Community briefs

Seniors to host dinner

TIPP CITY — The Tipp City Seniors will serve a community meal from 5-6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the United Methodist Church, 8 W. Main St., Tipp City. The menu will include chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans and a dessert table. The cost is $5 of $15 for a family. Proceeds will go toward the Seniors Building Fund.

For more information, call (937) 676-3051.

Book sale set

WEST MILTON – Stock up your personal library at the New Friends of the Milton-Union Public Library’s semi-annual book sale Sept. 10-12.

Bring your quarters, as paperbacks and children’s books are only 25 cents, and adult books are 50 cents. You can find hardbacks, textbooks, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, puzzles and more for purchase.

The Book Sale will be Friday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a bag sale the last two hours on Saturday from 3-5 p.m. Bags will be provided.

Members’ night for New Friends only is Thursday, Sept. 10 from 4-8 p.m. Become a member that night for only $5. For more information about this or other events, call 937-698-5515 or visit 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 canceled

WEST MILTON — The first of the fall Milton Memories recording sessions as been canceled. For more information call Barb at 698-6559 or Susie at 698-6798.

Road closure announced

TIPP CITY — Beginning On Sept. 21, 2015, County Road 25A from State Route 571 to Curry Branch Drive will be closed for culvert replacement and utility reconstruction for the first phase of the County Road 25A Reconstruction Project.

County Road 25A from Curry Branch to 5335 N. County Rd 25A will be open to residents and local traffic only, no access to State Route 571 can be provided.

Evanston Road, Peters Road and State Route 571 will be posted as the detour route.

The City expects a three to four week construction schedule for phase one and then will proceed to phases two and three of the Reconstruction Project which will change traffic patterns and access.

Community Services holding coat drive

TIPP CITY — TMCS is collecting new and gently used coats, including coats for all ages but especially children’s sizes. In addition TMCS is taking hats, gloves, scarves, thermals and snow suits. Please make sure items are clean and ready to wear.

Drop off at TMCS until October 30. The office is located at 3 E. Main Street next to the library. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Coat Distribution is on Nov. 7 at the American Legion, # Post 586 located at the corner of Park and Third Street. If you or your family is in need of a winter coat, gloves, hats or scarves, hours of distribution are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, call TMCS at 667-8631.

Clothing drive set

WEST MILTON — The Senior Shepherds of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in West Milton, Ohio are sponsoring a Clothing Drive to benefit “The Clothesline” located at 22 N. Second Street, Tipp City, Ohio. “The Clothesline” is a non-profit organization providing new and gently used clothing, accessories and linens for the whole family at very reasonable prices and free of charge in emergency situations.

“God’s Work, Our Hands” projects similar to this will occur at Evangelical Lutheran Churches all over the United States to show love and support for our neighbors.

Start gathering gently used clothing (infant through adult ages), shoes and bed linens that you would like to donate. Please drop them off at the church at 1209 South Miami Street, West Milton, on Sunday, September 27 between 2 and 4 p.m. If you would like to drop off items before that date, please call the church office at 698-5826.

Artists sought for art show

WEST MILTON — Hoffman United Methodist Church is looking for applicants to take part in the ninth annual art show Oct. 2-4 in the activity center at 201 S. Main St., West Milton. The deadline for entering is September 14.

The purpose of the show is to share area talent with the public. The show is non-juried. Some pieces may be available for purchase, with transactions handled directly between the artist and the interested party.

A gift from local arts patron Bill Netzley of Netzley Roofing has enabled Hoffman to offer monetary awards again this year. Awards to be given are $500 for first place, $400 for second

place, and $300 for third place. Seven additional awards of $100 each will also be presented. This year there will be a youth category open to current high school students with two $50 awards presented in that category.

Application forms may be picked up at the church office, Really Cool Stuff and The Hen’s Nest in West Milton, and The Hotel Gallery in Tipp City. Forms are also available for downloading from the church website at

Artisan showcase accepting submissions

TIPP CITY — Applications are being accepted for artists and craftspeople to participate in the 10th annual Artisan Artisans Showcase, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

This show features fine quality art produced by local artists, including paintings, fiber arts, ceramics, jewelry, lapidary, woodcrafts, and polymer clay.

Homemade food will also be available.

The show will be held at the Monroe Grange, 4729 Peters Rd., Tipp City, 1/4 mile north of State Route 571. For more information, please contact Lilian Nichols at 937-667-2655 or by email, or call Margie Anderson at 667- 6281. No buy/sell or manufactured items please.

Christmas Holiday Show seeking vendors

TIPP CITY — Applications are being accepted for artists and craftspeople to be vendors for the 47th Annual Christmas Holiday Show, on Saturday, Nov. 14, during Tipp City’s annual Winter Yuletide Gathering.

This event features local artists with their handmade items including articles in clay, wood, fiber arts, glass, polymer clay, paintings, and many other materials. No buy/sell or manufactured items please.

The show is held in the basement of the Monroe Township Building at the corner of Third and Main. Hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

There is a caterer handling food service, and many people come downstairs for lunch and also visit the show.

If you are interested in being in the show or want more information, please contact Lilian Nichols at 937-667-2655 or by email, or call Margie Anderson at 667- 6281.