Lighting of Memorial Tree – Dec 17 – Pittsfield, IL

Christmas_Card_by_nightyLighting of the Memorial Tree Service is Wednesday, December 17 at 7 pm in the Pike County Courthouse first floor rotunda. Reverend Tom Wilber of Pittsfield United Methodist Church will conduct the service. If you have questions please call the Pike County Courthouse at 217-285-2014.

Toy Drive & Cookie Walk at Game – Dec 16 – Griggsville, IL

santa-clausOn Tuesday, December 16 beginning at 6 pm, the Tornadoes will play at home vs Pittsfield. Admission will be a toy to donate for the G-P Toy Drive to benefit the Griggsville-Perry School District Christmas Families. One adult or child admission free per toy. Also on that night, Team Impact will hold it’s annual Cookie Walk from 3:30 pm until the end of the game.

If you would like to donate cookies, please bring them to Kayt Risley on Monday, December 15. OTSD will be at the game that night handing out goodies.

Christmas by The Book – Dec 20 & 21 – Nebo, IL

christmas event“Christmas by The Book” is a dramatic rendition of the Christmas story. This play will be presented Saturday, December 20 at 6:30 pm and Sunday, December 21 at 6:30 pm by the Nebo Baptist Church. Everyone is invited!

Food For Fines – December 20 – Pittsfield, IL

public library buttonBetween Nov. 20 and Dec. 20, patrons of Pittsfield Public Library may pay their overdue fines by bringing in non-perishable food itmes.  Food For Fines is  great wayfor our patrons to give back to the community and return their account to good standing.  Food For Fines applies to overdue fines only.  It does not apply to lost or damaged materials.  All items collected will be distributed to local food banks.  Please, no glass items.  Only unexpired, in good-condition, non-perishable food items will be accepted.  Come in and see us at the Library, or call 217-285-2200 for information on any outstanding overdue fines.

Pittsfield Library Giving Tree – December 19 – Pittsfield IL

public library buttonThe Pittsfield Public Library is sponsoring “A Giving Tree for Senior Citizens”.  We are asking that you open your hearts to this often forgotten group of people.  The Giving Tree will be in the Adult section of the Library with tags on the tree for both men and women.  The tree will be up from Nov. 20 through Dec. 19.  There are 25 tags to be filled so please help these most deserving of seniors.  This year, if anyone would like to leave a monetary donation, the library will pick a gift for you.  We have a list of gift suggestions available at the library.  For more information contact Sara Bernard at the Pittsfield Public Library 217-285-2200

Autism Awareness Meeting – December 15 – Pittsfield, IL

pch groups and clubsPuzzlebox: Autism Awareness/Support Group will meet Monday, Dec. 15. 6 p.m.-7:45 p.m. (doors open at 5:45 p.m.), 3rd Floor Conference Room at Illini Community Hospital, Pittsfield.  Anyone and everyone affected by autism or anyone interested in learning more about the spectrum is welcome.  The Puzzlebox is a free open group dedicated to raising awareness of autism spectrum disorders as well as provide support to those affected by autism.  For more information please contact Taylor Sweeting by email at, or by cell phone 217-370-8142 or work phone 217-285-2113 ext. 3277.

Griggsville-Perry FFA Fundraiser – Griggsville, IL

fundraiserGriggsville-Perry FFA is conducting its annual citrus fruit, cheese and sausage fundraiser.  They are selling Florida and California citrus of: navel oranges, grapefruit, tangelos, tangerines, along with Wahsington pears and apples.  They are available in bushels, 4/5 bushels, 2/5 bushels, and bags.  They are also selling Wisconsin Cheese and Summer Sausage Gift boxes along with honey ham and beef sticks.  Contact any GP FFA member or call Chris Miller Ag Instructor at the High School.  Proceeds go to support Griggsville-Perry FFA Leadership Programs and Activities.

Crime Stoppers – December 3

CrimeStoppers LogoCrime Stoppers Crime of the Week.

Pittsfield City Police responded to numerous calls Nov 27 along a path of vandalism and criminal damage occurring during the early morning hours. The path went from Pittsfield High School to the northeast part of town. If you have any information on this or any other crimes taking place in Pike County, call Crime Stoppers at 217-285-1500.

All callers remain anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest you will be eligible for a cash reward.

Toys for Tots – December 6 – Barry, IL

fundraiserBarry Food Pantry, 603 Decatur Street, will have ‘Toys for Tots’ and a fish fry fundraiser.  Santa Claus will visit Barry American Legion Hall on Dec. 6 from 4-7 p.m.

Barry Stag Supper – December 11 – Barry, IL

AmerLegioncolorEmblemBarry American Legion will have their monthly stag supper and meeting on Dec. 11.  Ham and Beans will be served at 6:30 p.m., with meeting starting around 7 p.m.  We still have several who haven’t paid their dues for 2015.  If this includes you, please bring your checkbook.