Pike County Color Drive 2014 – October 18 & 19


It’s that time of year again for the great Pike County Color Drive! This is the 26th year for the Color Drive and each year brings amazing things to see, do and eat. Be sure to visit the Pike County Color Drive’s official website at www.pikecolordrive.com and visit their Facebook page by clicking HERE.  This year’s event is October 18 and 19.  Download your own 2014 event map and brochure on their website or by clicking 2014 Pike County Color Drive Map Brochure.

Radio coverage can be heard on WBBA FM 97.5 with commentary by Pittsfield Rotary Club.  Listen in your vehicle or even online!  The following events are ones found on Facebook and submitted to Pike County Happenings.  We hope to see you out as we also provide running coverage on our Twitter page!  This year PCH can be found in the southern part of the county beginning in Nebo and following Illinois 96 all the way to New Canton!  Follow us on our adventure around the river as we weave in and out of some of the most beautiful areas in our county.  Last year’s trek around the northern side was so much fun, we just had to do it again!  Follow us on Twitter by clicking HERE.

 

Here are just a few of the events happening around the county this weekend that aren’t included on the brochure.  Be sure to check them out!

Nebo:
Nebo will be serving their famous fish sandwiches and selling apple butter this weekend! There will also be a petting zoo, pony rides, hay scramble and several vendors. Be sure to stop by the welcome booth for your stamp!

Rockport:
Lots to see in this small, idyllic town! Don’t pass through without stopping for some delicious food and great finds with antiques and finds at the old Odd Fellows Hall just west of the park and the great food vendors. Something for everyone in this picturesque spot!

Pleasant Hill:
Annual Color Drive Tent Service at the Pike County Fairgrounds Sunday, Oct 19 at 10 am. Join together with our church family for a time of praise and worship at the Pike County Fairgrounds as our community celebrates The Pike County Illinois Fall Color Drive

Pearl:
The Pearl Community Center will raffle a quilt and gift card at the Color Drive Oct 19. For more information, call Julia Hatcher at 217-829-4260 or Lois Stewart at 217-829-4430. The proceeds will be for purchasing Christmas lights.

Pittsfield:
Nucci’s Pasta House is ready to serve the hungry visitors to town! Help them celebrate their first year open during the Pike County Color Drive by stopping by for some delicious Italian food! Be sure to check out their website for their full menu, updates and specials by clicking HERE.

Baylis:
Be sure to stop by the Baylis Baptist Church on Saturday for some great food in a controlled environment we are also an official stop so get your card punched, Thanks see you on Saturday.

Milton:
Many new vendors this year! Eagle Creek Carving Company will be back with chainsaw carving demonstrations.

Pittsfield FFA will be selling chili on the square.

East Pike Fire Protection District will be selling pork and BBQ brisket sandwiches on the square.

Griggsville:
G-P FFA will be serving pork chops, ribeyes and pork burger sandwiches Saturday, Oct 18 and Sunday, Oct 19 at the Western Illinois Fairgrounds in Griggsville. They will also be serving biscuits & gravy each morning for breakfast along with coffee. Proceeds go to support the G-P FFA Leadership program and National FFA Convention. Drive-up and take out service will be available.

G-P FFA will host it’s 8th annual antique tractor show at the Western IL Fairgrounds Oct 18 & 19. Voting will take place Sunday and plaques will be awarded at 3:30. Tractors need to be in place by 9 am each day. Show one or both days. Call Chris Miller, Ag instructor, at 217-430-6970 for questions and more.

The Skinner House on North Stanford St. will be open Saturday, Oct 18 from 9 am to noon. Tour the historic house and museum room which contains Nellie Grant items and Page Hatch hand carved decoys. Homemade apple dumplings will be available.

 

 

Veterans Memorial Benefit – September 27 – Nebo, IL

memorial day veteran militaryNebo is having a benefit for the veteran’s memorial that was erected last year because it has not been paid off yet.  Event is Sept. 27, Memorial re-dedication at 10 a.m.  Whole hog sandwiches or meal, hot dogs, kettle corn, soda, and beer.  Live bands start at 2 p.m.  This will be held in the Veterans Park in Nebo.  We owe it to our soldiers to have a nice memorial for them.

Hunter’s Safety Education – October 2 & 4 – Nebo, IL

Deer HuntHunter’s Safety Education course.  Oct. 2, 6-9 p.m. and Oct. 4, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  For more information, call Dean Spann at 217-734-2867.

Nebo Halloween Carnival – Oct 24 – Nebo, IL

Halloween EventsThe Nebo Halloween Carnival date has been set for October 24. Doors will open at 6:30 pm and carnival starts at 7 pm. Please come out and enjoy this fun event!

Hunter Education Course – Oct 2 & 4 – Nebo, IL

Deer HuntA Hunter Education Course will be held at the D.O.G. House in Nebo, IL on October 2 from 6-9 pm and October 4 from 8 am – 4 pm. For more information please contact Dean Spann at 217-734-2867.

Let’s Make Apple Butter! – Oct 4 – Nebo, IL

community event buttonThe Nebo Community Club will be making Apple Butter on October 4. We need pint and quart jars if anyone would like to donate. Call Kelly Hill at 217-734-2418 if you have any jars and she will arrange to pick them up.

Community Club Meeting – Sept 4 – Nebo, IL

community event buttonThe Nebo Community Club will hold their next meeting on Thursday, September 4. Residents are invited to attend this meeting and provide ideas for next year. Community help is needed to help make the annual events a success. The Club also needs help and support to fix the roof of the gym. There are several leaks in the roof as everyone found out on Saturday. Please contact Kevin Killebrew if you can come and help.

Vin Fiz looking for Talent

PCH festivals fairsThe Nebo Vin Fiz is looking for talent for the talent show held on August 16. For questions or to enter, call Lori Clendenny at 217-734-1811. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. Deadline to enter is August 10.

Support your local Fire Department!

pch fire departmentShow your support for the Spring Creek Fire Department (Nebo, IL) by purchasing a paracord red & black bracelet! Each bracelet is only $20 and $10 of each sale goes directly towards the Spring Creek Fire Department. Click HERE to be redirected to Facebook and the location you can make your purchase.

Vin Fiz Planning – Nebo, IL

PCH festivals fairsPlanning for this year’s Vin Fiz has started. The Theme is “The 50’s”. Nominations for the Parade Grand Marshal are being taken. Call Kelly Hill with your nominations at 217-734-2418 or see any member. To sign up for the Miss Vin Fiz or the Jr. Miss Vin Fiz, call Angie Grammar at 217-653-8477 or Lori Clendenny at 217-734-1811 or 217-883-9234; the deadline is June 30. The deadline to sign up for the Baby, Lil’ Mr & Miss and Prince & Princess pageants has been extended until June 13. Call Melissa Scranton at 217-491-7088 or Jessica Clark at 618-535-4734 to sign up.