Area briefs


Awards announced

TROY — The Troy City Beautification awards for June include:

• Green Thumb

1301 Stonyridge Ave. — Kim Yardlay

1026 Mayfield Drive — Kyle Malone and Taylor Huffman

6 E. West St. — Nelson and Debra Davy

1475 Wayne Ave. B and C — Jeanette Smith and Cheryl Byers

405 Lake St. — Thomas H. Block

514 Summit Ave.

2812 Wagon Wheel

933 S. Walnut St.— Kathy McClelland

2799 Chatham

1313 Heatherstone

740 Westlake Drive — Harold and Susan Smith.

Healthy balance, moves classes set

PIQUA — Dea Davis will facilitate a new Healthy Balance class along with the traditional Healthy Moves class in a four-week session beginning Monday, July 1. The Healthy Balance class for beginners will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. with the advanced Healthy Moves class to be held from 11 a.m. to noon.

“There is an overlap in class time as both classes will join together to do certain combined exercises,” she added.

“The classes will focus on improving balance, relaxation and breathing,” Davis said. “The movements will be gentle, smooth and continuous with emphasis on gaining strength and better balance. Both programs enhance one’s overall health and quality of life.”

Registration for class should be made by Thursday, June 27. YWCA membership ($30 plus tax) is required along with a class fee of $10.

For more information or to register, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St. or call 773-6626.

Food distribution offered

TROY — Shared Harvest Foodbank will offer food distribution from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 29 at the Miami County Veterans Services Building in the rear parking lot at 510 W. Water St., Troy.

Anyone needing supplemental food will need to bring a picture ID. There are no other requirements.

Community members will drive up, show their ID, and the box of food will be loaded into the vehicle.

This event is in partnership with the Troy Rec and the Miami County Food Insecurity Committee.

Founded in 1983, Shared Harvest Foodbank collects, warehouses, transports and distributes contributions of wholesome surplus food and other grocery style products for more than 90 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and similar nonprofits in Butler, Warren, Preble, Darke and Miami counties which provide either hot meals or bags of groceries to people in need.

In addition, Shared Harvest administers USDA’s Emergency Food Assistance Program for four sister Foodbank’s serving an additional 26 Ohio counties.