Community briefs

TMCS to offer gardening classes

TIPP CITY — How does your garden grow? Tipp Monroe Community Services has some classes to help you with your landscaping.

One of the best benefits of growing an herb garden is having fresh herbs right at your fingertips. Master Gardener Elaine Richards will teach an herb gardening class from 7-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21. She will have tips and suggestions on growing herbs plus recipes to turn everyday meals into something interesting using your own herbs.

Tipp City Arborist John Montgomery will offer tree pruning techniques from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, June 11. Learn the techniques of when to cut, what to cut and where to cut. Proper tree pruning tools will be discussed.

For more information please call (937) 667-8631 or visit

TMCS looking for board members

TIPP CITY — The Tipp Monroe Community Services’ Board of Trustees is looking to fill three board seats. TMCS would like to encourage anyone who lives in Tipp City and Monroe Township, who might be interest in becoming a trustee to contact the TMCS Executive Director, Kathryn L. Taylor, at the Community Services office(937) 667-8631. She will be happy to answer any questions concerning the roles of individual trustees and the entire board.

Deadline to submit applications is Tuesday, July 5. A continuing goal of the TMCS Board, Advisory Members and staff is to meet the needs of the community in recreation, community education, cultural and social services. Input from the community assists Community Services in achieving this goal. By sitting on the TMCS Board of Trustees, residents can take part in fulfilling immediate needs, while planning the future of Tipp Monroe Community Services.

FFA hosts first Agricultural Awareness Day

WEST MILTON — Milton-Union MVCTC FFA hosted their first annual Agricultural Awareness Day for the Milton-Union Elementary, grades kindergarten through fourth grade.

The purpose of the event was to educate students on the topic of agriculture. FFA member and chapter reporter Jessica Leffew planned and designed the curriculum for the day. Her goal is to educate students in the surrounding area on the importance of agriculture in our daily lives. She hopes to continue this tradition and to watch it grow in the years to come.

Thirty-Four FFA members participated in the curriculum for nine agricultural-related stations, including: tractor safety, Project WILD (natural resources), Seed Germination, Horses, Cattle, Swine, Goats, Rabbits, and various Poultry. MOre than 400 students from Milton-Union were able to participate in the day’s activities. The elementary students were able to experience various aspects of the agriculture industry and enjoyed the opportunity to see and learn in a hands-on setting.

Grandma’s Kitchen two close two days

WEST MILTON — Grandma’s Kitchen at Hoffman United Methodist Church in West Milton will be closed Wednesday, June 1, for maintenance to the activity center and surrounding areas. It will also be closed on Wednesday, July 6, due to the Fourth of July holiday. Otherwise, the regular serving hours are from 5-6:15 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Tree Board to meet

TIPP CITY — The Tipp City Tree Board will meet at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, in the Tipp City Government Center, 260 S. Garber Drive. At that time applications for curb lawn tree removals and plantings will be considered.

Applications may be obtained at the Service/Planning window in the Government Center and must be returned by noon on Friday, May 27.