SHELBYVILLE – HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital needs your help to make the 2018 Scarecrow Daze Parade a huge success! Entries are free. This year’s theme is “Happy 200th Birthday Illinois.”

The parade starts off the Scarecrow Daze Festival on Saturday, Oct. 6. Staging for the parade will take place at Forest Park in Shelbyville at 10 a.m. The parade route will follow the same route as used in the past several years. It will begin in the park, turn right on 9th Street, left on Morgan and right on 1st Street where the parade will disperse.

Candy and other items are allowed to be tossed as long as they are thrown safely toward the ground.
Businesses, organizations, political parties and individuals are encouraged to enter. Entries are due by Friday, Sept. 21. For more information or to register, please call HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital at 217-774-3961 ext. 2690 or email

HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital will also collect canned food items and pet food along the parade route. The hospital plans to donate the items to the First United Methodist Food Pantry and to the local animal shelter.
“Last month, we helped 208 families which fed 689 mouths, 251 of which were children,” First United Methodist Church food pantry organizer, Nancy Mills said. “Year to date, we have assisted 1,042 households and the need grows each year we do this.”

About HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital
Since its inception in 1916, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville (GSS) has been dedicated to excellence in healthcare for those living and visiting their communities. GSS has accomplished this by providing comprehensive health services and meeting the needs of patients served through their compassionate care, business integrity and community responsibility. GSS provides a 24/7 emergency department that is fully staffed by physicians and highly-trained nurses, and also features inpatient and outpatient services, including a 24-hour laboratory and an imaging department that meets today’s highest standards for diagnostic imaging technology. GSS has an advanced surgery department and an acute inpatient care unit. Dedicated to being a hometown hospital, GSS’ home health and rehabilitation departments are committed to excellence with a team of professional nurses and therapists providing a variety of medical services and rehabilitative therapies, all designed to help patients heal in their own environment. The group of visiting specialists in the outpatient clinic works closely with GSS to help keep the healthcare services local even if a specialized procedure or exam is required. GSS strives to be the first choice for the community’s healthcare needs. For more information about HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, visit   
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high-quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit

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Andrew Dilbeck

HSHS Illinois
Office: 217-464-5610

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