Area briefs

PIQUA — The Piqua High School Vocal Department will be presenting its holiday concert, “Let It Snow!” and 16th annual Cookie Walk on Sunday, Dec. 11. The performances will take place in the Hartzell Center for the Performing Arts at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.

The cookie walk will be held in the Piqua High School Commons where cookies will be displayed on decorated tables and sold for $5.00 per pound.

The concerts will feature several guest musicians which include the Gotham City Brass Quintet, David Broerman, organist, and Paul Hrivnak, violinist.

The choirs are conducted by Tom Westfall. The accompanist for the choirs is Carol Palmer.

Performances will include the Women’s Chorus, Men’s Chorus, “The Company” Show Choir, and the Concert Choir. As in year’s past, the Concert Choir will conclude the concert with the “Hallelujah Chorus,” and former choir members, as well as audience members, will be invited to join them on stage to sing.

The concerts are free and open to the public. If there are any questions, contact Tom Westfall at PHS during school hours at 937-773-6314, Ext. 1030, or email at

YMCA offers holiday day camp

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA is offering a Winter Holiday Day Camp program for first through sixth graders (kindergarteners with older siblings attending may also participate).

Camp will run Dec. 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 and Jan. 2 at the Piqua and Robinson branches (only Robinson Branch on Dec. 21). Participants can enroll in any of the days they choose with each day beginning at 9 a.m. and finishing at 4 p.m. Each day has a special activity planned such as playing at Jumpy’s, ice skating at Hobart Arena, bowling in Troy, roller skating in Vandalia, watching a Movie at Cinemark or Danbarry, or visiting Boonshoft Museum, along with swimming and gym games.

Register at either branch or over the phone at Piqua at 773-9622 and Robinson at 440-9622. The cost is $20 per day for members and $26 per day for non-members. For more information, contact Jaime Hull at 440-9622 or