Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce
  • October17th

    Throughout the month of October, the Livingston County Humane Society will be having their annul Halloween Picture Contest.

    Just bring a 3″x5″ photo of your pet dressed up in a Halloween costume/scene or just a cute looking picture.  On the backside of the photo, please put your name, pet(s) name and a phone number you can be reached at.

    All photos must be turned in at Big “R” of Pontiac – 1027 W. Reynolds St..  Please put it or them in the basket.

    Photos will be judged by which jar has the most money.  All proceeds goes to the Livingston County Humane Society to help with medical expenses at the facility.

    Money will be counted and judged on the first Saturday after Halloween.  Winner does not have to be present to win.

    1st place prize is a $25.00 Big “R” gift certificate.

    To find out more or if you have questions or want o learn more about the Livingston County Humane Society, please call 815-842-1025.

  • October17th

    The Livingston County Farm Bureau, Will Country Farm Bureau, Bank of Pontiac and Pontiac First United Methodist Church are teaming up to collect international phone cards and items to be sent to our military personnel in time for the holidays.  We don’t want to forget these important military personnel serving our country.  Because of the variation of phone cards available on t market, the best way to get the proper cards to our military troops is through monetary contributions.  Contributions may be mailed to:  Phone Cards for Troops, c/o Livingston County Farm Bureau, 901 W. Howard St., P.O. Box 410, Pontiac, IL  61764.  Checks should be made out to:  “Phone Cards for Troops”.  Please mail in your contributions by November 1, 2014 for the Thanksgiving holiday and December 1, 2014 for the Christmas Holiday.

    The phone card program has been very successful and we have received copies of letters and emails from our troops.  They are very, very thankful for the support!  In cooperation with Will County Farm Bureau Investment group, the goal is to send over 4,000 packages for the holidays!

    We will also be collecting the items listed below and they can be dropped off at the Livingston County Farm Bureau office at 901 W. Howard St.; Pontiac First United Methodist Church at 219 N. Chicago St.; and any Bank of Pontiac location – Main Bank, 300 W. Washington St., West Branch, 1703 W. Reynolds St., both of Pontiac; Odell Bank at 200 S. Waupansie St. in Odell; Dwight Bank at 132 E. Main St. in Dwight; Bluestem Bank at 501 S. Center St. in Forrest; Bluestem Bank at 104 E. Locust St. in Fairbury.  Please drop off these items by November 5, 2014

    Items needed:  Hot Chocolate/Hot Cider Packets, Jerky/Slim Jims/Summer Sausage, Small boxes of Crackers, Cheese & Crackers, Canned Fruit (snack size), Canned Soup, Tuna or Chicken (canned or packets), Trail Mix/Nuts/Sunflower Seeds, Cookies (packaged), Rice Krispie Treats, Granola Bars, Protien Bars, Fruit Snacks/Dried Fruit, Sweat Pants, Blanket Throws, Small 8 to 12 inch artificial Christmas Trees, Ornaments (handmade or purchased, no glass), Christmas Stockings (handmade or purchased), New Men’s Magazines, Hand Held games, DVD’s or CD’s, Disposable Cameras, Instant Oatmeal Packets, Easy Mac Packets, Microwave or Hearty Canned Soup, Candy Canes, Christmas Candy, Muti-Vitamins, Over the Counter Pain Reliever, Men’s White or Black Crew (work) Socks, T-Shirts in Brown, White or Tan, Batteries (AA & AAA) and Any type of Suitable small gifts

    We thank you for your help and generosity!  Our troops truly appreciate your assistance and there is a strong need for all of these items!  If you should have any questions, please call the Farm Bureau at 815-842-1103.  We again would like to thank Operation Care Packages & the American Legion #1080 for their help and assistance!  We have seen and heard that we are making a difference!!!



  • October18th

    St. Paul Lutheran Church, 210 Deerfield Road, will be hosting “Women’s Retreat 2014″  for women of all ages.  This is being held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 beginning at 8:45 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m.  Cost is $50.00 per person.  10% of the ticket price will be donated to Breast Cancer Research.  Contact – Kristy’s Tranquility Massage at 815-674-0700, Linda Raube at 815-549-2042 or Pastor May Kay Kenson at 815-842-2095 to purchase your presale tickets by October 1, 2014 or for more information.

  • October18th

    The FFA will be holding their Adopt a Family 5k/1 Mile Walk on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Pontiac Township High School, located at 1100 E. Indiana Ave., here in Pontiac, IL.


    This event  is to raise money to help purchase gifts and toys for families who need help in the Pontiac Township High School District community this holiday season.  They’re hoping to help at least three (3) families.

    Cost for the race is $20.00 and this covers the race, t-shirt, water and a light snack after the race.

    Registration is at 8:00 a.m. with the race/walk beginning at 9:00 a.m. Since Halloween is just around the corner, you can wear a costume if you would like to.  Registration forms and more information may be obtained at:  www.pontiacffa.org or www.pontiac.k12.il.us or by calling Kelly Fraher at 815-674-8038 or Lauren Cassady at 815-419-5141.

  • October18th

    If you like home grown produce, fresh bake goods, fresh flowers, plants and other homemade products, come check out the Pontiac Farmers Market.  There will be various vendors to browse and shop through.  For more information, contact P.R.O.U.D. at 815-844-6692.

  • October24th

    Moms & Dads come bring your ghost and goblins out to SOCU’s “Trick or Trunk” on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at 610 S. Newport Road (this will be in their parking lot).  There will be decorated cars that the kids will be able to get their treats from and games.  This will be a Fantastic Adventure for all.  For more information, please call 815-8(815)842-1437.

  • October25th

    St. Mary’s Church will be holding their Bi-Annual Food Pantry Fundraiser Vendor Event and Luncheon on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the St. Mary’s Parish Hall (Chicago St. entrance) from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Come with your shopping list and let the vendors help you find the perfect gift.  There will be something for everyone.

    Lunch is $5.00 and there will be a Silent Quarter Auction table.  You may purchase raffle tickets for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00, but for every 5 non-perishable food items you bring in you will receive a FREE Raffle ticket.

  • October25th

    If you like home grown produce, fresh bake goods, fresh flowers, plants and other homemade products, come check out the Pontiac Farmers Market.  There will be various vendors to browse and shop through.  For more information, contact P.R.O.U.D. at 815-844-6692.

  • October26th

    The VFW Women’s Auxiliary will be holding their annual Childrens Halloween Party on Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the V.F.W. Post #886 – 531 Lincoln Ave., here in Pontiac, IL.  Costume judging starts at 2:00p.m., so get your goblins, turtles, princesses, etc. there early to be judged.  There will be treats for the kids, too.  For more information, please call 815-844-2617.

  • October29th

    The Pontiac Chamber of Commerce will be holding Issues & Eggs on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. at “Baby Bull’s Fine Dining”, 1025 W. Reynolds St. here in Pontiac, IL.  The Caring Pregnancy Center will be speaking on the progress of Elizabeth House here in Pontiac.  Anyone may attend and the cost of the breakfast is $10.00 per person.  Please call 815-844-5131 by 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 28, 2014 to make your reservations.