Trunk 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.
There’s a great line-up of vendors for this Saturday’s Vendor Market outside Nucci’s Pasta House. Come check out all the great cash and carry items from 11 am to 3 pm. This is a great addition to the already great stores located in Pittsfield! Make Saturday your shopping day and come visit the staff at Nucci’s Pasta House as well!
If you’re interested in setting up space at the Vendor’s Market or would like more information on this event, contact Tammy at Nucci’s Pasta House at 217-285-1336. There is no booth charge for those setting up.
The village of Milton will be hosting a “Trunk or Treat” around the square in Milton Halloween Friday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. Area farms, businesse, churches, and organizations are invited to participate. East Pike Fire Protection District will have treat bags and fire prevention goodies for the kids. Food, prizes, candy, games, and fun for all. Organizational help and volunteers would be greatly appreciated. Call Sherri Howland, 723-4311, for more information and to join the fun!
To Gardeners, compost is considered “Black Gold” because of its many benefits in the garden. Fall is a great time to start composting to recycle leaves and yard waste. Mike Roegge, Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms, will discuss composting basics.
Lunch will be available or you may bring your own. Cost is $5. To make a reservation, call the Extension office at 217-285-5543 or register online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/abhps/
Pittsfield Main Street and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce are continuing our efforts to promote local shopping by sponsoring the fifth annual “Girls Night Out” on the Square in Pittsfield on Thursday, November 6th. It will take place from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM at 33 businesses around the Square with a wrap-up party at Farmers State Bank from 7:30 PM until 8:30 PM, where the door prize drawing will take place. Although you need not be present to win the door prizes, we hope you will be- to join in the fun at the wrap-up party!
There will be plenty of opportunity to shop that evening as well as special offers, food, fun, door prizes, a 50/50, and an opportunity to get Christmas shopping done early- all this right here in beautiful Pike County.
You can begin your shopping adventure by picking up a goodie bag at any one of four check-in stations which will be on each corner of the Square. There is no official starting point. We encourage you to stop at each location to receive a ticket for a chance to win door prizes donated by local businesses and independent contractors who are participating. Although there is no requirement to visit all or a set number of locations, the more businesses visited, the more opportunity to win!
The participating locations are (in alphabetical order): Casteel’s, Complete Chiropractic, Courtyard Café, Farmers State Bank, Flowers & More, Free Press Coffee, Gianni’s Pizza, Health & Wellness Foundation, Heaton Chevrolet Arctic Cat, J Roberts Jewelers, JB Filbert Agency LLC, Kate’s Saloon, Lindsay’s / Old Boy’s Pizza, Magic Nails, Miller Furniture, Moose Lodge, Nucci’s Pasta House, Pike County Collectibles, Pike County Express, Pikeland Motors, Reach Out Center, Red’s Smokin’ Choo Choo & More, Riverflow Commodities, Serenity Day Spa, Studio on the Square, Temptations, The Dome on Madison, The Fix, The Hen House, Tyler Whitaker Law office, United Community Bank, US Cellular, William Watson Hotel.
Once you have visited all of the businesses of your choice, you can take your tickets to the wrap-up party or leave them in the drop off location in front of Farmers State Bank.
Please join Pittsfield Main Street and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce for Girls Night Out on November 6th. For information contact Kaye Iftner (Pike County Chamber of Commerce) at 217-285-2971 or Christy Davenport (Pittsfield Main Street) at 217-285-1817.
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 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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.