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Bridges to College… Hog Roast and Auction on June 23
Matt Light Auctioneer - (Greenville) Tickets are now being sold for the Hog Roast and Auction on June 23 that feature three-time Super Bowl champion Matt Light as the auctioneer. The Hog Roast and Auction, to benefit Bridges to College, is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Turtle Creek Golf Course, formerly the Greenville Golf Course. “We only have 200 tickets for sale,” said Marlise McCallister, Bridges to College trustee and organizer of the event. “Because Matt Light is our featured... read more 
Second National Bank Freedom Years
Freedom Years is celebrating its 10-year anniversary! We’re having a party, and you’re invited. Friday, July 6 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Greenville City Park – Marling Band Shell. Live Band: In Full Swing. In Full Swing is a 16-piece band from Worthington, Ohio that plays swing and rock ‘n roll music from the 50s and 60s. Plus cake and punch, yard games, door prizes and more. Public is invited.
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Garst Museum... Living History Encampment New to The Gathering at Garst
Nestled among the fields of West-Central Ohio, Greenville, Ohio, Darke County, is known as the birthplace of historical events, famous sons and daughters, earnest hard working individuals and last but not least, the Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe. Functioning as both a local staple and tourist attraction, the “Maid-Rite” is an iconic part of the community. With a history that spans several generations it is only fitting... read more 
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Bears Mill... Art Show Drawings & Sculptures inspire a second look
Lynn Retson’s graphite drawings and wood sculptures by Thomas Bartel will be featured in the upcoming “Art at the Mill” exhibit opening Friday, June 29 with an artists’ reception from 6 till 9 p.m. According to Julie Clark, retail manager and gallery coordinator for historic Bear’s Mill, the artists bring sophisticated styles to their seemingly straightforward work. “Their work is pleasing and accessible, but you... read more 
2012 Railroad Festival to be held Saturday
The Railroad Festival and Swap Meet will be at the Bradford School, 750 Railroad Avenue, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will include Model Train Layouts, Train Vendors, Railroad Artifacts, Swap Meet, Craft Vendors, and Special Entertainment. Admission is $3 Adults, $2 Children 12-18. Contact Don Wick for more information- 937-448-6211. 
A Learning Place... Remember the Crystal Ballroom
Do you remember the Crystal Ballroom? Now is the time to order your tickets for a great event coming in July to our area. A Learning Place is paying tribute to a local legend “The Crystal Ball” one of the most famous dancehalls in the Midwest during the 50s & 60s. This dinner/show event will be held at A Learning Place, 201 RM Davis Parkway, in Piqua, Saturday, July 14. There will be dinner from 5:30-6:30, followed by a tribute to the Crystal Ball by local singing duo, “Spittin Image.” The event will... read more 
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Cancer Association of Darke County... Chicken and Portk Chop Barbecue fundraiser
Mark your calendars now for the annual Chicken and Pork Chop Barbecue sponsored by The Cancer Association of Darke County. The event will take place on Saturday, July 7 at the Greenville Park, Shelter 3. Dinners will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The cost for a dinner will be $7.00. The meal consists of half a chicken or a pork chop, potato chips, a cup of applesauce and dinner roll. All proceeds to the Cancer Association... read more 
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The White House... A “State Dinner” Just For Kids
Calling all kid chefs: The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge invites parents of kids ages 8-12 to submit an original recipe for a lunch that is nutritious and delicious. All entrants have the chance to win a trip to Washington D.C. and the opportunity to be invited to attend a Kids’ “State Dinner” at the White House in August, where a selection of the winning healthy recipes will be served. Let’s Move! is teaming up with Epicurious, the Department of... read more 
Darke County Animal Shelter... Shelter holds Second Annual Open House
In conjunction with June being Adopt-A-Pet month, the Darke County Animal Shelter will be hosting it’s second annual open house on Saturday, June 16, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be free food and drinks, a coloring contest for the children, free raffles with items donated by Kitchenaid and private donations, and DJ Justin Tegtmeyer will be playing your favorite tunes. The Darke County Friends of the Shelter will be assisting the shelter staff with tours and shelter information... read more 
