Area briefs

Gold Out Game events set

TROY — The Troy Football Parents Association will be holding several fundraisers in the coming weeks for its “Gold Out Game.”

The Gold Out Game, which benefits the Dayton Children’s Hospital Oncology/Hematology Department, will be Sept. 15 against Fairborn.

Fans may purchase custom-made gold shirts to wear to the game. They are limited in quantity, but students at Van Cleve, Troy Junior High School and Troy High School can buy one for $10 in standard sizes the week before the game at school. Adults can purchase them in the spirit stand at the home football game on Sept. 8, and a limited quantity will be sold at Troy Sports Center.

Fans may buy raffle tickets for the various baskets available for viewing pleasure at the two home games on Thursday and Sept. 8.

All proceeds from t-shirt and raffle ticket sales will go to the Dayton Children’s Medical Center Oncology Department. Fans can contribute to the online fundraiser at

Donate to hurricane victims

VANDALIA — Abbey Credit Union is partnering with the Bucket Brigade to take donations to help support the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Items needed include bottled water, non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, or monetary donations can be made at the teller line.

All items can be dropped off at Abbey Credit Union at 800 Falls Creed Drive in Vandalia or the Troy branch located at 1341 Wayne St.

Mulder to speak at YWCA

PIQUA — Troy resident and Vietnam War veteran Al Mulder will share his dramatic experience as a boy living in Holland during World War II on Sept. 13 for the Monthly Luncheon Series at the YWCA Piqua, 418 N. Wayne St. The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 11 a.m. followed by a noon luncheon ($6/person).

Mulder was a child when his parents concealed and protected Jewish citizens in Holland from Nazi soldiers during World War II. His family was able to escape from the Nazis after providing refuge for those most persecuted by the Nazis. They immigrated to the United States and Piqua, Ohio, became their new home.

Mulder is the brother of the late Jan Mulder who was a Piqua police officer shot and killed in the line of duty in 1970.

Reservations for the program and luncheon must be made by Monday, Sept. 11, by calling the YWCA at 773-6626.

A UVMC nurse will bea available from 10:15-11 a.m. for free blood pressure and glucose screenings. The YWCA is handicapped-accessible.

Hurricane fundraiser planned

PIQUA — Buffalo Wings and Rings, 989 Ash St., Piqua, will hold a fundraiser on Sept. 8, 9, 10, and 12. They will be accepting donations throughout the day and night. Those who bring in a donation will receive 10 percent off of their bill if they dine at the restaurant.

Tuesday the 12th will be the last day from 5-8 p.m., and 15 percent of sales will be donated (in cash) to Cantor Fitzerland Relief Fund. Those who spend $30 or more on their bill will be entered into a drawing.

On Wednesday, Sept. 13, there will be a drawing, with the winner receiving a $25 gift card to Buffalo Wings and Rings.

Paul Sherry Dealership will match cash donations, and Goin Postal w ill ship all donated items to Texas. The items will be sent to the Houston Texas Food Bank.

Items that are needed include: cleaning supplies, canned food (ready to eat, pop top); peanut butter; cases of water; toiletries and diapers.

Texas Food Bank says they appreciate all donations, but unfortunately, they are unable to accept due to running out of space.

For questions, contact Buffalo Wings and Rings at (937) 773-9464.

Medicare seminar offered

PIQUA — Victoria Jurovic, an Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) Community Liaison, will present a Medicare Update Program at the YWCA Piqua on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 2-4 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. YWCA membership is not required.

Jurovic will answer questions individuals have about traditional Medicare, Medicare Advantage (HMOs, PPOs and PFFSs) along with Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D) before the beginning of the insurance enrollment time which is Nov. 1-Dec. 15. The presentation will be followed by questions and answers and, if time permits, a one-on-one time for questions will take place.

Those interested in attending are asked to call the YWCA (773-6626) to register. For more information, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St. The YWCA is handicap accessible.