CHRISTIANSBURG — The village of Christiansburg will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday beginning with a church service at 9 a.m. Sunday in the park at the corner of Wilson and Second streets, followed by a softball tournament.
At 11 a.m. Sunday, a parade will be held, with Chuck Lyons’ pork chop and chicken dinners to follow beginning at noon. Other food concessions will include Kona Ice, kettle corn, CWC Brats, corn on the cob, and lemon shake-ups. DJ Johnnie Fannin will offer music during the celebration and a water ball tournament will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday on First Street. A pie auction will then be held at 6 p.m., followed by the music of Good Vibrations at 7 p.m.
Fireworks will begin at dusk Sunday for families to enjoy.
Road to close
NEWTON TOWNSHIP — Greenville-Pleasant Hill Road will be closed between State Route 721 amd Furlong Road from July 8-10 for a culvert replacement. The road will be closed 24 hours a day through the dates.
Bertke to be featured at luncheon
PIQUA — Carla Bertke, executive director of the Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development & Nicholas School, will be the featured speaker for the YWCA Monthly Luncheon series on Wednesday, July 10. The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 11 a.m. followed by a noon luncheon, which is $7 per person.
Bertke will share the history of the Center from its inception to current day activities along with the five different programs that are offered at the Center. She has been executive director for 23 years and said, “I am honored to be involved with such an amazing organization where miracles take place each and every day. Those of us at the Center and School live the motto ‘Hands that Give Hope’ every day.”
Ruth Hahn and Gloria Hufford co-founded the center in 1972.
“They started out very small because of a personal mission to help their children and it has grown and surpassed all of their dreams in reaching out to others who need help,” Bertke said.
Reservations for the luncheon and program must be made by calling the YWCA at 773-6626 by Monday, July 8. A UVMC nurse is available from 10:15-11 a.m. for free blood pressure and glucose screenings. The YWCA is handicapped accessible.
Lunch program needs volunteers
TIPP CITY — Volunteer opportunities are available for the Tipp-Monroe Community Services Lunch On Us program. Volunteer opportunities are available through Aug. 16. LOU serves free lunches to children during the summer months at the United Methodist Church in Tipp, 8 W. Main St., from 11:30 a.m. to from 12:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Duties will include: helping in meal preparation, serving food, helping with trays and drinks, and clean up. Contact 667-8631 for more information.
Visit tmcomservices.org for more information.
Card club names winners
MIAMI COUNTY — TWIG 4 Card Club Marathon winners for 2018-2019:
First — Jean Shaneyfelt and Arlene Ehlers
Second — Martha Crouse and Joyce Hoover
Third — Sandra Haack and Ruth Treon
First — Terry and Louretta Gaston
Second — Doug and Arlene Ehlers
Third — Bob and Alice Schlemmer
First — Sandy Pahl and Sandra Haack
Second — Lou Holter and Judy Logan
Third — Sandy Adams and Marty Timko
First — Judy Logan
Second — Sue Gagnon
Third — Beth Earhart
First — Alice Schlemmer
Second — Mary Jo Lyons
Third — Marge Burk
First — Beth Earhart
Second – Julia Routson
Third — Nancy Nims
First — Mickey Fletcher and Lyn Mead
Second — Mary Lynne Mouser and Liz Curtis
Third — Janet Wise and Lynne Fobian
First — Mary Lynne Mouser
Second — Cindy Wingert
Third — Sandra Haack.