Pleasant Hill Blood Drive – September 29 – Pleasant Hill, IL

Reinhart-Blood-DriveTo help ensure an adequate blood supply for our region, David Schrock’s House located at 17652 County Hwy 11 in Pleasant Hill is hosting a blood drive on Monday, Sept. 29.  The hours of the blood drive are 4 – 6:30 p.m.  For your convenience, please call the blood center (toll-free) to sign up at 1-866-GIVE-BLD or schedule an appointment online using sponsor code 60636 at  Walk-ins are also welcome and appreciated.

Benefit for Phillip Gates – Oct 25 – Pleasant Hill, IL

benefits buttonA benefit will be held on Saturday, October 25 for Phillip Gates who has been battling cancer since fall of 2013. There will be a chicken dinner, cost for adults $8 and children 4-8 yrs of age $4.
There will be a 50/50 drawing, a gun raffle and silent auction. The gun being raffled is a Mossberg shotgun, deer and turkey combo, for $10 per ticket (need not be present to win).

For information or to contact tickets please contact:
Angie Hughes at 217-491-8308
Joe Gates 217-491-1192
Mack Holland 618-232-1432
Donna Stelbrink 618-535-3504

Pleasant Hill Pre-K Screening

pch back to schoolPleasant Hill Pre-K Developmental Screening is 1-3p.m. Aug. 21.

Free screening is for all preeschool age children, 2 1/2 to 5 (not enrolling in kindergarten).

It is necessary for children to be screened to be considered for the Pre-K program.

For an appointment call the Pleasant Hill Elementary school, 734-2311.

Sing-a-Long at Pleasant Hill Christian Church – August 3 – Pleasant Hill, IL

live musicAnita Newlin, accomplished pianist and singer, will have a sing-a-long concert Sunday, beginning 6 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Christian Church, 100 S. Main St.  Refreshments will follow.

Pleasant Hill Blood Drive – July 7 – Pleasant Hill, IL

Give-Blood-Give-LifeA Red Cross blood drive will be held at the Pleasant Hill Christian Church, 100 S. Main St. in Pleasant Hill July 7 from 2-7 p.m.

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.

The Greenes Band – June 14 – Pleasant Hill, IL

Church Event Button“The Greenes” will perform at Belleview Community Church Saturday, June 14 at 7 pm.

Come join us for a night of great Gospel music with one of the premier Southern Gospel groups in America.
Love offering will be taken for The Greenes.
Call 217-734-9012 for more information.

CICBC Blood Drive – May 19 – Pleasant Hill, IL

Give-Blood-Give-LifeCICBC Blood Drive will be held at David Schrock’s home from 4 – 6:30 pm on Monday, May 19 at 17652 County Highway 11 in Pleasant Hill. For your convenience call Mindy to sign up at 1-866-GIVE-BLD, ext 5136 or schedule an appointment online using sponsor code 6-636 at Walk-ins welcome and appreciated.

Pleasant Hill Education Committee Cookoff – June 28 – Summer Hill, IL

Food buttonThe Pleasant Hill Community Education Committee will host their 2nd annual cookoff this year at Hopewell Winery on June 28. There will be a maximum of 10 teams competing. Each team will pay $75 to join and will receive three different types of meat.l There will be chicken, pulled pork and currently an unknown for the third meat. Visitors to the cookoff will be able to sample and vote on the people’s choice award. Be sure to stay tuned to the Hopewell Winery Facebook page and Pike County Happenings for future information and details!

Free Vision, hearing & developmental screenings – May 12 – Pleasant Hill, IL

pch youth eventPleasant Hill School District, Four Rivers Special Education District and Pike County Health Department are offering free vision, hearing and developmental screenings for children 2 1/2 to 4 yrs of age who reside in School District #3, 9am-2pm on Monday, May 12 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Call to schedule an appointment 217-734-2311. Screening and parent information determines eligibility for Pleasant Hill Pre-Kindergarten Program serving 3 and 4 year old children.