Toy Drive & Cookie Walk at Game – Dec 16 – Griggsville, IL

santa-clausOn Tuesday, December 16 beginning at 6 pm, the Tornadoes will play at home vs Pittsfield. Admission will be a toy to donate for the G-P Toy Drive to benefit the Griggsville-Perry School District Christmas Families. One adult or child admission free per toy. Also on that night, Team Impact will hold it’s annual Cookie Walk from 3:30 pm until the end of the game.

If you would like to donate cookies, please bring them to Kayt Risley on Monday, December 15. OTSD will be at the game that night handing out goodies.

Griggsville-Perry FFA Fundraiser – Griggsville, IL

fundraiserGriggsville-Perry FFA is conducting its annual citrus fruit, cheese and sausage fundraiser.  They are selling Florida and California citrus of: navel oranges, grapefruit, tangelos, tangerines, along with Wahsington pears and apples.  They are available in bushels, 4/5 bushels, 2/5 bushels, and bags.  They are also selling Wisconsin Cheese and Summer Sausage Gift boxes along with honey ham and beef sticks.  Contact any GP FFA member or call Chris Miller Ag Instructor at the High School.  Proceeds go to support Griggsville-Perry FFA Leadership Programs and Activities.

UMC Carols of Christmas Bazaar – Nov 21 – Griggsville, IL

christmas eventThe Griggsville United Methodist Women invite you to attend their annual “Carols of Christmas” Bazaar on Friday, November 21 from 10 am to 2 pm. Doors open at 10 am and lunch will begin at 11 am with soup, sandwiches, desserts and drinks. Items for sale will include homemade candies, yeast breads, cakes, cookies, tea rings and other assorted dessert items. There will be live music from 11 am to 1 pm. For more information please contact Pastor Dave at 217-833-2575 or 833-2457.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast – Nov 15 – Griggsville, IL

Food buttonPancake and Sausage Breakfast will be held Saturday, November 15, 8-11 am at the Griggsville-Perry High School cafeteria. Free will donation and proceeds will go to purchase gifts for the Griggsville-Perry Christmas Program. This is their only fundraiser, so come on out and show your support!

Contact Jessica Bunch at 833-2352 or by email at bunchj@griggsvilleperry.org for more information regarding the pancake breakfast.

Trick or Treat at the Library! – Oct 30 – Griggsville, IL

Halloween EventsBe sure to stop by the North Pike District Library on Thursday, October 30 during Trick or Treat hours! There will be treats and “make n take” crafts available for the little ones. Don’t miss the fun, bring your friends and bring your family!

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.