A reminder to gather some items (handiwork, art, garden produce, or canning items) to enter in the Pike County Fair exhibit building. Fair books are available at banks, post office, and gas stations. You can find info on their website, http://pikecountyillinoisfair.org.
They want to make the exhibit area into a great display again. Check in times for exhibit items is Wednesday, July 15, 4-7 pm and Thursday, July 16, 3-7 pm. All exhibitors must purchase a exhibit pass costing $20.
Fair starts Thursday, July 16 and runs through Monday, July 20. Fair church service will be Sunday night, July 19, 6:30 pm.
The fair is bringing in an up and coming band, State Line Drive. The band sings mostly country but they do throw in a mix of pop and rock. Everyone always says there is nothing going on so come out and support the fair in their effort to bring in some great entertainment. They will be playing Thursday evening.
Pleasant Hill offers a full day of excitement starting with a morning parade through the downtown and finishing with a gigantic fireworks display at the village park. Come spend the day and enjoy pageants, kids games, adult games, a talent show and all the good food you can eat.
Kid’s Games will be available from 2-5 courtesy of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
Food vendors will be open following the parade and will remain open throughout the day. Food options include: Sno-Cones; pork chops; fish sandwiches; ribeye sandwiches; curly fries; gyros; corn dogs; lemonade shake-ups; funnel cakes & more!!
A novelty stand will be set up as always.
Full Moon Farms & Petting Zoo are scheduled to be present as well.
Final Schedule of Events for the Stage
10:00 Line Up for Parade
11:00 Parade–Grand Marshall: Don Peebles
1:00 Star Spangled Banner
• Ashley Holcomb, Makayla Niffen, Griffin Hall, Noah Lippincott
1:30 Baby Pleasant Hill Pageant
Talent Showcase: Alexandria Robinson
Hula Hoop Contest
• Prize: Hula Hoop
2:15 Little Miss/Little Mister
Talent Showcase: Camree Coats
• Gift basket Prize
3:00 Prince/Princess Pleasant Hill
Talent Showcase: Kenley Coats
Hot Dog Eating Contest
• Sign up at Pork Chop Tent
• How many can you eat in 10 minutes
• Cash Prize
3:45 Jr. Miss/ Miss Pleasant Hill
4:30 High School Cheer & Cheer Camp Dance
4:45 Mr. Hottie
o Sash and Hat
o Cash Prize $50
5:00 The Not-So-Newlywed Game
5:30 Lip Sync
• Cash Prize
6:00-9:00 Musical Act – The Old Dudes Band
Dusk (usually around 9:00) Fireworks
There will be a benefit for Jerri Guthrie Goodin on Saturday, June 20 at the Pleasant Hill American Legion Hall. Event will be held from 3-7 pm and feature a silent auction and fish fry.
Goodin was diagnosed with Stage IV Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma in 2010. The family has been struggling to make ends meet for the past five years and needs our help.
The group in charge of this benefit are asking for donations of items for the silent auction and also food donations for the fish fry. For more information or to donate please visit their Facebook page “Fish Fry and Silent Auction for Jerri (Guthrie) Goodin”.
Pittsfield/Pleasant Hill Girls Basketball Camp 2015 will be June 1, 2, 3 and 4. Grades 1-3 will be held from 9 am – 11 am, Grades 4-6 from 9 am – 11 am and Grades 7-8 from 11 am – 1 pm at the Pittsfield Community School (PCS) Gym. Instruction will be passing, dribbling, shooting and defensive principals. If you have any questions please call Jeff Shireman at 217-248-5297.
Pleasant Hill Town Wide Yard Sale rescheduled to the rain date of Saturday, May 16. Same times: Early Bird 7A-2P; Regular 8A-2P.
Pleasant Hill School District, Four Rivers Special Education District and Pike County Health Department free vision, hearing and developmental screenings for children 2 1/2 to 5 years of age (not entering kindergarten) who reside in School District #3 are 9 am to 3 pm Thursday and Friday, May 7 & 8 at Pleasant Hill Christian Church.
Call the school to schedule an appointment, 217-734-2311.
Screening and parent information determines eligibility for pre-kindergarten progam.
Pike County Community Blood Drives are 11:30 am – 2 pm, Monday at Illini Community Hospital, 640 W. Washington Pittsfield and 4-6 pm at David Schrock’s House, 17652 County Hwy 11, Pleasant Hill. For your convenience call blood center toll free to sign up at 1-866-GIVE-BLD. Walk-ins welcome and appreciated. Central Illinois Community Blood Center, a not-for-profit organization is provider of life-saving blood for 15 hospitals throughout central Illinois, including Passavant Area Hospital and Memorial Medical Center and St. Johns Hospital.
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Food Pantry serving the southern Pike County areas: Nebo, Pleasant Hill, Pearl and Belleview. Transportation is available. Please call Pastor Darin Workman 217-734-2803. Pantry will be open every third Saturday of each month.
Pleasant Hill FFA Alumni is hosting a Longenberger Basket Bingo Saturday, November 15 at Pleasant Hill Elementary School. Supper is at 5:30 pm, Bingo starts at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome to play. Funds raised will assist in the FFA scholarships and leadership activities of the Pleasant Hill FFA. Join in the fun! For more information call 217-734-2311 and ask for Mary Barnes.