Area briefs


Annual reunion set

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP — The Elizabeth Township, Miami County School reunion will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Elizabeth Township Community Center, 5760 Walnut Grove Road, Troy.

The event is for all graduates, teachers, bus drivers or anyone attending the school at any time.

Participants are asked to bring a covered dish and tableware, drinks will be provided.

For more information, call Phyllis Meek at (937) 776-2878 or Kathy Schaefer at (937) 339-7278.

Exhibit to end

TROY — From Africa, an exhibit of African art and artifacts is coming to a close on August 2, 2015. The exhibit hosted by the Hayner Center is free and open to the public. Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is located at 301 W. Main St., Troy.

Six local collectors of African art and artifacts are contributing to From Africa. This popular exhibit has delighted visitors with its African clothing and living ware, masks, paintings, jewelry, batiks, earthenware, and tribal items. The paintings and masks by contemporary African artists are particularly impressive. Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, and West Africa are all represented in the show.

TFBT seeks director

TROY — The Future Begins Today, a not-for-profit organization that believes in creating opportunities for Troy students to succeed, is searching for a new executive director.

Current executive director Cheryl Cotner is stepping away later this year and relocating to be closer to her family.

The Future Begins Today was founded in 1993, and since then has supported hundreds of Troy students with its variety of programs, ranging from Lunch Buddies and Homework Helpers to college visits to Last Dollar Grants for post-secondary education. When this year’s grants are awarded later this summer, the total amount of college scholarships will pass the $600,000 milestone.

A complete job description can be found at thefuturebeginstoday.org. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and a résumé̍ by Aug. 4 to The Future Begins Today, Attention: Marion Stout, 500 N. Market Street, Troy, OH 45373.

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