Area Briefs


‘Sonny Boy’ relocates, changes name

PIQUA — Sonny Boy Thrift Store has changed its name to Sonny Boy New and Used Thrift Store and has also relocated from 201 Wayne St. to 915 Clark Ave. in Piqua. They are open Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sonny Boy New and Used Thrift Store features a variety of new and used items, including gently-used clothing, shoes, electronics, hair-styling tools, toys and more. Owner Gary Burns previously explained that they take care of the clothing and items sold at the store, including washing the clothes. All the electronics in the store are also tested before they put up for sale to make sure that they work.

Christmas program set

PIQUA – Celebrate an early Christmas by joining Joe Hinds and Judy Lohnes for songs and stories on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. at the YWCA Piqua. The program, which is free and open to the public, is followed by a noon luncheon ($6/person).

The duo will be sharing songs and stories to bring back Christmas memories from the past. “There will be singing and lots of fun for those attending this pre-holiday event,” said Beth Royer-DeLong, YWCA Program Director.

Reservations for the program must be made by Wednesday, Dec. 14, by calling the YWCA at (937) 773-6626. A UVMC nurse will be at the YWCA from 10:15-11 a.m. for free blood pressure and glucose screenings. The YWCA is handicapped- accessible.

Ham loaves for sale

PIQUA – The YWCA is now in the sixth year of selling its traditional favorite homemade ham loaves. The individual loaves are basted in a sweet and spicy sauce and can be purchased baked and ready-to-reheat or frozen and ready-to-bake. Four loaves per package are just $12 per bag.

“In the five years that we have sold ham loaves, we have made over 3,500 individual loaves,” said Leesa Baker, YWCA executive director, and head of the ham loaf-making process. “Our many dedicated volunteers also make this bi-annual event possible. We will offer ham loaves again in May.”

Customers have the opportunity to win a floral holiday decoration valued at $50. For every package of ham loaves purchased, the buyer will receive one chance in the .

Order forms are available at the YWCA. All orders must be prepaid with Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 5 p.m. as the deadline for placing orders. Orders will be delivered to your car in front of the YWCA on Wednesday, Dec. 21, from 3-6 p.m. For more information stop at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne St. or call (937) 773-6626.

Church concerts upcoming

PIQUA — Piqua Baptist Church, 1402 West High St., has two upcoming free concerts for the public to enjoy. The first is a musical/drama, “If Jesus Had Not Come: A Christmas Musical from The Wilds Music.” The songs were compiled and arranged by Ken Collier and Mac Lynch with the script written by Ken Collier. The musical is about a contemporary family having a discussion about Christmas and what Grandpa would have wanted this Christmas for his grandchildren, since he passed away a few months earlier. This event will take place on Sunday, Dec. 11, at the 10:45 service. The musical director is Cherie Roeth, the drama director is Heather Risner with pianist, Mary Alice Newbauer.

The second special Christmas event is the performance of the Tipp City Community Band, who will perform at Piqua Baptist Church on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. They will be playing a variety of Christmas music and religious carols. Each of these concerts will add to the festivities of the season.

For any questions, contact (937) 526-5559.