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Greenville Public Library... Tom Sieling Next Family Fun Day
A record-breaking crowd turned out for at Greenville Public Library’s first Family Fun Day with Mike Hemmelgarn.  Kids and adults alike had a blast laughing at Mike’s talking puppets, jokes, and juggling.  Those who hadn’t already signed up for Summer Reading then went inside to register and check out books. Next on the slate for Wednesday June 13 is Tom Sieling with “Howl at the Moon with a Wild... read more 
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Darke County Photography Club... Photo Club plans Show for September 6-9
During the May 2012 meeting of the Darke County Photography Club, members began planning for the club show “A Moment of Time” to be held September 6 – 9, 2012, in conjunction with the Fall Cruise-In Car Show in Downtown Greenville. The club would like to thank ElementsLife Yoga/Third Street Market for use of their facility for the photo show. The next meeting of the Darke County Photo Club will... read more 
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McCallister Memorial Golf Outing... Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln Sponsors Hole-in-One Contest
(Greenville) Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln Mercury is sponsoring the hole-in-one contest for a car at the third annual Karlh McCallister Memorial Golf Outing on Saturday, June 23, at Turtle Creek Golf Course. Proceeds benefit Bridges to College. “We still have spots open for a few teams,” said Marlise McCallister, Bridges to College board member and organizer of the event. “It should be a fun... read more 
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Mark your calendars… Annual Eagles Independence Day Celebration on tap for July 1
Sunday, July 1, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. – Eagles Shade Road - Bands, Moonwalk, Games, Concessions, Music and Dancing - Greatest fireworks display in the Region!! Begins at Dusk - Dance to Grove Hill in the Afternoon, Classified in the Evening - Eagles 2011 Independence Day Blowout - The 2011 Eagles Independence Day Blowout was a tremendous success, with well over 3,000... read more 
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Annie Oakley Golf Tourney... 31st Annual Annie Oakley Golf Tourney set for July 23, 2012
It’s official!  Preparations for the 31st Annual Annie Oakley Golf Tournament are underway!  Last year 84 golfers signed up for the 18-hole event, which benefited the Cancer Association of Darke County.  Committee members for the tournament are Matt & Angie Arnold, Ed & Kay Curry, Kent & Lynn James, Ray & Bettye Laughlin, Ray & Jo Lear, John & Diane Swallow, Larry... read more 
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Friends of Darke County Parks... Old Fashioned Barn Dance June 22
Swing your partner round and round at the Friends of the Darke County Parks Old Fashioned Barn Dance. On June 22nd the Friends will be holding a Barn Dance at Shawnee Prairie Preserve from 7pm-11pm with caller Mark Libert. Presale tickets can be purchased at Shawnee Prairie Preserve for $7.00 per person or you can purchase tickets at the door for $10.00 per person. The dance is limited to the first... read more 
EUM Church Outreach...Summer Meals Program for Children
Help make sure nutritious meals are available to local children this summer by volunteering with EUM Church Outreach Ministries’ summer food service program. The organization needs volunteers to organize, prepare, serve and clean up lunches for local children during the summer break from school. Training will be provided by both the Ohio Department of Education and a site supervisor. This position is available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. between June 4 and.... read more 
Council on Rural Services...Darke County Volunteer Network Meets Thursday, June 7
With additional budget cuts looming and more area residents needing help from social service agencies, Darke County nonprofit organizations are finding themselves relying more than ever on volunteers to help make those services available. For a nonprofit organization that has few, if any, paid staff members, managing the efforts of volunteers can be a difficult task. Because of this growing need, local nonprofit leaders have come together to form the Darke County Volunteer Network.... read more 
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OSU Alumni Club... 16th Annual Darke County OSU Scholarship Golf Outing
Set To Tee Off June 11th - (Greenville)- The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Darke County will hold its 16th annual scholarship golf outing on Monday, June 11th at the Turtle Creek Golf Course, formerly Greenville Golf Course.  Registration will begin at 11:30am with a shotgun start at 12:30pm.  The golf outing format is a four person team with two net best ball.  This event raises money for... read more 
