Join the Girl Scouts, Volunteer Today!

girl scoutsJoin the Girl Scouts today! Girl Scouts is here to inspire girls to roll up their sleeves, help their community and even earn badges and awards! Any girl in grades K-12 can become a Girl Scout. Adult volunteers make the Girl Scout program possible for girls. Locally, Girl Scouts is currently looking for Daisy (K-1 grades) and Junior (4-5 grades) troop leaders for the Griggsville area. To find out more information, contact Erica Douglas at 217-222-1030 or email

Volunteers Needed for Operation Christmas Child – Sept 26 – Pittsfield, IL

operation xmas childJoin the fun and have an inspiring evening with the launch of Operation Christmas Child. Come and learn how simple, gift-filled shoeboxes deliver the hope of the Gospel to children all over the world. The event will be held on Friday, September 26 from 7-8:15 pm at the Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene Family Center, 227 W. Washington St. in Pittsfield. It will include questions and answers time, door prizes, fun and fellowship. Bring your family and friends to hear how God has impacted lives for eternity through this ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. For further information please contact Bob and Karla DeVries at 217-723-4036.

Benefit for Phillip Gates – Oct 25 – Pleasant Hill, IL

benefits buttonA benefit will be held on Saturday, October 25 for Phillip Gates who has been battling cancer since fall of 2013. There will be a chicken dinner, cost for adults $8 and children 4-8 yrs of age $4.
There will be a 50/50 drawing, a gun raffle and silent auction. The gun being raffled is a Mossberg shotgun, deer and turkey combo, for $10 per ticket (need not be present to win).

For information or to contact tickets please contact:
Angie Hughes at 217-491-8308
Joe Gates 217-491-1192
Mack Holland 618-232-1432
Donna Stelbrink 618-535-3504

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.

Meet & Greet Reception – Sept 28 – Pittsfield, IL

politicsThere will be a local candidate Meet and Greet Reception, sponsored by the Pike County Democrat women on Sunday, September 28 from 2-4 pm at the Senior Center, 220 W. Adams in Pittsfield.

Milton Corn Carnival – Sept 26-28 – Milton, IL

PCH festivals fairsCome join the fun this weekend at the Milton Corn Carnival! The fun kicks off Friday night with the Queen pageant at 5 pm. There will also be a flea market at the Community Center at the same time. The mayor will give his welcome at 6 pm with baby contest following at 6:05. Little Mr & Miss will be after the baby contest at 7 pm and Junior Miss will be at 7:30. Miss Corny will be crowned at 9 pm, and you certainly do NOT want to miss that pageant! Movies in the Park will follow the crowning of royalty with a showing of The Little Rascals Save the Day. Check out the schedule of events listed here!corn carn

This One’s for the Ghouls Run/Walk – Oct 25 – Pittsfield, IL

ghoulsJoin us for a Halloween Fun Run around scenic Pine Lakes to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness on Saturday, October 25. Event to be held at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Pine Lakes, 1405 Lakeview Hts., Pittsfield IL.

Registration: 9 a.m.

Start Time: 10 a.m.

$15 Early Registration Fee

$5 Kids 12 and under (2 and under are free)

$20 Day-of Registration Fee

Download a registraiton form at or stop by Illini Fitness before October 10 to guarantee a free shirt.  Visit their Facebook event by clicking HERE.

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.

Pike County Chamber of Commerce Fall Cookout – Sept 23 – Summer Hill, IL

Food buttonHopewell Winery will host the annual Chamber of Commerce fundraiser on Tuesday, Sept 23 at Hopewell Winery in Summer Hill. Country Financial is the sponsor of the cookout this year, contributing to the cost of the meat. In addition each attendee will be entered into a drawing for a Kindle Fire HDX, compliments of Country Financial. The meal will be a delicious pork dinner with the meat prepared by Peter Wright and Mike Spann, members of the chamber board who are also award-winning BBQers.
The Chamber will continue the informal serving style introduced a few years ago, making this a “come and go as as you please” evening. Serving will begin at 4:30 pm and end at 7:00 pm. Carry-outs will be available to accommodate any scheduling conflicts. There will be wine tasting, wine available for purchase, and music. Tickets for the dinner are $20 and available from the Chamber of Commerce office or from any chamber board member or ambassador. Contact Kay Ifner, executive director, at 217-285-2971 or by email at