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.

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!

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.