Area briefs

Farm bureau makes donations

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Farm Bureau donated $900 to Ohio State University Extension Miami County 4-H program and $900 to the Miami County Agricultural Leadership Fund from its proceeds from the Dairy Bar milkshakes at the 4-H barbecue in July.

Graves-Fearon Nationwide Agency donated the ice cream and milk for the shakes during the barbecue.

The 4-H program is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals age 5 and in kindergarten to age 19. Ohio 4-H youth development reaches more than 240,000 youth each year — helping kids “learn by doing” through hands-on activities.

The Miami County Agricultural Leadership Fund is a charitable organization looking towards the future of Miami County’s agriculture programs and youth. The fund is a managed non-profit endowment of the Miami County Foundation for continuing agricultural programming in Miami County.

‘Talking Democracy’ set for Oct. 12

TROY — Greg Coleridge, national outreach director for the non-partisan, grassroots coalition Move to Amend, will be the featured speaker at “Stand Up for Democracy,” from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy.

An expert on the history of corporate influence in politics, Coleridge is a principal leader of the Program on Corporations, Law & Democracy (POCLAD) and an adviser to the American Monetary Institute (AMI). Coleridge previously served on the national governing board of Common Cause. For more than three decades, he worked with the American Friends Service Committee in Ohio.

Hosted by We The People Miami County and Move to Amend, the free program includes a screening of the 30-minute documentary “Legalize Democracy.” For questions, contact

Pies to help the birds

TROY — Miami Valley Bird Club and Rescue is taking orders for Mehaffie’s Pies, including apple, Dutch apple, cherry, peach, blueberry, lemon, chocolate cream, coconut cream, lemon and pecan.

All pies are $10 and will be delivered on Saturday, Nov. 23. Orders will be taken until Nov. 10. Payment is required when placing your order.

If you want to help, but don’t want a pie, you can still purchase a pie and it will donated to St. Pat’s Kitchen in Troy.

Contact Kim Seitz at (937) 440-0016 or to order or for more information.

Exhibit continues

TROY — The exhibit, “Pigments at Play: Brushworks by Four Local Artists” continues at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. The exhibit featuring paintings by Marsha Elliott, Jeanette B. Ferguson, Kathy Moeller, and Keith Thue will be on display through Oct. 13 and is free

and open to the public.

All artists were or are students of Troy-Hayner Cultural Center’s instructor Donna Pierce Clark.