Vietnam Veterans Day
Highland County will have a ceremony Wednesday, March 29 to recognize National Vietnam Veterans Day and the 50th anniversary of U.S. troops leaving Vietnam. The ceremony will be at the Eagles Lodge 1161, 126 Gov. Trimble Place, Hillsboro at 1 p.m. The event will continue at the Highland County Veterans Memorial, weather permitting, where there will be a wreath laying and the Highland County Veterans Honor Guard will fire a 21-gun salute.
Democratic Spring Meeting
The Highland County Democratic Party will hold its Spring Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30 at party headquarters at 221 Chillicothe Ave. David Pepper, former chair of the Ohio Democratic Party, will be the guest speaker. Party officers will provide hors d’oeuvres, drinks and table service. Party members are asked to bring desserts or finger foods, plus an auction item if possible. Please bring a chair. All are welcome. For more information contact Dinah Phillips, party chairperson, at 937-213-0100.
Road to Resurrection
Hardins Creek Friends Church, 10494 Hardins Creek Rd., Leesburg, invites everyone to celebrate the Easter season by attending the Road to Resurrection Walk-Thru. It takes place April 1-9. Travel in time through scenes leading up to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, recreated in the yard of the rural church. It will take about 20 minutes, and it will be open anytime beginning April 1.
Elmville CCCU Revival
The Elmville Church of Christ & Christian Union will hold a revival April 2-6. The Sunday night service is at 6 p.m. and the Monday through Thursday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located 11474 Butler Rd., Hillsboro. The evangelist is the Rev. Bud Allman and singing will be by the
Dickinson Family. For more information contact Pastor Dave Fulks at 614-638-5444.
Tree seedlings ready for pick up
The Highland Soil and Water Conservation District tree seedling orders will be ready for pick-up on Friday, April 7 (7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.). The one-day pick-up will be held at the Liberty Township Building, 95 Moore Road in Hillsboro across from Seal-Tite. The building will only be open during these times, so make arrangements to pick-up your trees that day. There are a few tree packets still available on a first-come first-served basis. If you are interested in purchasing tree seedlings stop by the building Friday during the pick-up times or contact the Highland SWCD office at 937-393-1922 ext. 3.
Easter Bake Sale
An Easter Bake Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, corner of Pearl Street and Eastern Avenue in Lynchburg. Pies, cakes, cookies, candy, dinner rolls, jams, jellies and local honey will be available. Everyone is welcome.
Fairfield open enrollment
Parents of students who are interested in enrollment at Fairfield Local Schools for the first time under the open enrollment policy for the 2023-2024 school year are invited to an informal meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 in the District Office Conference Room, 11611 S.R. 771, Leesburg. The open enrollment policy will be explained, questions answered, and applications available. Board policy establishes a limit for the number of students enrolled in each grade level. Due to those limits and current enrollment, some grade levels may have limited or no openings for next school year. Applications will be accepted through June 15. Contact Amy Buddelmeyer at the district office at 937-780-2221 for more information. Parents of current open enrollment students will receive an application via email or mail.
Amish Blood Drive
An Amish Community Blood Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22 at the Fall Creek Friends Church, 11345 Karnes Rd., Hillsboro. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: GreenfieldAmish.
Senior Food Boxes
The Highland County Church of Christ is giving out senior food boxes the third Friday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 6670 U.S. Route 50, Hillsboro. They are boxes of canned shelf stable items, plus cheese. Qualifications include: age 60 and older and an income form to be filled out one time. For more information call Dale Schraw at 937-763-8311.
Walk-in Wednesday clinics
The Highland County Health Department holds Walk-in Wednesday’s Flu/COVID-19 Vaccine Clincs are every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the office at 1487 N. High St., Suite 400, Hillsboro.
Tax help at senior center
AARP volunteers will be providing free tax services at the Highland County Senior Citizens Center, 185 Muntz St., Hillsboro. You must have an appointment. To schedule, call the senior center (Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 937-393-4745. Space is limited.