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Trunk or Treat upcoming

COVINGTON — Fields of Grace Worship Center will host their eighth annual “Trunk or Treat” Saturday, Oct. 27, from 1-3 p.m. at Covington Community Park. This is open to all communities.

There will be a trunk-decorating contest with no specific theme. First place receives $100, second place $50 and third place $25. Please call (937) 573-4282 and advise if you want to participate in the contest or just be a part of the lineup.

Covington FFA will once again be holding their Kiddie Tractor Pull, put on by the National Kiddie Tractor Pull Association, for ages 3-8. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Main Street exit to the park. Tractor Pull begins at 1:30 p.m. This event is free. First, second and third place trophies will be awarded in each age group. Winners will advance to the state level.

There will be no parking at the park; park on surrounding streets and at Finfrock Construction. Transportation for handicapped individuals will be provided to the park from this location. Entrance to Trunk or Treat will be from the Main Street exit only.

For more information, contact the church at 573-4282, visit Facebook or go to

Pastor Appreciation Sunday to be held

PIQUA — SpringCreek Baptist Church, 15333 E. Miami Shelby Road, will celebrate Pastor Appreciation Sunday on Sunday, Oct. 28.

Along with celebrating the church’s pastor of 15 years, special music will be provided by Bill Purk, a longtime church member. The worship service is at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the church at 773-4215.

Blood drives slated

Blood drives are planned in Fletcher and Piqua. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Faith, Hope, Cure – Donate Blood” t-shirt. Schedule an appointment online at or call 1-800-388-GIVE. Drives will be held at:

• FLETCHER — Fletcher United Methodist Church, Monday, Oct. 29, from 3-7 p.m. at 205 South Walnut St., Fletcher.

• PIQUA — Piqua Baptist Church, Thursday, Nov. 1, from 2:30-6:30 p.m. in the gym, 1402 West High St., Piqua.

Covington Kids Festival set

COVINGTON — The Covington area churches is sponsoring a Community Fall Kids Festival on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 5-8 p.m. on East Wright Street between High and Wall streets in Covington. There will be carnival games, inflatables, candy, and other activities. All ages are welcome. The event is free.

Trick-or-treaters welcome at St. Paul’s

PIQUA — St. Paul’s Church, 500 N. Downing St., Piqua, will participate in trick-or-treat from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Trick-or-treaters are welcomed inside the church to warm up and enjoy apple cider, doughnuts and popcorn.

Trunk or Treat in Fletcher

FLETCHER — The community is invited to take part in Trunk or Treat at Fletcher United Methodist Church on Oct. 30, from 6-8 p.m.

Project DAWN at Fusion

PIQUA — Fusion will hold their monthly Project DAWN training, a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program through Miami County Public Health, on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 5:30 pm at Fusion, 421 Broadway.

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Project DAWN training by Miami County Public Health is conducted at Fusion the first Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m.

Fall rummage and bake sale

PIQUA — A fall rummage and sake sale will be held Friday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St John’s Lutheran Church, 248 Wood St., Piqua. Enter from the parking lot entrance. Facility is handicapped-accessible.

Christmas bazaar to be held

COVINGTON — St. Teresa Church, 6925 U.S. Route 36, Covington, will host their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with a raffle, outside crafters and vendors, hand-crafted items, and baked goods.

Fall fundraiser upcoming

COVINGTON — The Covington Church of the Brethren’s fall fundraiser, featuring homemade chicken and noodles and freshly baked apple dumplings, is coming up on Saturday, Nov. 10. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until all is sold out, which usually occurs around 5 p.m. Soft drinks, coffee, and bottled water will be available, plus ice cream to go with the apple dumplings.

The church, located at at 101 N. Wall St. at the corner of Wall and Wright streets, is handicapped-accessible from the Wall Street entrance. An elevator goes to the lower level where the dining room is located. The other entrance will be at the Wright Street door, which leads directly to a stairway down to the dining hall. The public is invited to eat in, carry out, or both. For more information, e-mail or call 473-2415.

Veterans breakfast planned

PIQUA — A veterans breakfast, open to the public, will be offered at 10 a.m. Nov. 10, at the Snyder Road Church of God, 636 E. Snyder Road, Piqua.

The Senior Center Singers from Sidney will perform. Make a reservation by calling 773-6702.

WWI commemoration set

PIQUA — Bethel United Methodist Church, 2505 E. Loy Road, Piqua has registered to participate to Toll the Bells on Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. local time. The World War I Centennial Commission and Commemorative Partners call on all Americans everywhere to toll the bells in honor of the 116,516 Americans who died in “The War to End All Wars.” Bells are to toll 21 times, at five-second intervals.

Tolling of bells is the traditional way to mark someone’s passing. Nov. 11, 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended hostilities in World War I; 21 tolls of the bell symbolize the nation’s highest honor. It is based on the 21-gun salute.

Organizations and individuals can join the Bethel UMC congregation by going to to register to Toll the Bells.