Two Rivers Wine Tour – Sept 13

illinois-wineTwo Rivers Wine Tour is Saturday, September 13 and includes four stops: Spirit Knob Winery in Ursa, Village Vineyard in Camp Point, Ridge View Winery in Mt. Sterling and Hopewell Winery in Summer Hill. Lunch is included at Spirit Knob. Food also available for sale at last stop, Hopewell Winery, along with live music.
A visit to wineries in Two Rivers area is an opportunity for groups of friends to get together and spend a fun and affordable day tasting and purchasing wide varieties of quality wines produced in our area. Each winery offers a diverse range of homegrown flavors to suit all palates and has new wines to share. Come for a scenic ride, great wine, food and music and make new friends along the way!
Charter bus pickup and drop off points are in Summer Hill and Quincy. Tour includes a guided charter bus tour, free entry and wine tasting at all four wineries, lunch, special discounts on wine, live music, and souvenir wine glass, all for $55.
Reservations should be made quickly to insure seating. For more information or to make your reservation call 217-285-2464.

100th Annual Chicken Dinner – Aug 28 – Chambersburg, IL

Food buttonThe Chambersburg Christian Church will hold it’s 100th Annual Chicken Dinner on Thursday, August 28. Serving will begin at 4:30 pm. Carryouts will be from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. Those wanting a carry-out after 4:30 will need to get a number and then go through the line.

Celebration of Church & Youth – Aug 24 – Barry, IL

Your Church LogoCome join the Barry United Methodist Church on Sunday, August 24 for a celebration of church and youth during the worship service at 10:30. There will be games and treats for the children. All families, members and friends are invited to attend.

Family Camp & Revival – Sept 5-7 – Detroit, IL

check this out buttonThe Mississippi Valley Christian Camp family camp and revival will be September 5-7 starting on Friday with a meal at 5pm. The camp will end with a pot luck camp closing on Sunday at 12:30 pm. Everyone is invited to the closing, you do not have to come for the whole weekend. At the closing there will be swimming (weather allowing). The weekend revival will feature Michael Ten Eyck from the First Christian Church in Pittsfield and worship leader Tyler Morris from Columbia, MO. Cost for the weekend campers is $20 per person or $60 max for immediate family members. The air conditioned dorms will be open or bring your own camper or tent.

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.

Perry Pioneer Days – Aug 23-24 – Perry, IL

PCH festivals fairsPerry Pioneer Days will be held Saturday, August 23 through Sunday, August 24.
Friday, August 22 will be a set up day. Beginning at 6 pm, volunteers are needed to help set up the stage, bleachers, and tents. Food stands will also be open Friday.

Town-wide yard sales will begin at 8 am on Saturday, August 23. The Jr. Miss Perry contest and Little Mr & Miss Perry contest will begin at 9 am. The baby contest will be held at 10 am. Crowning of Jr Miss Perry will be at 11 am. The Perry United Methodist Church chicken dinner will begin at 11 am and from 11-2 the Perry Pioneer Days food tent will be open. Beginning at 1 pm, Madyson Woods will perform on vocals and guitar.

The Pioneer Day grand parade and kiddie parade will begin at 2 pm. Antique tractor show, games, a hay scrabble, balloon toss and kiddie tractor pull will be held at 3 pm. The pie eating contest is scheduled for 4 pm and the Jr variety show will begin at 5 pm as well as the fish supper. Buffalo and catfish will be available. Presentation of the 2014 Perry Pioneer Day royalty and honored citizens, Jack & Dianna Phillips, will be at 6 pm.

“Timewell Spent” will perform from 7-10 pm and a teen dance at the North Pike Firehouse will be held from 8-10 pm. The dance is open to 5th – 8th grades.

A community church service will be held in the Perry Park on Sunday, August 24 at 9 am. Registration for the Rainbow Run 3K will begin at 1 pm at the Griggsville-Perry Jr High parking lot and the run will begin at 2pm. Proceeds go to Autism Speaks.

Pink Retreat 2014 – September 18 – Pittsfield, IL

Think Pink buttonHead over to the Crossroads Center in Pittsfield on Thursday, September 18 from 10 am – 2 pm for food, art and fun at the 2014 Pink Retreat. There will be information on breast cancer and early detection along with many breast cancer awareness items for sale through local vendors. Come listen to speakers, including physicians specializing in breast cancer treatment and detection. Money raised by this event will benefit breast cancer education on our community.

Please RSVP by calling 217-285-2113 ext. 3100. Space is limited to the first 120 people, so make your reservations now!

Pike County Job Fair – August 26 – Pittsfield, IL

jobJohn Wood Community College, Pike County Economic Development Corporation and the Workforce Investment Board of Western Illinois will sponsor a Pike County job fair at the Pike County Farm Bureau Tuesday, August 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event will help attendees learn how to prepare for an interview, effectively communicate during an interview, create a resume’ and complete online employment applications. Several area businesses will be at the fair to meet with individuals seeking employment. Those interested in talking with employers are encouraged to bring a resume’ and other supportive materials.

The first two hours of the job fair will be focused on helping participants prepare themselves to apply and interview for jobs. A welcome and overview of the Workforce Investment Board of Western Illinois workNet program will kick off the event at 9 a.m. Representatives from Manpower will provide tips on how to prepare for a job interview at 9:15 a.m. From 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. staff from JWCC will help attendees learn how to complete general and online job applications. At 10:30 a.m., participants can have their resume’ reviewed or create one with the help of Two Rivers Regional Council and Workforce Investment Act professionals.

Companies seeking new employees will meet with individuals who attended the morning’s various workshops at 11 a.m. The job fair will open to the public at noon.

The event is free and open to anyone who needs help preparing for a job interview. The Pike County Farm Bureau is located at 1301 E. Washington in Pittsfield.

More information is available from Gina Sheurman, executive director of the Pike County Economic Development Foundation, at 217.440.5101 or

County Highway 6 Closed

County Highway 6 will be closed periodically the next two weeks while crews work to replace culverts.  Work began Monday and is closed from the junction of County Highways 6 and 9 to 340th St. from approximately 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Updates will be announced on WBBA and are available on website under the press releases, according to Pike County Highway Department.