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.

Lady Tornadoes Softball Clinic – July 14 to 18 – Griggsville, IL

School Events and Activities BoardThe 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.

Historical & Genealogical Society Meeting – May 8 – Griggsville, IL

History AwaitsThe Griggsville Historical and Genealogical Society will meet Thursday, May 8 at 2pm at the Skinner House. “Coming Ashore at Phillips Ferrin in 1831″ concludes this spring’s adventure with Rebecca Burlend on her visit to 21st century Pike County. There will be special music, public is invited.

Mother’s Day Hanging Basket Sale – May 2 & 3 – Griggsville, IL

hanging_basket_by_tomkilbane-d68erouGriggsville-Perry FFA Membe4rs will have hanging baskets availalbe for sale this weekend, May 2 & 3 for Mother’s Day. Flowers, baskets, plants, annuals, vegetables and flower bowls range in price from $1 to $15 and will be available Friday from 3:30 pm to 7:P30 pm and Saturday from 8:30 am until noon at the High School Ag building in Griggsville.

Don’t Get Rid of Your Prom Dresses!

Pageant Flyer colorLadies, if we can have your attention for a moment. Please don’t get rid of your gorgeous prom dresses once prom season is over. You can wear it again (your parents will love that they’re getting their money’s worth out of your dress lol)! Keep that dress and wear it in the Pittsfield Fall Festival in August! You know you looked amazing in it once, so make sure to wow everyone one more time before you move onto the next year’s fashion!

Keep an eye on the local papers, Pike County Happenings, the Pittsfield Fall Festival Facebook page, and listen to WBBA to stay up to date on Fall Festival info. This is a great pageant to be a part of, don’t be shy, own that catwalk!

Area Cemetery Cleaning Schedules

grave2cArea cemeteries are gearing up for Spring and announcing their cleaning day schedules. Be sure to know when your local cemetery will be cleaning so that you can retrieve your items from graves.

GRIGGSVILLE: Griggsville Cemetery will begin clean up on March 25. Please remove all flowers & decorations. Anything left after March 25 will be disposed of.

NEBO: Annual cleanup for the Nebo Cemetery will begin on April 1. Please remove everything you want to save from around grave site such as flowers, decorations, etc. by April 1. After cleanup, you are free to return all grave decorations.

PERRY: Perry Cemetery clean up will be on Saturday, March 22 at 1pm. Donations are welcome.

PLEASANT HILL: The annual cleaning of Crescent Heights Cemetery will begin on March 15. Please remove all flowers, containers and grave decorations you wish to save by that date. Anything left after March 15th will be disposed of.


If you know of other area cemetery cleanup days, please email your information to us at pikecountyhappenings@outlook.com or send to us via the Contact Us page.

Summer League meeting – Feb 19 – Griggsville, IL

local sports buttonThe Griggsville-Perry Summer League will meet at the Griggsville City Hall on Wednesday, Feb 19 at 6:30 pm. Anyone interested in helping out this year is encouraged to attend. The meeting will discuss upcoming season, registration and projects. New officers will also be elected during this meeting.

Facebook Group for Pike parents with an IEP

for parents buttonParents with children with IEPs (Individualized Education Programs) often feel alone & frustrated trying to understand special education law and get the most appropriate education for their children. Parents in Pike County can now find support & connection through a Facebook group called Pike IEP Parents.

According to the Facebook group description, “This is a place to share what is working and what is not so that we can all grow in our advocacy efforts for our children. Let’s share frustrations and challenges in a constructive manner so that we can support one another in resolving issues. Equally important — let’s share successes and encourage one another. This is meant to be a helpful forum for us to find each other and work together in the best interest of our children.”

If you feel this is a group that you would like to join, please request membership on their page. Click HERE to be directed to the Facebook group site.

Story Hour – Jan 28 – Griggsville, IL

pch youth eventStory Hour will be held Tuesday, January 28 at 10am at the North Pike Library in Griggsville.

Community Christmas Tree – Dec 24 – Griggsville, IL

present250_250 The 90th annual Community Christmas Tree is December 24th beginning at 6pm in the Nichol Gym in Griggsville. The Lighthouse Baptist Church will present the program with help from the Griggsville American Legion, Legion Auxillary, Sons of the Legion, and Santa Claus!

There will be gifts for ages birth through 4th grade.  Cash donations for this event can be left at the City Hall, Farmers National Bank, or at the Community Christmas Tree.  Everyone is welcome!