Area Briefs

BOE meeting slated

COVINGTON — The Covington Exempted Village School District Board of Education will meet in special session on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 8 a.m., at the Board of Education office that is now located in Covington High School. Covington High School is located at 807 Chestnut St., Covington.

The purpose of the meeting is to approve summer construction projects and any other business that may come before the board.

Pie contest set

PIQUA — The Piqua Community Farmers Market will be hosting a berry pie baking contest on Thursday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m. The contest is open to anyone. In addition to bragging rights, the winner will receive “Market Money” to be used at the Farmers Market.

Those wishing to participate in the contest are asked to have their pies at the market by 5:30 p.m. as the judging will get underway shortly thereafter. The Farmers Market is held on High Street in front of the Fort Piqua Plaza each Thursday from 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Entries will be judged for taste and appearance. There will be two divisions; adults and youth. Youth under the age of 14 may participate in the youth division.

The first place winner will receive $15, the second place will receive $10 and third place will receive $5.

For more information on the Piqua Community Farmers Market berry pie baking contest, please contact Mainstreet Piqua at (937) 773-9355.

Car show planned

PIQUA — The Miami Valley Corvette Club will be holding their annual Car Show and Cruise-In at Fountain Park in Piqua on June 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fountain Park is located at 1300 Forest Ave. in Piqua.

There is a $10 registration/entry fee for the vehicles. There is no cost to the public to stop by and enjoy the cars. The proceeds from the entry fees will benefit Camerons Smile, MVCC, and the Piqua Bethany Center.

The awards presentation will start at 3:30 p.m. All vehicles must be registered by 1 p.m. on June 11 in order to qualify to win.

For more information, visit the Miami Valley Corvette Club’s website at

Walk with the mayor

PIQUA — Join Mayor Kazy Hinds on Monday, June 13, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in a walking meeting in Ward 2.

Ward 2 City Commissioner Bill Vogt, Fire Chief Brent Pohlschneider, Public Works Director Doug Harter, and Assistant Public Works Director Brian Brookhart will join her.

The public is encouraged to come and walk with them. Come and join them and bring your questions and suggestions. They will meet at the entrance to Candlewood off of South Street.

Native plant sale at BNC

TROY — Native Ohio Plants, a local nursery, will be at Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 18, selling a variety of native trees, shrubs and wildflowers.

Monarch butterflies and other pollinators are in serious trouble. You can help by increasing the number of native plants in your yard.

In addition to what Native Ohio Plants offers, milkweed will also be available. Cash or checks will be accepted.

The Wild Gardens Club focuses on gardening with native plants. Feel free to join them on the third Tuesday of each month in the BNC library. For more information, call (937) 698-6493.