Community briefs

Out of this world Halloween planned

WEST MILTON — Oh no! Aliens have invaded the Milton-Union Public Library. Take a walk through their creepy lab on Beggar’s Night, Thursday Oct. 29.

The “Alien Invasion” Haunted Room will be open from 6-8 p.m. Candy will be given out at the circulation desk. For more information, call 937-698-5515 or visit Milton-Union Public Library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton.

Fruit sale under way

WEST MILTON — The Milton Union-MVCTC FFA Chapter is holding its second annual fruit sale fundraiser. The Milton Union-MVCTC FFA will sell red delicious apples, golden delicious apples, navel oranges, tangelos, pears, pineapple, grapefruit, mixed fruit bags and peanuts.

The fruit is sold in full and half boxes. Amish cheeses and trail bologna, barbecue sauce, and Jack links beef jerky will also be offered.

Milton Union-MVCTC FFA will be selling the fruit from now through Nov. 15 and delivery will be the first week in December. Anyone who wants to buy fruit can find an FFA member traveling throughout the community or call Milton-Union schools at (937) 788-7940, Ext 4202, or by email at

Learn to make holiday cocktails

TIPP CITY — Learn to make festive holiday cocktails for your upcoming Season’s entertaining! Aaron of Buckeye Distillery will show how to make perfect drinks to spice up your parties. Recipes for all concoctions will be provided along with delicious samplings. Greenfire Bistro will provide small bites. Hosted by Tipp Monroe Community Services and the CITV Committee. Aaron Lee, instructor. Event is Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Hotel Gallery in Tipp City. Limited seating. Go to to register or call 937-667-8631.

TMCS to host ornament contest

TIPP CITY — “Plaid Tidings” is the theme for this year’s Holiday Home Tour and Tipp Monroe Community Services is having an ornament contest. Ornaments will be displayed on Dec. 5 at the Hotel Gallery during the Home Tour. Winners will be determined by popular vote. First, second and third place winners will receive a prize. There will be a $5 participant fee with all proceeds going to the Tipp City Area Arts Council. All submissions should be at the TMCS office by Nov. 16.

If you need a little inspiration for you “Plaid Tidings’ ornament there will be two opportunities available. On Nov. 6 and 13, TMCS will host an Ornament Party at Rusty Harden’s Studio. Refreshments will be served and you can bring your own beverages. Go to to register or call 937-667-8631.

Tipp City ornaments available

TIPP CITY — The Tippecanoe Historical Society Museum will not be open on Wednesdays after Oct. 28. However, we will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 14 for Yuletide Winter’s Gathering. And this year we will continue to be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon, weather permitting. If the open sign is out stop in, or you might want to call first (667-4092) before making the trip. We will also continue to be available by appointment.

The 2016 Polly’s ornament is now available. All the ornaments can be purchased at the Museum, Community Services Office, Sam & Ethel’s, Happenstance, and Midwest Memories. All of our sale items are available at the museum or the Community Services Office. We have a number of items that would make great Christmas gifts! We also have many interesting items on display for your enjoyment, plus extensive research material for those seeking information.

Election Day dinner set

WEST MILTON — Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St, West Milton (one block west of St. Rt. 48), will be serving its 157th Annual Election Day Pot Pie Dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The menu will include homemade chicken pot pie, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, roll, assorted desserts and beverages. Hours are 4:30-7 p.m. Meals are dine in or carry out.

A suggested donation of $7.50 is asked for each meal. There will be no Grandma’s Kitchen on Wednesday, Nov. 4. For more information call the church office at 937-698-6798.

Goulette gains internship

FINDLAY — Chase Goulette of Tipp City, Ohio, is an intern for the Blanchard Valley Center in Findlay, for fall 2015.

A senior at The University of Findlay, Goulette is working on a degree in sport and event management.

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.