Community briefs

Aviation Lecture Series launches Sept. 30

TROY — On Wednesday, Sept. 30, WACO Historical Society will launch the 2015-2016 WACO Aviation Lecture Series. Donald Forney, author of Eyewitness to History at Hickam Field/Pearl Harbor, will be the first presenter of the season and will speak at 7 p.m. in the Willis Wing at WACO Field. Door will open at 6:30 pm. This event is sponsored by Hospice of Miami County and the We Honor Veterans program.

Mr. Forney shares his memories about the Japanese surprise attack at Pearl Harbor and Hickam Field on December 7, 1941. His story revolves around his recollections and experiences from his viewpoint as a twelve year old boy who lived near Honolulu at the time of the event. He was an eyewitness, at close range, to those first moments during which our country was thrust into the greatest war in the history of the world.

After graduating from Texas A&M University in 1950, Forney entered the Air Force and served from 1951-1953. He attained the rank of Major, and spent his time at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, specializing in metallurgical research.

This presentation is scheduled to last one hour. There is no charge for the event. Donations will be accepted to benefit WACO Historical Society and/or Hospice of Miami County. The WACO Air Museum is located at 1865 South County Road 25A, Troy, OH 45373. For more information, visit or call 937-335-9226.

Free comedic performance set at Edison

PIQUA — Edison Community College brings comedian and singer–songwriter, Evan Wecksell to the Piqua campus on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. This side–splitting performance is open to the community and offered free of charge.

Often compared to comedic superstars Adam Sandler and Stephen Lynch, Evan’s act is a blend of comedy and music that celebrates the college experience, endorses Internet addiction, and lampoons bad music. Evan has been noted as one of the funniest and most energetic performers to emerge from New York’s comedy clubs and musical venues.

Evan has made a series of appearances on TBS’ Conan, was named a “Hot Comedy Act” by Campus Activities Magazine and has emerged on radio stations across the globe. Evan is also recognized from his appearances on such pop-culture shows as VH1’s “I Love the 80s” and E! Television’s “30 Most Outrageous Celebrity Feuds” and more.

Seating for the performance is limited. Those interested in attending are encouraged to arrive early to reserve a seat. For more information about the event, contact Nate Cole at or call (937) 381-1555.

Luau, pig roast offered to public

TIPP CITY — The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will host a luau, including a pig roast from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 3.

The menu will include kulua pork (roast pork), oriental vegetables, Ambrosia polynesian (fruit salad), pineapple coleslaw, tangy tropical cake (pineapple dessert), luau punch, and Hawaiian rolls for $10.

Entertainment will be karaoke starting at 8 p.m. until close. There will be basket raffles and a hula and limbo contest. Grass skirts are optional.

Proceeds will benefit the post maintenance fund.

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.

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.

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.