Area briefs

Browers hold coloring contest

TROY — Brower Stationers has announced its first adult coloring contest to celebrate the return of art supplies to their store.

“Every spring, Brower’s holds a children’s coloring contest for the Troy Strawberry Festival. Along with our new art supplies we also have adult coloring books. So, we decided to hold a contest for adults only with holiday themed pictures,” said Lori Brower, owner.

The prize is a $25 gift certificate to Brower Stationers.

Visit Brower’s Facebook page to find the rules and the three images to choose from. Download one of the images and get started. Any media may be used — paints, colored pencils, art markers, etc.

The contest ends at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19. Original entries must be delivered to the store at 16 S. Market St. in downtown Troy.

Anyone not on Facebook may call the store and the images and rules will be emailed to them.

For more information, call 335-2117.

Ornaments being raffled at BNC

TROY — Raffle tickets are available for purchase at Brukner Nature Center for your chance to win all the ornaments on the Christmas trees —more than 50 hand-carved and painted.Those interested may purchase seven tickets for $5, three tickets for $2, or one ticket for $1 (cash or check). The winner will be announced on Dec. 9.

Brukner Nature Center will receive 50 percent of the proceeds from the raffle.

Vacation camp offered

TROY — When the air turns frigid and the frost settles on the windows, children fill with anticipation of winter vacation.

Sign your child up for a half day, 9 a.m. to noon, or a whole day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., of exploration and fill their new found free time with fun and learning at Brukner Nature Center.

During this winter vacation we will investigate the world of native Ohio wildlife and how they move. Whether it’s the long sturdy legs of a white tailed deer used for running and jumping, or the pectoral and tail fins of a fish used for gliding through the water, all creatures have developed fascinating methods for moving and being successful within their niche! Join us for a day filled with amazing fun facts about Ohio’s native creatures. The fee for half day is $10 for members and $15 for non-members or full day is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. This camp is for grades K-fifth grade students. Payment is due at time of registration (cash or check).

Final deadline for registration is Friday, Dec. 18.