Area briefs

PHS class of ‘06 to gather

PIQUA — The Piqua High School class of 2006 will hold its 10-year reunion at Mulligan’s Pub, 110 W. High St., on Aug. 27-28.

The celebration will begin with a cocktail hour at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, with a cash bar and live music on the patio.

On Sunday, Aug. 28, class members can bring their families in for brunch at 11 a.m.; the regular menu also will be an option. Cost is $13.50 per person. Classmates are encouraged to bring photos and other mementos.

A donation bucket will be available for contributions toward a scholarship in the name of classmates who have passed away.

For more information, contact Kristen Meyer at

Quilt raffle offered

PLEASANT HILL — During the Pleasant Hill Sesquicentennial Celebration, the Pleasant Hill History Center will be raffling off a quilt.

The center’s research identifies the quilt block to be a log cabin star, a very old and versatile block. The center of each log cabin block is black, therefore the fire in the hearth is out, according to Rosalie Hoover, Fabrics and Crafts at Ludlow Falls.

The quilt was made by the Batty Binders Quilt Guild of Miami County and was originally raffled at a fund raiser. Donna Favorite won the quilt and has donated it to the Pleasant Hill History Center to be raffled again with all proceeds to benefit the history center/museum.

Tickets are $1, available at the History Center, 8 E. Monument St., which is open each Monday from 3-7 p.m., at the Sesquicentennial Celebration on June 25 to be held at the Newton High School soccer field, or by contacting Donna Favorite at (937) 676-8431. The drawing will be held at the close of the celebration and ticket holders do not need to be present to win.

You can see the quilt at the Pleasant Hill History center or at

The history center is also selling coasters, glasses, pictures of Pleasant Hill and pencils. Notecards depicting historic sites by local artist Marcus Miller, MD, are also available at the history center and will be at the festival.

History books available

PLEASANT HILL — The Pictorial History of Pleasant Hill book is available at the Pleasant Hill History Center. Books can be picked up Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon, and Mondays from 3-5 p.m. up until the Sesquicentennial Celebration on Saturday, June 25.

If you have questions, please call Ruthann Beck at (937)698-3165 or email her at bilrubeck@

Vintage clothing available

PLEASANT HILL — The Pleasant Hill History Center will be open Monday, June 20, from 3-7 p.m. and again on Wednesday, June 22, from 3-5 p.m., so visitors can come in and browse a rack of vintage clothing from the Elizabeth Township Historical Society. These clothes will be available for loan to anyone wishing to dress in period clothing or planning to ride on a float for the village’s Sesquicentennial Day on June 25.

In addition to entertainment throughout the day and food vendors on site, the sesquicentennial celebration will include such activities as a Sons of Union Veterans Civil War, Prince and Princess contest; old-fashioned games, a pet show and more.

Also, the Sesquicentennial Committee will hold its last meeting on Tuesday, June 21, at 6:30 pm at the shelter house/park area nears the school, where the festival will be held.

Amazing Grace Day Camp and Vacation Bible School

PIQUA — Amazing Grace Day Camp and Vacation Bible School “The Jesus Way” will be held Monday, June 27, through Friday, July 1, at St John’s Lutheran Church, 248 Wood St., Piqua.

Day Camp is a week-long camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for those entering first grade through seventh grade without needing to stay away from home.

Energetic and enthusiastic counselors from Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Ohio (LOMO) lead the day camp in partnership with St John’s Lutheran Church, Piqua.

VBS is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for ages three through entering kindergarten.

Each day of camp and VBS is filled with activities that include crafts, singing, games, sports, Bible study, and special events.

Lunch is provided for the Day Campers and there will be a Family Night Thursday with ice cream treats!

Contact the church at 773-3284 for a registration form and register early. Space is limited.