Area briefs

The Troy City Beautification Committee has announced award winners for August.

They include:

• Green Thumb

2634 Meadowpoint — Wendell and Kelly Martin

2510 Aster Court — Mark Earhart

2415 Coriander Court — Edie Maury

518 Garfield — Grice Equipment

501 S. Market — Richard and Mary Nilsen

718 Sherwood — Brady and Sena Wilson

891 Crossbow Lane — Steve and Carrie Blackburn

877 Linwood — James and Beverly Thurman

144 Littlejohn — Leo and Ruth Anne Wildenthaler

918 Fountain — Sylvia Smith

• Merit

303 W. Franklin St.

Lunch on lawn offered

TROY — The Miami County Cattleman’s Association will offer Lunch on the Lawn from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday on the Miami Courthouse lawn, Troy.

Meals will be $6 for a sirloin sandwich or $8 for a ribeye sandwich, and also includes chips, cookie, pop or bottled water.

Photo hike upcoming

COVINGTON — The Miami County Park District will hold its Biodiversity Photography Hike at 6 p.m. Aug. 31 at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington.

Help document existing biodiversity in your parks and monitor changes through photography. Experienced and amateur photographers welcomed. For more information on the Biodiversity Photography project visit

Register for the program by going to the program calendar at, emailing or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

Leadership event set for alumni

TROY — A scholarship fundraiser for Leadership Troy alumni will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Signature Lounge, 845 W. Market St., Troy.

The evening will include craft cocktails, heavy appetizers and local celebrity bartenders. All proceeds from this event will fund scholarships for future attendees of Leadership Troy. The ticket price for this event is $50 per person, which includes appetizers and two drink tickets. Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase that evening.

This event is open to Leadership Troy Alumni only, however non-alumni spouses may attend. Learn more at

Safety Saturday set

TROY — The Troy Lowe’s will offer Safety Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with local and state law enforcement, fire services and more on hand.