First Christian Church VBS – July 27 to Aug 1 – Pittsfield, IL

VBSFirst 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

Blood Drive – July 10 – Pittsfield, IL

Give-Blood-Give-LifeIllini 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 Walk-ins are welcome and appreciated.

Sprints for Spines – June 29 – Pittsfield, IL

fundraiserJune 29 is the final day for the Sprints for Spines fundraiser.  To participate, place a donation along with your name and number in the Sprints for spines donation box at King Park Pool.  A drawing will be held at approximately 1 p.m. to win a $25 Dunham’s gift card.  All money collected will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals who provide necessary treatments for scoliosis.

Pittsfield Garden Club Meeting – June 27 – Pittsfield, IL

pch groups and clubsPittsfield Garden Club will meet June 27 at 2 p.m. at Sally Lemons’ home, located at 16 Bear Court in Pittsfield.  The program will be a tour of Sally’s flower garden.  Arliss Artman, Marcia DelHard and Madelyn Masters will be hostesses.

Book Signing – June 12 – Pittsfield, IL

public library buttonPittsfield Public Library will host a book signing for Theresa Cooley of Pittsfield from 5-7 pm on Thursday, June 12. Theresa’s book of poetry “My Poems” will be available for purchase and she will sign your book.

4-H Extension Golf Scramble – June 14 – Pittsfield, IL

4hPike County 4-H/Extension Foundation golf outing is June 14, 2014. This event is a 4 person scramble – 18 hole event at the Old Orchard Country Club in Pittsfield, IL. Hole sponsorship is $50 per hole. Shotgun start is at 8:30 am.

Entry fee is $240.00 per team and includes entry fee, green fees and cart, $20 Mulligans per team, $20 skins per team, and $20 multiple flags on Par 3′s per team. Prizes are $450.00 first place, $240.00 second place, and other prizes are closest to pin, longest putt and longest drive. Meal and snacks will be provided. Proceeds go to the Pike County 4-H Extension Foundation.

To register a team or for more information, call Marilyn Hyde at 217-242-4832 or Tammi Koltveit at 217-285-5543.

Richard Helton & Band to Perform at Senior Center – May 10 – Pittsfield, IL

live musicRichard Helton and his band will perform country music at the Pike County Senior Center located at 220 W. Adams in Pittsfield on Saturday, May 10. The show will be from 7:30-9:30 pm. All are welcome, food will be available at 5:30 pm.

Tootsie Pop Day – May 2 & 3 – Pittsfield, IL

tootsie popThe Pittsfield Lions Club will be conducting their 2014 Tootsie Pop Day on Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 in Pittsfield. Sharon Springer, Sharon’s Town and Country Daycare/Preschool and her lions cubs will be at County Market at varying times on Friday (weather permitting) to begin the fundraiser.

On Saturday, Lions Club members will be set up from 8:30 am until 1 pm at County Market, Walmart, Farm and Home Supply, and Save-A-Lot. In addition, the Lions will be on the square in Pittsfield, Saturday May 3 during Pittsfield Main Street’s Family Day where they will be sharing information regarding the Lions’ mission of helping sight and hearing impaired people. The Lions club will accept used eyeglasses and hearing aids at all locations. Lions Club Tootsie Pop Day is a fundraiser conducted nationally by the Lions. Money raised is used to help sight and hearing impaired people locally and around the4 world.

Donations can also be mailed to: The Pittsfield Lions Club, PO Box 255, Pittsfield, IL 62363. The Pittsfield Lions Club would appreciate your support and is looking forward to seeing you May 2 and 3.

Don’t Get Rid of Your Prom Dresses!

Pageant Flyer colorLadies, if we can have your attention for a moment. Please don’t get rid of your gorgeous prom dresses once prom season is over. You can wear it again (your parents will love that they’re getting their money’s worth out of your dress lol)! Keep that dress and wear it in the Pittsfield Fall Festival in August! You know you looked amazing in it once, so make sure to wow everyone one more time before you move onto the next year’s fashion!

Keep an eye on the local papers, Pike County Happenings, the Pittsfield Fall Festival Facebook page, and listen to WBBA to stay up to date on Fall Festival info. This is a great pageant to be a part of, don’t be shy, own that catwalk!

Pittsfield Rotary Club Raffle – April 30 – Pittsfield, IL

benefits buttonThe Pittsfield Rotary Club will raffle a whole Berkshire hog on April 30th. Proceeds will be used for local projects, including a grain bin rescue tub to be donated to a fire department in Pike County. Contact a local Rotarian or call 217-491-5805 for tickets. A special thanks is given to R&K Beef, Inc. for donating the Berkshire hog and to Ed Kabrick Beef, Inc. for processing it.