Community briefs

Benefit for senior center planned

WEST MILTON —On Saturday, Aug. 13, the Milton Union Senior Center and Community Club is hosting another fundraising event for the Senior Center Flooring Fund.

The free cruise-in will feature oldies music, wood fired pizza and homemade ice cream, and a 50/50 drawing, so get out your poodle skirt and get ready to have a great time while supporting the local senior center.

The event begins at 4 p.m. and will take place rain or shine.

WACO to host truck show

TROY — The invasion of the International Harvester Scout Light Truck Nationals is returning to WACO Air Museum in Troy. This is the annual show and swap meet for IH Scout, trucks, and other IH-made products.

Come enjoy the antique cars and trucks at the site of a grass airstrip. Experience the ride of a lifetime in an open air WACO bi-plane. Food trucks, activities and more.

The show runs from 9 am – 4 pm August 12-14. Admission is $8 for adults, under 12 is free. A weekend pass can be purchased for $15.

Blood drives set

TIPP CITY — Voss Honda in Tipp City will host a community blood drive Thursday, Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at 155 S. Garber Dr.

Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City will host a community blood drive Saturday, Aug. 13 from 8 a.m. to noon in the South Campus Chapel, 7695 S. County Road 25-A.

It’s a chance to boost the summer blood supply and possibly win an Alaska vacation for two. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at or call 1-800-388-GIVE. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the new “Blood Donors Don’t Moose Around” t-shirt.

Pesticide removal offered

TROY — The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be sponsoring a collection for farmers wishing to dispose of unwanted pesticides from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 N. County Road 25-A, Troy.

The pesticide collection and disposal service is free of charge, but only farm chemicals will be accepted. Paint, antifreeze, solvents and household or non-farm pesticides will not be accepted.

Pesticide collections are sponsored by the department in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. To pre-register, or for more information, contact the Ohio Department of Agriculture at (614) 728-6987.

Rotary hears from churches

WEST MILTON — West Milton Rotary member John Johansen and his guest speaker Lester Trittschuh of the Milton Union Coucil of Churches spoke to the Rotary Club on July 25.

Trittschuh spoke on the many programs the Council of Churches is involved in and the ways Rotary can help.

Application deadline nears

MIAMI COUNTY — Not-for-profit organizations are reminded the next grant deadline for the Miami County Foundation is Aug. 31.

Applicants must provide services directly to the citizens of Miami County. All must be certified federally tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service and preferably be a 501(c)(3) organization.

Historically, grants have been awarded to human and social service organizations, schools, healthcare providers, libraries, youth and senior groups as well as the arts.

Application forms are available online at or by contacting the office at (937) 773-9012. Guidelines restrict organizations to one grant annually. If you received a grant in the spring, you are not eligible to reapply until the next grant deadline. Schools and on-going humanitarian grant recipients are exempt from this restriction.

Successful applicants will receive notification of the fall distribution date.

The Foundation was established in 1985 by Richard E. Hunt, founder of WPTW-AM/WCLR radio.