Pike Co. Chamber of Commerce 21st Annual Golf Open – April 24 – Pittsfield, IL

The Pike County Chamber of Commerce’s 21st Annual Golf Open fundraiser is Friday, April 24th at Old Orchard Country Club in Pittsfield.   Registration will begin at 8:15 AM with a shotgun start at 9:00 AM.  Lunch will be provided.  Team sponsorships is $240 for a 4 person team, which includes golf fees, cart rental, skins & mulligans and lunch.  A Business Sponsorship which allows businesses to set up a booth or have special activities and personnel at the Tee Box of the sponsored hole is available for $150.  A combination Team & Hole Sponsorship is available for $340.  Other special sponsorships such as closest to the pin, longest drive, etc. are available. Register your team and pay by April 17, and receive 4 chances (one for each team member) for a drawing for an Odessey White Hot putter. Download the form on the Chamber’s website- Chamber section- then blue golf tab.

Western High School Drama to Present Schoolhouse Rock Live! – April 17 & 18 – Barry, IL

Western High School Drama to Present Schoolhouse Rock Live!

Come take a step back in time with Schoolhouse Rock Live! This musical present some favorite songs from the award winning Saturday morning show, Schoolhouse Rock, as a brand new teacher prepares for the first day of school. Introduce your children or grandchildren to “I’m Just A Bill”, “Conjunction Junction”, “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly”, “Interplanet Janet” and many more.

Our cast includes Rachel Snyder, Madison Martin, Madaline Thompson, Adam Archambo, Presley Fee, Maggie Borrowman, Mariah Goodwin, Shelbie Hubbard, and Tristan Wheelen. Join us on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Western High School. Tickets are $5.00 for Adults and $3.00 for Students at the door. Concession and raffle will be sold to raise funds for new sound equipment.

Taste of Pike Food & Home Show – May 2 – Pittsfield, IL

The Taste of Pike Food & Home Show will be held on Saturday, May 2 at the Crossroads Center in Pittsfield.  Event will take place from 11 am to 4 pm with Free-will donation for admission.  Food and drink will be available to sample and purchase along with other vendor items.  Come on out for a fun filled day and enjoy foods from Pike County, crafts and home ideas!  There will be a Silent Auction and a raffle for a $500 meat bundle.  Admission, raffle and auction money will benefit the Pike County Fire Department.  For info call Chris at Save-A-Lot at (217) 285-5712.

*Still taking vendors through April 12!

8th Annual Tractor Cruise – May 16 – Milton, IL

Western Illinois Tractor Club 8th Annual Pike County Tractor Cruise will be held on Saturday, May 16.  Cruise participants will meet at R&S Farms on the north edge of Milton (former John Deere dealership) at 9 am, travel approximately 30 miles and return to starting location around 1 pm.  Lunch will be served.

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age and have valid driver’s license
  • Must have SMV emblem on rear of tractor
  • Tractor must run at least 10 mph
  • Tractor must be 20 years of age or older
  • Tractor must have good working brakes because of steep hills in route
  • No alcohol allowed

For more information call Charles Gates at 217-285-4905 or 217-473-3041

Tractor Drive for Great River Honor Flight – June 6 – Hull, IL

North River Iron Club will host a tractor drive fundraiser for Great River Honor Flight on Saturday, June 6 at Hull.  Tractors meet at 9:30 am and start time is 10 am.  Tractors drive approximately 40 miles in Pike and Adams counties.  Cost is $25 per tractor and includes lunch.

Requirements:

  • Tractors must travel no less than 12 mph
  • Tractors have U.S. Flag, any size
  • One person per open station tractor
  • Must be 16 years old to participate
  • SMV sign on rear of tractor

All proceeds go to Great River Honor Flight.  Help raise money for those who have served!  For more information call Eric Duncan, 217-430-2149; David Kroeger, 573-248-7345; or Billy Powell, 573-917-7850 and leave message.

Crime Stoppers – Week of April 1

Pike County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a theft of nine grates from the Valley City Pump Station.  The grates measured 2 feet by 12 feet and were taken on or about March 23.  If you have any information on this or any other crimes taking place in Pike County, call Crime Stoppers at 217-285-1500.  We want your information, not your identity.  Anonymous tips leading to an arrest are eligible for up to a $1,000 cash reward.