Sign ups for the 2014 Pittsfield Fall Festival Pageants will be on Sunday, August 3 from 4pm-6pm at the County Seat, located at the Courtyard Cafe on the square. Bio sheets will need to be filled out and turned in the day of sign ups along with payment. Any questions please call Michelle Ruble at 217-653-9703.
Thursday, August 28 will be the Prince & Princess, Jr Miss, and Miss pageants. Friday, August 29 will be the Baby and Little Mr & Miss pageants.
Baby Pageant: Ages 0-24 months. Registration fee – $5 and a donation of 1 pet supply
Little Mr & Miss Pageant: Ages- 4-6 years. Registration fee: $15 and donation of 1 pet supply.
Prince & Princess Pageant: Ages- 8-10 years. Registration fee: $15 and donation of 1 pet supply.
Jr Miss Pageant: Must be entering 7th or 8th grade this fall. Registration fee: $15 and donation of 1 pet supply.
Miss Pittsfield Pageant: Must be a Junior or Senior this fall. registration is $25 and donation of 1 pet supply.
Did you know, the Pike County Health Department is now operating the Pike County Dental Clinic for financially eligible families? That’s right, you no longer have to drive hours away just to protect your child’s smile! The Pike County Dental Clinic provides dental health care to eligible children ages 0-20. Families must be financially eligible to use the services of the clinic. Proof of income is required at the first visit and will be renewed every six months. Illinois Public Aid/Medicaid/All Kids recipients must show their card at each visit. Children who have private dental insurance will be referred to another provider.
Appointments are required and can be made by calling the clinic at 217-285-5311. Written parental consent is required for all children uder the age of 18. Illinois Public Aid/Medicaid/All Kids cards are accepted. Minimal fees are charged for children who are not public aid clients. The Pike County Dental Clinic is located at 606 W. Adams Street in Pittsfield, Illinois.
Pike County Express: Friday, July 11 only. Buy or renew one subscription, Get One Free! *Free subscription must be new subscriber* Stop by the office during Pig Days at 129 N. Madison St. 9-5 to get this squealin’ good deal.
Visit our local stores as they stay open later to celebrate Pig Days!
Casteel Color Wheel: Discontinued paint $5 and up a gallon, Wallpaper borders starting at $0.29 and up. Rack of Ladies and Baby Clothing – Special Pig Days Sale.
Tumbleweed Gulch Vacation Bible School … WANTED-kids age 3 through 6th grade – Come join the rip-roarin’est, rootin’-tootin’est Wild West VBS Adventure you’ve ever seen! Sunday, July 20th through Wednesday, July 23rd from 6:00-8:30 pm at the Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene, 227 W Washington St. For more information, contact Anita at 285-4091.
Jacksonville EAA Chapter 137 will be at Pittsfield Penstone Airport on Saturday, July 12 to host a Young Eagle Event, which provides airplane rides to youth ages 8-17 for an introductory flight.
EAA is an international organization with 170,000 members that has given over 1.6 million rides. Purpose of the program is to develop an interest in aviation. Rides will be 9 am to 1 pm. A parent/guardian must be present for registration. EAA members that are qualified pilots using donated aircraft will provide the service. This is the third year the Jacksonville chapter has hosted the event at Pittsfield. They also provide Young Eagle rides three other times per year in Jacksonville. Approximately 60 rides were given in Pittsfield last year.
For more information please call local contact Kim Curry at 833-2484.
Pittsfield United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School is July 13-17. Fun begins 5-8 Sunday and 5:30-8 Monday-Thursday. Theme is Workshop of Wonders: Imagine and Build with God. Explore and experience how the ordinary becomes extraordinary with God. Celebration of the end of Bible School is Sunday, July 20 at 10 am with children conducting the church service, followed by an all church indoor picnic. Bring a friend and join in this great adventure.
Adventure includes music, interactive Bible fun, super science, cool crafts, hands-on mission work, supper, games and more. To be part of the excitement call Tricia at 217-285-9613 or visit the church’s website www.pittsfieldumc.org. The church is at 222 N. Monroe, Pittsfield.
Children First Preschool session is approaching and open house dates are Tuesday, July 22, 5:30-7:30 and Saturday, August 16, 1:30-3:30 at 201 N. Mississippi St. Children will have refreshments, meet the teacher, meet new friends and tour the playground. The open houses are to make sure all enrolled parents get fall preschool information and meet the teacher and director, also for any families who have not yet signed up for the program. Anyone is welcome to come and visit the program.
Make plans to attend one of the sessions to get information regarding the preschool program.
Calling all kids going into K-5th grade!! Come join the fun at a Jungle Safari brought to you by Pittsfield First Baptist Church. Discover clever clues and wild creatures as you learn what’s so great about God. Don’t miss the fun games, exciting stories, cool crafts and jungle snacks.
Parents, this great VBS will be held Mon-Fri, July 14-18 from 9 am to noon at Pittsfield First Baptist Church, 104 S. Memorial St. in Pittsfield. Want to register or need a ride, call 285-2426 or visit www.pittsfieldfirst.com
First Christian Church of Pittsfield invites children Pre-K to 6th grade to Vacation Bible School July 27 – Aug 1, 6:25-8:30 pm at Crossroads Center in Pittsfield. Theme for the week is “Water Works” and revolves around teaching children how God pours out His love for others and how they too can pour out God’s love. To register, anyone can call 217-285-4129 or visit www.fccpittsfield.org
Illini Community Hospital, 640 W. Washington, will host a blood drive 2-5:30 pm on Thursday, July 10. Call the blood center toll free at 1-866-GIVE-BLD or schedule an appointment online using sponsor code 60039 at www.bloodcenterimpact.org Walk-ins are welcome and appreciated.