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Exhibit returning to Hayner

TROY — The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will host the traveling portion the Ohio Watercolor Society’s 38th annual exhibition, Watercolor Ohio: 2015. The exhibit will be on display at the Hayner Center from April 8 to May 1.

The Hayner Center is located at 301 West Main Street in Troy, Ohio. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The juror for Watercolor Ohio: 2015, Kathleen Conover, described the exhibition as “a microcosm of the best of contemporary watercolor in America: skilled, creative, confident, and expressive.” Hayner guests may notice a familiar name among the artists featured in the show. The artist who created “Turks Trader” is Troy resident Shirley Harbaugh.

For more information, visit troyhayner.org or call (937) 339-0457.

Lions get update on camp

TROY — The Troy Lions Club members received an update on Camp Echoing Hills at their recent meeting. The program was provided by camp administrator Lauren Unger and program director Emily Smith. They explained how the camp is designed for children with physical and intellectual disabilities. The purpose of the camp is to promote a strong sense of community and to build relationships with its campers. In addition, the children’s parents and caregivers can receive a respite from their responsibilities while the children attend the week long camp.

The camp is located in Warsaw, Ohio. It is equipped with resident’s cabins, a dining hall, gymnasium, auditorium, fishing pond, swimming pool, splash pad, nature trails, go-cart track and an outdoor amphitheatre. The Lions Clubs of Ohio have supported this camp since its inception.

Unger noted that the Troy Lions Club has sponsored several children to attend the camp over the past 10 years. She also thanked the club for its financial support, and spoke at length on the many volunteer opportunities available to assist the camp and children.

The Troy Lions Club is a non-profit community service organization serving Troy, Covington, Pleasant Hill, Piqua, Tipp City, and surrounding areas of Miami County since 1942. Their primary mission is vision health. The Troy Lions Club also provides scholarships and supports many community programs. For more information see the Lions website at e-clubhouse.org/sites/Troy_OH or call (937) 335-7345.

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