Area briefs

Quilt raffle offered

PLEASANT HILL — During the Pleasant Hill Sesquicentennial Celebration, the Pleasant Hill History Center will be raffling off a quilt.

The center’s research identifies the quilt block to be a log cabin star, a very old and versatile block. The center of each log cabin block is black, therefore the fire in the hearth is out, according to Rosalie Hoover, Fabrics and Crafts at Ludlow Falls.

The quilt was made by the Batty Binders Quilt Guild of Miami County and was originally raffled at a fund raiser. Donna Favorite won the quilt and has donated it to the Pleasant Hill History Center to be raffled again with all proceeds to benefit the history center/museum.

Tickets are $1, available at the History Center, 8 E. Monument St., which is open each Monday from 3-7 p.m., at the Sesquicentennial Celebration on June 25 to be held at the Newton High School soccer field, or by contacting Donna Favorite at (937) 676-8431. The drawing will be held at the close of the celebration and ticket holders do not need to be present to win.

You can see the quilt at the Pleasant Hill History center or at

The history center is also selling coasters, glasses, pictures of Pleasant Hill and pencils. Notecards depicting historic sites by local artist Marcus Miller, MD, are also available at the history center and will be at the festival.

Business After Hours set

TIPP CITY — The Tipp City Chamber of Commerce will have their next Business After Hours at the Downtown Tipp City Partnership (DTCP) office from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 9 at 6 S. Third St., Tipp City.

During the event, the Tipp City Marketplace (the farmer’s market) will be taking place. The market has moved to Thursday evening this year and this event will be the first one of the year. The Tipp City Marketplace has been in place for more than eight years and will be held every Thursday evening on 3rd at Main streets until Sept. 15.

The Tipp City Chamber Business After Hours is a free event for business people to connect in the area. You may meet your next client or vender, so bring lots of business cards. The event is open to the entire community and will include light appetizers and door prizes.

Bash Foo will be co-sponsoring the event on Thursday.

The DTCP is a non-profit (501c3) organization who promotes and preserves the downtown historical district of Tipp City.

For more information on the Tipp City Chamber, contact Liz Sonnanstine, executive director, at (937) 667-8300 or visit