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What’s Happening in Darke County, Ohio
June 2012 - Urban-Country Spirit - Bring along your sense of discovery to experience small town charm, distinct shopping districts, and our land’s rich frontier heritage and urban-country spirit... uniquely Darke County. For more information on events taking place throughout the year in Darke County, visit our website at VisitDarkeCounty.org You can also catch up with us on Facebook... read more 
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Council on Rural Services... Participate in the 1st Annual AmeriCorps 5K Fun Run/Walk
AmeriCorps for Entrepreneurial Success (AES), a program sponsored by Council on Rural Services, located  in Piqua, Ohio, will be hosting the 1st Annual AmeriCorps 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, June 23, 2012 in Piqua, Ohio. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. with the actual 5K Run to begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 23rd. The race is a simple 3.1 mile course which will begin... read more 
Wild West Gala... Antique Blue Willow dinnerware donation
Annie is amazed at this beautiful antique Blue Willow dinnerware set Gretchen and Mark Davis have donated to her Wild West Gala onSaturday, June 9, 6:30 pm. Tickets are $12.00 Call Garst Museum... read more  
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Living with Cancer... Cancer Support Group to meet June 7
The next meeting of the “Living with Cancer” Support Group will be held on Thursday, June 7th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  The meeting will take place at Wayne HealthCare in the 3rd Floor Conference room. This month’s support group features Dr. Paul D. Jones.  Dr. Jones will be speaking about the importance of having and maintaining a companion animal for cancer patients. Dr. Jones is a... read more 
Greenville Girl’s Youth Basketball Camp, Registration due by June 8
The Greenville Girl’s Youth Basketball Camp will be held on June 11th-15th.  The camp is opened to girls going into the 3rd-8th grade and will run from 9:00am-12noon.  The camp will be held at Greenville High School.  The cost is $30.00. Our camp will stress the basic fundamentals of basketball with special emphasis on the mechanics of shooting, passing and ball handling.  Our goal is for you to leave our camp with the necessary instruction, knowledge and motivation to encourage you to continue... read more 
Versailles Bicycle Rodeo Saturday
A Versailles Bicycle Rodeo will be held Saturday (June 2) from 9 a.m. to noon at the Versailles Emergency Service Building, Baker and Vista. It features a Bike safety course, bike helmets, child I.D.,  bike registrations, bike and helmet inspections and more. It will include a visit from State Farm Good Neigh Bear, McGruff the Crime Dog and the Versailles Fire Dog. Event hosts are Magoto Insurance, Versailles Fire Fighters and Versailles Police Department. 
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Greenville Public Library... Family Fun Day Begins Wednesday!
The Family Fun Day series at the Greenville Public Library starts Wednesday June 6 at 11:00 a.m. on the Library lawn.  This summer program takes place at the same time & place for seven weeks, featuring the best entertainment in the area.  As always, in case of rain we meet in the First Congregational Christian Church Activity Building on Fifth Street.  Many thanks to the Friends of the Library... read more 
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Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market Returns for 2012
Darke County Courthouse Saturday - The Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market is returning on Saturday, June 2 located by the Darke County Courthouse on the corner of 4th and Broadway. Sponsored by Wayne Healthcare and KitchenAid Experience the Farmers’ Market has been a staple of summer in Darke County since 1998, and this year promises to be another... read more 
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The Lincoln Inaugural Train... Nationally Recognized Author to Speak
Abraham Lincoln’s 1,904 mile journey from Illinois, through southwestern Ohio, to Washington, D.C. for his inauguration is fully detailed by nationally noted history author, Scott Trostel. Trostel will be in Greenville on June 9 to speak about the Lincoln Inaugural train. Trostel’s book about the Lincoln Funeral Train is an acclaimed and sought-after book detailing the first national funeral for an assassinated... read more 
Monthly Ag Breakfast Meeting
Ag Breakfast Meeting Thursday, June 7, 2012, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center’s Cafeteria, Greenville (Enter through the Brethren Retirement Center’s main doors, under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) Our next meeting will be July 5, 2012. 
