Griggsville Perry High School Blood Drive is being sponsored by the Anatomy/Physiology and Health Occupation classes on March 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The blood drive will be held in the large gym at Griggsville Perry High School located at 202 North Stanford in Griggsville. Please call the office at 217-833-2352 to sign up for an appointment to give blood. Please note that when donating make sure and bring a valid photo ID. Dependent on the amount of blood units contributed, a Senior student will be given a scholarship at the end of the school year.
Pike County Community Blood Drives are 11:30 am – 2 pm, Monday at Illini Community Hospital, 640 W. Washington Pittsfield and 4-6 pm at David Schrock’s House, 17652 County Hwy 11, Pleasant Hill. For your convenience call blood center toll free to sign up at 1-866-GIVE-BLD. Walk-ins welcome and appreciated. Central Illinois Community Blood Center, a not-for-profit organization is provider of life-saving blood for 15 hospitals throughout central Illinois, including Passavant Area Hospital and Memorial Medical Center and St. Johns Hospital.
Illini Community Hospital will celebrate the opening of the new Consulting Physician Clinic, Outpatient Services and Oncology areas with an Open House scheduled for Thursday, February 5th from 4-6 pm. The public is encouraged to attend. Those planning to attend the Open House event are asked to enter the hospital through the main lobby entrance off of Washington Street. Staff members and volunteers will be on hand to escort visitors to the new area. Light refreshments will be served.
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Between 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.
The 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
Puzzlebox: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or by cell phone 217-370-8142 or work phone 217-285-2113 ext. 3277.
Griggsville-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.