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Western High School to present “Crumpled Classics” by Craig Sodaro – Nov 6-7 – Barry, IL

Western High School to present “Crumpled Classics” by Craig Sodaro.

A quirky cadre of students take it upon themselves to pull together the school’s annual “Classics on Parade,” acting out famous stories that they studied in their literature class. The students, however, decide to make the stories relevant to today’s audiences, with hilarious results! Romeo and Juliet set in a fast food place! Frankie Stein trying to assemble the perfect prom date! A second rate theatrical agent becoming the Phantom of the Opera so he can force a good deal! A desperate Shirley Holmes and Joni Watson jump-starting a new detective agency! And teenage slacker Artie surprising his unimpressed mother with a sword he pulled from a stone!

The cast includes: Madaline Thompson, Rachel Snyder, Austin Simmerman, Andrew Conley, Paige Snyder, Mariah Goodwin, Ashley Gratton, Kaitlyne Kindle, Shelbie Hubbard, Noah Depke, Jordan Flynn, Marissa Osienger, Easton Carlen, MaKenna Myer, Kenadee Walker, Emma Raftery, and Amber Swartz

Preformances are Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m. at the Western High School Gym. Tickets will be sold at the door – $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. Concessions and 50/50 raffle will be sold.

Ribbon Cutting & Job Fair at Revolution Cannabis – August 15 – Barry, IL

Revolution Enterprises invites you to join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony marking the historic commencement of operations at Revolution Cannabis – Barry IL. The ceremony will take place in front of the 75,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility just off Highway 4 north of Route 72 on Saturday, August 15.

The Revolution Cannabis Job Fair will take place beginning at 11:30 am at the Barry YMCA. There will be a light luncheon with catering from Stroemer Foods. All are invited to learn about the available jobs and meet the Revolution Cannabis team.


Saturday in Barry– the ribbon cutting ceremony is being held at 10:30 a.m. outside the cultivation center facility, which is located north of Rt. 72, just off Highway 4.

The job fair will be held afterward, at 11:30 a.m., at the YMCA in Barry, located at 1400 Mortimer St. The job fair goes until 4:00 p.m.


Be sure to visit the event’s Facebook page by clicking HERE.

Visit ACE Revolution’s Facebook page HERE and their website http://www.acerevolution.com/ 

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5K Family Fun Run – July 25 – Barry, IL

Saturday, July 25, before the Firemen’s Chicken Fry, the Western Community Center YMCA will have a 5K Family Fun Run.  This brand new event is designed to keep you cool while you run the hilly roads of Barry, IL.  If you are interested in getting involved, contact the YMCA at 217-335-3030.  The event is at 10 am and begins and ends at Lafayette Park.

Cinnamon Roll Sale – June 19 – Barry, IL

Barry United Methodist Women fresh baked cinnamon roll sale is 9-11 am June 19 at First National Bank of Barry and Farmers Bank of Liberty.

Rolls will be great for Father’s Day breakfast and are $10.50 for a dozen; $7 for 8 rolls; $3.50 for 4 rolls.  They will go fast.  Quantities may be limited.  Reserve order by June 15 by calling Marsha Woods at 217-653-3018.

Pre-orders available for pick up June 19 during sale, June 16 from 6-8 pm or June 19 from 7-9 am at Barry United Methodist Church.

Grain Bin Rescue Training – June 2 – Barry, IL

Barry Fire Department is sponsoring a Grain Bin Rescue Training, June 2, noon – 4 pm and 5-9 pm at Barry Fire Department.

Contact Chris Little, 217-653-3697 to attend classes.

Help Western Drama Club raise funds!

Western Drama Fundraising through Donor’s Choose

The Western Drama Club is utilizing the website Donor’s Choose to raise funds for new wireless microphones. Donor’s Choose is a website that educators use to fund projects for their classrooms and schools. Western Drama Club’s goal is to raise enough money to buy two new wireless headset microphones to be used during their annual play and musical. Currently, the club rents microphones for the different productions. However by investing in this sound equipment, the club will be able to cut cost over time.

If you are interested in donating go to donorschoose.org and search for “wireless microphones” or “Klauzer” or click this LINK to go directly to the fundraiser. Thank you for supporting the arts in your community.

Barry Apple Festival Open House & Luncheon – May 16 – Barry, IL

Barry Apple Festival, Barry IL, Pike County IL, Pike Co IL, Pike County Happenings, pikecountyhappenings.comCome out and support the Barry Apple Festival with a great open house and luncheon.  See flyer for details.

Western Music News from Barry IL!

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On Saturday, March 7, 2015, several high school students from Western High School participate in IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest at Warsaw High School. The participants were Morgan Frantz, Madaline Thompson, Shelbie Hubbard, Mariah Goodwin, Madison Martin and Brandi Mehlsing. They receive three superior ratings (I) and two excellent ratings (II). They will perform their pieces at the spring choral concert on April 28.

On Saturday, March 21, 2015, two ladies from Western Junior High School participated in IESA Solo and Ensemble Contest at Jacksonville Turner Junior High School. Easton Carlen and Reese Thompson both reviewed excellent ratings (II) for their solos. They will also perform at the spring choral concert.

On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, Western Junior High School hosted the annual Pike County Conference Junior High Choral Festival. The guest conductor was Kent Kanauss and accompanist was Cindy Piper. Participating schools included Brown County, Payson, Pleasant Hill and Western. The pieces performed by this combined choir were “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive”, “The Ash Grove”, “Chariot’s Comin’!”, “God Bless America”, “Africa”, and “Dansi Na Kuimba”.

Mark your calendars!

Spring Musical “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” On Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 at Western High School at 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $5 – Adults, $3 – Students. Concessions and raffle to be sold.

Western Showcase Night on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 featuring the elementary spring program, “Just For Fun!” and the Spring Choral Concert.

Western High School Drama to Present Schoolhouse Rock Live! – April 17 & 18 – Barry, IL

Western High School Drama to Present Schoolhouse Rock Live!

Come take a step back in time with Schoolhouse Rock Live! This musical present some favorite songs from the award winning Saturday morning show, Schoolhouse Rock, as a brand new teacher prepares for the first day of school. Introduce your children or grandchildren to “I’m Just A Bill”, “Conjunction Junction”, “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly”, “Interplanet Janet” and many more.

Our cast includes Rachel Snyder, Madison Martin, Madaline Thompson, Adam Archambo, Presley Fee, Maggie Borrowman, Mariah Goodwin, Shelbie Hubbard, and Tristan Wheelen. Join us on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Western High School. Tickets are $5.00 for Adults and $3.00 for Students at the door. Concession and raffle will be sold to raise funds for new sound equipment.

Annual Soup Day – March 7 – Barry, IL

Food buttonFirst Baptist Church, 900 Main Street in Barry, will host Annual Soup Day on Saturday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Chili, vegetable or chicken noodle soup, sandwich, dessert and drink will be served.  Free will offering, carry out, and deliveries, call 335-2355.