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.

Child Passenger Safety Week Car Seat Checks – Sept 20 – Pittsfield, IL

child safetyDo you know if your child seat is the right one for you, or installed properly? Visit Illini Hospital ambulance garage on September 20 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to check your car seat for proper installation and advice on how to choose the right car seat and properly install it in your vehicle. Certified technicians will be on hand to help parents and caregivers. Pike County Ambulance will be conducting this National Seat Check Saturday event.

The event is part of Pike County’s participation in National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 14-20, 2014) and is free to the public. By attending this event, parents and caregivers can be sure their kids are riding as safely as possible in their vehicle. Remember: all children younger than 13 should ride in the back seat. As of January 1, 2012, seat belt use is required in all seating positions. For more information on Child Passenger Safety visit www.nhtsa.gov or www.buckleupillinois.org

Pike Co. Historical Society, VFW & American Legion All Wars Museum

historyThe Pike County Historical Society along with the VFW and American Legion are working to develop an All Wars Museum at the former VFW building in Pittsfield. Your attendance at a meeting to be held at the Pittsfield American Legion on Tuesday, Sept 23 would be appreciated. Input and support from veterans of any of the American wars, as well as from their family members, will be necessary to develop a meaningful and educational setting for bringing together information about how American freedoms have come about and what must be done to preserve those freedoms for future generations.

Please attend this meeting, bring ideas and think about volunteering time!!!

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.

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.

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 gsheurman@pikeedc.org.

Senior Center Fish Fry – August 14 – Pittsfield, IL

Food button Pike County Senior Center monthly fish fry is Aug. 14. Serving begins 4:30-6:30.
Menu is buffalo, catfish, two sides, dessert and drink for $7. Carryouts available.
The fish fry is always the second Thursday of each month.