Community happenings, events, etc.
Sunday, January 8, 2017 11:49 AM
Soles for Students
Soles for Students works with local schools to provide children of
low-income, working families with shoes. Since 2012, Soles for Students has
raised $31,000 toward the purchase of shoes. Soles for Students was founded
by Susan Davis Thompson of Preferred Midwest Title and Davis Law Office.
Donations may be made to: Susan L. Davis, 107 Gov. Foraker Place, Hillsboro,
Ohio 45133 or call (937) 393-4000 for information.
Ohio Auctioneers Commission to meet Jan. 20
The Ohio Auctioneers Commission will meet on Friday, January 20, 2017,
at 10:45 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Bromfield
Administration Building, Room 133 (Seminar Rm. B), 8995 E. Main St.,
The agenda will include an enforcement update and any other business brought
before the commission.
The First Presbyterian Church of Greenfield will be serving dinner on
Sunday, Jan. 15 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the church dining room. The
menu will be baked steak, mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, tossed
salad, rolls, desserts and drinks. The cost of the meal is a suggested
donation of $8. Children 12 and under eat free. Carry-out will be available.
SATH charity ball Feb. 11
The SATH organization has the perfect Valentine's gift. The 13th annual
Valentine's Sweetheart Charity Ball will be held Saturday, Feb. 11 at the
Roberts Centre in Wilmington. The evening will begin with appetizers at 6
p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing from 8-11 p.m. The attire for the evening
The cost is $100 per couple, which includes appetizers, dinner, dancing,
a photo of each couple and door prizes. Child care will be available. If you
are unable to attend but would like to support the Charity Ball, SATH is
still in need of table sponsors for this event.
For tickets and information, contact Linda Allen, SATH Executive
Director, at (937) 366-6657 or (937) 364-6144 or visit www.kampdovetail.com.
Open Door free meal
The Open Door free meal at the Greenfield United Methodist Church will
be held on Saturday, Jan. 28. Eat-in serving will be from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The
menu will be potato soup, crackers, hot dogs, cookies and fruit. Everyone
Ag is Everyone’s Business
March 3 at SSCC
This will be the fifth year of the Highland County Chamber of Commerce’s
“Ag is Everyone’s Business” event. Every year, this event has grown and
continues to change and improve.
This year, the event will be held again at Southern State Community
College, but it is set for March instead of January. With a better chance of
milder weather, everyone’s travels should be much easier than in years past.
On Friday, March 3, Orion Samuelson will be the featured guest for his
second “Ag is Everyone’s Business.” The format for this year’s event will be
a Q&A with Samuelson and Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture,
David Daniels. In this more immersive format, the audience will feel like
guests on Samuelson’s show.
Daystar Christian Center
Daystar Christian Center offers Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship at
10:45 a.m. every Sunday. The church’s pastor is Donna Whitaker. Daystar
Christian Center is located at 2326 state Route 136 in Sugar Tree Ridge. For
more information, call (937) 544-5216.
Amvets Post serving
dinner on Thursdays
The Amvets Post on North Shore Drive in Hillsboro serves dinner every
Thursday. Good food is available to the public at a reasonable price.
Reformers Unanimous offers Christian support for all types of addiction
every Friday from 7-9 p.m. Meetings are held at Greenfield Area Christian
Center, located at 912 North Fifth Street in Greenfield. Call (937) 515-6748
or (937) 876-9868 for information.
A Women’s Overeaters Anonymous meeting is being held at St. Mary’s
Episcopal Church, 234 N. High St., Hillsboro, on Thursdays at 6 p.m. There
are no dues or weigh-ins. For more information, contact Mildred at
DAV Lloyd C. Ludwick
Chapter 123 meetings
Disabled American Veterans Lloyd C. Ludwick Chapter 123 meets the fourth
Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Hi-TEC Center conference rooms, 1575
N. High St., Hillsboro.
Christian Center ministries
The Greenfield Area Christian Center food and clothing ministries will
be open to clients on Wednesdays instead of Fridays. Hours open will stay
the same: 1:30-4 p.m.
Living Water Free Store
Living Water Faith and Fellowship Free Store, located at 5846 state
Route 138 in Hillsboro, is open on the second Saturday of every month from 9
a.m. to noon for Highland County residents only. Living Water Faith and
Fellowship meets each Sunday for worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday school
begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday night service is at 7 p.m.
Highland County Veterans
The Highland County Veterans Service Commission meets on the second and
fourth Monday of the month at 5 p.m. Their office is located at 1575 N. High
St., Suite 400, in the Hi-TEC Center, Hillsboro.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Hillsboro, on
Fridays at 8 p.m.
TEA Party meetings
The Highland County TEA Party will meet on the third Monday of each
month at 7 p.m. at the Hi-TEC Center on North High Street in Hillsboro.
Rocky Fork Lake Alliance
The Rocky Fork Lake Community Alliance meets on the third Thursday of
each month at 7 p.m. at the Activities Center off North Shore Drive. The
meetings are open to the public.
Whiteoak Valley Grange
The Whiteoak Valley Grange, 19 E. Main St., Mowrystown hosts monthly
card parties at 7 p.m. on the third Saturday night of each month. The cost
is $1.50 per person to play. For more information, call 937-446-2070 or
Highland County Victim Witness
'Sweats for Survivors' program
Highland County Victim Witness has created “Sweats for Survivors.” The
goal is to have new T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, shorts and athletic
pants (yoga pants or leggings) available in sizes small to 4XL, for both men
and women. Highland County Victim Witness will accept new T-shirts,
sweatshirts and sweatpants and/or funds to help purchase such items. These
donations can be dropped off at the Victim Witness office Monday-Friday from
8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
For information, call Jessica Shoemaker or Somer Williams at (937)
New FRS Transportation route
FRS Transportation, through the Healthier Buckeye Council Grant, is now
offering a brand-new transportation route between the Rocky Fork Lake area
and Hillsboro twice daily.
The route will run Mondays through Fridays, and the fare will be $1 per
person, per ride.
For more information on the transportation route, call FRS
Transportation at (937) 393-0585.
Brown County FFA chapters to host auction
The Brown County FFA chapters invite the public to the Brown County FFA
Consignment Auction to be held on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. at the Brown
County Fairgrounds. The proceeds of this auction will benefit the Eastern
Brown, Fayetteville, Georgetown, Ripley, and Western Brown FFA Chapters and
Country Quilters meet Jan. 26
Country Quilters will be moving to a new meeting place at Good News
Gathering on U.S. Route 62 on Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. All members need to
attend, as changes are to be made after the sudden loss of the group’s
beloved leader, Darlene Prosek.
Meal preparation class
The monthly class in meal preparation will be held at the Greenfield
Area Christian Center community room on Wednesday, Jan. 18, beginning at 1
p.m. Participants will prepare food, which they take home. Call 937-981-7176