Amazing Race is Aug. 8
The Amazing Race of Highland County will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 at Liberty Park in Hillsboro. There is still time to register at www.amazingraceofhc.org and event organizers are still accepting sponsors. The race has raised $26,000 for 22 non-profit organizations in Highland County over the past two years. Even if you aren’t running you can join the fun. Hangout at the finish line and listen to the Blue Steel band while enjoying Cow-a-Burger or the Highland County Senior Center and Anna’s Army serving food and beverages. All money goes back to Highland County nonprofit charities. For more details and to register visit www.amazingraceofhc.org.
Free community meal cancelled
The free community meal at the Leesburg United Methodist Church scheduled for Saturday, July 25 has been cancelled. The August meal will be served as scheduled.
Lunch at the Leesburg Firehouse
On July 25, the Pigs Plus 4-H Club will hold a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Leesburg Firehouse. Everyone is invited. As a club we would like to invite everyone out to enjoy a free lunch, we hope to see you there.
Open Door free meal
The Open Door free meal at the Greenfield United Methodist Church will be served from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25. The menu will be pulled pork, macaroni salad, fresh fruits and vegetables.
Art tour for retired teachers
The Highland County Retired Teachers Association is in for a treat on Aug. 3. The members will meet at McClain High School in Greenfield at 11 a.m. for a tour of the artwork in the historic building. The tour will be hosted by Dr. Dan Strain. After the tour they will move to the Konneker Education Center on South Street for lunch prepared by members of the Greenfield Historical Society. A short business meeting will be held after lunch. Following the meeting Harold Schmidt, president of the historical society, will talk briefly about the center and its contents. The members will then be free to browse the building on their own. Reservations that include lunch are $8 and are due by July 25. Call 937-393-4951 for more information. Donations for August are non-perishable food items and paper goods for the Senior Citizen Center.
The women of the Fruitdale United Methodist Church will be hosting a bake sale inside the church on Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. They will be specializing in homemade chocolate-covered cherries. All are welcome. The church is located on SR 41, south of Greenfield.
Soup’s On free meal
The Soup’s On free meal will be served Saturday, July 25 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, corner of North High and North streets, Hillsboro. Prayer and praise is at 4:30 p.m. and dinner is from 5-6 p.m. The menu will be chicken salad sandwich on a bun, macaroni salad, Jello salad, ice cream and toppings for dessert. The meal is served eat-in only.
Family Music Night
The public is invited to celebrate Family Music Night with the Trinity Christian Union Church on July 25 from 4-7:30 p.m. There will be a variety of music and an upcoming artist. The church is located at 1200 N. Washington St., Greenfield. There is no admission fee and donations will be accepted. Visit Trinity Christian Union Church on Facebook for further details or www.trinitycuc.webs.com. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament
A Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament to benefit Anna’s Army will be held Saturday, July 25 starting at 6 p.m. at the Hillsboro Eagles. There will a $25 buy-in and unlimited rebuts for the first hour. The early registration fee is $20 and forms are available and Western Southern Life in Hillsboro. For more information call 937-840-7054.
The Hillsboro Free Will Baptist Church, 6360 U.S. Route 50, will hold its annual homecoming services Sunday, July 26. The singing group The Gibbons will perform during both the morning and afternoon worship services. Lunch will be served. All are welcome to come and enjoy the day.
Vacation Bible School
Fall Creek Friends invites everyone to our Vacation Bible School, which will be held July 27-31. Our theme for 2:015 is “Noah and The Ark.” VBS will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. at the church. The church is located at 11345 Karnes Rd., Hillsboro. The ages are from 2-12 years. Come and learn about the grace of God.
A rummage sale will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hillsboro Free Will Baptist Church, 6360 U.S. Route 50. There will be miscellaneous items, furniture and clothing (summer and winter). Lunch will be available.
The eighth Armco Reunion is planned for Friday, Aug. 7 at American Legion Post 25 in Washington C.H. Social hour will begin at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $15 per person, and is open to retirees and former employees only. Reservations are required by Aug. 1. Reservations may be made by calling Gary Herdman, 948-2271; Betty Fulwider, 335-5449; Eddie Fisher, 335-4345; John Hatmacher, 335-2939; John Mason, 313-7642; Hayward Riley, 937-981-3423; Deanna Edwards, 505-1658; or Wilma Dorn, 335-3476.
Second Lord’s Day meeting
Beginning Aug. 2 the Rainsboro Church of Christ will have a second Lord’s Day meeting at 10:45 a.m. It will continue to also meet at 8:30 a.m., followed by Sunday school. The change will help accommodate those who work late, with children to get ready, or anyone wishing to join the church to worship at a later time. The church is located at 13072 Barrett Mill Road. Call 937-365-1447 or visit www.RainsboroCoC.org.
Quilters of Highland County annual show
The Quilters of Highland County will hold their annual show on July 31 and August 1 at the Hillsboro Elementary School. The show will be from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Saturday. You may bring the quilts you wish to share in on Tuesday through Thursday, July 28, 29, or 30, to register. There will be 10 vendors as well as many beautiful quilts. There will be a raffle with the winner getting a choice of one of two quilts. Also there will be door prizes and a silent auction. For more information, all Darlene Prosek at 937-393-3031. The proceeds of the show will go to help families in Highland County.
BBQ Bingo & Cake Walk
BBQ Bingo & Cake Walk at the Highland County Senior Citizens Center is Saturday, Aug. 1 and the community is welcome to attend this fundraising event. Players must be 18 years of age and older to play Bingo. Prizes are ribs and BBQ sauce and games are .25 cents per card, per game. Cake walks are $1 per round and are at noon to 1 p.m. Bingo games are 1-4 p.m. Call the center at 393-4745 for more details.
Property Maintenance and Restoration Committee meeting
The Hillsboro Property Maintenance and Restoration Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3 in the Hillsboro Firehouse Community Room at 204 N. East St. to review plans and cost estimates for the proposed plaza on Governor Trimble Place. The meeting is open to the public.
Hope Mountain Ministries prayer
Hope Mountain Ministries is asking the public to join it in prayer at 6 p.m. Aug. 4 for the release of the bondage of addiction in Brown County and surrounding areas. Hope Mountain and anyone wanting to join it can meet at the same time and date at the Brown County Sheriff’s Office in Georgetown. Those in other areas are asked to prayer from where they are. For more information call Terry Green at 352-322-0646, Gina Green at 352-322-6752 or Tonya Stamper at 937-515-5353.
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Lunch & Learn For Families
A free Alzheimer’s/Dementia Lunch & Learn For Families will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 22 and Dec. 15 at The Laurels of Hillsboro. These programs will provide an opportunity for families and caregivers to learn and ask questions about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, while receiving support from others in similar situations. The programs and lunch are free. To register, call 740-710-1821.