Area briefs



Lions promote food donations has mug

TROY — The Troy Lions Club is asking the community for assistance in the fight against hunger here in Miami County.

Lions Clubs International has named January as “Worldwide Service to Fight Hunger” month, and the local Troy Lions Club has taken that challenge to heart.

Dick Steineman, director of St. Patrick’s Soup Kitchen, spoke at the club’s recent meeting. He gave a brief history of the soup kitchen, which originally opened in 1996 and with private help, expanded into a new facility in 2013. The kitchen has never used any state or city government financial assistance. The kitchen today serves an average of 2,000 meals a month. For the past few years, members of the Troy Lions Club have been involved and have helped serve some of these meals. The Newton Leo Club, a Lions organization for school-age children, regularly serves at St Patrick’s. Both local clubs, the Lions and Leos, also contribute regularly to the local food pantries in both Troy and Pleasant Hill.

After hearing the Steineman program, the Troy Lions Board of Directors will take further action. The Lions encourages all Miami County residents to join them in making a donation of money or food to any of the county’s soup kitchens and food pantries.

The Troy Lions Club is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to vision health. The club helps income-eligible individuals obtain eye exams and glasses, and provides pre-school vision screenings. The Troy Lions Club also provides scholarships and supports many community programs. For more information, visit or call 335-7345.

Financial report available

LOSTCREEK TOWNSHIP — The annual financial report for 2016 has been completed and is available for review at the township building in Casstown by contacting the fiscal officer at (937) 335-4108. The regular meetings for Lostcreek Township will be held the first and third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

Special meeting notices will be posted at township building in Casstown.

Piano teachers invited to event

TROY — Area piano teachers are invited to learn about educational and performance opportunities for themselves and their students at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy.

Speakers from Ohio Music Teachers Association, Ohio Music Educators Association, Junior and Senior divisions of the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs, National Guild of Piano Teachers, Dayton Music Club, Troy Music Club and Musicians Club of Troy will highlight benefits of their organization.

Contact coordinator Phyllis Warner at 667-1249 or so enough packets can be prepared for the event.