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Baylis Highpoint Glory Days Festival – August 12 & 13 – Baylis, IL

Come and enjoy a fun filled weekend to renew old acquaintances and make new ones.

At 5 pm on Friday enjoy the start of the Festival with the parade of Marshals followed by the prince, princess, Jr. Miss and Queen Pageant contest and the Jr. and Sr. Farm King contests along with the Sour Prune Jr. and Sr. contests. A street dance follows the contests.

Saturday morning there will be the Baby, Lil Miss and Mister Tiny Tot, and Lil Miss and Mister Pageants beginning at 9 am. A car and bike ride will start at 9 and return at 2 pm for a parade followed by more entertainment. A chicken and fish fry will be held from 4 pm – 7:30 pm or until food runs out. Other food and refreshments will be available throughout the day. There will live entertainment beginning at 6 pm. There will be craft vendors and flea market booths both days.

For information call Sharon Rennecker 217-617-6864 or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/baylishighpointglorydays.fallfestival?fref=ts

 

Pleasant Hill Fourth of July Celebration – July 2 – Pleasant Hill, IL

fourth of july phill 2016

Featuring: Hypnotist William Mitchell, Frank Hawkins Nitty Gritty Old Dude’s Band, Food, and Fireworks!

Parade is Saturday at 11 AM, Assemble at the Pike Co Fairgrounds. For parade information contact Kylee Orr (618) 806-2547 Fireworks Saturday night at dusk

Pike County Fair – July 12 thru 16 – Pleasant Hill, IL

The Pike County Fair features all the attractions normally associated with county fair. Features are top rated society horse shows, tractor pulls, pageants, and carnival attractions. The weekend also features live entertainment and a talent show on Saturday and a mud bog on Sunday.

8 am – 10 pm daily

201 West Clay Street, Pleasant Hill, IL

For information call 217-754-2456
or visit www.pikecountyillinoisfair.org

 

Pike County Pig Days – July 8 & 9 – Pittsfield, IL

For more than 25 years Pittsfield has celebrated Pike County’s large pork industry with their annual Pig Days festival. In honor of the pig there are activities such as longest pig tail contest and hog calling contests. There are arts and crafts, kids games, and live entertainment. And as you would expect, food stands offer some tasty pork specialties.

Event is to be held on the Courthouse Square in downtown Pittsfield. Friday 5 pm – 10 pm and Saturday: 9 am – 10 pm

Contacts: for General information & Vendor forms call the Charlie Gates at 217-285-4905; for the Little Miss Piglet and Little Mr.Pork Chop contests call Sharon Springer at 285-5760.

New Women’s Bible Study coming to the Detroit Christian Church starting Jan 13, 2016

We are excited to announce that Detroit Christian Church will be hosting a new women’s Bible study beginning Wednesday, January 13 from 9:30-11. The focus will be on younger women in similar phases of life: marriage and/or motherhood. We will be studying what the bible has to say about these subjects as well as engaging in book studies and discussion. We aim to grow deeper in our walk with God while having other women surrounding us with prayer and support. We hope you will join us!

We are looking for childcare providers to assist us. We expect to have anywhere from 4-10 young children. Please contact Becky Fitzmaurice if you are interested.

Volunteers Needed for 2016 Relay for Life – Pike County IL

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 2016 RELAY FOR LIFE  
OF PIKE COUNTY 
American Cancer Society’s Signature Fundraising Event Empowers Community  
to Fight Back Against Cancer and Save Lives 
 
PITTSFIELD, Illinois – The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to recruit 
fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, plan entertainment and lend a 
hand to ensure the success of the 2016 Relay For Life of Pike CountyCancer survivors, 
caregivers, community leaders and anyone wanting to make a difference is invited to participate. 
 
The first volunteer committee meeting will be held on ThursdayDecember 10 at 6:30 PM at 
Liberty Village of Pittsfield610 Lowry St., Pittsfield, IL. The meeting will begin the planning 
process for the Relay For Life of Pike County, which supports the American Cancer Society’s 
mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures 
and by fighting back against the disease. 
 
