Area briefs

Exhibit to close

TROY — “Historically Speaking: Troy City Schools” is closing soon. Don’t miss your chance to see this historic exhibit featuring artifacts from and about Troy City Schools. The show runs through April 3. The Hayner Center is located at 301 W. Main St., Troy. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Judy Deeter, Jill Hartman, Julie McMiller and Meredith Parris are the curators for “Historically Speaking: Troy City Schools.” Each of these women has strong ties to the community and schools. This display is an interesting way to learn more about our proud Trojan history. There are several areas of the development of Troy’s school system being explored, including the architecture, the arts, the people, and the academics.

For more information, visit or call (937) 339-0457.

Masons present awards

WEST MILTON — On Friday, March 18, at West Milton High School auditorium, the Third District Masons held their Annual Grand Master of Masons in Ohio dinner. After the dinner, Grand Master MWB Robert C. Rill Jr. presented awards to three of the people whose names had been submitted by all lodges in the district. The people’s names submitted by Tipp City’s Tippecanoe Lodge 174 were the ones chosen to receive the awards.

The Youth Service awards went to Timothy Joseph Andrews and Allison Jean Chitwood, both attend Tippecanoe High School.

The Community Builders award for service to the community was given to Ruth Safreed of Tipp City.

Grant requests offered

COVINGTON — Covington Alumni Foundation is accepting grant requests on behalf of the Covington Education Foundation from organizations that benefit the education of the Covington community. To be eligible for a grant, an organization must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, be nondiscriminatory, and address needs that are not met fully by existing organizational or community resources.

To submit a grant request, a completed and signed application with all necessary supporting documentation and six copies must be submitted and received at the Covington Board of Education offices by end of work day June 3, 2016, preceding the grant review meeting. We regret that incomplete applications and applications submitted past the deadline will not be considered. The Grant Application Guidelines provide a detailed outline of grant proposal requirements. Applicants are encouraged to contact The Troy Foundation for assistance in determining eligibility for a grant and working through the proposal process.

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