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Greenville Library...Martial Arts Demo at the Library
Daniel Wittler explains ”I don’t train to fight – I train not to have to fight.” Dan is a Martial Arts teacher who will demonstrate his skills and that of his students on June 1 from 5:00 to 6:00 at the Greenville Public Library’s First Friday event. Come and enjoy watching the art and choreography of self-defense, forms & kicks, and the team dragon demo! Daniel and his wife Jackie are the owners & operators of Wittler’s Black Belt Academy which... read more 
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Main Street Greenville... The Place to be for Live Music
Downtown Greenville’s ‘First Fridays’ - Main Street Greenville along with sponsor Clark Improvements, Inc. are pleased to announce another great ‘First Fridays’ planned for June 1 from 6-9 pm in downtown Greenville. The first Friday of June will bring over 10 live music performances to different venues in the historic downtown district. Planning the event are Shannon Clark and Justin Maitlen... read more 
National Cancer Survivors Day to be held Saturday
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!  We need more people to register!!!   National Cancer Survivors Day is fast approaching. On Saturday, June 2nd at 8:30am, Darke County will be joining communities around the world in a celebration of life.  The Cancer Association of Darke County is sponsoring its 7th annual Survivor’s Day 5K.  This event will take place in the Greenville City Park, at Shelter #3. You can register by calling the Cancer Association at 937-548-9960, or stop by the Cancer Association office... read more 
Darke County Republican Party... Annual Golf Outing at Turtle Creek July 7
On July 7th, 2012 the Darke County Republican Party is having their annual Golf outing at the New Turtle Creek Golf Club.  Turtle Creek, formerly the Greenville Country Club, will be the site of this fun-filled event.  The day will be filled with Prizes, Food, Great golf, good fellowship, and the chance to show off your golfing skills (or not!). Put together a foursome, or if you wish, we will put you in a group, either way it should be a fun time for all.   The cost of entry is $75.00 a person, or $300 dollars a... read more 
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The Workshop Learning Center... Avoid Summer Academic Loss
Research has shown that students who do not participate in academic studies over the summer can lose on average three months of grade-level equivalency each year. The Workshop Learning Center offers private and group academic tutoring and music lessons for all ages and abilities and is currently scheduling for the summer session. “We are honored to have helped over 40 students succeed this... read more 
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Blood drive set at Knapp Ford, By George Starks
GREENVILLE- I Focus-I Change Lives. Dave Knapp Ford is the place to be on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 as the annual Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln Blood Drive will get underway. In conjunction with the Community Blood Center (CBC), the blood drive will be at the local Ford Dealership on May 30 with the blood being drawn from 3-6 p.m. Also, one lucky donor will win a blood red Ford Focus... read more 
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Darke County Chamber of Commerce... Chamber sets stage for Annual Meeting on June 1st
The Darke County Chamber of Commerce invites chamber members and businesses interested in learning more about chamber membership to its Annual Luncheon Meeting on Friday, June 1 at Romer’s Catering, Greenville. Registration opens at 11:00 AM, business meeting begins at 11:45 AM, and the meeting ends at 1:00 PM. Cost is $15 for chamber members and $20 for future members. Reservations are required by... read more 
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Renowned Lincoln Authority Scott Trostel to be featured
Scott Trostel, nationally renowned Lincoln historian and author, does it again with the most comprehensive book detailing President-elect Abraham Lincoln’s inaugural journey, “The Lincoln Inaugural Train.” Trostel’s previous book about the Lincoln Funeral Train has become an acclaimed and sought-after book detailing the first national funeral for an assassinated president. Now he covers the epic inaugural journey to... read more 
Bridges to College… Benefit raffle winners have chance for Light autographed football
(Greenville) Area residents can support Bridges to College and receive a chance to win a football autographed by Matt Light, a KitchenAid mixer and other fantastic prizes when they purchase raffle tickets. Bridges to College is conducting a raffle in conjunction with the annual Karlh McCallister Memorial Golf Outing on Saturday, June 23, at Turtle Creek Golf Course. “You do not need to participate in the golf outing to participate in the raffle,” says Marlise McCallister, Bridge... read more  
Book sales starts Friday… Just a few days left to drop of your gently used books
May 16,2012 - With only one week until the big Used Book Sale at PAWS, Friends of the Greenville Public Library are getting very excited about the variety of good used books, DVDs and other audio materials coming in almost daily! Patrons may deliver books any weekday from 12 until 5 at PAWS Bingo Hall across from the Dairy Queen on Martin Street.  And treasure hunters as well as those stocking their summer reading supply can shop next Friday, May 25, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. or Saturday... read more  
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Bear’s Mill... “Art at the Mill” to feature “The Bird Show” Display
During the upcoming month, “Art At the Mill” will feature two Indiana artists who specialize in artfully reproducing birds. Bruce Neckar draws and paints the fascinating winged creatures, while Geoff Davis creates wood carvings of our feathered friends. “The Bird Show” will open at historic Bear’s Mill on Friday, May 25 with an artists’ reception offering light appetizers and wine from 6 p.m. until... read more 
CAP Memorial Day closing
Community Action Partnership of Greater Dayton/Darke County will be closed Monday, May 28, in honor of Memorial Day. This includes the Senior Meals Program and Metropolitan Housing Authority. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, May 29. Transportation service available - CAP Community Transportation will be in operation for those who need service through the JARC program on Memorial Day, Mon., May 28. Reservations should be made by Fri., May 25 for transportation by calling 547-9129. 
