Milton Corn Carnival – Sept 26-28 – Milton, IL

PCH festivals fairsCome join the fun this weekend at the Milton Corn Carnival! The fun kicks off Friday night with the Queen pageant at 5 pm. There will also be a flea market at the Community Center at the same time. The mayor will give his welcome at 6 pm with baby contest following at 6:05. Little Mr & Miss will be after the baby contest at 7 pm and Junior Miss will be at 7:30. Miss Corny will be crowned at 9 pm, and you certainly do NOT want to miss that pageant! Movies in the Park will follow the crowning of royalty with a showing of The Little Rascals Save the Day. Check out the schedule of events listed here!corn carn

Milton Corn Carnival – Sept 26-28 – Milton, IL

PCH festivals fairsSmall towns often have the best parties, and there’s no party more fun than the Milton Corn Carnival! This year’s theme is “They’re Gonna Put Me in the Movies!” The Corn Carnival is always the fourth weekend in September. Events are held on the square in Milton. Be sure to check out the Milton Corn Carnival page on Facebook by clicking here.

If you’re interested in being a part of the parade, be sure to call Kathy Scranton at 217-723-4048. The parade begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday and lines up at the Milton Ballpark off of Illinois Route 100.

If you’re interested in being a contestant in the Corn Carnival Talent/Lip Sync Contest, call Sherri Howland at 217-723-4311 or Carla Allen at 217-723-4484. You may leave a message. The contest is Saturday, September 27 at 5:00 pm on the square. Grand prize is $500!! Also awards for People’s Choice and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. There will be a $2 entrance fee. More information to come. Deadline to enter is September 24.

Contestants for the Milton Corn Carnival Miss Corny Contest (set for 9:00 pm on Friday, Sept 26 on the square) can enter by calling Sherri Howland at 217-723-4311 or Carla Allen at 217-723-4484, you may also leave a message. This contest hasn’t been held for several years, let’s bring it back for lots of fun. Grand prize for winning is $100 and a beautiful crown!
All pageant contestants must live in the old East Pike School District or have a parent or grandparent that lives in the district.
Baby contest (0-24 mo): Contact Emily Hoover at 217-473-9306. There will be a cutoff of 10 boys and 10 girls.
Little Mr & Miss (4-6 yrs old): Contact Ashley Nash at 217-370-8524
Jr. Miss (5-8 grade): Contact Heather Richards at 217-491-2008
Queen contest: Contact Jamie Kattelman at 217-653-0893.

Milton Christian Church Fun Day – August 10 – Milton, IL

Your Church LogoHave fun with Jesus and the Milton Christian Church on August 10! There will be snacks, games, music, water games, 9-square and more. For ages 4-12 years old. The fun will begin at 5 pm and last until 8 pm. Grand prize will be awarded to one lucky winner!!

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!

Spring Cleanup – Village of Milton, IL

Town Government Events buttonThe Village of Milton will hold Spring Cleanup beginning Friday, April 18. Dumpsters will be available at the sewer plant. Following Spring Cleanup, the Village of Milton will strictly enforce Village Ordinances regarding trash, refuse, junk, dilapidated & abandoned structures & vehicles and other Ordinances as necessary.

Easter Egg Hunt – April 12 – Milton, IL

nj-easter-egg-huntThe Annual Milton Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 12 at 2pm at the ballpark in Milton. The Easter buny will be there so bring your camera! Lots and lots of eggs and candy to be found.

Open House, 50th Wedding Anniversary – April 5 – Milton, IL

happy anniversaryAn Open House will be Saturday, April 5 from 1-3 pm at the Milton Community Center to celebrate Dean & Sherry Ottwell’s 50th Wedding Anniversary. Everyone is invited, no gifts please.

Spring Clean Up Dates

Town Government Events buttonThank goodness for Spring! It brings flowers, warmer temps and city spring clean up dates! What a great time to clean out all those items you’ve been wanting to get rid of! If you know of your city’s clean up dates, feel free to send them to Pike County Happenings for publication! Send your info to us via email at pikecountyhappenings@outlook.com or by submitting it via our Contact Us tab!

Milton: Spring Clean Up will begin on Friday, April 18. Dumpsters will be available at the sewer plant. Following Spring Clean Up, the Village of Milton will strictly enforce Village Ordinances regarding trash, refuse, junk, dilapidated and abandoned structures & vehicles, and other ordinances as necessary.

Area Wedding Showers

wedding-shower-table-decorationsSpring is coming, and with it the spring time weddings! It’s a great season to get married and profess your love! These happy couples will be holding their wedding showers in the coming days.

Garrett Howland & Carrie Hill: Wedding shower at 2pm on Saturday, March 29 at the Milton Christian Church Annex. Everyone is invited.

Forrest Stamper & Sarah Scranton: Wedding shower at 2pm on Saturday, April 5 at the Milton Christian Church Annex. Everyone is invited.

Milton Youth League sign ups – March 16 – Milton, IL

local sports buttonSign ups for the Milton Youth League baseball & softball for boys and girls will be on Sunday, March 16 from 2-4 pm at the Milton Community Center. For more information, contact Mark Still (217-473-5932) or Tyler Robinson (217-370-6168).