Community briefs

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.

Sept. 21

Crafty Listeners to meet

WEST MILTON — The Crafty Listeners gather from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton on Sept. 21. This group of women listens to an audio book while working on joint and individual craft projects. Both experienced crafters and those wanting to learn are welcome.

BLT dinner offered

TIPP CITY — On Sept. 21, American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will offer a BLT sandwich with chips for $5 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Blood drive set

NEW CARLISLE — The Golembiewski Parish Center in New Carlisle will help make a difference in the fight against cancer by hosting a community blood drive Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 3-7 p.m. in the social center, 205 West Lake Ave. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the special-edition “Every Donor Makes a Difference – Give Hope, Give Blood” t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at or call 1-800-388-GIVE.

Zion Lutheran Church garage sale scheduled for Sept. 24 and 25

TIPP CITY — Zion Lutheran Church is holding the annual Mum Festival Garage sale 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at the church, located at 14 W. Walnut St., Tipp City.

Items for sale include furniture, books, kitchen items, linens, electronics, craft items, seasonal items, glassware, baby items, toys, garden items, jewelry and home decor. The half-price sale and $2 bag sale begins at 5 p.m. on Sept. 25.

Plenty of parking is available in the church parking lot between North 3rd and 4th streets.

Soroptomists host spaghetti dinner

TIPP CITY — Soroptimist International of Tipp City & the Upper Miami Valley proudly announce their 9th annual All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, Sept. 25 from 4:30–7 p.m. at the Monroe Township building (corner of Third and Main Streets) in Tipp City.

The cost for adults is $8.00 and for children 10 and under is $4. Dinner includes salad, bread, beverage, and dessert. Carry-out is also available. All of the proceeds from this event will benefit awards and local community projects supporting women and girls in the area.

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.

Tipp City Public Library book sale

TIPP CITY — The Friends of the Tipp City Public Library is hosting a 1-day book sale Saturday, October 3, 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Senseman Meeting Room at the Library, 11 East Main Street. Children’s books, hardback and paperback books, tapes, CDs and DVDs. Come ready to stock up! Proceeds to benefit the Library.

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.

Box top collection announced

TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services in partnership with Tipp City Schools and Box Tops for Education will have a collection site available for the public to drop off their labels. The schools earn 10¢ for every non-expired Box Top label. The schools use this money to help purchase extra equipment, art supplies and educational resources that help students and teachers. Box Top labels can be found on over 250 participating products. A full list of participating products can be found on the Box Tops for Education website

TMCS asks that you clip non-expired Box Top labels and drop them off in the labeled collection container located inside the Tipp Monroe Community Services Building at 3 E. Main St. The schools’ next submission deadline for labels is Nov. 2, but labels will be accepted year round.