Area briefs

Tenderloin dinners offered

LOCKINGTON — The Lockington Volunteer Fire Department will offer a tenderloin dinner at the firehouse, 10363 Museum Trail, beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Dinners are $8 each and will include a Texas tenderloin, French fries and applesauce. Guests may dine in or carry-out their meals. Proceeds will be used to pay for training and equipment.

For questions or to order ahead, call Chief Jon Adams at (937) 606-0919 (prior to the event), the firehouse at (937) 773-5341 (day of the event only) or follow them on Facebook.

Soul food, jazz part of evening

TROY — The annual Soul Food & Jazz Nite, in celebration of Black History Month, will be hosted from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy.

Share your families favorite covered food dish or an authentic entrée. The featured performer for the evening will be saxophonist Eddie Osborne from Brooklyn, N. Y., playing sounds from the ’70s up to present in different genres of music. Bring a friend and grab your dancing shoes.

Call the office to make a reservation and list your dish. For more information, contact the Lincoln Center via email at or call 335-2715.

Pastor to be installed

TROY — At 4 p.m. Sunday, the Miami Valley Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (USA) will formally install the Rev. Dr. Frank T. Rupnik III as the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Troy.

This will be the first installation at the church in 20 years and only the fourth installation since 1947.

The Rev. Dr. Rupnik is a 1997 graduate of Troy High School and also serves as a commander in the Navy Reserves as a chaplain.

He will be formally installed by the Vice Moderator Bruce Saunders. Other attendees will include church members, friends, guests, and other Presbyterian ministers and elders from the area.

There will also be a dinner reception to follow.

Pork chop dinner upcoming

PIQUA — The Upper Miami Valley Life Members, the local committee of Young Life, and staff are in the final preparation for their annual pork chop dinner at Grace Methodist Church

This year’s event will be hosted from 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1 at Grace Methoidst Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua.

The menu will include a pork chop, mashed potatoes, green beans, dinner roll and a drink for $10. Young Life teens will serve the meal. Carry-out meals will be available.

Dinner tickets are being sold by high school Young Life teens and junior high Wyldlife Club teens prior to the event or they can be purchased at the door.

For more information or to purchase tickets prior to the event, contact the Young Life office at (513) 482-0229.

Proceeds from the event help send kids to a Young Life summer camp. Last year 90 kids from the area attended a Young Life week or weekend camp in New York and fall weekend events in Ohio. This summer, the high school teens will venture in June to Rockbridge located in Goshen, Va., and junior high students will attend Crossroads located in Lowesville, Va.

Young Life meets weekly with more than 150 children in the area through Young Life Club, Campaigner Bible Study, Wyldlife Club, and small groups.