Lady Tornadoes Softball Clinic – July 14 to 18 – Griggsville, IL

School Events and Activities BoardThe Lady Tornadoes will host a softball clinic July 14-18 at the Little League Diamond. This clinic will run from 5:30 to 7:30 each evening. The clinic will be for girls going into the 6th grade through 10th grades. Cost is $30 (includes a shirt). All proceeds go to the Lady Tornadoes softball fund. Entry forms can be picked up a the school office or call Robert Kennedy at 217-473-0651. Form and fees must be turned into the school office by Monday, July 7.

Rainbow Run Early Bird Pre-Registration

rainbow run 2014It’s finally time for Early-Bird Pre-Registration! To get the discount you must go to and pay for your entry fee! The day of the event if you haven’t registered you can still sign up and we will accept Debit/Credit cards, Cash or Checks. But remember if you haven’t Pre-Registered we can’t guarantee shirt sizes and other goodies!!

Have you heard about the Rainbow Run?! It’s the “Most Colorful 3k in Pike County”. Every year 100′s of eager patrons come to Perry, IL on the 4th Sunday in August to Run/Walk through Color Zones! In these zones the Rainbow Runners are bombarded with bright colored powder, which at the end turns into an amazingly Rainbow’ed Runner. 100% of the proceeds from this AWESOME event are donated to a different charity every year. This year’s charity was chosen through a vote of our past runners and the charity chosen was Autism Speaks. Our goal is $2500!

***THIS IS FOR PRE-REGISTRATIONS ONLY. NO ORDER WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP IN ADVANCE. All orders will be available on site the day of the Rainbow Run, August 24th, 2014, one hour before the run begins.


JWCC AG Department Orientation Session – June 16 – Perry, IL

jwccNew & prospective students interested in learning more about John Wood Community College’s agriculture, agribusiness, agronomy, animal science, beef and swine specialist programs are encouraged to attend a special orientation and registration session Monday, June 16 at 9 am. The session will be held at the JWCC Agricultural Education Center on Route 104 near Perry.

Registration is encouraged by not required. Contact the JWCC Center at 217-236-4711 or 217-641-4558 to register or for more information. Details about JWCC’s agriculture courses, certificates and degrees will be shared and University of Illinois representatives will explain the unique opportunities available for JWCC students through the Orr’s Research Center. Other presenters will provide overviews of JWCC Student Government Association, Agriculture Club, Livestock Evaluation Club and Alumni Association. JWCC academic advisors will be on hand to register participants for fall classes. JWCC Agriculture Alumni Association will provide a complimentary lunch at noon.

JWCC fall semester classes begin the week of August 18. Many classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays only and students may attend full or part time. Classes can also be taken individually based on students’ schedules. The last day of regular registration for fall semester is August 8.

County wide VBS at Perry UMC — June 16-20 — Perry, IL

VBSPerry and Griggsville United Methodist Churches are teaming together this year to do a combined Vacation Bible School June 16-20 at Perry United Methodist Church, 106 E. South St. There will be music, crafts, lessons, snacks, worship and drama and is open to any child in Pike County, for those leaving Kindergarten to those leaving 6th grade.

Curriculum is Group’s Wilderness Escape. Closing is Sunday, June 22 at 9 am at Perry Methodist. “We take words of Christ seriously when He says ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbidthem; for of such is the kingdom of God: (Matthew 19:14). We are striving to share Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with children around us. Bring your own child and invite friends and neighbors to join us.”

Pre-register by calling Bright Star Parish office at 217-833-2575 or just show up June 16 at 9 am. Anyone from Griggsville who needs a ride can call the parish office to arrange for transportation. For more information call 217-833-2457 or 217-833-2575.

Perry Pioneer Days Needs a Band!

PCH festivals fairsThe Perry Pioneer Days (Aug 23rd, 7-10pm) festival needs a band! They are looking for a band that plays country, old rock, gospel, blues or bluegrass. If you have a band or know of one that would like to play, please contact Jennifer Liehr at 217-236-9701 today!

JWCC Summer Hours – Pittsfield, Perry, Quincy, & Mt. Sterling IL

jwccJohn Wood Community College center offices in Quincy, Mt. Sterling, Pittsfield and Perry will operate on summer hours, 7:30 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday, May 19 to August 8. Summer classes will meet as listed on students’ schedules. ¬†Additionally, all offices and classrooms at JWCC will be closed May 24 to 26 for Memorial Day and Friday, July 4 for Independence Day. Regular office hours for the academic year will resume on Monday, August 11 from 8 am to 5 pm. For more information please visit their website at

Mother’s Day Hanging Basket Sale – May 2 & 3 – Griggsville, IL

hanging_basket_by_tomkilbane-d68erouGriggsville-Perry FFA Membe4rs will have hanging baskets availalbe for sale this weekend, May 2 & 3 for Mother’s Day. Flowers, baskets, plants, annuals, vegetables and flower bowls range in price from $1 to $15 and will be available Friday from 3:30 pm to 7:P30 pm and Saturday from 8:30 am until noon at the High School Ag building in Griggsville.

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!