Be sure to swing by the Pittsfield Assembly of God for their Harvest Fest 2014 on Saturday, October 11 from 5-8 pm. Lots of fun for everyone! Cost is only $10 per family. Who doesn’t love a great hay ride and maze? Be sure to snag a Caramel apple for us!
Illinois has a free amplified phone program. West Central Illinois Area on Aging will be at the Pike County Senior Services office in fellowship hall First Christian Church Tuesday and Wednesday, October 14-15 so anyone can try out several different amplified phones to see which best suits their needs.
There is no age limit or income limit and the phones are free. When placing a request for phone, persons need a statement from doctor showing they are hearing impaired. Call Connie, 217-285-6150 to make appointment or for more information. Those having an amplified phone four years are entitled to a new phone. Call Connie and come see new and improved phones.
Head to Illini hospital on Friday, October 17 for their Drive-Thru Flu Shots! They will be available at two different times, 11-1 and 5-7. Simply pull into Illini’s main entrance at 640 W. Washington. They will meet you at your car, you sign a consent form and they will administer your shot. Quick and easy, plus you drive away protected against the flu! The cost is only $15, cash or check only.
The first annual Saukee Nation 5K Non-Competitive Run/Walk will be held on October 11th at 9 am. Cost is just $25 and everyone who signs up by October 3rd will receive a free T-Shirt. This will be a color run, so be ready to get covered with the Saukee Colors. Sign up forms are available on the Saukee Nation Facebook Page. Call 217-473-6290 or 217-491-3522 for more information.
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The 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!!!
This Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Samaritan Closet in Pittsfield, will have their items that are free outside (if the weather permits). They have lots of Children’s clothing, shoes, toys, bed linens and other items to give away.
Pike County Sheriff’s Department is investigating theft of a 14 foot Ringo single axle utility trailer, reported stolen August 21 and taken sometime during the previous two weeks from 18521, US Highway 54, Rockport. If anyone has information on this or any other crime taking place in Pike County, call Crime Stoppers, 217-285-1500. You will never be asked to identify yourself and if an arrest is made based on your tip, you will be eligible for a cash reward.
HCE “Christmas in October” sponsored by Pike County HCE is Oct, 11, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Farm Bureau Building, Pittsfield.
Vendors with handcrafted items are needed. Theme is “It’s a Blue Blue Christmas”. Costs of a table is $10.
Anyone interested call Ann Ferguson, 285-4077 or Rayola Daniel, 285 9795.
The Griggsville Apple Festival is looking for entries for its annual talent contest. The contest will be held Saturday, Sept. 20 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Jr. Division will be from 6:30-7 p.m., with a break for other activities, then the Sr. Division will resume around 8:15 p.m. Background music for vocalists will need to be provided to the committee by Thursday, Sept. 18. If you are interested in entering the contest, pleae contact Jamie Kelley at 217-242-2817. Limited entries will be accepted so call soon!