Rotary Club seeks bids

Something Different buttonRotary Club of Pittsfield is seeking bids from those interested in serving a noon lunch weekly to approximately 35 attendees. Please contact Noelle Flesner at 217-491-5805 for more instructions and details. Bids must be received by November 10th and may be mailed to the Rotary Club of Pittsfield, PO Box 145, Pittsfield IL 62363.

Halloween Party – Nov 1 – Barry, IL

collver wineryHalloween isn’t just for kids! Grab your friends and head to Barry to the Collver Family Winery, 2 Rooster Way Barry, for their Halloween Party Saturday, November 1. Live music by Skyline Ridge from 2-4 pm and Avengers from 6:30-8:30 pm. Be sure to check out their website to stay up to date on everything at the winery! www.collverfamilywinery.com

Wine & Cheese Festival – Nov 8 – Barry, IL

collver wineryCome out and have a ball at the Wine & Cheese Festival Saturday, November 8 at Collver Family Winery, 2 Rooster Way, Barry. There will be wine, cheese and music by Mike & Kathy. $5 cover charge. Be sure to check out their website to stay up to date on info at the winery. www.collverfamilywinery.com

Holiday Bazaar – Nov 15 – Pittsfield, IL

Holiday Bazaar 2014The Annual Holiday Bazaar is 9 am to 3 pm November 15 at Crossroads Center in Pittsfield. A raffle will be held with proceeds to Operation Christmas Child.

Breakfast items, soup, sandwiches and desserts are available for purchase. Food proceeds go to Farm of the Child. For information call Wendy Cox at 217-248-7378. Click the photo to see all the fabulous vendors that will be participating this year!

Firefighter Fish/Chicken Fry – Nov 8 – Hull, IL

pch fire departmentThe Hull-Kinderhook Fire Protection District Fish and Chicken Fry is 11 am – 2 pm and 4-7 on Saturday, November 8 at the fire station, 320 W. Highway 106, Hull. Menu is fish, chicken, potato salad, baked beans, fried potatoes, assorted desserts. Drinks are coffee, tea, kool-aid and lemonade.

Free will donations accepted. Deliveries available within village limits of Hull or Kinderhook with a minimum $5 donation. For delivery call 217-432-5240. Funds raised go toward purchase of equipment, vehicles, and fire department training.

Trick or Treat at the Library! – Oct 30 – Griggsville, IL

Halloween EventsBe sure to stop by the North Pike District Library on Thursday, October 30 during Trick or Treat hours! There will be treats and “make n take” crafts available for the little ones. Don’t miss the fun, bring your friends and bring your family!

Pittsfield American Legion Dinner – Nov 5 – Pittsfield, IL

Legion AuxPittsfield American Legion Auxillary early chick dinner is at the Cardinal Inn in Pittsfield, 6 pm, Wednesday November 5. RSVP at the following number: 217-437-5221.

Barry UMC Bake Sale – Oct 31 – Barry, IL

Your Church LogoBarry United Methodist Women’s bake sale is 9 am – 12 pm on October 31 at First National Bank of Barry. Come out and purchase some delicious treats!

Trunk or Treat – Oct 31 – Pittsfield, IL

Halloween EventsTrunk or Treat “Trunks” on the Pittsfield square Oct 31 are open to the community! $100 to be given to the best dressed trunk. This is a community event serving all kids in Pike County. All trunks are welcome and encouraged to participate, businesses, family and personal.

To register your trunk and for more information call 217-285-6900.

Pike County Color Drive 2014 – October 18 & 19


It’s that time of year again for the great Pike County Color Drive! This is the 26th year for the Color Drive and each year brings amazing things to see, do and eat. Be sure to visit the Pike County Color Drive’s official website at www.pikecolordrive.com and visit their Facebook page by clicking HERE.  This year’s event is October 18 and 19.  Download your own 2014 event map and brochure on their website or by clicking 2014 Pike County Color Drive Map Brochure.

Radio coverage can be heard on WBBA FM 97.5 with commentary by Pittsfield Rotary Club.  Listen in your vehicle or even online!  The following events are ones found on Facebook and submitted to Pike County Happenings.  We hope to see you out as we also provide running coverage on our Twitter page!  This year PCH can be found in the southern part of the county beginning in Nebo and following Illinois 96 all the way to New Canton!  Follow us on our adventure around the river as we weave in and out of some of the most beautiful areas in our county.  Last year’s trek around the northern side was so much fun, we just had to do it again!  Follow us on Twitter by clicking HERE.

 

Here are just a few of the events happening around the county this weekend that aren’t included on the brochure.  Be sure to check them out!

Nebo:
Nebo will be serving their famous fish sandwiches and selling apple butter this weekend! There will also be a petting zoo, pony rides, hay scramble and several vendors. Be sure to stop by the welcome booth for your stamp!

Rockport:
Lots to see in this small, idyllic town! Don’t pass through without stopping for some delicious food and great finds with antiques and finds at the old Odd Fellows Hall just west of the park and the great food vendors. Something for everyone in this picturesque spot!

Pleasant Hill:
Annual Color Drive Tent Service at the Pike County Fairgrounds Sunday, Oct 19 at 10 am. Join together with our church family for a time of praise and worship at the Pike County Fairgrounds as our community celebrates The Pike County Illinois Fall Color Drive

Pearl:
The Pearl Community Center will raffle a quilt and gift card at the Color Drive Oct 19. For more information, call Julia Hatcher at 217-829-4260 or Lois Stewart at 217-829-4430. The proceeds will be for purchasing Christmas lights.

Pittsfield:
Nucci’s Pasta House is ready to serve the hungry visitors to town! Help them celebrate their first year open during the Pike County Color Drive by stopping by for some delicious Italian food! Be sure to check out their website for their full menu, updates and specials by clicking HERE.

Baylis:
Be sure to stop by the Baylis Baptist Church on Saturday for some great food in a controlled environment we are also an official stop so get your card punched, Thanks see you on Saturday.

Milton:
Many new vendors this year! Eagle Creek Carving Company will be back with chainsaw carving demonstrations.

Pittsfield FFA will be selling chili on the square.

East Pike Fire Protection District will be selling pork and BBQ brisket sandwiches on the square.

Griggsville:
G-P FFA will be serving pork chops, ribeyes and pork burger sandwiches Saturday, Oct 18 and Sunday, Oct 19 at the Western Illinois Fairgrounds in Griggsville. They will also be serving biscuits & gravy each morning for breakfast along with coffee. Proceeds go to support the G-P FFA Leadership program and National FFA Convention. Drive-up and take out service will be available.

G-P FFA will host it’s 8th annual antique tractor show at the Western IL Fairgrounds Oct 18 & 19. Voting will take place Sunday and plaques will be awarded at 3:30. Tractors need to be in place by 9 am each day. Show one or both days. Call Chris Miller, Ag instructor, at 217-430-6970 for questions and more.

The Skinner House on North Stanford St. will be open Saturday, Oct 18 from 9 am to noon. Tour the historic house and museum room which contains Nellie Grant items and Page Hatch hand carved decoys. Homemade apple dumplings will be available.