Area briefs

Trans Am Nationals upcoming

TIPP CITY — Old Tippecanoe will host the 20th Annual Trans Am Nationals Cruise-In from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.

The Saturday night cruise-in is the highlight of a three-day Trans-Am Nationals event held each year in Dayton. Along with help from Trans-Am Club of America, Dayton chapter and The Ohio Firebirds, owners of Firebirds, Formulas, Firehawks, Trans Ams, and GTA’s may enter, but everyone is invited to view the entries.

The event will take place in the Old Tippecanoe Historic District in downtown Tipp City with free admission. Registration cost for car entries is $10 without TS-shirt and $25 with T-shirt while supplies last. Registration is at Monroe Federal Bank, 24 E. Main St. from 5-7 p.m. The first 250 entries will receive dash plaques and trophies will be awarded. Activities until 9 p.m., include shopping, a 50/50 raffle, and a DJ providing music at Third and Main streets.

For more information, call Cheryl (Trans Am Club) at (513) 305-7454 or Steve (Downtown Tipp City) at (937) 667-3696.

Application for vendors sought

TIPP CITY — Applications are being accepted for craftspeople for the 48th annual Christmas Holiday Show on Saturday, Nov. 12, during Tipp City’s annual Winter Yuletide Gathering.

This show features local artists with their handmade items including articles in wood, fiber arts, glass, polymer clay and many other materials. The location is the basement of the Monroe Township Building at the corner of Third and Main streets in Tipp City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and set-up is the day before.

There is a caterer handling food service, and many people come downstairs for lunch and snacks and so also visit the show. If you are interested or want more information, contact Lilian Nichols at 667-2655 or by email, or call Margie Anderson at 667-6281. No buy/sell or manufactured items, please.

Elks Share/Elks Care 5K set

TROY — The Second annual Elks Care/Elks Share 5K will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 9, starting and ending at the brick shelter in Troy Community Park.

The race route is along the Miami River in Troy. Snacks, raffle and door prizes, and awards will be available, immediately following the race. Medals will be awarded to first overall male and female finishers, top three male and females in each age category, and top three finishers in the wheelchair division and, new this year, the stroller division.

If you are interested in walking or running this event, register at, or pick up a registration form at the Elks Lodge. Entry fee is $25. If you register by Sept. 25, you will receive a commemorative race T-shirt. Proceeds help support Needy Kids Christmas (Miami County), veterans programs, Elks National Foundation Youth Scholarships, United Cerebral Palsy and Old Home Restorations.

For more information, call Maggie Vance at (937) 901-8151 or email