponsored by Neal Tire & Auto Service in Pittsfield

Beer Tent – Next of Kin – 8 pm to midnight

Sunday, June 28:

Sponsors of Tractor & Truck Pull – Beard Implement: Barry, Pittsfield, Arenzville and Ashland;  Aaron Lipcamon – Pioneer Seed Sales;  Arends-Awe, Inc. of Riggston and Perry

Grandstand UPA Tractor and Truck Pull – 4 pm

Washer Tournament: 1 pm start, entry fee $20 per team

Admission Prices:

  • Family Night: $10 per person, includes all rides
  • Thursday – Sunday: $8 per person without rides, $15 per person with rides
  • Season Ticket without rides: $30
  • Season Tickets with rides: $50

Always free parking. Pit parking and pit passes are subject to a fee.

 

 

Bobzien Family Benefit – June 20 – Griggsville, IL

A benefit is at Griggsville American Legion June 20 for education fund for the children of Rob Bobzien.  A pulled pork dinner is 5 pm.  There is a 50/50 raffle drawing; silent auction throughout the night.  Silent Auction closes at 7 pm.

The band Whiskey Revolution begins at 8 pm.  For information, to purchase raffle tickets or to donated, call April at 217-248-5409 or Stacy at 217-440-9586.

Western Illinois Fair announces schedule – Griggsville, IL

Western Illinois Fair is June 24-28.  Grounds are being prepared and improvements made to grandstand, barns and camping area.

Schedule of Events:

  • Wednesday – Kids Day (D.A.R.E. Night)
  • Thursday – Queen & Little Miss Pageant
  • Friday – Bus Demolition
  • Saturday – Modified and Compact Derbies
  • Sunday – Tractor & Truck Pulls

A new event this year is a Team Derby, Friday or Saturday.

Livestock shows are throughout the week at newly renovated barns and shows also at Griggsville American Legion.

Bands have been contracted for the pavilion for Friday and Saturday nights.

Bible Studies for 2015

Bible studies for 2015 will be held at Griggsville United Methodist Church every Wednesday at 9:30 am, and at Perry United Methodist Church every Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm.  The book of Joel and the minor prophets will be studied.  This Bible study is sponsored by the 7 congregations of the Bright Star Parish but is open to absolutely everyone.  If you have questions, feel free to contact Pastor Dave at 217-833-2575 or 217-833-2457.

42nd Annual Griggsville-Perry Alumni Association Reception – May 24 – Griggsville, IL

The 42nd Annual Griggsville-Perry Alumni Association Reception will be held on Sunday, May 24 at 2 pm in the school cafeteria.  There will be a short program, followed by refreshments and a short meeting.  If you have any questions, please contact Jill Kunzeman at 309-264-3785.