Area briefs

Hayner to participate in ‘Paint the Town Red’

TROY — The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will participate in Main Street’s “Paint the Town Red” event on Friday, February 26.

Look for the Hayner Booth in the America’s Best Community 50 Building on the Northeast Quadrant of the public square beginning at 5 p.m. Following the downtown shopping event, the Troy-Hayner Center, 301 W. Main St., will hold an open house offering a bite of dessert and music by the David Wion Trio to top off the evening. The music begins at 8 p.m. It will be a great time to explore the Hayner mansion, find out about all of the upcoming activities, and view the “Historically Speaking: Troy Schools” exhibition.

Staff will be on hand to answer questions about Troy’s historic mansion and its furnishings.

There is no charge for this event and the public is welcome.

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Report available

WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union Public Library Annual Financial Report for 2015 is complete and available at the office of the fiscal officer. The library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton, and is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rain barrels, trees focus of program

TROY — The community is invited to a “Rain Barrels and Trees” program from 6:20-8 p.m. April 21 at the Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center, 2385 State Route 41, Troy,

Take a tree hike on the property to learn about the various species and how they suit different soils/landscapes. After the hike, participants will put together rain barrels. The class fee is $45 (includes rain barrel to take home). Class is limited to 25 participants.

Participants must register for the program by calling Miami County Soil and Water at (937) 335-7645.

Students awarded by DAR

MIAMI COUNTY — The Daughters of the American Revolutuion recently held its annual awards tea for students for 2016.

Bailey Williams represented Troy for the Good Citzens Award.

Lucy Reed, a seventh grader from Troy Junior High School, was the winner of the American History Essay Contest.