As in other countries, for example, Norwegian Curling or Irish Hurling, hometowns in Pike County, Illinois, their own particular events occur.
|An extremely passionate sport, county against county. Many injuries.|
Coon Hunters Club
|Pike County, Illinois, is a prime spot for hunting of all kinds of wild animals. (Lock up your cows.)|
Annual Pole Shed Open.
Jennifer Wellman (obviously a pro in Pike County,) confronts and then swiftly wends her way through various obstacles of toy tractors loaded with corn, a water fall, and even toy combines and silos. As a fundraising event, the final tally total was not given yet according to Dustin Morrow. The event was a rousing success. Money will be applied to ag scholarships, as well as other events and funding for Pittsfield High school FFA.
Photo taken by Beth Zumwalt/Pike Press
|First Continental Crossing|
Probably August is a biggest month my hometown community celebration. It is a remembrance of a landing of Vin Fiz plane, piloted by Cal Rodgers. He was the first to make a continental flight, funded by millionaire William Hearst. (Who would pay Rodgers at the completion of the flight, if he met required time. He missed the date by 15 days. Hearst reneged on paying him..
This annual event has events with multiple activities. a grand parade, car show, and awesome BBQ. Having been to one or two of the Vin Fiz day, I agree this community activity is excellent. (I wrote a blog post about this event some time ago.)
It is a certainty that other annual events exist and bind communities together. No matter the event, friends and neighbors will be there, probably with a casserole.
Wish I were there.