5th Annual Lady Eagles Fundamentals of Softball Camp – July 21-25 – Griggsville, IL

local sports buttonFREE!  The 5th annual Lady Eagles Fundamental of Softball Camp will be held daily from July 21-25, 10 a.m. until noon.  This is for young ladies entering 6th through 8th grades this fall.  the camp will be held at the Griggsville Little League diamond.  Please bring your softball equipment and a great attitude.  If any questions, contact Coach Bill Craven at 217-833-2113.  He is looking forward to seeing you there!

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.

Western IL Fair opens – June 25 – Griggsville, IL

PCH festivals fairsWestern Illinois Fair opens Wednesday, June 25 with the DARE program at the grandstand with special gate price of $10 for all patrons, which includes rides. Many prizes will be given. The Miller Spectacular Shows return to our midway with state fair rides and many food & drink concessions.

Schedule this year is DARE program Wednesday with special gate price; Queen and Little Miss Pageant on Thursday with Dueling Pianos, Friday is family night with a special gate price and Woody’s Educational Wildlife presentation at the grandstand. Woody’s has been featured on Jay Leno, Racheal Ray and Fox St. Louis. Saturday night, both bus demo and modified demo. UPA tractor and truck pull is featured Sunday, last night of the fair.

Daily admission is $8 ticket without rides and $15 with rides. Season tickets are $30 without rides and $50 with rides.

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!

Miss Western IL Fair Queen Meeting – April 27 – Griggsville, IL

PCH festivals fairsThe Western Illinois Fair is searching for young ladies between the ages of 16-21 who would be interested in competing for the title of the 2014 Miss Western Illinois Fair Queen. An informational meeting will be held Sunday, April 27th at 4 p.m. at the fairgrounds. For more information contact Beth White at 217-370-3638.

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.

Pancake & Sausage Supper – March 4 – Griggsville, IL

Food buttonEnjoy a pancake and sausage supper for Shrove Tuesday at the Griggsville United Methodist Church on Tuesday, March 4. The dining room will open at 4:30 pm for the annual supper. Carryouts will be available at 4 pm. Free will donations will be accepted. The supper is organized by Peg Ratliff in memory of Homer Allen. For more information, contact Pastor Dave at 217-833-2575.

Griggsville United Methodist Church is located at 115 S. Stanford in Griggsville.

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.