Food For Fines – December 20 – Pittsfield, IL

public library buttonBetween Nov. 20 and Dec. 20, patrons of Pittsfield Public Library may pay their overdue fines by bringing in non-perishable food itmes.  Food For Fines is  great wayfor our patrons to give back to the community and return their account to good standing.  Food For Fines applies to overdue fines only.  It does not apply to lost or damaged materials.  All items collected will be distributed to local food banks.  Please, no glass items.  Only unexpired, in good-condition, non-perishable food items will be accepted.  Come in and see us at the Library, or call 217-285-2200 for information on any outstanding overdue fines.

Pittsfield Library Giving Tree – December 19 – Pittsfield IL

public library buttonThe Pittsfield Public Library is sponsoring “A Giving Tree for Senior Citizens”.  We are asking that you open your hearts to this often forgotten group of people.  The Giving Tree will be in the Adult section of the Library with tags on the tree for both men and women.  The tree will be up from Nov. 20 through Dec. 19.  There are 25 tags to be filled so please help these most deserving of seniors.  This year, if anyone would like to leave a monetary donation, the library will pick a gift for you.  We have a list of gift suggestions available at the library.  For more information contact Sara Bernard at the Pittsfield Public Library 217-285-2200

Autism Awareness Meeting – December 15 – Pittsfield, IL

pch groups and clubsPuzzlebox: Autism Awareness/Support Group will meet Monday, Dec. 15. 6 p.m.-7:45 p.m. (doors open at 5:45 p.m.), 3rd Floor Conference Room at Illini Community Hospital, Pittsfield.  Anyone and everyone affected by autism or anyone interested in learning more about the spectrum is welcome.  The Puzzlebox is a free open group dedicated to raising awareness of autism spectrum disorders as well as provide support to those affected by autism.  For more information please contact Taylor Sweeting by email at, or by cell phone 217-370-8142 or work phone 217-285-2113 ext. 3277.

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.

Barry Stag Supper – December 11 – Barry, IL

AmerLegioncolorEmblemBarry American Legion will have their monthly stag supper and meeting on Dec. 11.  Ham and Beans will be served at 6:30 p.m., with meeting starting around 7 p.m.  We still have several who haven’t paid their dues for 2015.  If this includes you, please bring your checkbook.

Art Speaks – Nov 24 thru Dec 6 – Pittsfield, IL

artArt Speaks, the loudest silent auction you will ever attend, is November 24 – December 6 at Free Press Coffee Shop in Pittsfield with original pieces made by Mrs. Davidsmeyer’s art classes. Winners will be announced December 6. Proceeds go to the PHS Art Program.

PHS Food & Toy Drive Begins This Week – Pittsfield, IL

check this out buttonPHS Student Council Food and Toy Drive began this week. Food, personal items and money for 20 families and 30 senior citizens will be collected. Each child receives a toy they have specified on a wish list, plus an outfit (top and bottom) of winter clothing, unless they have specified an other clothing need. Clubs and organizations are asked to bring specific items.

A giving tree with gift tags will be in the front foyer by November 17. Purchases must be new items only. Money will also be collected in homerooms. Final day to contribute is Friday, December 17. Homeroom with the most points will enjoy a celebration in January. Contact Mrs. Davidsmeyer or Mrs. Aebel for more information.

Bingo Anyone? – Nov 15 – Pleasant Hill, IL

BingoPleasant Hill FFA Alumni is hosting a Longenberger Basket Bingo Saturday, November 15 at Pleasant Hill Elementary School. Supper is at 5:30 pm, Bingo starts at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome to play. Funds raised will assist in the FFA scholarships and leadership activities of the Pleasant Hill FFA. Join in the fun! For more information call 217-734-2311 and ask for Mary Barnes.

“Hi Neighbor Club” Christmas Shopping Trip – Dec 6 – Hull, IL

shoppingOn Saturday, December 6, the “Hi Neighbor Club” will host a Christmas Shopping Trip to the South County Mall and the Chesterfield Mall. The bus will leave the Hull Community Building at 7 am and will be returning to the Hull Community Building at 9 pm. Cost to join this trip is $30 per person. To sign up to go on this full day of shopping fun, please call Sherri at 217-426-4521.

Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner – Nov 20 – Pittsfield, IL

thanksgiving1The Pittsfield United Methodist Women invite you to their Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner on Thursday, November 20 from 11 am to 1 pm. Only $10 dine in or carry out adult tickets. Dinner includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, green beans, creamed turnips, cranberry salad and pie. The dinner will be held at the Orr Hall. No need to find a parking place, just drive thru and follow the signs!