Be 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!
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 217-833-2352. Thank you for your support.
Join 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 email@example.com
Join 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.
The Griggsville Apple Festival is looking for entries for its annual talent contest. The contest will be held Saturday, Sept. 20 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Jr. Division will be from 6:30-7 p.m., with a break for other activities, then the Sr. Division will resume around 8:15 p.m. Background music for vocalists will need to be provided to the committee by Thursday, Sept. 18. If you are interested in entering the contest, pleae contact Jamie Kelley at 217-242-2817. Limited entries will be accepted so call soon!
Griggsville Apple Festival Car and Bike show in downtown Griggsville. Special quest for the weekend is the Illinois Patriot Guard Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial Wall. 100% of the proceeds from this show will be donated to the Fallen Heroes Memorial Wall and Toys for Tots. Registration is 8 a.m.-noon. Registration fee is $20 for cars/trucks and $15 for bikes. Judging begins at noon. Awards given for 1st and 2nd place in each class. Special awards given for “Best of Show” and “Best Display of Patriotism”. For additional information, contact Shelly Henry at 217-617-5077, on Facebook, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Griggsville Apple Festival will have its first Chili Cook-off this year. Get out spices and cook up a favorite chili and bring it to the competition for judging and public taste-testing. No entry fee. Chili will be judges on color, aroma, consistency, taste and after-test. Cash prizes will be given to 1st and 2nd place winners and one People’s Choice trophy.
Contestants should provide two gallons of homemade shili, roaster or crock pot, card table, extension cord, and chili dipper. Each contestant should display a sign visible to public stating the heat level of his/her chili. Festival will provide electricity, as well as 4 oz. bowls, spoons, and bottled water for taste-testing and judging.
Event is Friday, Sept. 19 on boulevard in Griggsville. Roasters/crock pots should be set up by 5:45 p.m. Judging is 6 p.m. Public taste-testing is 6:30 p.m. which will determine People’s Choice Award.
Anyone interested in entering can contact Jill Kunzeman, 309-264-3785. Entries accepted until Wednesday, Sept. 17.
The annual Bethel Homecoming is Sunday, August 17 at historic Bethel Church. A basket dinner is at 12:30 to be followed by church/music program at 2:00. Music will be provided by violinist Meredith Spradlin, a Burlend descendant and the Wade Family, descendants of Josiah Wade. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish, table service, and lawn chair.
The Bright Star Methodist Cooperative Parish Bible Study for spring 2014 will be held every tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Perry United Methodist Church and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Griggsville United Methodist Church. Both are studying the book of Ezekiel. The Bible study is sponsored by the 7 congregations of the Bright Star Parish – Oxville, Florence, Detroit, Griggsville, Perry, New Salem, and Baylis Methodist Churches. If you have questions, please call Pastor Dave at 217-833-2575 or 217-833-2457.