Area briefs

Vision for downtown Troy to be presented

TROY — A public presentation of the Downtown Riverfront Strategic Initiative Final Study will be offered from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13 at the Bravo Room at Hobart Arena, Troy. Seating is limited.

Joe Nickol, senior designer for MKSK Studios will be the presenter, who will offer community members the findings from an 11-month study by urban planners for the strategic development of downtown Troy and the riverfront.

Fundraiser to benefit historical society

TIPP CITY — Tickets are available for the Souper Bowl II, a fundraiser for the Tippecanoe Historical Society.

The event is planned for 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Zion Lutheran Church, 11 W. Walnut St., Tipp City.

For $25, the buyer will receive a soup bowl handmade by local artist Sally Watson; their choice of potato, vegetable beef or chicken corn soup; a sandwich and cookies.

Proceeds will benefit the historical society’s endowment fund. Tickets are available at the Historical Society Museum, 20 N. Third St.; Tipp-Monroe Community Services, 3 E. Main St.; or from Historical Society members.

Tickets and more information are available from Gordon Pittenger at (937) 667-3051.

Volunteers sought

MIAMI COUNTY — Riverside Developmental Disabilities is currently seeking volunteers for their upcoming Special Olympics basketball season.

Volunteer opportunities are open for coaches, referees, scorekeepers and concessions. Beginning Dec. 4 through March, two teams will have practice and games Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. Two additional teams will have practice and games on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. There will be a two-week break over the holidays in December.

Special Olympics activities contribute to the physical social, and psychological development of the athletes. Through successful experiences in sports, they gain confidence and build a positive self-image which carries over into the classroom, home, job and community.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities through Miami County Special Olympics, contact Krista Smith at (937) 310-3260 or

Cookson PTO to host bazaar

TROY — The 11th annual Cookson PTO Holiday Bazaar will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Satuday, Nov. 4 at 921 Mystic Lane, Troy.

Get a jump on your holiday shopping with more than 50 crafters/artisans, your favorite direct sales businesses, lunch and sweet treats for all ages.

Crafters/artisans will feature handcrafted jewelry, key chains, bibs, wreaths, hair accessories, scarves, holiday/Christmas décor, wood crafts, soaps, dish towels, vinyl lettering, handmade fishing lures, handmade baby items, baked goods and more.

Cookson students also will be selling a variety of items to raise money for their sixth grade educational trip to Washington, D.C.

The PTO will be selling shredded chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, water and pop. Plus baked goods, caramels and more throughout the bazaar.