Community briefs

Tipp to host community facilities meeting

TIPP CITY — The Tipp City School district is hosting a community meeting to introduce the district’s facilities master plan and provide updates on building a new preK-3 school.

The first in a series of community meetings will be held Tuesday, Oct. 13 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Broadway Elementary School.

Architect Mike Ruetschle will be there to discuss community preferences for the building design.

This meeting is open to all community members who are interested in learning more about this important project and wish to share ideas on how to shape the new school.

Library celebrates Halloween

WEST MILTON – Milton-Union Public Library wants to say “Hello Halloween!” with its annual kids Halloween party 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15.

Children’s Librarian Wendy Heisey will be hosting the evening of Halloween themed books, bingo with prizes, and spooky snacks. Costumes are not required, but definitely encouraged. The kids will share their costumes and put on a parade through the library.

This program is geared towards grades kindergarten through fifth.

Volunteer Auxiliary holding electronics sale

MIAMI COUNTY — The UVMC Volunteer Auxiliary will hold an electronics sale Oct. 14 and Oct. 15 at the UVMC Conference Rooms C & D.

Sale hours will be Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 15, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Among items for sale will be computers, gaming consoles, TVs, cameras and music players. Proceeds will go to auxiliary projects.

Artisan showcase set

TIPP CITY — Come and see what local artists have been making! The 10th annual Autumn Artisans Showcase will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Monroe Grange, 4729 Peters Road, Tipp City, a quarter mile north of St. Rt. 571.

This show features handmade items from local artists, including paintings, photography, the fiber arts, jewelry, lapidary, woodcrafts, and polymer clay. There is a little cafe on the premises which offers homemade food by Starry Catering, so you can enjoy lunch or a snack while at the show. Make sure you enter for the door prize drawings!

Road closure announced

TIPP CITY — Beginning On Oct. 19, 2015, N. Hyatt Street from W. Main Street to Plum Street will be closed for water main placement and utility trench repairs.

The City has permitted Double Jay Construction a maximum of five days to complete this section of the project and return traffic patterns back to normal. A detour route will be posted using North Third Street to Park Avenue.

The city apologizes for the inconvenience during this time and asks for your patience and understanding while construction is underway. Please contact City of Tipp City at 937-667-6305 with any questions about this closure.

College planning night set

WEST MILTON — There will be a college planning night at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Milton-Union High School auditorim.

Guest speakers for the evening will be admissions representatives from the University of Dayton, Wright State University and Edison State Community College. The will provide general information about college comparisons and selection, admission processes, campus visits and more. There will be a forum for students’ and parents’ questions and concerns.

For more information, call the high school guidance office at (937) 884-7951.

Craft show planned

WEST MILTON — Hoffman United Methodist Church in West Milton will hold its annual craft show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, in the church activity center.

Reservations for booth spaces are now being accepted. To reserve a space or for more information, call Jean Sanders at 937-698-5541.

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.