League of Women Voters... Annual Meeting scheduled for May 29
May 9, 2012 - Recounting the experiences of Candidates Nights, Tour of Homes, town hall meetings such as Ethics in Politics, our Glad Rags, Old Bags fundraiser, and issues for study will be the conversation at the annual meeting of the League of Women Voters of Darke County. Dining at the Bistro before their May 29th meeting, the women will be entertained by the string quartette led by Michelle Drees of the Learning Workshop.  At their annual meeting,  the women will recount the year’s... read more 
Cancer Association of Darke County... National Cancer Survivors Day Walk
May 13, 2012 - Annually the Cancer Association of Darke County (CADC) celebrates National Cancer Survivors Day. This year’s celebration, a Walk and 5K Run, will be Saturday, June 2, 2012. The CADC honors those Darke County citizens who are living with and beyond cancer.  We will join hundreds of communities worldwide in celebrating life as part of the 25th annual National Cancer Survivors Day. Celebrations will be held throughout the United States, Canada, and other participating countries... read more  
Darke County Volunteer Network meets June 7
The next Darke County Volunteer Network meeting will be on Thursday, June 7 (Noon) at State of the Heart Hospice. 1350 North Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331. Quarterly meetings are “brown bag” lunches, so members are encouraged to bring their lunches with them.  Meeting will be strictly held to one hour. June’s meeting topic:  Hot Topics!!  
Annie Oakley Days...Rent a camping spot at the Annie Oakley Festival?
The 2012 festival is being held July 27, 28, and 29. You can arrive at the fairgrounds as early as Monday, July 23, stay until Sunday, and pay only $25 per night. You can stay past Sunday by making arrangements with the secretary’s office at the fairgrounds. For that small payment you will get a full hookup: electric, water, sewer and three days and over 24 hours of great entertainment. In addition to the 24 hours of entertainment, we also have the Melodrama in the youth building, the Annie Oakley.... read more  
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Annie’s Wild West Gala... Annie and Dave Arrive at the Airport
Wow, Annie and Dave have arrived at the airport to catch their flight to the Lazy Parrot Inn and Mini Resort in Puerto Rico! Annie and Dave know the winner of this great auction prize will love each of their 7 days at this wonderful resort. Annie’s Wild West Gala will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2012. This is a fund raiser for The Garst Museum and the Annie Oakley Center. All funds raised at this event will benefit the Garst Museum in Greenville, Ohio. ... read more 
DAR to meet Saturday
The Fort GreeneVille Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Saturday, May 19, 2012, at 1:00pm. The location is the Garst Museum in Greenville. Anyone interested in joining DAR is welcome to attend the meeting for more information.  
