What 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
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.
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 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 www.bloodcenterimpact.org Walk-ins welcome and appreciated.
The 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!
Pleasant 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.
Ladies, 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!
Come out and have a blast at the Full Moon Farm Sunday, April 20! It’s a great way to spend Easter Sunday with your family and friends. Entry is only $5 per person and the fun begins at 2pm. Bring your own basket and join the fun of the Easter Egg hunt, have your face painted, play games & pet the animals and even go for a pony ride! So much to do and see, you’re bound to have a blast!
Full Moon Farm can be found on Facebook and at 39010 Co Hwy 10, Pleasant Hill.