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2015 Button Festival/Summer Celebration in Pearl – Contestants Wanted

2015 Button Festival/Summer Celebration, Pearl IL , Pike County IL, Pike Co IL, Pike County Happenings, pikecountyhappenings.comWANTED CONTESTANTS
The Southern Pike Activities Committee is looking for contestants for a pageant 0-9 Boys and 0-high school girls. Any one who lives in PIKE COUNTY or has grandparents/parents living in Pike County can enter. The location you live in does not matter as long as it is PIKE County. We are trying to get ROYALTY from other towns to participate in a parade. We are also looking for participants for a car/tractor show. Please call Sara McDonald at 217-440-3784. For Pageant contestants and contestants for the CLOSET KING/QUEEN and TALENT/LIP SING SHOW contact me at 217-370-9740 or Anissa R Summers at 217-779-5274. We will be having Pork Sandwiches at the food stand. Lots of games for the kiddos. Everything is reasonably prices for a family fun day! Come out and see us in Pearl on June 20. Opening Ceremonies will be at 8:45. The Grand Marshal will be announced then. Austin Ehlert will be the DJ. Anyone wanting to be a vendor can call any of the 3 listed. We have Gertie Tenllado with Scentsy.Tiffney Sidwell with Plexus, and Chris and Sara McDonald with laundry soap. Hope to see you all there. Volunteers are greatly appreciated.  Please notify one of the organizers if you’re able to volunteer.


The Southern Pike Activities Committee is holding a Summer Celebration June 20th in Pearl, IL. The day will be filled with fun events, affordable games and food. We are looking for contestants who live in PIKE COUNTY (or have parents/grandparents) for the pageants 0-8 boys and girls 9-high school girls. We are also looking for talent show/lip sing contestants, and closet King/Queen. We are wanting to have a decent parade this year. We are asking for other town royalty to participate, and anyone who wants to make a float or participate in our parade. Please Call – me at 217-370-9740 or Anissa R Summers at 217-779-5274. For parade info and information on a car and tractor show please contact Sara McDonald 217-440-3784
Austin Ehlert will be the DJ.


Pageants for babies, prince and princess, and Jr Miss will be held in the morning with the queen contest starting at 1:30 pm. 
A talent show and lip sync contest, a parade and hot dog eating contest as well as a hay scramble and washer tournament are being planned.  There is also a Hula Hoop contest.  A silent auction and 50/50 raffle will also be held.  Lots of food and drinks throughout the day.  A complete schedule will be published closer to the event.
*Information courtesy Pike Press

Join the Two Rivers Sportsman’s League!

Two Rivers Sportsman’s League is an exciting opportunity hosted by Belleview Community Church for area anglers and hunters. With once a month meetings, with refreshments provided and a brief session with a timely thought from God’s Word, monthly recognition is awarded for various hunters and anglers alike. This year long opportunity can lead to recognition for fisherman of the year honors and hunter of the year hunters. Each recognition will then lead to the opportunity for sportsman of the year honors at the year end Sportsman’s banquet.

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Western Rodeo at Kinderhook Library – June 10, 17 & 24 – Hull, IL

Get ready for a Western Rodeo!

Kinderhook Township Library in Hull will sponsor a reading program June 10, June 17, and June 24 at 10 am at the library.  All cowpokes from pre-school through third grade who live in Western School District are invited to saddle up and ride on over.

Event includes stories, crafts and surprises.  Mark the calendar and join us for this activity.

King Park Pool Hours 2015 – Pittsfield, IL

Summer is almost here and that means time for the pools to open!  Be sure to bookmark this post for King Park Pool’s hours.

Opening Day – Monday, May 25
Adult Swim 11-noon & 5-6 pm
Open Swim 1-5 pm
Family Swim 6-8 pm

**Regular hours begin Wednesday, May 27

  • 6-8 am — Adult Swim – $1.00/hour
  • 8-11 am — Swim Team (June 1 – July 31)
  • 11 am – 1 pm — Adult Swim – $1.00/hour (during swimming lessons, adult swim is 12-1)
  • 1-5 pm — Open Swim – $3.00
  • 6-8 pm — Family Swim – $2.00 (unless there is a swim meet)
  • 8-10 pm — Pool Party – $75.00 for 25 people ($1.00 for each additional person)
  • 10 am – Noon — Pool Party – $75.00 for 25 people ($1.00 for each additional person)
  • 11 am – 1 pm — Adult Swim – $1.00/hour (unless there is a swim meet)
  • 1-6 pm — Open Swim – $3.00
  • 6-8 pm — Pool Party – $75.00 for 25 people ($1.00 for each additional person)
  • 8-10 pm — Pool Party – $75.00 for 25 people ($1.00 for each additional person)
  • 12 – 1 pm — Adult Swim – $1.00
  • 1-6 pm — Open Swim Family Day- $3.00 or $10 per immediate family of the same home
  • 6-8 pm — Pool Party – $75.00 for 25 people ($1.00 for each additional person)
  • 8-10 pm — Pool Party – $75.00 for 25 people ($1.00 for each additional person)



