Area briefs

Gospel extravaganza to be held

PIQUA — There will be a Piqua Gospel Extravaganza held from 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Fountain Park in Piqua.

The event will feature Steve Free, Crystle Elam, Brad Hoel, and Terry Ricklefs.

For more information, call (937) 963-3431.

Tour of homes to be held

TROY — The Museum of Troy History is presenting a Tour of Troy Homes for the 28th year on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 1-4 p.m.

The tour features two beautiful homes on East Main Street, one new river view home on West Water Street, and the former bank building at 8 S. Market St.

Tickets for the tour are $10.00 and are available by calling Doug Tremblay at 339-5155 or any other board member. The board of directors includes Doug Christian, Marty Baker, Chad Monnin, Marty Hobart, Mary Clevenger, Sandy Gurklies, Chad Snee, and Jack Carter. Tickets can also be purchased at the Museum of Troy History on weekends from 1-5 p.m. This event is to raise funds for the Museum of Troy History.

Road rally to raise funds

TROY — The Miami Valley Veterans Museum is hosting its second road rally on Sunday, Sept. 22.

Designed after the game Yahtzee, this rally is a family type event. Grab friends and family and join this afternoon rally, which requires no particular skills. A pen or pencil and clipboard would be helpful, but not necessary.

Funds raised from this event will be deposited into The Miami Valley Veterans Museum Fund, a component fund of The Troy Foundation, in support of a capital Campaign to fund a new museum location.

This rally will end at a local family restaurant. Registration will be from 2-2:30 p.m. at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum, 107 W. Main St, Troy.

For more information, call (937) 332-8852 or visit

Awards announced

TROY — The Troy City Beautification Awards for September 2019 have been announced by the committee.

• Green Thumb

2750 Huntington Drive

18 Vincent Ave.

702 E. Main St. — Brian and Cookie Hammond

1004 Lincoln Ave.

1374 North Road

754 Bristol Road — Carol and Mick Dehart

1000 N. Dorset Road

336 Shaftsbury Road — Sue Oda

442 Forrest Lane — Carol Breneman

1250 Skylark Drive — Sharon and Burl Ridgeway

2803 Conestoga Court.

YWCA offers “Safe Sitter” class

PIQUA — Students in grade sixth through eight can sign up to become a “Safe Sitter” with a three-session class beginning Tuesday,

Oct. 1. Other class times in this session will be held Oct. 8 and 15. All class sessions are from 4-6 p.m.

“This program is more than babysitting, but a youth developmental program focusing on safety and life skills,” said YWCA Executive Director Leesa Baker. “Students will participate in small group interactive learning, role-play games and practice rescue skills with manikins,” she added.

Upon completion of this six hour course, students will be a registered safe sitter.

“YWCA volunteers have completed extensive training to be able to teach this program,” Baker said. “We feel that the youth taking the Safe Sitter classes will be better prepared to both babysit and take care of emergency situations at home and in other places too.”

Students must attend all 3 classes in order to be certified. YWCA membership is not required. Fee for the class is $35. Class size is limited so sign up early.

For more information or to register, stop at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne St. or call 773-6626.