The New Canton United Methodist Church will have their annual Spring Inside Yard Sale featuring assorted plants and yummy “Pippins”, Saturday May 2, 8 am to 5 pmn. Donate your items to the church or feel free to set up your own sale. Call Kathryn at 217-426-2041.
The New Canton Harvest Festival committee is hosting a soup and sandwich meal at the Community of Christ Church in New Canton on Tuesday, April 7 at 11 am. Chili, vegetable, and chicken noodle soup will be served along with two types of sandwiches and desserts.
New Canton Harvest Festival is Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5-6. Theme is “New Canton in Wonderland.”
Events begin Friday:
6 p.m. Opening Ceremonies.
7 p.m. Royalty Contests: Queen, Jr. Miss, Little Miss and Little Mister.
9 a.m. Baby and Toddler Contests.
1 p.m. Grand Parade.
2:30-4 p.m. band “Loaded.”
4-7 p.m. Fried chicken dinner.
4:30-6 p.m. Talent contest.
6:30-9:30 p.m. “Great Mountain River Band.”
Breakfast and church.
Royalty contestants needed. Friday, girls age 5-18; boys age 5-9. Must live in old West Pike District. To pre-register call Margo, 217-440-5613 by august 27. Baby and toddler contest open to public.
“New Canton in Wonderland” is Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5-6 in New Canton. Opening ceremonies are 6 p.m., Friday. Royalty contests, including Queen, Jr. Miss, Little Miss, and Little Mr. are 7 p.m. Baby and toddler contests are 9 a.m. Saturday. Grand parade is 1 p.m. Band “Loaded” plays 2:30-4 p.m. and fried chicken dinner is 4-7 p.m. Talent contest is 4:30-6 p.m. and 6:30-9:30 p.m. Great Mountain entertains. Sunday a.m. is breakfast and church. Royalty contestants are needed: Girls 5-18 and boys 5-9 and must live in old West Pike District. To pre-register call Margo, 217-440-5613 by Aug. 27. Baby and toddler contest open to public.
Barry American Legion will visit area cemeteries Memorial Day, May 26 and will leave the Legion building no later than 9 am. Ceremony at Kinderhook Cemetery is 9:30; Shearer Cemetery at New Canton 10 am; Taylor Martin Cemetery by El Dara 10:30am; then to Barry to march from Lafayette Park to Park Lawn Cemetery; and leave Lafayette Park 11 am.
Ladies, 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!
Pike County Sheriff’s Department is investigating reports of damaged soda vending machines in Hull, Kinderhook, and New Canton. The damage was discovered between April 9 and April 10 where unknown person(s) attempted to gain access to the vending machines. Damage could have taken place during a 2-week period. If you have information or have seen suspicious activity around the vending machines in the aforementioned towns, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 217-285-1500. Calls are anonymous and if information leads to an arrest, you will be eligible for a cash reward.
Looking for Slow Pitch Teams for a tournament to be held in Memory of Dallas “Beefy” Main on April 18 & 19 at the New Canton ball field. Four teams are needed. Cost is $100 per team. Call or text Carla Erke at 217-430-7898 for more information. Proceeds from this tournament will go towards the concession stand and restrooms at the New Canton ball field.