May 22 – May 26 ONLY

Noon – 5 pm
$50 – 1 Person
$25 for an Adult Swim only pass

Family passes (must live in the same household)
  • $75 – 2 people
  • $100 – 3 people
  • $125 – 4 people
  • $150 – 5 people
  • $175 –  6 people
  • $25 per addition



June 15-25: 11-11:30 am

July 6-16:  11:30 am – noon


Private lessons available weekly $40 for (4) 30-minute sessions


Call King Park Pool 217-285-6011 to enroll


Concessions is open daily 1-8 pm, Featuring Hawaiian shaved ice

Water Aerobic Classes begin May 28 – Pittsfield, IL

Water Aerobic classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday, 12 – 1 pm and 5-6 pm for adult swim time, starting May 28 at King Pool in Pittsfield.  For those who want to take advantage of water on other days, adult swim time is everyday from 6-8 am, 11-1 am, and 5-6 pm.  There are adult swim time summer passes for those who might want to come just to walk in the water or to swim during these hours.  This pass is only good for the adult swim time.  Any questions call:  Helen Hilgedick at 217-285-4524 or King Pool 217-285-6011.

Bloodmobile – June 4 & 15- Pittsfield, IL

Illini Community Hospital will have the Bloodmobile at 640 W. Washington on Thursday, June 4 from 2 pm – 5:30 pm and Monday, June 15, 12 pm – 2 pm. To schedule an appointment call the Community Blood Center at 217-241-7550 or online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org

Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting – May 28 – Pittsfield, IL

There will be an Alzheimer’s Support Group on Thursday, May 28 at 11:45 am – 1 pm in the Hawthorne Inn Dining Room at Liberty Village, 610 Lowry St. in Pittsfield.  Lunch will be served.  Please call to RSVP 217-285-5200.

Pittsfield Garden Club Meeting – May 22 – Pittsfield, IL

Pittsfield Garden Club will meet on Friday, May 22 at 2 pm at the Senior Center, 220 W. Adams in Pittsfield.  Master Gardener, Sally Lemons will present a program on Plants to Attract Birds and our Master Gardeners will answer questions on Flowers and Gardens. Business meeting and refreshments follow the program and guests are welcome to join us.

Pittsfield/Pleasant Hill Girls Basketball Camp – June 1 to 7 – Pittsfield, IL

Pittsfield/Pleasant Hill Girls Basketball Camp 2015 will be June 1, 2, 3 and 4.  Grades 1-3 will be held from 9 am – 11 am, Grades 4-6 from 9 am – 11 am and Grades 7-8 from 11 am – 1 pm at the Pittsfield Community School (PCS) Gym.  Instruction will be passing, dribbling, shooting and defensive principals. If you have any questions please call Jeff Shireman at 217-248-5297.

County Wide Memorial Day Services

Pike County proudly honors its veterans every year with wonderful Memorial Day services put together by the residents of towns throughout the county.  Be sure to attend a service nearest you, or take a day trip though the county to celebrate those that have served our nation!

Griggsville American Legion will start the day in Baylis at 9:30 am with a service at the Baylis Cemetery. At 10 am they will have a service at the Gray Cemetery located south of New Salem, and at 11 am they will hold a service at the Griggsville Cemetery.  The days services will end at noon at Bethel.  Pastor Dave Kelly will deliver the service at each location.

Hull will host Memorial Day services in the downtown park at 11 am. A short program will be followed with the salutation of flags. A free will donation for the Honor Flight program will be taken. Western United Methodist Youth group will serve lunch. Proceeds will be used for their mission trip to Costa Rica.

Memorial Day services will be held on Monday, May 25 at 10 am at West Cemetery with the Pittsfield High School band. The Memorial Day message will be given by the Reverend Jon Kroze of Pittsfield Nazarene Church. In the event of rain, events will be moved to the American Legion Post.

Pleasant Hill:
Memorial Day services will begin at 10 am at the Crescent Heights Cemetery. The Pleasant Hill American Legion will present the program. Commander Jay Arnold will speak and music will be provided by the Pleasant Hill High School Band and choruses and the United Methodist Church Bell Choir. The Pleasant Hill 4th of July committee will sell pork chops at the 4-way following the services. Seating will be provided but is limited. They encourage participants to bring lawn chairs.

The Barry American Legion will begin services by leaving the Legion building at 9 am to be at the Kinderhook Cemetery at 9:30 am.  They will then travel to the Shearer Cemetery in New Canton for services at 10 am, then on to the Taylor Martin Cemetery in El Dara for services at 10:30 am.  After services they will meet at the northwest corner of Layfayette Park in Barry to mark to Park Lawn Cemetery for ceremonies. Any active duty military personnel who are in the area are invited to join in for any or all ceremonies in uniform, if possible.