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Church seeks items for auction

COVINGTON — Seven years ago, Haiti was hit with a major earthquake. The Cornerstone Dunkard Brethren Church organized a benefit auction to raise funds for recovery efforts. Now in their eighth year of hosting the event, the church is seeking donations of new, slightly used, or handmade items to auction.

They are accepting offers of services rendered (catered meals, yard work, cleaning service), furniture, event tickets, tools, coupons, handmade items or children’s toys. The church is located at 5430 Greenville Falls-Clayton Road, Covington. For more information about how to help, contact

The event will be held March 10-11 at the Darke County Fairgrounds in Greenville. The event will begin at 5 p.m. Friday with a benefit dinner, followed by the children’s auction. Saturday’s auction begins at 9 a.m.

One hundred percent of the proceeds go to established, Bible-based missions that directly serve the needs of Haitian citizens.

For more information, call (937) 524-5809 or visit

Lenten fish fries to begin

PIQUA — The first of the six-week St. Mary Lenten fish fries will take place from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 3, in the cafeteria of Piqua Catholic School, 503 W. North St.

Mitch and Angie Hohlbein, chairpersons of the event, order all of the food and organize volunteers and other co-chairs who help with the fish fries. “We now offer both breaded and baked fish along with macaroni and cheese or fries and applesauce or cole slaw,” they said. “We also have homemade desserts available that are sold by various parish groups as their fundraiser.”

Special pricing is available for children and senior citizens. Carry-outs are also available for those who wish to take their meals home. For more information, contact Linda Richard at 773-1327.

Weston A. Price Chapter planned

PIQUA — Piqua Nazarene Church, 400 S. Sunset Drive, will host the Upper Miami Valley Weston A. Price Chapter on Tuesday, March 7 at 7 p.m.

The speaker will be Dr. Juan Fernandez, graduate of Life University. In Marietta, GA with a Doctorate of Chiropractic. After family members were stricken with illness, disease and early death, Fernandez explored options in healthcare and found his true passion in chiropractic.

Fernandez loves to lead and empower people to take charge of their health and experience their full, God-given potential through the five essentials. Fernandez’s practice is Full Life Chiropractic in Troy.

This event is free and open to the public.

Covington Community Easter Egg Hunt set at the park

COVINGTON — On April 8, Fields of Grace worship Center will be hosting the seventh annual Community Easter Egg Hunt. There will be over 25,000 eggs to hunt this year.Baskets and bikes are to be given away. New sizes and more bikes have been added to the drawings this year, and there will be something new for our babies this year.

The event will take place this year at the Covington Community Park at 1 p.m. for rain, shine, or snow. The hunt will begin promptly at 1:20 p.m., so come early to get in line.

The event is free and open to all children ages from newborns to 11-year-olds in all surrounding communities. Age groups will be divided for the hunt beginning with the youngest age group first. Only one parent will be allowed to enter with their child when designated except for the baby group in which two parents will be allowed.

Participants are asked to please bring something to collect their eggs in. We will once again be recycling the plastic eggs after the hunt is over.

The Easter Bunny will once again be available for pictures. This year he will have his own area for better picture availability.

Please park at Finfrock Construction and surrounding streets of of Main Street. The only entry into the park on the day of the hunt will be off of Main Street. There will be no parking at the park. Transportation will be provided down to the park for those who need it.

For further information please go to the church’s website or visit FOG on facebook. You can also contact the church at (937) 573-4282.