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Rally to support football teams set

TROY — The Troy community is invited to attend a spirit rally to be held at the amphitheater in Treasure Island Park at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3.

Participants will honor the Troy High School and Troy Christian football teams. Both will enjoy home state-playoff games this weekend. The Troy Trojans will play Anderson Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in Troy Memorial Stadium, while the Troy Christian Eagles will play Upper Scioto Valley at Troy Christian Stadium Saturday evening at 7 p.m.

Athletic directors, coaches, players, cheerleaders and bands will be present at this community spirit rally night, along with Troy Community Radio. Mayor Mike Beamish will serve as the emcee for this special community event.

“This is a first for Troy! Both teams have brought honor and recognition to our Troy community and their respective high schools. This is an opportunity for our Troy community to show our support for our Trojans and Eagles,” said Mayor Beamish.

Limited parking will be available in the Treasure Island Park. Fans and community supporters are encouraged to park at the Hobart Arena and walk down the recreational trail. Additional parking is open at the Troy Lumber/ITW Hobart parking area off West Water and North Elm streets.

The rally will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and last no longer than an hour.

Mull to speak

TROY — Professional speaker, author and past Toastmasters International Director Gary Mull will present “Be An Exceptional Presenter — 5 Key Techniques to Sharpen Your Skills,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at Mid County Church of Christ, 1580 N. Dorset Road, Troy.

He is the author of “Set Your Sails For Success” and co-author of “Speaking of Success” with authors including Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard and Jack Canfield. In this one-hour presentation, Mull will share techniques to overcome nervousness, connect with any audience, use verbal and non-verbal communication skills, eliminate filler words and distractions and achieve a commanding executive presence.

Whether you give sales presentations, engineering briefings, executive summaries, or large group speeches, you will benefit from this valuable information.

This is also a unique opportunity to see how Toastmasters can help you develop better speaking, listening and leadership skills, sponsored by the Miami County Toastmasters club. There will be experienced Toastmaster members in attendance to answer any questions you may have.

Registration and social time will start at 6:30 .m., and presentation beginning promptly at 7 p.m. Door prizes will be awarded. Admission is free.

There is limited seating; RSVPs are appreciated.

For more information, contact Ed Washington at (937) 241-4410, or e-mail

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