Community briefs

TMCS summer registration underway

TIPP CITY — Summer Vacation at the Park for 4- to 9-year-olds begins June 19. This six week program is hopping with fun and stimulating activities as well as learning, games and crafts. Other youth programs and classes for June include:

• Self Defense – June 5

• Taekwondo – June 6

• Kidz Home Alone – June 6-8

• Pre-Ballet and Acrobat – June 13

• Le’Gogh Vangogh – June 15

• Writers Camp – June 19

• Learning to Draw with Rusty – June 22

• Better Baby Sitters – June 27

For more information about these or other TMCS programs, call (937) 667-8631 or go to for more information. There is fun stuff for grown-ups too.

City to fog for mosquitoes

TIPP CITY — The City of Tipp City will fog the community, including City and Kyle Parks, for mosquitoes. The fogging in the residential and downtown areas will be performed over the city streets. Applications will be performed on:

• 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.

Happy Run 5K planned

TIPP CITY — A Happy Run 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. May 29 at Upper Room Worship Center, 648 N. Hyatt St., Tipp City. Registration is $15 and can be made online at Race day registration begins at 7 a.m. Awards will be given to top threee males and females in five age groups. For questions, call Destinee Javier at 570-1229.

Library closed Memorial Day

WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union Public Library will be closed all day May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. For more information about this or other programs, call 937-698-5515 or visit The library is also in need of bubble wrap and padded envelopes for shipping purposes.

Milton-Union Public Library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton and is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Milton Memories to meet

WEST MILTON — A Milton Memories oral history recording session, “Reflections”, will take place on Tuesday, May 30, at 7:00 p.m. at the West Milton Municipal Building on S. Miami Street. The topic will be the Milton-Union Drill Team. The panel will consist of: Jamie Wackler Gregorovic, Ginny Stamper Cox, Dawn Goudy Cauldwell, Dawn Paulus Jay, Sue Saunders Minneman, Michelle Grile Sewell and Colleen Penny Hoover. The sessions are open to the public and audience participation is encouraged. The recording will be done by Tom Beck. For further information call Barb at 698-6559 or Susie at 698-6798.

Garage sale set

WEST MILTON — Hoffman United Methodist Church will have its annual garage sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1 at 201 S. Main St., West Milton. Most items are 25 cents. Proceeds go to local missions. The church is handicapped accessible.

Bi-plane rides offered

TROY — Imagine yourself in an open cockpit bi-plane with the wind in your hair. WACO’s flying season will soon open to give you the chance to cross this off your Bucket List. The season opener coincides with the Troy Strawberry Festival, rides are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 3-4. Park at WACO, take a plane ride, then shuttle on down to the festival. Plane rides are $100 per person and given on a first come, first served basis. Call the museum for more information. (937) 335-9226.

Cemetery walk upcoming

TIPP CITY — The seventh annual cemetery walk, “If Tombstones Could Talk …,” sponsored by the Tippecanoe Hist0rical Society, will be from 5-7 p.m. June 4 at Maple Hill Cemetery on South Hyatt St. in Tipp City.

The rain date is Sunday, June 14 from 5-7 p.m.

The family history of local painter Roger Haas will be shared by David Glaser, Jean Glaser Ware and Reed Hass. Bob Bartley will give the history of American Legion Post No. 586 at their memorial. Ralph and Nel Rodenberg who owned a decorator store and were involved in the community, will be shared by their son, Bill. Gordon Honeyman will portray L.T. Ball, Tipp Schools superintendent for many years. Susan Furlong and Marilee Lake will portray the infamous “Mast Girls,” Erma and Danza, and the history of their family.

If it is too difficult for you to navigate the cemetery grounds you are welcome to drive from site to site.

There will be people from the Society at the entrances to provide maps of the walk. For more information, call Paula at 545-5201 or Susie at 698-6798.

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.