Area briefs

Calling all princesses!

CASSTOWN — Miami East High School’s FFA and Pride In M.E. welcomes young girls of all ages to attend a Princess For A Day on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Miami East High School cafeteria. Princesses are asked to arrive at 2:30, 3, 3:30 or 4 p.m. No reservations are needed.

A $10 cash donation per princess will be accepted at the door. All proceeds benefit the March of Dimes.

All princesses are encouraged to dress in a princess dress as they learn everything it takes to be a princess, including hair, makeup, nails, eating healthy snacks, walking the runway and more. Each princess will be given a tiara.

Girls of all ages are welcome with parental supervision.

Come help improve young girls’ self-esteem while making a donation to the March of Dimes.

Contact Miami East High School with questions by calling (937) 335-7070, Ext. 3212 or 3008.

Luau, pig roast planned

TIPP CITY — The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will host a luau, including a pig roast from 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.

The menu will include kulua pork (roast pork), Oriental vegetables, ambrosia Polynesian (fruit salad), pineapple coleslaw, tangy tropical cake (pineapple dessert), luau punch, and Hawaiian rolls for $10.

Entertainment will be karaoke from 8 p.m. until close. There will be basket raffles and a hula and limbo contest. Grass skirts are optional.

Proceeds will benefit the post maintenance fund.

Photography workshop set

TROY — On Oct. 10, from 1-4 p.m., join renowned Ohio photographers Tim Daniel and Nina Harfmann for a hands-on nature photography workshop at Brukner Nature Center.

If you’ve ever missed that “perfect” shot, this combination classroom/fieldwork program is designed to help you. Topics covered indoors will include photography basics as well as composition and helpful techniques for capturing the very best wildlife and wildflower photos.

Daniel is a lifelong resident of Ohio and has been a photographer with the Ohio Division of Wildlife for 17 years. His photography has been featured in local and national publications, and used in ODNR publications, social media, websites and brochures. Harfmann is an Ohio photographer, writer and naturalist. Her photography has been widely published, receiving awards at both the local and state levels.

Weather permitting, BNC’s wildflower display and wildlife ambassadors will provide the perfect opportunity for shutterbugs to practice their skills.

The cost of the workshop is $25 for BNC members and $35 for non-members (cash or check). Pre-register by 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8.

Local animals headed to expo

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Deborah Bell of Casstown has entered six head of sheep in the Wool division of the 42nd annual Northern American International Livestock Exposition.

Mark Bell of Casstown also has entered 16 head of sheep in the Open and Junior Natural Colored Polled Dorset division.

The event is recognized as the world’s largest purebred livestock show with nearly 30,000 entries and $750,000 in prizes and awards.

Scheduled for Nov. 7-20, the event takes place at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky.

Swabb named Commended Student

COVINGTON — Josh Long, principal of Covington High School, recently announced that student Danielle Swabb has been named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, has been presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2016 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).