Citizens called to ‘Pass the Positive’

For the Daily Call

PIQUA — Residents are being encouraged to nominate those in their community that they feel deserve to be recognized for their positive contributions to Piqua. In August of 2015, Citizens for a Better Piqua established the “Pass the Positive” Award. They decided they would continue to honor on a monthly basis a small number of citizens who are helping to “Pass the Positive” here in the community.

If you would like to nominate someone for their selection committee to consider, please the following information to: Kazy Hinds, chair of Citizens for a Better Piqua,, 2313 Whitetail Lane, Piqua, OH 45356.

The information needed to nominate someone:

• Your Name

• Phone Number

• Email Address

• Name of the person you are nominating

• Their address

• Their email address

• Their phone number

• A brief explanation about why you feel they deserve this recognition

The following list are the remaining recipients of the most recent “Pass the Positive” awards:

Amanda and Dustin Brown: Stacy Scott nominated Amanda and Dustin Brown for shaping the minds and bodies of the Piqua community. They were noted for bringing a positive energy to Amanda’s BalanceYoga practice, lifestyle and involvement in Piqua Community activities. Amanda has lead yoga sessions for the Piqua Cyclovia, wellness workshops in her stu-dio and is organizing a new wine and yoga event to benefit Hospice of Miami County. Amanda and Dustin both volunteer for many community functions, and they are also active in Greene Street Church.

Elizabeth Butt: Nominated by Kazy Hinds, Elizabeth Butt is a senior at Piqua High School. She is the daughter of Larry and Lisa Butt. She is an active High School student involved in many organizations. She is the vice president of her class, a part of Link Crew, was recognized as a teen leader in her 11th grade year, Top 100, member of the National Honor Society, member of show choir, member of the varsity soccer team, served as a Piqua Teen Ambassador, and is a member of Young Life. She attends Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church. She is noted for being a role model and having a giving heart.

Greg and Kathleen Wyatt: Nominated by Kathy Sherman, Citizens for a Better Piqua celebrated Gregg and Kathleen Wyatt, owners of 311 Drafthouse for “Passing The Positive.” Gregg retired in December 2014 from the 178th Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, Springfield, with 34 years of service. In November 2015, Kathleen will achieve 28 years of service with the USAF. She is currently working at the 445th Civil Engineering Squadron, Wright Patterson AFB as a full-time air reserve technician in emergency management. They are the founders and owners of 311 Drafthouse.

311 Drafthouse has 19 employees who live locally. They buy local products from Dobo’s Delights Bakery, Piqua Pizza Supply and Sunset Meats. They are a member of the Piqua Chamber of Commerce and support the golf outing, steak fry and auction as well as the Business After Hours. Kathleen is a member of the Chamber’s Women in Networking group. 311 Drafthouse works in cooperation with Can’t Stop Running Co. in organizing marathons and holiday event.

They partner with Mulligan’s Pub and Z’s Sports Bar on Pub Crawls. They support Piqua Dancing with the Stars, Rock Piqua concert series, the Taste of the Arts, and the Chocolate Walk, “Down The River, Down a Beer,” the Piqua Show Choir, Piqua football, provides free meals in support of the “Feed the Press” at all of the home football games, Friends of the Piqua Park and the Piqua Central High School’s Class of 1962 as well as the Fraternal Order of Police.

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