Scouts to pick up donations

PIQUA — Last weekend, Scouts in Piqua passed out dark blue door hangers throughout the city asking for non-perishable food donations to help families in Piqua.

This Saturday, March 20, Boy Scouts will be canvassing the city starting at 9 a.m. looking for food donations. Residents are asked to attach the blue door hanger to their own bag or box and place them outside in a place clearly visible from the road. This door hanger policy is an attempt to reduce waste and encourage recycling.

If your Scouting for Food donation does not get picked up or if you did not receive a door hanger and wish to donate, take your food to any of the following locations in Piqua, including Kroger, the Piqua Post Office, Park National Bank (downtown or Covington), YMCA or the Piqua Public Library.

For more information about joining Scouts, contact Al Fledderman at (937) 773-5330.

Egg hunt, meal offered

FLETCHER — Fletcher United Methodist Church will offer an Easter egg hunt at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, March 20.

A free carryout meal will be offered from 11 a.m. to 12:3o p.m. and include roast beef, chips, applesauce and a cookie.

Blood drive upcoming

TIPP CITY — Tipp City United Methodist Church will host a community blood drive from 1:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25 at 8 W. Main St., Tipp City.

All registered donors get the “Donor Shenanigans” T-shirt, “Give Life” face mask, and free COVID-19 antibody testing. Make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com or call (937) 461-3220.

Community Blood Center calls 2021 “Blood Donor Year” because of the continuing impact of COVID-19 restrictions on blood collection. Type O positive blood specifically remains in high demand.

There is no deferral or delay in donating blood after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fish fries continue

PIQUA — Lenten fish fries at St. Mary Church in Piqua continue from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 19. All meals are served in a drive-through carry-out only. Meals include three pieces of deep-fried fish, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw and a dinner roll. The price is $8 for each meal.

Enter the parking lot next to St. Mary Catholic Church on the Greene Street side and exit on North Street after picking up the meal.

There will also be a drive-up bake sale. All items are $1 and will support Piqua Catholic.

Community garage sale planned

TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services canceled the annual garage sale last year due to COVID-19. If the COVID numbers remain stable, the annual community-wide garage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 1.

According to TMCS Director Kathy Taylor, anyone wishing to participate must visit the TMCS office to fill out a registration form and pay by April 23. Forms will also be available to print out on our website, tmcomservices.org.

She also added that they will be accepting cash and checks at this time. All registrants receive a free yard sign and their name on the official garage sale map for $10. Additional information may be added for an extra charge of $5. Forms are available at the TMCS office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office is closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.

Maps will be available by Thursday, April 30 at various locations in Tipp City including the TMCS office. Visit the TMCS website or Facebook to find locations.

Easter Egg Splash scheduled at YMCA

TROY — The annual Easter Egg Splash for the Miami County YMCA Robinson Branch is set for March 28. The “hunt” itself will take place in the small pool of the facility following pictures with the Easter bunny in the main gym.

“The event is for ages 6 and under and we ask parents to get in with their little ones,” said Leia Lander, aquatic director for the Robinson branch. “It’s a fun way for some of the younger kids to hunt for eggs while acclimating to the water.”

The event on March 28 will be divided into three sections this year to accommodate social distancing requirements. Participants may sign up for a 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. time slot. Due to limited space, pre-registration is required.

The event is free for members and $5 for nonmembers.

For more information, contact Leia Lander at (937) 440-9622 or l.lander@miamicountyymca.net.