Area briefs



Volunteers needed for Gathering

COVINGTON — The Fort Rowdy Gathering is in need of volunteers to help assemble the Friendship Bridge, and for general set-up in preparation for the 2016 Gathering. All activities will be held in the Covington Park.

Bridge truss assembly will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26. Bridge assembly will be on Saturday, Aug. 27, beginning at 8 a.m. General set-up will be Wednesday, Aug. 31, and Thursday, Sept. 1, beginning at 4 p.m. Final set-up will be Friday, Sept. 2, beginning at 9 a.m. All volunteers are welcome, and any amount of time you can help is appreciated.

For more information, call Anita at (937) 676-3381.

Sweeney receives scholarship

TROY — Megan Sweeney was chosen as the Troy High School recipient of the Troy Lions Club Scholarship. She will be majoring in Wildlife Conservation and Biology at Ohio University this fall.

The scholarship was awarded based on grades, public works, and her application essay on the importance of community service. She recently attended a Troy Lions Club family picnic where she received her $500 scholarship. The check presentation was performed by Lions Scholarship Chair Joe Jackson.

The Troy Lions Club is a non-profit community service organization serving Troy, Covington, Piqua, Pleasant Hill, Tipp City, and surrounding areas of Miami County since 1942. Their primary mission is vision health. They also support many other community programs. For more information, see the Lions website: or call (937) 335-7345.

Race to remember, raise funds

PIQUA — An annual 5K, in honor of Piqua High School student Cameron Forror, who passed away Sept. 5, 2008, from complications after surgery, is set for September.

With his complications, the Forror family was granted an all-expenses paid trip to Disney World in June 2006. A nurse from Dayton Children’s Hospital is the one that opened the door for the trip to happen. The family decided after he passed away to give back to the organization that sponsored the family’s entire trip, so they started the Cameron’s Smile 5K in 2009.

All proceeds go to A Special Wish Foundation, which grants wishes to children from local counties that have life-threatening illnesses.

The event this year is at 2 p.m. Sept. 4, with registration starting at 1 p.m. at Edison Community College in parking lot 4. There will be door prizes and bikes and a pallet cooler handmade by one if the race’s sponsors for raffle. The cost is $25.