Darke County Parks... Volunteers needed for Nature Day, May 26
Do you have a love for nature? Help Darke County Parks celebrate its 40th Anniversary with its newest event, Nature Day. Darke County Parks is looking for volunteers interested in hosting a nature related station in the woods, prairie or the wetlands. “The staff has various topics planned for Nature Day such as finding macro-invertebrates in the wetlands, catching and identifying butterflies, and learning how to properly use binoculars to get a closer look at something.  Be sure to join us for this fun... read more  
Arcanum Old Fashioned Days... Chicken Dinners, Spring Fling Gardening Sale
Arcanum Lions Serve Chicken Dinners - The Arcanum Lion’s club Chicken BBQ Dinner will be served again this year on Saturday, May 19th starting at 11:30 A.M. until sold out at the Arcanum Fire House located on South Main Street. A new feature will be the Curb Side Carry Out adjacent to the fifre house in the alley.  A Lion’s member will be taking the order and delivering it right to your car.  No need to leave your car to obtain that delicious dinner. For those who enjoy the inside dining and... read more  
Youth for Christ... Serve Darke County Pre-event May 12
For several years Youth For Christ has held “Serve Darke County” in October, as a way to raise funds for YFC’s programs which benefit area high school students. As you know, Serve Darke County is more than a fundraiser, however. It gives back to the community. Picture a Walk America-type event where participants collect pledges to help the cause (YFC) and, instead of walking, they participate in service projects throughout the county... read more  
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Annie’s Wild West Gala... Annie’s Wild Raffle Prizes Are Highlighted
Annie Oakley and her best friend, Dave, are showing off two of the three big prizes in Annie’s Wild Raffle. In addition to the Gatlinburg Cabin weekend accommodations, Annie’s Wild Raffle prizes include the new iPad, and a Kindle Fire. Winning tickets will be drawn at the event, however winners need not be present to win. Tickets for Annie’s Wild Raffle are $5.00 each and can be purchased from the Garst... read more 
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Community Action Partnership... Reminder CAP Luncheon May 23
Event to be held at Lighthouse Christian Center - May is Community Action Partnership Month and Community Action Partnership of Greater Dayton Area - Darke County will celebrate by hosting their annual luncheon on May 23 at the Lighthouse Christian Center, 5256 Sebring-Warner Road, Greenville. The event focuses on Community Action services, as well as the  presentation of the... read more 
Illumination 2012... Featuring Toby Mac & Jamie Grace
Early Bird Pricing Reminder!! Good until 5/13/12. We are in the final days for Early Bird Pricing for Illumination 2012!  Prices will go up on Monday, May 14th. Ticket Prices (Good until 5/13/12) - Track-$25 - Box ticket-$25 - Grandstand tickets-$20 - VIP-$50 - Locations: Fairgrounds box office-Track and Grandstand tickets only. Bread of Life Bookstore-Greenville-Track, box, grandstand tickets only. The Christian Bookstore-Union City-Track and grandstand tickets only. Trinity Gifts & Books-Richmond-Track and grandstand tickets only. Or visit www.itickets.com and order them online. Itickets sells ALL tickets. You can also visit www.illuminationfestival.org for more information about this years Illumination. 
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Darke County Photography Club... Next Photo Club Meeting Tuesday, May 15
At the last meeting, the DarkeCounty Photography Club welcomed John Beals of Ridgeville, Indiana as the guest judge for the quarterly critique session themed “Shoes”. The club scheduled to take photographs of the Brethren’s Retirement Community facility. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at 7:00pm at the Shawnee Prairie Nature Center. The monthly theme will be “Night”. You... read more 
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Tangles ~ a unique hair & nail salon... Cancer Awareness Benefit on May 19th, 2012
The staff at “Tangles” recently decided to hold a fund raiser to support cancer patients.  All proceeds of this event will go to the Cancer Association of Darke County. Where: Tangles, 413 South Broadway, Greenville, Ohio. Date: Saturday, May 19th. Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. No appointments, just walk-ins! The staff will be giving $10 haircuts and you can also get your nails polished for $5.00... read more 
Greenville Masonic Lodge Pancake, Sausage & Egg Breakfast
Greenville Masonic Lodge No. 143 will hold their annual “Pancake, Sausage & Egg Breakfast” this Saturday May 12th, 2012 to benefit Ohio Special Olympics (Sponsor and Athlete Program). The breakfast is “All You Can Eat” and you can order your eggs anyway you like. Tickets are $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 12 and under. Breakfast will be served at 7:00 a.m. and continue until 11:30 a.m. Please come and support Ohio Special Olympics.... read more 
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League of Women Voters... LWV Glad Rags, Old Bags fundraiser
