Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce
  • RECENT NEWS & EVENTS
  • March31st

    The Livingston County Humane Society is holding an Easter Pet Picture contest at “Big R” – 1027 W. Reynolds St. here in Pontiac for the month of March until April 4, 2015.  Just bring in a 3″ x 5″ picture of you pet(s) dressed up in an Easter costume/scene or just one of them that is cute during regular “Big R” store hours.  On the backside of the photo, please include your name, pet(s) name and phone number.  All photos must be turned in at the “Big R” here in Pontiac (please put in the basket there).  The winner will be judged by which jar has the most money.  All proceeds will go to the Livingston County Humane Society to help with medical expenses.  The winner will be announced on the first Monday after Easter (April 7, 2015) and does not need to be present to win.  First place winner will receive a $25.00 “Big R” gift certificate.  For more information, please call the Livingston County Humane Society at 815-842-1025.

  • March31st

    The American Red Cross Blood Mobile will be at Pontiac Healthcare and Rehab – 300 W. Lowell Ave. – on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    For an appointment, please contact – Sue Rinkenberger at 815-842-1181or visit www.redcrossblood.org.  Bring a photo ID or our blood donar card or two (2) other forms of ID.

    March is Red Cross Month and every donation you give helps them to do more of what they do.

  • March31st

    The Bank of Pontiac Relay For Life team is sponsoring an Easter Basket Silent Auction at the Main Bank Lobby in Pontiac and Bluestem Bank Lobby in Fairbury.  Silent bids will be accepted until Thursday, April 2 (must be 18 to participate).  Proceeds will benefit Livingston County Relay For Life.  Please call 815-844-6155 for more information.

  • March31st

    Kicks on 66 Sale (http://www.kickson66sale.com/) is 90 miles of treasure hunting between Joliet and Towanda, IL during Red Carpet Corridor Weekend. For Trunkin’ Treasures, residents are invited to load up their car, drive downtown, and sell their treasures on Saturday, May 2nd from 8am-5pm on and Sunday, May 3rd from 8am-3pm. Registration is free for local non-profits and local residents participating in the Trunkin’ Treasure. For other vendors and out-of-county participants, there is a $25 registration fee. Registration forms are available at Pontiac City Hall or by contacting Rebecca Black( rebeccamccloud9@gmail.com )or Liz Vincent (liz@muralmuseum.com)  Please call the tourism office at 815-844-5847 for more information.

     

  • April2nd

    The Kiwanis Club of Pontiac will be holding their annual Spaghetti Supper on Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Pontiac High School, 1100 Indiana Ave.  Cost is $7.00 for adults, $3.00 for children ages 13 and under and includes Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, desert and a beverage.  Carry outs are available.  For more information, please contact any Kiwanis member.

  • April4th

    Bring the kids (ages birth to 10 years) with their own basket to Pontiac HealthCare and Rehab’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt, located at 300 W. Lowell Ave., on Saturday, April 4, 2015 starting at 10:00 a.m.  There will be prizes for the golden eggs that they’ve hidden.  In case of inclement weather, the rain date will be April 4, 2015.  For more information, please call 815-842-1181.

  • April4th

    For those of you who love homemade baked goods, but don’t have time to make any for your Easter breakfast, dinner or supper, come on over to Ace Hardware – 203 E. Livingston St. here in Pontiac, where the Livingston County Humane Society will be holding their Easter Bake Sale from 9:00 a.m till sold out.  For more information, please call 815-842-1025.

  • April9th

    Come taste the wonderful salads that the First Presbyterian Church will be offering at their annual “Spring Salad Luncheon”.  You will also get to enjoy their scrumptious Chicken Casserole.  This luncheon is being held on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at 209 W. Livingston St. here in Pontiac.  Cost is $8.00.  For more information, please call 815-844-7904.

     

     

  • April11th

    Sullivan’s Irish Brigade will be holding their 4th Annual Wine & Craft Beer Tasting Party (and a Sampling of Root Beer) for Relay for Life on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Pontiac V.F.W. Post #886, located at 531 Lincoln Ave. here in Pontiac.  There will be door prizes, a silent auction and 50/50 drawing.  Donation of $5.00 per person.  Light hors d’ouevres will be served.  Tickets will be available at the door or each team member.  Please call 815-844-7837 for more information.

  • April11th

    Life Center for Independent Living (LIFE CIL) in Bloomington and Pontiac, will host their 7th annual fundraiser on Saturday, April 11, 2015 beginning at 11:00 a.m. and held at Kingsley Junior High School in Normal.  This event feature a wheelchair basketball game between the University of Illinois Wheelchair basketball team and the Bloomington-Normal Deaf Club.  Doors open and activities begin at 10:00 a.m.   Tickets are available at LIFE CIL for $5.00 each, while Children 5 and under are Free.  Tickets will also be available at the door.  Other activities will be a silent auction, performances by Kids on the Block Puppet Troupe, concessions by Bloomington-Normal Jaycees, door prize and a 50/50 raffle.

    This is LIFE CIL’s only fundraiser.  All proceeds will go to benefit LIFE Center for Independent Living and will also pay for two (2) scholarships for the University of Illinois Youth Wheelchair Sports Camps this summer.

    LIFE Center for Independent Living, assisting persons with disabilities to achieve and maintain independent lifestyles in DeWitt, Ford, Livingston and McLean Counties.

    Please call 309-663-5433 for further information.