Area briefs

Steak fry, auction set

PIQUA — The Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will hold their Annual Steak Fry & Auction on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Lloyd Fry Farm in Piqua. The event will feature a steak dinner, beverages and live auction to raise funds to provide Chamber programs, services and activities to support local businesses. Dinner will be served from 5-6:30 p.m., with the auction slated to begin at 6 p.m.

Mutual Federal Savings Bank is the major sponsor of the Steak Fry & Auction, providing an opportunity to network with other businesspeople and community leaders.

Piqua Chamber of Commerce President R. Scott Miller stated, “The Piqua Chamber Steak Fry & Auction is an event that everyone looks forward to attending each year and we are very happy that Mutual Federal Savings Bank has once again joined us in this effort to benefit the Piqua community.”

Tickets can be obtained at the Piqua Chamber of Commerce, 326 N. Main St., or online at Businesses or individuals wishing to contribute to the auction can also do so online or by contacting Jessica Stein at

Class reunion planned

COVINGTON — The 65th reunion of the Piqua High School class of 1951 will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 13, at Buffalo Jack’s restaurant, 137 S. High St. Ordering will be from the menu. Friends, mates and families are welcome to attend. A class photo will be taken.

If you do not routinely attend the bi-monthly meetings, but are planning to attend the reunion, please call Jean Spielman Francony at (937) 773-5406. This will enable the restaurant to have an approximate number of place settings.

Duck Drop winners named

PIQUA — Mainstreet Piqua’s Rockin’ River Duck Drop was held Saturday, Aug. 20. Despite the dangerous weather conditions, there were winners in the annual event. The first place prize of $1,000 was won by Rick and Beth Hanes of Piqua. Second prize, a $500 landscaping makeover donated by Lillicrap Mulch & Timber, was won by Jim Henestofel of Piqua, and third prize, a $250 shopping spree at Barclay’s Men’s-Women’s Clothiers, was won by Linda and Henry Ernst of Piqua. The last and lazy duck, which was worth a new rocker/recliner from Town & Country Furniture, was adopted by Joe Hinds of Piqua.