Spring hats added to the festive atmosphere as women gathered at the St.Clair Manor to join League of Women Voters in their Glad Rags, Old Bags event.  The proceeds of this fund raiser will be used to fund activities and events to raise voter awareness on community issues. Beautifully set tables with fine teacups greeted guests as they entered the magnificent home built by Henry St... read more 
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Friends of Greenville Library... Support the Family Summer Reading Program by donating used books - May 7, 2012 - What does the Friends of the Greenville Library do with all those used books?  Those good used books are treasures the community can purchase for funds to be used to support the Library’s extra needs. FOL has sponsored the Family Summer Reading program for many years. They supported the position of genealogy specialist for two years, contributed to the Young Adult Wii and Lego... read more 
Greenville Schools Foundation...Harley Davidson Raffle
The Greenville Schools Foundation is happy to announce a raffle of a Harley Davidson motorcycle. With the help of Wilson Kirk’s Rod Shop, GSF has acquired a 2008 Harley Davidson 883 Low with only 300 miles which will be on display at several local events this summer and fall. The winning ticket will be drawn at our annual silent auction event held at Romer’s catering on Oct. 13, 2012. Currently, the motorcycle is being painted with House of Kolor Tangerine Candy custom paint. It has.... read more   
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GHS Key Club… Successful “Box City” event to be repeated this weekend
Greenville High School Key Club and Key Club International is once again sponsoring “Box City” this weekend. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about homelessness in the area while collecting goods for local homeless shelters. While registration can continue until the last minute – all students in grades 9-12 are welcome to participate – GHS Key Club expects more than 30 Club members and guests to be.... read more 
Greenville Elks #1139... Elks to hold Annual Soccer Shoot
Where:  North Park behind Krogers – Greenville, OH - When: Saturday, May 12 from 9am – 12pm - All participants will receive a hot dog and a cup of juice, just for participating.  1st place winners in each age group will be eligible to participate in the District Event, also held here in Greenville.   Top 3 in each group will be eligible to attend an awards banquet to be held May 24, 2012 at 6pm at the Elks.  Winners of the District event will move on and receive a one night’s stay in Coshocton, OH for the State... read more 
A Learning Place... Critical Business Topics Addressed In Training Series
A Learning Place will be offering a series of training sessions for existing local business owner/managers who wear many hats with a wide variety of responsibilities.  Do you need to know more as a business owner?   This is series can be your answer; we know that production, marketing/sales, human resources, and financial management are among the many concerns businesses deal with daily. Few individuals are proficient in all of these critical areas. The Business Management Series is designed... read more 
Coffee with the Commissioner, May 12
Darke County Commissioner Mike Stegall will be holding a “Coffee with the Commissioner” meeting May 12th at Brenda’s Beanery Coffee Shop located at 410 South Broadway in Greenville.   Commissioner Stegall will be there from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. to answer any questions that people have concerning county government, or to inform people about happenings in the county.    This is an opportunity to ask questions and discuss future plans for Darke County.  Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy the morning with a cup of coffee with the Commissioner, and to interact with your County Officials.  At several of these gatherings, other Elected Officials have shown up to help answer questions.  Everyone will enjoy the atmosphere and the chance to communicate with your local county government.   These meetings are very informal and people can come and go as they please.  Please join Commissioner Stegall May 12th at Brenda’s Beanery Coffee Shop in Greenville from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.  See you there!
 
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Annie’s Wild West Gala... Annie and Dave Thank Wayne Health Care
Oh my goodness, why did Annie and Dave have to go to the Hospital?  Not to worry, Annie and Dave just wanted to stop by and thank Wayne HealthCare for its contribution as a Gold Star Sponsor for Annie’s Wild West Gala. Annie’s Wild West Gala will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2012. This is a fund raiser for The Garst Museum and the Annie Oakley Center. All funds raised at this event will benefit the Garst... read more 
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2012 Poultry Days Festival... The 61st Festival, “Operation Poultry,” honors Armed Forces
Versailles Poultry Days will be celebrating its 61st festival June 8, 9 & 10, 2012.  The 2012 Poultry Days theme is “Operation Poultry” - a tribute to our armed forces. Armed forces activities include:  On Sat June 9th at 9:30am there will be a Veteran tribute at the town’s fountain square.  At 11:00am, the Grande Parade will include military vehicles, marching veterans, & many floats dedicated to the military... read more 
Bridges to College... Matt Light named Celebrity Auctioneer for Benefit
