Community briefs

Campaign sign recycling offered

MIAMI COUNTY — Voters are making their voices heard at the polls this week, but expressions for (and against) issues and candidates have been dotting roadsides and front yards for weeks — in the form of the ubiquitous campaign sign. What happens to all those signs once the votes are tallied?

As it turns out, they’re at least partially recyclable — and the Miami County Solid Waste District will be collecting and recycling campaign signs from November 3rd to 17th at the Miami County Recycling Center, 2200 N. County Road 25A.

The Miami County Recycling Center accepts aluminum cans, plastic containers, glass bottles, paper, and cardboard year-round, and is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays. For two weeks following the November election, residents may also drop off campaign signs in a designated container at the recycling center.

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.

UVMC Volunteer Auxiliary holding book sale

TROY — The UVMC Volunteer Auxiliary will host a book sale Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the UVMC Cafeteria on the hospital’s lower level.

The event will feature discounts of up to 70 percent on premium quality hard cover books. Sale proceeds benefit the UVMC Volunteer Auxiliary and its efforts.

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

Get organized for the holidays

WEST MILTON – Have you ever felt overwhelmed and exhausted while preparing for the holidays? Have you ever wished for a simpler way to celebrate with your family and friends? Professional organizer Olive Wagar comes to the rescue with “Wrap Up an Organized Holiday” as part of the Lunch and Learn series at the Milton-Union Public Library. It will be from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5.

The event is free. You are welcome to bring your own lunch; drinks will be provided. For more information about this or other programs, call 937-698-5515, visit or Milton-Union Public Library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton.

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.

Last Milton Memories scheduled

WEST MILTON — The last fall Milfton Memories recording session will take place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the West Milton Municipal Building on S. Miami St.

The panel will be made up of members of the M-U Class of ‘61. Each one will cover a different topic. The panel members are: Judy Cool Lecklider, Judy Battson Butts, Myra Foster Hutchinson, Roy Steele, Sharon Hughes Steele, Marvin Rue, Sharon Kauffman Hastings, Susie Miller Cummins, Kay Ditmer Baker, Russell Honeyman.

The public is invited and audience participation is welcome. For further information call Barb at (937-698-6559) or Susie at (937-698-6798).

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, the museum will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 14 for Yuletide Winter’s Gathering. And this year it will continue to be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon, weather permitting. If the open sign is out stop in, or 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.

Holiday show set

TIPP CITY — The annual Christmas Holiday Show — now the 47th year — is once again happening on Saturday, Nov. 14, during Tipp City’s Winter Yuletide Gathering. This show features local artists with their handmade items including items in wood, fiber arts of all kinds, glass, polymer clay, photography and many others. 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 5p.m. Eloquence Catering is handling food service, and many people come downstairs for lunch and snacks while visiting the show. Come see the show, and enter your name in fhe door prize drawing.

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.