Area briefs



CROP walk upcoming

WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union Council of Churches will sponsor the annual Nancy Schafman Memorial CROP Walk on Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton.

Registration begins at 1:45 p.m. and the 3-mile walk will start at 2 p.m.

Twenty five percent of the funds raised will be used to purchase food and given to families in need at Christmas time who live in Union Township. Online donations may be made at

CWS/CROP is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that reaches out to the millions who are hungry.

For more information, call Les Trittschuh at (937) 478-8093.

Parade participants sought

BRADFORD — The Bradford Pumpkin Show will again have an Extravanganza Parade at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 during the 90th Pumpkin Show.

Fire trucks from area villages, antique cars, floats, drill teams and more will highlight the parade.

Anyone wishing to participate in the parade should contact Debbie Richard at or send you information to 127 Church St., Bradford, OH 45308.

Comedian coming to Edison

PIQUA — Edison State Community College brings comedian and singer-songwriter, Evan Wecksell to the Piqua Campus on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the cafeteria. This hilarious performance is open to the community and is being offered free of charge.

Often compared to comedic superstars Adam Sandler and Stephen Lynch, Wecksell’s act is a blend of comedy and music that celebrates the college experience, endorses Internet addiction, and lampoons bad music. He has been noted as one of the funniest and most energetic performers to emerge from New York’s comedy clubs and musical venues.

Wecksell has made a series of appearances on TBS’ “Conan,” was named a “Hot Comedy Act” by Campus Activities Magazine and has emerged on radio stations across the globe. He is also recognizable from his appearances on such pop-culture shows as VH1’s “I Love the 80s” and E! Television’s “30 Most Outrageous Celebrity Feuds” and more.

For more information about the event, contact Nate Cole at or call 381-1555.

5K to benefit hungry students

WEST MILTON — A Food Steps 5K will be offered at 9 a.m. Nov. 3 at Lowry Track Complex, 7640 Milton-Potsdam Road, West Milton.

The fee is $25 with T-shirt prior to Oct. 15 and $30 after Oct. 15 with no guarantee of a T-shirt.

Packet pick-up is 3-6 p.m. at Can’t Stop Running or 8-8:45 a.m. on race day in the high school cafeteria.

A raffle for various items will be held after he race.

Awards will be presented to the top racers n each age group at 10 a.m.

Proceeds will benefit the Bulldog Bags program, which provided nourishing food for students ove the weekend at Milton-Union Elementary School.

Visit Can’tStop for more information and to register.