Community briefs

Fundraiser to benefit historical society

TIPP CITY — Tickets are available for the Souper Bowl II, a fundraiser for the Tippecanoe Historical Society.

The event is planned for 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Zion Lutheran Church, 11 W. Walnut St., Tipp City.

For $25, the buyer will receive a soup bowl handmade by local artist Sally Watson; their choice of potato, vegetable beef or chicken corn soup; a sandwich and cookies.

Proceeds will benefit the historical society’s endowment fund. Tickets are available at the Historical Society Museum, 20 N. Third St.; Tipp-Monroe Community Services, 3 E. Main St.; or from Historical Society members.

Tickets and more information are available from Gordon Pittenger at (937) 667-3051.

Volunteers sought

MIAMI COUNTY — Riverside Developmental Disabilities is currently seeking volunteers for their upcoming Special Olympics basketball season.

Volunteer opportunities are open for coaches, referees, scorekeepers and concessions. Beginning Dec. 4 through March, two teams will have practice and games Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. Two additional teams will have practice and games on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. There will be a two-week break over the holidays in December.

Special Olympics activities contribute to the physical social, and psychological development of the athletes. Through successful experiences in sports, they gain confidence and build a positive self-image which carries over into the classroom, home, job and community.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities through Miami County Special Olympics, contact Krista Smith at (937) 310-3260 or

Nominations for citizens, businesses open

TIPP CITY — Nominations are now being accepted for the Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year and Young Professional of the Year awards presented by the Tipp City Chamber of Commerce. This recognition is awarded annually to businesses and individuals who show a significant, worthwhile contribution to the community.

Businesses nominated must be established for a minimum of three years and be located in Tipp City. Individuals nominated must be residents of Tipp City.

A list of past recipients, 2017 nomination forms and additional information about the award criteria are available at

Money management classes set

TROY — Ohio State University Extension in Miami County is now offering money management workshops on Nov. 28, Dec. 5, and Dec. 12, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Old Troy Courthouse, OSU Extension Office meeting room at 201 W. Main St.

These workshops are designed to help individuals and families increase financial stability by learning how to use a spending plan to save money and reduce debt. Topics include goal-setting, credit report management and financial record organization. The course is $5 and includes all material and handouts.

Contact the OSU Extension Office, Miami County at 440-3945 to register today.

Bird Club to hold pie sale

MIAMI COUNTY — Miami Valley Bird Club and Rescue is having a fundraiser selling Mehaffie’s Pies. The flavors are apple, dutch apple, cherry, peach, blueberry, lemon, chocolate cream, coconut cream, and pecan. These pies are baked fresh a few days before delivery and can be frozen up to six months.

Pies are $10 each and will be delivered on Sunday, Nov. 19 (the Sunday before Thanksgiving). Orders will be taken until Monday, Nov. 6, and pies must be paid for at time of order.

If you don’t want a pie but would like to help two causes, you can purchase a pie and it will be donated to St. Pat’s Kitchen in Troy. Contact Kim Seitz (937) 440-0016 or for more details.

Food safety training offered

TROY — Ohio State University Extension, Miami County has partnered with TAP (Training Achievement Program) Series to offer an on-line version of the Level 2 Food Safety training which meets all Ohio Department of Health requirements.

You can complete the online course at your own speed and at a time that works for you. Once training is completed, you will take a proctored certification exam in Troy. Registration fee of $150 is non-refundable for both the online class and exam. There is an additional fee of $25, if the selected exam date is rescheduled. The ServSafe Manager exam is proctored by an OSU Extension Educator who is a Certified ServSafe® Proctor.

To take the exam from 9-11 a.m. Nov. 28, you must register by Nov. 6. To take the Dec. 14 exam from 1-3 p.m., register by Nov. 22. The exams take place in the Old Troy Courthouse, OSU Extension Office meeting room at 201 W. Main St.

To register, call the OSU Extension Office, Miami County at 440-3945.