Area briefs

Volleyball game to benefit Pink Ribbon Girls

TIPP CITY — Cheer on your team as the Troy and Tippecanoe seventh and eighth grade girls volleyball teams play a rivalry game and raise support, awareness and money for Pink Ribbon Girls on Tuesday, Oct. 10. All donations go directly to local initiatives.

There are more than $1,500 in prizes to raffle off, a bake sale, Chick-fil-A for sale, and on court games for prizes. The survivors that are in attendance will also be recognized during the event.

The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at Tippecanoe Middle School, 555 N. Hyatt St., Tipp City.

Senior health fair planned

TROY — The Miami County YMCA will host a senior health fair on Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Miami County YMCA-Robinson Branch in Troy. Free screenings will be offered including: BMI, weight, blood pressure, heart rate and blood glucose. Walgreens will also be there for those interested in flu-shots. Free chair massages will available as well.

The event will also have representatives available to answer questions on insurance plans, Medicare and retirement services. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be offered and guests will be entered to win a variety of door prizes.

Trick or Trot 5K slated

TROY — Dress up and bring your entire family to Treasure Island Park on Oct. 14, and join the youth of the Piqua ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for a family event. A 1K will be hosted for children under 10, and a 5k Fun Walk/Run for other participants. Races begin at 10 a.m. Onsite registration and check in begin at 9 a.m.

Race entry fee is $10 person, with a family max of $40. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes. The 1K for children will feature trick or treating along the route. A live DJ will be playing Halloween hits for this non-timed event.

All proceeds will go to youth summer and high adventure camps.

A “Trick or Trot” bandana is included for the first 200 people that register.

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Hess family reunion slated

PIQUA — Descendants of Uriah and Armina (Pearson) Hess will gather at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at St John’s Lutheran Church, 248 Wood St. Piqua, for a potluck dinner celebrating the 110th Hess family reunion. Bring food to share and your own table service.

Uriah Hess traveled by wagon to Ohio in 1860 from Carroll County, Maryland with his parents John and Barbara Hess when he was about 10 years old. In the 1870s, the family settled in the Pleasant Hill area of Miami County. Uriah married Armina Pearson and they had 12 children with nine living to adulthood. Surnames in that generation include: Morris, Hoke, Faulknor, Swank, and McClure. Their first reunion was held in 1907.