Beautification winners named

TROY — The Troy City Beautification Committee has announced award winners for September 2015.

• Merit:

1190 Westridge — Mark Manuel and Jennifer Walker

315 W. Franklin — Chris Badgley

336 S. Walnut

• Green Thumb:

150 Shaftsbury — Brenda Lehman

125 Tamworth — Edward and Jewell Curtis

1308 Stonyridge — Theodore and Rhonda Richardson

533 Forrest — Brenda Travis

549 Forrest — Bruce and Roberta Adams

764 Berkshire — Karen Zumwald

1407 Saratoga

October awards:

• Merit:

1133 W. Main St. — Arturo Fuentes (La Fiesta)

• Green Thumb:

1495 Michael Drive — Rod Cummins

947 Terry Drive — Mark and Connie Goldner

953 Terry Drive — Nelson and Mary Kay Boyer

780 Governors Road — Larry and Kathy Goodman

912 Shaftsbury

FFA holding fruit sale

CASSTOWN —The Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter is now holding its annual fruit fundraiser. The Miami East FFA will be selling Washington Red Delicious apples, Washington Golden Delicious apples, Ohio Red Delicious apples, Ohio Golden Delicious apples, navel oranges, tangelos, pears, pineapples, pink grapefruit, mixed fruit, and peanuts. The fruit is sold in full and half boxes.

Miami East-MVCTC FFA is also offering a variety of cheeses, including Colby, Swiss, marble, pepper jack, and horseradish, ring bologna, large and small fruit gift baskets, and barbecue sauces. Additionally, FFA is offering Jack Link’s Beef Steaks in original or teriyaki flavors.

Miami East-MVCTC FFA chapter will be selling from now through Nov. 13. Delivery will be the first full week in December. If you want to buy fruit there will be FFA members travelling throughout the community. If an FFA member doesn’t contact you, call Miami East High School at 335-7070, Ext. 3212.

Making giving back easier

TROY — Thanks to a new group of caring residenrs, giving back to Miami County nonprofits is about to get a little easier. Beginning Nov. 12, Give Where You Live will begin a quarterly selection of a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit to receive up to $10,000 to use to help with special projects and ongoing community support.

The mission of Give Where You Live is to enable a group of caring citizens who have the desire to support charitable organizations benefitting Miami County. Their vision is to encourage a culture of philanthropy and generosity by providing an easier process for residents to give back locally. The organization will meet for one hour, four times a year. Members may propose specific charities to be considered and a maximum of three will be presented during the meeting.

One of the three will be selected to receive the donations collected on-site.

The goal is to have 100 members, each donating $100 per meeting. Imagine what an impact $10,000 might make to a local agency and the good it could do in Miami County. Give Where You Live welcomes new members throughout the year. Upcoming meetings are scheduled for Nov. 12, Feb. 11, May 12, Aug. 11 and Nov. 10. Meetings will be 7-8 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, 14 W. Walnut St., Tipp City.

For more information or to sign up as a member, visit the website at or email questions to