Area briefs

Calling all ‘Company’ alumni

PIQUA — We are on the search for current mailing addresses for all former “The Company” PHS Show Choir Alumni. We are trying to establish a database to create an alumni association. We are searching for all members from the original group to the present.

Please submit your current mailing address and information to Any family and friends of past members are also encouraged to submit their information as well. We have some exciting things planned and look forward to hearing from you!

5K Walk/Run to be held

PIQUA ― Get off the couch to join the “Otath-He-Waugh-the Couch,” (meaning, “He has risen from the couch”) Educator Appreciation 5k Walk/Run on Thursday, May 4, at Piqua High School.

The goal of this 5K walk/run is two-fold: 1) To show your appreciation for an educator including bus drivers, cooks, custodians, aides, secretaries, teachers, nurses, counselors, coaches, administrators, etc.; 2) To encourage our community youth to get off the couch and get moving.

Pick up forms at the Piqua Board of Education office, 719 E. Ash St., or register online at Same-day registration will be from 4:45-5:45 p.m. The race begins at 6 p.m. Start/finish will be at Alexander Stadium, with timing provided by Can’t Stop Timing Co.

Pre-registration is $15 for adults, $5 for students. Register by April 23 to receive a t-shirt. Registrations after April 23 are not guaranteed a t-shirt. Race day registration is $20 for adults, $5 for students (no t-shirt guaranteed).

Completed registration forms and fees can be dropped off at any Piqua School Office (Springcreek, Washington, PCIS, PJHS, PHS) or mailed to: Piqua High School c/o Cross Country Team, 1 Indian Trail, Piqua, OH 45356

Also, pork chop dinners are available for pre-sale with registration at $7 each. Dinners will be ready to eat after the race or can be taken home.

Quarter auction planned

PIQUA — Piqua Parents as Teachers is having its annual quarter auction from 7-9 p.m. March 30, at the Knights of Columbus. Doors open at 6 p.m.

There will be an option of an “all in paddle” for $30, which automatically bids on everything.

Tickets are available at Readmore Hallmark and Springcreek Primary School by calling (937) 916-3139.

ServSafe training offered

PIQUA — Upper Valley Career Center will offer the food safety program ServSafe® developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. This program certifies staff and provides an overview of basic sanitation procedures from receiving food at the loading dock to serving customers.

The ServSafe® Manager course meets Ohio Level 2 certification requirements and covers the critical principles of food protection management includes classroom training and certification exam. This class, designed for Food Service managers, directors, chefs, kitchen managers, dieticians, head cooks, line cooks and dietary managers, will be taught by Marie Shaneyfelt, Upper Valley Career Center culinary instructor. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a certification accredited by the American National Standards Institute Conference for Food Protection.

The course will be held at the Upper Valley Career Center, Main Building Culinary Lab at 8811 Career Drive, Piqua, on Wednesday and Thursday, April 12-13, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $175 per person and includes all training material and certification card.

For more information or to enroll contact Roger Fulk, coordinator, at or 778-8419.

Annual Easter egg hunt set

TIPP CITY — Families with children from walking age to 12 years are invited to the largest Easter egg hunt in Miami County, with more than 50,000 filled eggs, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8, on the front lawn of Ginghamsburg Church, 5769 S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City.

Come and experience the story of Mary through a live drama, as well as crafts, games, petting zoo with chicks, donkeys and bunnies, a visit from the Easter bunny, snacks, hot chocolate and much more.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. the morning of the event, with the first egg hunt beginning at 10am. Each hunt zone is broken down into four different age groups: walking-age 2; ages 3-5; 6-8; and 9-12. Each hunt zone also includes prize eggs and golden eggs that are redeemable for large prize items.

For more information about this event and other activities taking place at Ginghamsburg Church, visit the website— or follow