Area briefs

Grant application deadline nears

TROY — Not-for-profit organizations are reminded the next grant deadline for the Miami County Foundation is Aug. 31.

Applicants must provide services directly to the citizens of Miami County. All must be certified federally tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service and preferably be a 501(c)(3) organization. Historically, grants have been awarded to human and social service organizations, schools, healthcare providers, libraries, youth and senior groups as well as the arts. Application forms are available online at or by contacting the office at 773-9012.

Guidelines restrict organizations to one grant annually. If you received a grant in the spring, you are not eligible to reapply until the next grant deadline. Schools and on-going humanitarian grant recipients are exempt from this restriction. Successful applicants will receive notification of the fall distribution date.

The foundation was established in 1985 by Richard E. Hunt, founder of WPTW-AM/WCLR radio.

Lunch Buddies sought

TROY — The Future Begins Today, in partnership with Troy City Schools, is recruiting volunteer adult Lunch Buddies from the community for the 2016-17 school year. One one day a month for one hour (September through May), Lunch Buddies can help to make a positive impact on a student’s life.

An information session will be held for those interested. Flexible scheduling is available and a free-to-you background check and fingerprinting will be conducted prior to being matched to a Troy student.

For more information, call Natalie Rohlfs at [email protected] or (937) 332-0467 by Aug. 30 to learn more.

Scout Light Nationals set at WACO

TROY — The invasion of the IH (International Harvester) Scout Light Truck Nationals is returning to WACO Air Museum in Troy.

The show runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 12-14. Admission is $8 for adults, under 12 is free. A weekend pass can be purchased for $15.

This is the annual show and swap meet for IH Scout, Trucks & IH made products. Participants are invited to enjoy the antique cars and trucks at the site of a grass airstrip. Visitors also can experience a ride in an open air WACO bi-plane.

Food trucks, activities and more will be part of the event.

Civic band to perform at TI Park

TROY — The Troy Civic Band will feature the award-winning male vocal group The Quintessentials at its next concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14 at Treasure Island Park.

The Quintessentials are five students from Versailles High School who blend barbershop harmony with doo-wop for a sound that has garnered them critical acclaim at vocal competitions and talent shows.

Also on the program, the band will pay tribute to John Slonaker, retired band director, trumpet artist and teacher, who founded the original Troy Community Band in the 1970s. Slonaker will conduct two numbers on the program, most notably “49th Parallel,” by Vaughan Williams and arranged by Troy grad Mark Grauer.

The concert is entitled Pops By The Riverside and will be under the baton of Bill McIntosh. The concert is free and the public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets on which to sit.

The Troy Civic Band concerts are funded in part by a generous grant from The Troy Foundation, matching funds from the city of Troy and private contributions.

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