LOCAL BRIEFS


Sugartree seeks non-perishable donations

Sugartree Ministry is entering its 17th year as a ministry and works with more than 30 churches, serving six hot meals a week and handing out groceries to 150 families a week at 180 E. Main St., Wilmington. They also reach out to the broken and addicted through recovery meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:15 p.m. Men that are homeless on the streets can stay at their men’s emergency shelter. The coffee house is open in the evenings to provide a safe environment and place to relax and have a freshly roasted cup of coffee.

Sugartree Ministry is currently in need of non-perishable foods. Donations can be made during the hours between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or make an appointment by calling 937-382-8359.

Dinners are served Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 6-7 p.m., lunches Wednesdays noon-1 p.m. and groceries Thursdays noon-1 p.m. For more information, you can also go to www.sugartree.org.

Locals graduate from Wittenberg

Wittenberg University in Springfield celebrated the Class of 2015 during the 170th year commencement exercises May 16. Local graduates include: Brittany Barrett of Blanchester, Bachelor of Arts in Education; Joshua Criss of Blanchester, Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science; Madison Law of Wilmington, Bachelor of Arts in English; and Austin Miller of New Vienna, Bachelor of Arts in Marketing.

BHS 1975, 1980 grads to reunite

Blanchester High School classes of 1975 (40-year) and 1980 (35-year) are planning a dual class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 8 rain or shine at the home of Paul and Lisa Crowe Jackson. Since the decades have “galloped” by, there will be a western theme. The host classes extend an invitation to all BHS alumni to “Polish up your cowboy boots and get your Stetson cleaned. Buy your stagecoach ticket to the greatest class reunion Blanchester’s ever seen.”

Due to the past great response of the classes of 1975 and 1980 invitations, this event has become known as “BlanStock.” The cost is $5 per person in advance or at the gate. Please bring your favorite covered dish or a dessert. Soft drinks and meat for the grill will be provided. Gates open at 11 a.m.

If you need a map or more information, contact any of these reunion committee members: Paul Jackson at 513-673-5800; Lisa Crowe Jackson at 937-509-0330; Joyce Kellerman Gray at 937-783-2066; Cathy Hedge Chowning at 937-364-0324; or Edith Cunnagin at 513-617-9380.(Please note: The spelling of Ms. Cunnagin’s name and her area code were incorrect in Saturday’s paper.)