Area briefs

Church hosting hurricane drive

PIQUA — Hurricane Harvey has caused catastrophic damage across southeast Texas and Irma is threatening to greatly impact Florida. Upper Valley Community Church, in partnership with our teens and Piqua City Schools, want to respond by filling a truck with the following supplies: disposable diapers (any brand or size); toothpaste; feminine hygiene products; baby wipes; 24-packs of water; soap; toilet paper; deodorant; shampoo/conditioner; toothbrushes; hairbrushes/combs.

Please bring all items to Upper Valley Community Church, 1400 Seidel Pkwy., Piqua, by Sunday, Sept. 17. The truck will be open to drop items off Monday through Saturday from 12-6 pm.

DAR promotes Constitution Week

MIAMI COUNTY — The Piqua Lewis Boyer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), which represents Troy and the Northern Miami Valley area, is celebrating the founding of America. Constitution Week, an annual commemoration of the living document that upholds and protects the freedoms central to our American way of life, begins Sept. 17.

Troy Mayor Michael Beamish has issued a Proclamation naming Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week in the city. The local DAR chapter has also set up displays at both the Troy-Miami County Public Library and the Piqua Public Library depicting facts and history of the U.S. Constitution.

PAC hosts annual art show

PIQUA — The Annual Fine Art Exhibition and Sale hosted by the Piqua Arts Council features original work by local and regional artists.

All work is judged in six categories, awards are presented, and most artwork is offered for sale to the public. The public exhibit will be open from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Apple Tree Gallery in downtown Piqua.

To learn more about this event, visit

Dinner benefit to be held

COVINGTON — Raising funds for the Newberry Covington Historical Society, the annual ham, bean and chili dinner benefit will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 (today) at the Fort Rowdy Museum, 101 E. Spring St., Covington.

The meal will include all-you-can-eat soup for $7, which includes a drink, two sides and pie. There also will be Susie’s Big Dipper Ice Cream available for purchase.

There will be live entertainment from noon to 4 p.m. featuring Joseph, Rum River Blend and local talent.

Other activities include raffles, guess how many beans in the jar, displays and antiques. Also, don’t forget to visit the Fort Rowdy Museum.

Events coming up at PCS

PIQUA — The following fall and musical events are coming up at Piqua City Schools:

  • Piqua High School Band Invitational – Saturday, Oct 14, Alexander Stadium at 4 p.m.
  • Piqua High School Fall Choir Concert – Sunday, Oct.15 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Piqua Central Intermediate School Grade 5 White Team Music Night – Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m.
  • Washington Grade 3 Veteran’s Day Program – Thursday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 and 7:15 p.m.
  • Piqua High School Show Choir Premier – Saturday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m.
  • Springcreek Grade 3 Music Program – Thursday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Piqua High School Holiday Concert and Cookie Walk – Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.
  • Piqua Junior High School and Piqua High School Winter Band Concert – Monday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Piqua Junior High School Winter Choir Concert – Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call the Piqua City Schools administrative office at (937) 773-4321.

Library to host book sale

TIPP CITY — The Friends of the Tipp City Public Library are hosting their annual fall book sale on Saturday, Sept. 30, , from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Senseman Meeting Room at the Library, 11 E. Main St., Tipp City. Get a sneak preview at members’ night, available to Friends only, on Friday, Sept. 29 from 1-6 p.m. Become a member or renew your membership that day.

Children’s books, hard back and paper books, tapes, CDs, and DVDs will be featured. Proceeds to benefit the library.