Community briefs


Remembering Vietnam veterans at library

WEST MILTON — In observance of Memorial Day and to honor those who gave their lives for this country the Milton-Union Public Library is presenting a Vietnam veterans display during the month of May.

The library would especially like to thank the family of Dale E. Badgley, a local hero, who was killed in action in the Vietnam war. His family has been very generous to share his story with the community.

For more information about this or other programs, call (937) 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org. The library is also in need of bubble wrap and padded envelopes for shipping purposes.

In addition, in response to a patron request, the Milton-Union Public Library has added an additional accessible parking space. The new space features room for a chair lift and is located next to a ramp making the library power chair and wheelchair friendly.

The library looks forward to fulfilling other requests recognized through responses to its 80th anniversary of the library survey.

City to fog for mosquitoes

TIPP CITY — The City of Tipp City will fog the community, including City and Kyle Parks, for mosquitoes on May 16 with a rain date of May 17. The fogging in the residential and downtown areas will be performed over the city streets. Further applications will be performed on:

• May 25 with a rain date of May 26

• June 20 with a rain date of June 22

• June 28 with a rain date of June 29

• Aug. 30 with a rain date of Aug. 31

• Sept. 12 with a rain date of Sept. 13

Fogging will begin at 9 p.m. and conclude by 3 a.m. on the days scheduled, beginning on the western side of the city and proceeding easterly, fogging the entire community.

Residents are advised to avoid direct contact with the fogging mist and to close house and automobile windows. If rain or wind conditions prevent fogging, the city will reschedule the applications. Additional fogging may occur later if need. Any questions can be directed to the City Utility and Services office at (937) 667-6305.

Summer cocktail workshop planned

TIPP CITY — Let Aaron Lee of Buckeye Distillery teach you to mix some delicious cocktails for your summer parties. These drinks are perfect for hanging out at the pool or having a summer barbecue. Recipes for all concoctions will be provided along with plenty of samplings. Art Chin of Greenfire Bistro will provide small bites to accompany the tastings.

Hosted by Tipp Monroe Community Services. The event is on May 17 from 7-9 p.m. at Greenfire Bistro. Registration and payment is required prior to the event. Register at www.tmcomservices.org. Call TMCS for more information at (937) 667-8631.

Children’s tea party for two

WEST MILTON — Any child K-6 is invited to bring a mother, grandmother, or any other significant adult with them as their tea date May 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Dress up in your frilliest outfit, and a handmade tiara will be provided. The event involves learning the proper etiquette of a tea party, a craft, tea party food, stories, games, and of course tea. Children will get a tea cup to take home with them and a door prize will be awarded.

Y to offer Tee-Ball camp

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA is offering a Tee-Ball League beginning June 13. This league is for 3-5 year olds and will be held at the Robinson Branch on Tuesday evenings. The program runs for eight weeks this summer with two weeks of practice and six weeks of games.

Early registration runs through May 28 and can be completed over the phone or at either YMCA Branch. A coaches meeting will take place at the Robinson Branch on June 1 at 6 p.m. for all parents signing up to coach. For more information on either league contact Jaime Hull, youth program director, at (937)440-9622.

The Miami County YMCA also will be offering a summer day camp program. Each fun filled week will allow boys and girls an opportunity to enjoy themselves and make new friends in an outdoor/camp atmosphere. A variety of activities will be offered including swimming, hiking, arts and crafts and sports.

Summer day camp will have a different theme each week with Thursdays being the “trip of the week.” Week themes include Crazy Clothes Week, Day Camp Olympics Week and Water Works Week. Trips include zoos, a Cincinnati Reds Game, Kings Island, COSI and Zoombezi Bay Water Park. Campers can sign up for one to 11 weeks of camp. Camp weeks run from June 5 through Aug. 18. There is also the option to just participate on trip days.

Summer day camp is for children going into first through sixth grade. Youth in seventh grade and up can apply to be Counselors-in-Training (CITs) in which they will have a chance to take a leadership role during camp, helping Counselors lead activities. Interested CITs should contact the camp director to become a part of the program.

Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (later on trip days) at both the Piqua and Robinson branches with pre- and post-camp day care offered at the Piqua branch child care center. Registration forms are available at both branches and further questions can be answered by the camp director Jaime Hull at (937)440-9622.

Shoe drive serves dual role

MIAMI COUNTY — DREAM (aka Dream4pets) is conducting a shoe collection drive now through June 15 to raise funds for rescued pets and people. DREAM earns funds based on the number of pairs collected, and those dollars help with the cost of vetting, surgery and medication required for the dogs rescued by DREAM. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used, like new, or new shoes at the following drop off locations: Zion Lutheran Church (Tipp City), YMCA (Troy branch), and The Hack Shack & Eleete Motors in Sidney.

Donated shoes are then purchased by Funds2Orgs who distribute them throughout countries such as Haiti, Honduras and other nations in Central America and Africa to help impoverished people start, maintain and grow their businesses. Proceeds from the shoe sales (in those countries) are used to feed, clothe and house their families.

By donating shoes to DREAM, the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in people’s lives, reduce what goes into landfills and provides support to rescued by DREAM.