Area briefs

Nicole Bolin

Stephanie Hrass

Rotarians hear of cancer, canines and cures

TROY — Man’s best friend has joined the fight to wipe out cancer. On June 9, Stephanie Hrass and Nicole Bolin of the American Cancer Society, shared news of the upcoming “Barks for Life” during Troy Rotary’s weekly meeting. Planned for 11 a.m. June 27 at Paul G. Duke Park, 1670 Troy-Sidney Road, the event celebrates cancer survivors and their canine companions, who may or may not have also had the disease. It will also honor those who lost their battle with cancer.

This relatively new event has raised over $8,000 in Miami County. Modeled after the nationwide Relay for Life, Barks for Life helps raise awareness, funds and support for the American Cancer Society in the ongoing battle against the disease. The work of the American Cancer Society has seen gradual, steady and concrete results in reducing fatalities from cancer over the past few decades, when only one in ten patients would have had a realistic hope of survival. Today, that number is well over the majority of diagnosed cases. For more information on the event, visit

Troy Rotarians are always looking for new topics to share that highlight local businesses and organizations. If you are interested in presenting your business or organization to the club, please visit the club’s website at and submit your information in the “Contact Us” section.

Troy Rotary is a member-involved, goal-oriented service club focused on socio/economic issues that have an impact both locally and internationally. Follow their activities on Facebook at Troy Rotary Club. To learn more about Rotary, its programs and membership, visit

Beautification winners named

TROY — The June 2015 Troy City Beautification Award winners have been named by the committee. They include:

• Merit — Enhancement of property/building architecturally

103 E. Main St. — Redmens Lodge, Dave Fitzpatrick and Alex Travis

1066 Stonyridge — Amber Kiser

1509 W. Main St. — Missionary Church East Central Regional Office

• Green Thumb — Use of landscape and flowers, care and maintenance

874 Crossbow Drive — Tim and Brenda Davis

340 Mumford Drive — Kyle and Lisa Bigelow

2824 Wooden Lane — Russell and Diane Grimes Bogner

1129 Jeep St. — Bonnie Pence and Chris Edgerly

1106 Long St. — Tina Miller

1124 Race Drive — Mrs. Ralph Avey

316 W. Race St. — Jennifer Kemmer

1555 Fleet — Kreg McCullough and Stephanie Tennyson