Lighting of Memorial Tree – Dec 17 – Pittsfield, IL

Christmas_Card_by_nightyLighting of the Memorial Tree Service is Wednesday, December 17 at 7 pm in the Pike County Courthouse first floor rotunda. Reverend Tom Wilber of Pittsfield United Methodist Church will conduct the service. If you have questions please call the Pike County Courthouse at 217-285-2014.

Toy Drive & Cookie Walk at Game – Dec 16 – Griggsville, IL

santa-clausOn Tuesday, December 16 beginning at 6 pm, the Tornadoes will play at home vs Pittsfield. Admission will be a toy to donate for the G-P Toy Drive to benefit the Griggsville-Perry School District Christmas Families. One adult or child admission free per toy. Also on that night, Team Impact will hold it’s annual Cookie Walk from 3:30 pm until the end of the game.

If you would like to donate cookies, please bring them to Kayt Risley on Monday, December 15. OTSD will be at the game that night handing out goodies.

Food For Fines – December 20 – Pittsfield, IL

public library buttonBetween Nov. 20 and Dec. 20, patrons of Pittsfield Public Library may pay their overdue fines by bringing in non-perishable food itmes.  Food For Fines is  great wayfor our patrons to give back to the community and return their account to good standing.  Food For Fines applies to overdue fines only.  It does not apply to lost or damaged materials.  All items collected will be distributed to local food banks.  Please, no glass items.  Only unexpired, in good-condition, non-perishable food items will be accepted.  Come in and see us at the Library, or call 217-285-2200 for information on any outstanding overdue fines.

Pittsfield Library Giving Tree – December 19 – Pittsfield IL

public library buttonThe Pittsfield Public Library is sponsoring “A Giving Tree for Senior Citizens”.  We are asking that you open your hearts to this often forgotten group of people.  The Giving Tree will be in the Adult section of the Library with tags on the tree for both men and women.  The tree will be up from Nov. 20 through Dec. 19.  There are 25 tags to be filled so please help these most deserving of seniors.  This year, if anyone would like to leave a monetary donation, the library will pick a gift for you.  We have a list of gift suggestions available at the library.  For more information contact Sara Bernard at the Pittsfield Public Library 217-285-2200

Autism Awareness Meeting – December 15 – Pittsfield, IL

pch groups and clubsPuzzlebox: Autism Awareness/Support Group will meet Monday, Dec. 15. 6 p.m.-7:45 p.m. (doors open at 5:45 p.m.), 3rd Floor Conference Room at Illini Community Hospital, Pittsfield.  Anyone and everyone affected by autism or anyone interested in learning more about the spectrum is welcome.  The Puzzlebox is a free open group dedicated to raising awareness of autism spectrum disorders as well as provide support to those affected by autism.  For more information please contact Taylor Sweeting by email at, or by cell phone 217-370-8142 or work phone 217-285-2113 ext. 3277.

Crime Stoppers – December 3

CrimeStoppers LogoCrime Stoppers Crime of the Week.

Pittsfield City Police responded to numerous calls Nov 27 along a path of vandalism and criminal damage occurring during the early morning hours. The path went from Pittsfield High School to the northeast part of town. If you have any information on this or any other crimes taking place in Pike County, call Crime Stoppers at 217-285-1500.

All callers remain anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest you will be eligible for a cash reward.

Art Speaks – Nov 24 thru Dec 6 – Pittsfield, IL

artArt Speaks, the loudest silent auction you will ever attend, is November 24 – December 6 at Free Press Coffee Shop in Pittsfield with original pieces made by Mrs. Davidsmeyer’s art classes. Winners will be announced December 6. Proceeds go to the PHS Art Program.

PHS Food & Toy Drive Begins This Week – Pittsfield, IL

check this out buttonPHS Student Council Food and Toy Drive began this week. Food, personal items and money for 20 families and 30 senior citizens will be collected. Each child receives a toy they have specified on a wish list, plus an outfit (top and bottom) of winter clothing, unless they have specified an other clothing need. Clubs and organizations are asked to bring specific items.

A giving tree with gift tags will be in the front foyer by November 17. Purchases must be new items only. Money will also be collected in homerooms. Final day to contribute is Friday, December 17. Homeroom with the most points will enjoy a celebration in January. Contact Mrs. Davidsmeyer or Mrs. Aebel for more information.

Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner – Nov 20 – Pittsfield, IL

thanksgiving1The Pittsfield United Methodist Women invite you to their Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner on Thursday, November 20 from 11 am to 1 pm. Only $10 dine in or carry out adult tickets. Dinner includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, green beans, creamed turnips, cranberry salad and pie. The dinner will be held at the Orr Hall. No need to find a parking place, just drive thru and follow the signs!

Art Contest at Illini Oncology Department – Submissions due by Nov 18 – Pittsfield, IL

artIllini’s Oncology Department is moving to a new space and would like area artists to submit artwork to help decorate the new area. The artist can choose any type of artwork and the subject of the piece is also left to the artist’s discretion. Artwork will be judged during the open house for the new space that will be held this winter. Prizes include: First place, $250; Second place, $100; Third place, $50. Artwork must be submitted by November 18 to the Illini Public Relations Department. For more information call 217-285-2113, ext 3810.