Food Manager Certification Class – August 19 & 26 – Pittsfield, IL

food safetyInitial Food Manager’s Certification classes will be held at the Carl’s Cardinal Inn in Pittsfield, hosted by the Pike County Health Department.  The first class will be Aug. 19 and the second Aug. 26.  Both classes are from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Class sizes are limited.  Application forms may be downloaded at or can be picked up at the Pike County Health Department.

Mike Rumple Benefit – July 26 – Pittsfield, IL

benefits buttonThere will be a benefit for the Mike Rumple family at the home of Billy and Heidi Doyle Saturday, July 26 at 1 p.m.  The benefit is put together by friends to help Mike and his family.  Mike has been unable to work since October 2013 due to surgeries and complications.  There will be a band, auction, 50/50 raffle, food, petting zoo, and pony rides.

Pittsfield Garden Club Meeting – July 25 – Pittsfield, IL

pch groups and clubsPittsfield Garden Club will meet July 25 at 2 p.m. at Larry and Vickie Harshman’s home, 22797 Highway 54, Pittsfield.  This is between the Y and New Harford, about 1 1/2 – 2 miles past the Y on the right hand side of the road.  The program will be a tour of their flower garden.  Bring your own drink and snack.

Miton Youth League Swim Party – July 25 – Pittsfield, IL

boys-swimmingMilton Youth League end of year swim party, Friday, July 25th from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. at King Pool.  All coaches, players, umpires, concession stand workers, and anyone else who helped with this year’s ball season as well as your family is invited.  Drinks will be provided.  Please bring a snack to share.

Pike County Little League Sign Up – July 31 – Pittsfield, IL

local sports buttonSign ups are going on for Pike County Little League’s Fall Machine Pitch League for boys 6-8 years of age and will be middle of August – October.  All games will be played at Little League Diamond in Pittsfield.

Sign ups must be turned in no later than July 31.  Forms are available on Pike County Little League Facebook page and  Forms can be returned to WBBA Radio Station.  Cost is $25/player.  Registration fee must be paid in advance.

For more information, contact Charlie Hull at 217-473-6290.

4th of July Activities – In and Around Pike County!

4th of july pchWhat better way to celebrate our freedom and independence than with a community celebration?! Let us help you get ready for this holiday with a listing of community events and activites that will be held in honor of this historic holiday!


Pine Lakes Jellystone Park – Fireworks show July 4. Gate opens at 8:30 pm. Entry Fee: $5.00 per car

Pleasant Hill:

4th of July Parade at 11 am will go through the town and end at the city park.  National Anthem at 1 pm, baby contest at 1:15, Little Mr & Miss contest at 2:15, Prince & Princess at 3, Jr. Miss & Miss at 4, Cheerleaders at 5, Lip Sync contest at 5:30, Miss Fire Cracker at 6:15, Fireworks at dusk.  Half Moon Petting Zoo will have pony rides.  Spring Creek and Pleasant Hill EMS will have a disaster relief trailer in parade and park to raise money.

Outside of Pike County:

Quincy 4th of July Fireworks will be held at the Illinois Veterans Home at 9:20 pm. Spectacular fireworks display on the grounds of the Illinois Veterans Home. Refreshments will be available. The Concessions and Kids Zone will open at 5 pm. Pre-firework entertainment will be provided by the Quincy Park Band at 7:30 pm. Fireworks begin at dusk. Parking is limited, use the shuttle bus from Lot C at Quincy University at 18th & Elm Streets.

Louisiana, MO 4th of July Celebration. Come to the riverfront in Louisiana and enjoy food and fun during the afternoon and evening followed by the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Fireworks Show at dusk!

Jerseyville 4th of July Fireworks will be at the American Legion at 9 pm. American Legion, 300 Veterans Memorial Parkway
Come watch the fireworks in Jerseyville at the American Legion. Fireworks begin at dusk.

Grafton Independence Celebration will be on July 5th on Main Street at dusk.

Jacksonville 4th of July Blast will be on July 4 over Mauvaise Terre Lake at 9:30 pm.

Old Orchard Golf Camp – July 7 to 10 – Pittsfield, IL

local sports buttonOld Orchard Country Club will be providing a youth golf camp that is open to any child from ages 5 years to 13 years of age (no experience or equipment necessary). The camp will be held on Monday July 7 to Thursday July 10. Please call Old Orchard Country Club for camp times and registration. 217-285-9041.

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.