(Greenville) New England Patriot and Greenville native Matt Light will be the celebrity auctioneer for an auction and hog roast to benefit Bridges to College on Saturday, June 23, at the Turtle Creek Golf Course in Greenville. “We’re hoping people will come out for a fun, entertaining evening that will support a good cause,” said Marlise McCallister, organizer for the event. The auction will feature about 10 items including: a football helmet autographed by Matt Light, a Frigidaire 2-temperature zone... read more 
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Greenville Public Library… Computer Classes Offered at Library
The Greenville Public Library is again offering beginner’s computer classes with teacher-par-excellence Director John Vehre.  These classes will be a little different from the past.  Rather than being held in the evening, the time is 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays.  And each class is a different subject. Thursdays May 10th and June 14th are Basic Computer; May 17th and June 21st are Internet; and May... read more 
Illumination 2012... Early Bird Ticket Sales
Prices only last until May 13 - Illumination 2012 early bird pricing begins May 4th and ends on May 13th.  Beginning May 14th ticket prices will go up! Ticket Pricing: Track (standing-no seats)-$25 - Box (Reserved)-$25 - Grandstand (General Admission)-$20 - VIP (First 5 rows on track)-$50... read more 
Canner Gauge Testing Time, By Diane Barga, OSU Extension Darke County
Planning to do some canning this year to take advantage of your garden produce?  That means it’s time to get your home canning equipment in working order.  OSU Extension, Darke County, will check dial type pressure canner gauges beginning on May 1, 2012, and continue through September 28th, 2012. There is a $5.00 charge for each gauge tested.  You will need to bring your dial gauge into our office and we will test it, or call you to pick it up after it has been tested.  In addition, you will receive... read more 
Darke County Harness Horsemen’s Association... Matinee Racing Returns to Greenville
The Darke County Harness Horsemen’s Association will be holding their annual spring matinee on Sunday, May 20th at the Darke County Fairgrounds in Greenville, OH. Post time is 1:00 pm. The races are free to the public. The Association will sponsor Concessions/Raffle. The DCHHA is also having a chicken dinner on Sunday, May 20th between 11:00-12:30pm. Dinners can be picked up at the horsemen’s booth near the racing barns before the matinee. Dinners are $7.50 each... read more 
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Greenville Public Library... Library To Host Historical Tours on “First Friday”
The “First Friday” on May 4th marks the 100th anniversary of the Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall.  There is a very special relationship between the Greenville Public Library and the Memorial Hall.  Yes, they do sit side by side on the most beautiful city block in town!  But even more, Henry & Ella St. Clair donated generously to the construction of the Library which added to its size, beauty, and extensive book collections... read more 
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Visitor’s Bureau... Farmhouse Antiques & Primitive Handmades coming to Fairgrounds
GREENVILLE, OH (April 25, 2012) – Spring of 1803, Early Farmhouse Antiques and Primitive Handmade Show is coming to the Darke County Fairgrounds in Greenville. Shoppers are encouraged to celebrate spring in Ohio with some of the best farmhouse antiques and primitive handmades all under one roof, as well as musical entertainment, food and flowers. Over thirty vendors are expected... read more 
Fort GreeneVille DAR...St. Clair Memorial Hall 100th Anniversary Tea Party
Its Not Too Late!!! Tickets are still available to the St. Clair Memorial Hall 100th Anniversary Tea Party, Saturday May 5, 2:00 - 3:30pm, St. Clair Manor, 224 East Third St. Greenville, OH. Enjoy tea and light refreshments while visiting with Henry and Ella St. Clair (Protrayed by John and Karen Burkett). Hosted by the Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR. Proceeds go to the Memorial Hall Preservation Fund... read more 
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Darke County Cancer Association... Monte Carlo Night ~~ “Bet Against Cancer”
Come Join The Fun!! The Cancer Association of Darke County is holding its annual Monte Carlo on Saturday, May 5 from 6-10 p.m. at the VFW on Ohio Street. There will be door prizes, food, raffles, etc. The cost is only $10.00. You won’t want to miss this special fun filled evening! The corporate sponsors of this event are the American Legion Post #140, Diane Evans, American Legion Auxiliary, Hittle Pontiac, Farmers State Bank and... read more 
Darke County Friends of the Shelter... Garage Sale planned for May 3-5
The Darke County Friends of the Shelter will sponsor a Garage Sale on May 3rd, 4th and 5th from 9:00am to 5:00pm at 6026 Arcanum-Bearsmill Road Greenville (1 mile South of the Mill, look for Freddie and the Animal Shelter banner). All proceeds will be used for the new Dog Park to be located South of the Animal Shelter on County Home Road, Greenville. Some of the items for sale include: 17” Western Saddle, misc. tack, 18” Poulan chain saw w/extra blade, antique rocking chair, antique... read more 
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