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Commodities: Information Booth: civil war display of Edwin McAllister who shared his birthday with Abe Lincoln (same day) Feb. 12th.  He was the oldest living Civil War Veteran living in Pike County. He lived to be 102 yrs. old.  He spoke in the school system about the Civil War system even when he was very old.  The Civil War flag he donated is on display at the Pike County Court House in Pittsfield, Il.  Antique engine display, doll collection (over 2,000). Large flea market and bake sale, Wildlife display with deer, turkey, and other animals, arrowhead display, small petting zoo, pumpkins, bittersweet. Collectibles, furniture, books and antiques. 
Food: Breakfast served: Biscuits & gravy, sausage, egg and cheese biscuit and giant cinnamon rolls.  Lunch & Supper: Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Chicken & noodles, butterfly pork chops, hamburgers, cheese burgers, hot dogs, walking tacos, cookies, cake and pies.
Contact Person: Ida McAllister 217-723-4562
Activities: Flea Market and Yard Sales, pumpkins and turnips for sale.
  Portable Restrooms

The historic Bethel Church, between Griggsville and Detroit on County Highway Road 14 will be open both days.  There will be several events held at Bethel Church colordrive weekend.  Members of the Nancy Ross Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be displaying a large collection of historic United States flags from Colonial to the current flag.  The collection is on loan from the Illinois State Organization, NSDAR.  The Chapter will also have on display the replica Civil War battle flag from Company H, 73rd Illinois.

Several Rangers with the Illinois Society War of 1812 will be giving programs and displaying historic British, French, Betsy Ross, the first Confederate and U.S. Flags.  Members of the Marion Rangers, CSA will be doing programs on the use of Signal flags during the Civil War.

The Nancy Ross Chapter will be selling pecans, the North Pike Library will have a book sale and the Bethel Church Association will be selling note cards and items all weekend.


Bethel Church

Contact Information

Peggy Hill
Postal address
        PO Box 283
Pittsfield, IL 62363
The Flag
Be sure to keep an eye out for the Color Drive Flag.  Each official welcome booth will be displaying this flag during the Color Drive Weekend.