Relay For Life is a fun event that brings together families, friends, businesses, hospitals, schools 
and faith-based groups to celebrate the lives of those who have had cancer, remember those who 
lost their battle, and fight back against the disease.  
 
The event is held from 11 am to 11 pm as individuals and teams camp out at local high schools, 
parks, fairgrounds and other gathering places, with the goal of keeping at least one team member 
on the track at all times throughout the evening, signifying that cancer never sleeps. Teams do 
most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their 
campsites during Relay.  
 
If you would like to join the Relay For Life of Pike County as a volunteer or team participant, 
call the American Cancer Society at (217) 523-4503, or visit RelayForLife.org. 
 
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About the American Cancer Society 
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving 
lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest 
voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer 
death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our 
progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will 
celebrate more birthdays this year. As we mark our 100th birthday in 2013, we’re determined to finish 
the fight against cancer. We’re finding cures as the nation’s  largest private, not-for-profit investor in 
cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for 
access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get 
help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.  

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.

Murder Mystery Party – Oct 20 – Pittsfield, IL

Murder Mystery Kickoff Flyer

The Relay For Life of Pike County is holding a Murder Mystery Party Tuesday, October 20 for their 2016 Relay For Life Kick-Off!

 

All are invited to attend to learn more about Relay For Life, register a team for the 2016 event, and solve a murder! Enjoy some delicious refreshments, mingle with friends, and get involved in Pike County’s fight against cancer!

 

An Assassination in Hollywood Murder Mystery Party Relay For Life Kick-Off

Senior Citizens Center

220 W. Adams, Pittsfield, IL

6:00 PM

$5 suggested donation

EPIC Community Gathering – Oct 27 – Pittsfield, IL

EPIC Seeking Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

EPIC: Everyone in Pike Included and Contributing is a local effort to improve lives for adults with developmental disabilities in Pike County. If you care about or are a person with developmental disabilities, you are invited to participate. The goal of EPIC is to help people do things they enjoy related to their interests and to connect to organizations, clubs, and other people with similar interests. Young people preparing to leave high school, adults living at home with family, those living in a group home, and those living on their own with or without support services can participate in EPIC to explore ways they may be more involved, active, and connected in the community.

“A friend of mine who is an adult with developmental disabilities in another community joined a nearby community choir. Her parents drove her to and from practices. Over time, she made friends with the other choir members. Now she is part of a regular carpool to choir practice and participates without her parents’ involvement — just like any other adult member of the choir,” says Michele Westmaas, EPIC Project Coordinator.

Westmaas, a Pike County resident for over 20 years, sees Pike County as the perfect community for this groundbreaking effort. “We are a close-knit, caring community,” says Westmaas. “We want our neighbors with disabilities to have a good life. With the right support and encouragement, Pike County citizens with disabilities could have a life like any other citizen – doing all the regular things of life in all the regular community places. When everyone is able to contribute their unique skills and talents throughout the community, we all benefit.”

The first monthly EPIC Community Gathering will be held Tuesday, October 27th at 6pm at Pittsfield Methodist Church, 222 N. Monroe. Families, individuals with developmental disabilities, and interested citizens are invited to celebrate successes, brainstorm burning questions, consider new ideas, and think about next steps. Everyone is invited to come together for punch, cookies, and connection!

People interested in participating in EPIC to explore ways they can be more involved, active, and connected in the community can call Michele Westmaas at 217-473-6450 or email micheleiamc@gmail.com or Carrie Martin, EPIC Grant Facilitator, at 217-242-9833 or email jncmartin2@gmail.com.

An online video at http://www.iambc.org/#!epic-pike/cye3 gives more information about what EPIC participants can expect. On that same webpage is a link to sign up for the EPIC online newsletter. Information related to the project is shared regularly on a Facebook page called EPIC: Everyone in Pike Included & Contributing. EPIC is a project of the Illinois Association of Microboards and Cooperatives (IAMC) funded by a grant from the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities.