Area briefs


Summer camps set at BNC

TROY — Brukner Nature Center will offer two summer camps for kids entering grades kindergarten through fifth grade.

Join staff for the first camp, “Good Grub,” on June 19-23. Herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores — join the fun and encounter a variety of live native Ohio wildlife. Discover their amazing adaptations — unique teeth, heightened senses and eye placement give them the tools they need to survive.

The second camp, “Home Sweet Habitat,” will be July 10-14. Whether it’s looking for squirrels and birds out in the woods, snakes in the meadow, or frogs in the pond, participants can be sure we’ll find plenty of wildlife during exploration. Discover where wild creatures live, what they eat and how all of these habitats fit together to make one big amazing world.

To pre-register, call (937) 698-6493. Prices for camp are $125 per camp for BNC members or $150 per camp for non-members for the camp from 9 a.m. to 3: p.m. (prices are on a per week basis). A half day option from 9 a.m. to noon is offered and prices are $75 per camp for BNC members or $100 per camp for non-members (prices are on a per week basis).

Vendors sought

TROY — Vendor space is still available for the Upper Valley Fiber Fest, scheduled for May 20 at the Miami County Fairgrounds.

Entry forms are available on the web site uppervalleyfiberfest.org. Organizers are looking for fiber people, sheep or llama breeders, and unique arts and crafts. Also, scheduled that day is an arts and crafts show, a goat show sponsored by the Miami County Goat Breeders Association and a food truck rally.

For more information, contact Kay Bertrand at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. Second St., Tipp City, or call (937) 667-5358.

UVMC gift shop offers sale

TROY — The Upper Valley Medical Center Gift Shop will host a Book and Consumer Goods Sale open to the community on April 4-5 in the hospital cafeteria on the lower level.

Hours for this sale will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5. Featured items will include specially priced books and unique gift items for all ages.

Proceeds from this sale will benefit the UVMC Volunteer Auxiliary which supports the hospital with a volunteer force, annual scholarships, and funding for special projects and equipment. For further information, call UVMC Volunteer Services at 440-4995.

Police memorial service set

TROY — The Miami County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #58 invites the public to attend the annual Police Memorial Day Service on May 3, at 12 p.m. on the Plaza at the Miami County Courthouse in Troy as the Lodge Honor Guard opens the ceremony with the presentation of the Flags.

Miami County officers to be memorialized at the service are: Marshall Harvey Hake, Covington PD; Patrolman George Eickmeyer, Tipp City PD; Lt. Noah Studebaker, Piqua PD; Patrolman Jan Mulder II, Piqua PD;Sgt. William R. Morris, Miami County SO; Detective Robert Taylor, Piqua PD; Sgt. Robert L. Elliott, Miami County SO.

The Miami County Police Memorial was dedicated in 1999 to Miami County Law Enforcement Officers killed in the line of duty. The Fraternal Order of Police is the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities. They are committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those they serve through education, legislation, information, and community involvement.